No man’s land, but we brought MacGyver

Originally posted on Gibson goes Gulu:
We rose and shone in Da Lat, and scoped out our route along the Ho Chi Minh trail to Buon Ma Thuot. The day started off pretty well: all geared up with our new modifications and rested bods. But in the time it takes to say “This is awesome!”, it…

Chinmaya Tapovan

Chinmaya Tapovan is a modern day ashram situated at the foothills of the majestic Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. Situated on the banks of Bindu Saras, the ashram was founded by late Swami Chimayananda. The ashram complex has a 9 m high image of Lord Hanuman, a Ram temple, a meditation hall, a school, and…

Bagalamukhi (the Goddess who seizes the Tongue) :

Bagalamukhi (the Goddess who seizes the Tongue) : Bagala or Bagalamukhi is the eighth Mahavidya in the famous series of the 10 Mahavidyas. She is identified with the second night of courage and is the power or Shakti of cruelty. She is described as the Devi with three eyes, wearing yellow clothes and gems, moon…

Hidimbi Devi Temple

Hidimbi Devi Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple,is located in Manali,a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India .It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, sister of Hidimba ,who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahābhārata .The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at…

India – Religion and Expressive Culture

Sadhus are almost totally dependent on the alms of others for subsistence. In addition, they may also support themselves by engaging in any of the following activities: begging, serving as spiritual mentors to personal disciples, interpreting dreams, telling fortunes, reading palms, astrology, manufacturing amulets, performing exorcisms, casting spells, singing, conjuring, juggling, tattooing, or selling medicinal…

A yogi – someone who practices yoga & Veda

         A yogi is someone who practices yoga, a traditional Indian spiritual discipline which includes meditation and spiritual exercises. The female equivalent of this term is yogini. Generally, these terms are only used to describe masters and teachers of this discipline, and they are certainly not appropriate for people who only practice one aspect of…

Sanyasi – In the search of Truth

THE renowned Vedic scholar, Rajbali Pandey, in his outstanding work, “HINDU SAMSKARAS—Socio-Religious Study of the Hindu Sacraments”, while discussing the funeral Samskaras of the ascetics, makes a significant remark, “But after the transition of Hinduism from Vedism or Brahmanism to Puranism and Tantraism, Sanyasa came to be regarded as Kalivarjya. Though Shankaracharya broke this prohibition…

The Rambling Himachal , India

                                                                Dev Pashakot A village of Himachal Pradesh Malana Village, Himachal Pradesh

The Trishul

                     Trishul has great significance in Hindu Religion , it is in the hands of almost all the deities but it but  the significance  is even more when it is held by Lord Shiva or Goddess . now why Trishul has been given so much of significance in our culture does have a very deep…

Tungnath Temple , Uttarakhand

Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is one of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, India Tungnath temple, at an altitude of 3680 Mtrs, is considered to be the highest temple of Lord…

MOKSHA – A Way of Life

. The whole basis of Hinduism, with respect to living forms, is based on the concept of Immortality of the soul. It is claimed that the soul is in the process of continuous evolution and it evolves from lower forms of life to higher forms. This obviously is also based on the basis of life-death…

A yogi

A yogi is a practitioner of yoga. The term “yogi” is also used to refer specifically to Siddhas, and broadly to refer to ascetic practitioners of meditation in a number of Indian religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

Jakhni Mata Temple – Palampur, India

Palampur is a green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India but tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special interest…