Category: Indian literature

Satyagraha – Insistence on truth

Satyagraha is a civil disobedience movement based on truth and non- violence. Satyagraha is made up of two words-Satya (truth) and Agraha (insistence to hold fast). Passive resistance does not exclude the use of physical force for the purpose of gaining one’s end, whereas Satyagraha excludes the use of violence.  The first Satyagraha movements inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and occurred in Champaran district of Bihar and the Kheda district of Gujarat on 1916 and 1918 respectively. Champaran Satyagraha was the first to be started, but the word Satyagraha was used for the first time in Anti Rowlatt agitation. Champaran is the name of an administrative district situated in the north-western corner of the Province of Bihar and Orissa in British India. To its north are the Himalayan mountains and the territory of Nepal ; on its west is the district of Gorakhpur in the United Provinces; to its east, is the district of Muzaffarpur and to its south the district of Saran. The name of a part of the southern portion of the Himalayan range is Someshwar, and it falls in part in Champaran. That constitutes the boundary between Nepal and Champaran. Gandhi believed that the use of Swadeshi goods would make Indians self-sufficient and eliminate our dependence on imported goods. It was also directed towards social and economic upliftment. He emphasised manual labour and the use of the Charkha and Khadi, he advocated the setting up of small-scale industries providing employment to large number of people in order to make the villages self-sufficient. Gandhi encouraged spinning and khadi, Hindu-Muslim unity, prohibition and upliftment of villages. As a social reformer, Gandhi condemned the caste system and untouchability. He called Harijans (Children of God) and he organised the ‘Harijan Sewak Sangh’ with the objective of eradicating the evil of untouchability. He wanted women to have equal rights as men, thus he opposed the Purdah and the dowry systems. He inspired women to take part in the political affairs of the country.

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Philosopher India – A step towards Myth discovery

Lord Bhairav- an incarnation of Lord Shiva

Lord Bhairav or Bhairon is an incarnation  of Lord Shiva. In astrology Lord Bhairav is the Lord of star Planet Rahu. Not only Hindus but also devotees from Jain and Islam religion worship Dev Bhairav. Dev Bhairav is also known as “Ashtabhairav” in Indian scriptures. “Ashta” is a Sanskrit word which means eight. This God is having eight different names as follows Asitang, Sanhar, Ruru, Kal, Krodh, Tamrachood, Chandrachood, Mahabhairav.

Teej festival – festival of swings

Teej festival is observed with much funfair by women of North India. Teej is mainly celebrated in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi NCR.

There are three types of Teej festival celebrated by woman during sawan Month.

Hariyali  Teej, Kajari Teej, Hartalika Teej

The Ambubachi Mela – A fertility festival in the Hindu religion

The Ambubachi Mela in Guwahati is celebrated every year during the monsoon season, the month of June. The Ambubachi Mela is celebrated in Guwahati, Assam, India. The Ambubachi Mela is the most important festival of the Kamakhya Temple of Guwahati. The Ambubachi is a ritual of accesses observed with “Tantrik means”.

The Ambubachi Puja marks the yearly menstruation course of mother Kamakhya. It is believed that during the monsoon rains the creative and nurturing power of the ‘menses’ of Mother Earth becomes accessible to devotees at this site during the mela. The four day period is very auspicious for tantric cults, who observe tough penance to gain Siddhis at this time. During the Ambubachi Mela in Guwahati, the doors of the Kamakhya Temple remain closed for three days. It is believed that the Mother Earth becomes unclean for three days. During this time any kind of farming work is not taken on. Daily worships and other religious performances are also stopped during the Ambubachi Mela of Guwahati in Assam.

People in large numbers wait outside the temple on the fourth day, when the temple will be opened. Sanyasins and Pandas from around the country assemble at the Kamakhya temple during this period. Large number of devotees make a mad rush when the temple reopens to receive the unique ‘prasad’ which is small bits of cloth, which is supposedly moist with the menstrual fluid of Goddess Kamakhya. It is considered highly auspicious and powerful.

In 2015, the beginning date of Ambubachi Mela is June 22 and the festival ends on June 26.

Maa Saraswati – the Goddess of Learning

Maa Saraswati – the Goddess of Learning

Devi Sarasvati is the goddess of knowledge, music and Arts. The name Sarasvati comes from “saras” means Flow, and wati “a women”. So sarasvati is the symbol of Knowledge. Goddess Saraswati is the consort of Brahma the Creator and is worshipped as the goddess of learning, wisdom, speech, and music. Hindus offer prayer to Saraswati before beginning any intellectual pursuit, and in Hinduism  students are encouraged to offer prayers to her during the school/college.

Lord Indra – Indian god of rain

Lord Indra, the Indian god of rain, is believed to be the leader of all the Devas. He is the son of Aditi and sage Kashayapa. His capital city is Amravati, in the heavens. He possesses an elephant known as Iyravata and a divine cow named Kamadhenu. This cow is capable of yielding anything desired by the seekers and hence Indra is very rich.

Indra is the principal deity of the Rig Veda. Most of the hymns in this primary text of Hinduism are addressed to him. Indra, is all powerful and supreme among gods. He is the lord of the skies, of thunder and rain.
Story goes that his mother Aditi knew he would never perish and so when she sensed some danger to herself, she decided to abandon the child, knowing full well that he would survive wherever he went. But Indra refused to go and followed his mother. He chanced to drink some the juice of the soma plant (intoxicant) and so gained even greater strength. Then when the demon Vrtra advanced towards his house, Aditi tried to hide Indra, but Indra plunged into a full fledge battle. Vrtra blocked rivers and so caused great sorrow to the followers of Indra. This battle is recorded as one of the most famous ones in Hindu mythology. Though Indra is said to have sought the blessings and support of Lord Vishnu, his victory over Vrtra made him a legend even in his times.

“Om Hrim Sum Suryaya Namah”

The Kundalini – serpent power

Kundalini is a Sanskrit word that literally means “snake.” Kundalini is also called “serpent power” because this sleeping spiritual force in every human being lies coiled at the base of the spine. Once awakened, it rises through a series of centers, also called chakras, and finds expression in the form of spiritual knowledge and mystical visions. According to the Tantric tradition, the human body contains seven centers of subtle energy (chakras), referred to as “lotuses,” through whose channels the kundalini rises. The concept of kundalini can also be examined from a strictly psychological perspective. From this perspective kundalini can be thought of as a rich source of psychic or libidinous energy in our unconscious. The kundalini is coiled up like a very tight spring, and when released there is sometimes an explosion of power. Properly directed, the kundalini will travel up a tube in the energy body that lies close to the spine. Without proper direction, the release of kundalini can be very uncomfortable and possibly damaging.

Shiva Tandava – A vigorous dance

Shiva’s Tandava is described as a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution.Shiva Tandava Stotram is a stotra, hymn of praise in the Hindu tradition that describes Shiva’s power and beauty.It is believed that Lord Shiva is the king of all dancers. He was an expert in the thandava style of dancing.

“Shiva Tandava”

Jatatavee gala jjala pravaha pavitha sthale,
Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga thunga malikaam,
Dama ddama dama ddama ninnadava damarvayam,
Chakara chanda thandavam thanothu na shiva shivam.

Jata kataha sambhramabrama nillimpa nirjari,
Vilola veechi vallari viraja mana moordhani,
Dhaga dhaga daga jjwala lalata patta pavake,
Kishora Chandra shekare rathi prathi kshanam mama.

Dara darendra nandini vilasa bhandhu bhandura,
Sphuradigantha santhathi pramodha mana manase,
Krupa kadaksha dhorani niruddha durdharapadi,
Kwachi digambare mano vinodhamethu vasthuni.

Jada bhujanga pingala sphurath phana mani prabha,
Kadamba kumkuma drava praliptha digwadhu mukhe,
Madhandha sindhura sphurathwagu utthariya medhure,
Mano vinodhamadhbutham bibarthu bhootha bharthari.

Sahasra lochana prabhoothyasesha lekha shekhara,
Prasoona dhooli dhorani vidhu sarangri peedabhu,
Bhujangaraja Malaya nibhadha jada jhootaka,
Sriyai chiraya jayatham chakora bandhu shekhara.

Lalata chathwara jwaladhanam jaya sphulingabha,
Nipeetha pancha sayagam saman nilimpanayakam,
Sudha mayookha lekhaya virajamana shekharam,
Maha kapali sampade, siro jadalamasthu na.

Karala bhala pattika dhagadhaga jjwala,
Ddhanam jayahuthi krutha prachanda pancha sayage ,
Dharadharendra nandhini kuchagra chithrapathraka,
Prakalpanaika shilpini, trilochane rather mama.

Naveena megha mandali nirudha durdharath sphurath,
Kahoo niseedhi neethama prabhandha bandha kandhara,
Nilimpa nirjari darsthanothu kruthi sindhura,
Kala nidhana bandhura sriyam jagat durandhara.

Prafulla neela pankaja prapancha kalima prabha,
Valambhi kanda kanthali ruchi prabandha kandharam,
Smarschidham puraschidham bhavaschidham makhachidham,
Gajachidandakachidham tham anthakachidham bhaje.

Agarva sarva mangalaa kalaa kadamba manjari,
Rasa pravaha madhuri vijrumbha mana madhu vrtham,
Suranthakam, paranthakam, bhavanthakam, makhandakam,
Gajandhakandhakandakam thamanthakanthakam bhaje.

Jayathwadhabra vibramadbujaamga maswasath,
Vinirgamath, kramasphurath, karala bhala havya vat,
Dhimi dhimi dhimi dhwanan mrudanga thunga mangala,
Dhwani karma pravarthitha prachanda thandawa shiva.

Drusha dwichi thra thalpayor bhujanga moukthika srajo,
Garishta rathna loshtayo suhrudhwi paksha pakshayo,
Trunara vinda chakshusho praja mahee mahendrayo,
Samapravarthika kadha sadashivam bhajamyaham.

Kada nilampa nirjaree nikunja kotare vasan,
Vimuktha durmathee sada sirasthanjaleem vahan,
Vilola lola lochano lalama bhala lagnaka,
Shivethi manthamucharan kada sukhee bhavamyaham.

Imam hi nithya meva muktha muthamothamam sthavam,
Padan, smaran broovan naro vishudhimethi santhatham,
Hare Gurou subhakthimasu yathi nanyadha gatheem,
Vimohinam hi dehinaam sushakarasya chithanam.

Poojavasana samaye dasa vakhra geetham,
Ya shambhu poojana param padthi pradhoshe,
Thasya sthiraam radha gajendra thuranga yuktham,
Lakshmeem sadaiva sumukheem pradadathi shambu.

Ithi Ravana krutham,
Shiva thandava stotram,
Sampoornam

“Om Namah Shivaya” learn how these simple three-word chanting can turn your life ?

learn how these simple three-word chanting can turn your life ?

According to Indian Mythology there are Many, “yogis” and “rishis” through the ages attest to the power of “Om Namah Shivaya”,

  •  This Mantra shows you the path of peace, and gives you the clarity and intellect needed to act with grace and dignity.
  • This Mantra will temper your aggression and boost your determination and relive the stress from your mind.
  • You will find your self-worth increasing, as the divine power of this Mantra boosts your self-confidence and the way other people perceive you.
  • This Mantra keeps Your mind is calm and life becomes easier to handle.
  • You will able to balance your Economy, work and home life much more excellent.
  • According to Indian astrology, this Mantra is very useful in diminishing the harmful effects of the negative (planets) and minimizing the bad influences from their astral position.

What is Palm Reading? – An ancient mystic art to Know Past, Present & Future

Palm Reading, also called Palmistry or Chiromancy, is an analysis of a person’s palm lines and hands to foretell the future and personalities.Palm Reading is the divination method to see your characteristics, talents, health and fortunes by observing your hand’s lines and thickness.

Palm reading, more technically known as chiromancy, is the art of telling the future or determining something about a person by looking at the palms of their hands. It is an ancient mystic art, with its roots deep in India’s past. In the modern world, it is one of the most common methods of divining, along with astrology.The earliest known text on palm reading was written by a Hindu sage, Valmiki, in the 3rd millennium BCE. It was entitled “The Teachings of Valmiki Maharshi on Male Palmistry”, and set out many techniques which are used into the modern day. The process then made its way to Egypt, Persia, Tibet, China, and Greece.

Most traditions of palm reading focus only on the shapes and lengths of various features of the hands. The two main features looked at are lines and bumps.There are three major lines looked at in a palm reading session: the life line, the heart line, and the head line.

Mahunag Temple – Built in 1664

Mahunag Temple is located in the midst of the famous Naldehra Golf Course, at a distance of 25 km from Karsog in Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh.The Mahu Nag Fair is held in the Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh in the month of April. It is an event where religious fervor combined with gaiety makes for wonderful combination.Karsog is a small town situated in the lap of Himalayas, near Shimla, at a height of 1,404 metres. It is in the Karsog Mandal subdivision of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh in India. It lies in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas bordering Shimla District.Built in 1664 by Raja Shyam Sen, this Mahunag Temple at the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh  houses for the Lord Karna. Locally known as Lord Mahunag, Lord Karna is worshipped to bless the devotees live happily at each circumstances of living. the adorers to this temple develop into the crowd of the people at the Sunday.
The history speaks out saying that Lord Karna to cut off the wrinkles of tensions blesses to his devotees get won their family annoyance. Also, this temple is reliable to attract the people to view of the Karsog Valley on one side and the Northern Himalayas on the other.

What is the Significance of Tilak?

In Hinduism people wear tilak on their forehead. There is variety in tilak it could be sandal paste or chandan tilak, it could be kumkum that is made of red turmeric powder. Its a believe that a woman should put a kukum tilak on her forehead as that is for her husband’s long life. There is also a scientific reason behind tilak on forehead. Tilak is made up of chandan or turmeric powder and both of them are cool. There is Aajna chakra between eyebrows and applying tilak on that spot makes a cool effect and also good for memory. Tilak stimulates the gland and makes it more active. By putting tilak one can rise its third eye. It helps pran to come up.Put tilak of kumkum or sandalwood paste, remains of yajna.

The Vakratunda Mahakaya Shlok Mantra

“Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa”

“वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सुर्यकोटि समप्रभ
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा”

Jai Shri Ram


The prince  of Ayodhya, Lord Rama is the supreme god in Hinduism. Lord Rama, the most perfect avatar of God is at once the ideal son, the ideal husband, and the ideal king. Lord Rama is considered Maryada Purushottam. 

“Om Kleem Namo Bhagavathey Raamachandraaya sakalajana vashyakaraaya Swaaha!!”
Benefit: Regular chanting brings overall success and attraction to the person chanting it

Mantra For Getting Slim & To Be Beautful

ॐ रति रति महारति कामदेव की दुहाई संसार की सुन्दरी भुवन मोहिनी अनंगप्रिया मेरे शरीर मे आवे अंग अंग सुधारे जो न सुधारे तो कामदेव पर वज्र पड़े ॥

“Om Rati Rati Maharati Kaamdev Ki Duhai Sansar Ki Sundari Bhuvan Mohini Anangpriya Mere Sharir Me Aave Ang Ang Sudhare Jo Na Sudhare To Kaamdev Par Vajra Pade”

Process of  Rati Shabar Mantra Sadhna
Start from any Friday.
In the morning take bath and don’t comb the hair.
Take a bhojpatra and some turmeric, kumkum with you and write your name on the bhoojpatra.
Wear white clothes or saree for this purpose.
Facing east, chant 5 rosary of this mantra.

The Mantra to stop enemies

Mantra

 Om Va Va Va Ha Ha Gha Th Th ll

मंत्र

ॐ वं वं वं हं हं घां  ठं ठं ll

This mantra has to be recited 1000 times either on a Sunday or a Tuesday.
This is a mantra to gain success in court cases. The Sadhana should be commenced on a Saturday. This mantra has to be recited 1000 times, and a Havan a Vedic ritual where offerings are made to fire, which is one of the Five Elements of Dhoop has to be offered while reciting this mantra. This entire process has to be repeated for 7 consecutive days to attain Siddhi.

The Mantra for trouble free journey

Mantra

Gachh gautam shighr tvn grameshu ch l

Ashan vasan chaiv tambul tatra kalpay ll

मंत्र

गछ गौतम शीघ्र त्वं ग्रामेषु नगरेषु च l

अशनं वसनं चैव ताम्बूलं तत्र कल्पय ll

this mantra has to recited 108 times to make travel trouble free and peaceful.

The Super Powerful Mantra for Mental Growth

मंत्र

 ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व:

तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं l

भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि

धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् श्रीं श्रीं श्रीं ॥

Mantra

Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha

Tat savitur varenyam l

Bhargo devasya dheemahi

Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat Shreem Shreem Shreem ll

The Marriage Mantra – Powerful Mantra to solve married Life Problems

Om Hreem Yogini Yogini Yogeswari Yoga Bhayankari Sakala Sthavara

Jangamasya Mukha Hrudayam Mama Vasam Akarsha Akarshaya Namaha:

Benefit of the Mantra Japa:

Delay in marriage

Happy Married Life

Infertility (Problem in conceiving a baby)

Avoid Divorce

There is another Powerful mantra to solve married life problems:

This Mantra has to be recited 108 times early in the morning after having a bath; this should be done before Sunrise. Or you can recite this mantra in the evening after Sunset. This has to be done everyday till you get results

Mantra

Tatou yayau rampurogamaiah shanaiah l

Srugal madhyadiv bhaghrudhdtiah ll

मंत्र
ततौ ययौ रामपुरोगमै: शनै : l
सृगाल मध्यदिव भागह्रूध्दति : ll

Benifits of Chanting Aum ॐ

Benifits of Chanting Aum ॐ 

The ॐ chanting removes toxin from your body. It gives you better immunity and self-healing power.

It improves your concentration and helps you focus on your target.

The ॐ chanting improves your voice and gives a strength to vocal cord and muscles during old age.

Om Mantra has a cardiovascular benefit too which keeps blood pressure normal.

It helps in keeping your emotions controlled and thus by putting a control over emotions and leads you to excel in life.

The ॐ chanting produces a vibration and sound which is felt in your vocal cord and sinus. It opens pore which in turn helps in removal of sinus problems gradually and if done in complete faith.

Kamavasayita Siddhi

The Power of Meditation – Mantra Siddhi

Anima Siddhi – the ability to become smaller than the smallest particle

Jyotish – The science of light

The Vedic Astrology refers to Indian or Hindu astrology, Jyotish is a system that originated in ancient India, and was documented by sages in the Vedic scriptures. Also known as “Jyotish”-the science of light, Vedic astrology deals with astral light patterns that are thought to determine our destiny.Jyotish Shastra is the ancient Vedic system of astronomy and astrology, when used correctly can quite accurately predicting the trends, changes and events in your life with amazing precision.

The Peace Prayer

ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः।

सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः।

सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु।

मा कश्चित् दुःख भाग्भवेत्॥

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Meaning:

May all be prosperous and happy

May all be free from illness,May all see what is spiritually uplifting

May no one suffer,Om peace, peace, peace

The Guru (Teacher) stotram

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।

साक्षात परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥

GururBrahmaa GururVisnu Gururdevo Maheshvarah |

Guru sakshat parahma Brahma tasmai Shri Gurave Namah ||1||

Meaning:

The Guru (dispellar of darkness) is Brahma (the creator); the Guru is Vishnu (the sustainer); the Gurudeva is Maheswara (the destroyer); the Guru is Verily the Para-Brahman (ultimate consciousness); Salutations to that Guru.

Siddhis – The supernatural powers

Siddhi powers are said to be obtainable by meditation, control of the senses, devotion, herbs, mantras, pranayama, or good birth.

There are Nine main siddhis

In the Puranas there are nine forms of Siddhis (supernatural powers). They are:

Parkaya Pravesha: Parkaya Pravesh means one’s soul entering into the body of some other person. Through this knowledge even a dead body can be brought to life.

Haadi Vidya: This Vidya or knowledge has been mentioned in several ancient texts. On acquiring this Vidya, a person feels neither hunger nor thirst, and can remain without eating food or drinking water for several days at a stretch.

Kaadi Vidya: Just as one does not feel hungry or thirsty in Haadi Vidya, similarly in Kaadi Vidya a person is not affected by change of seasons, i.e. by summer, winter, rain, etc. After accomplishing this Vidya, a person shall not feel cold even if he sits in the snow-laden mountains, and shall not feel hot even if he sits in the fire.

Vayu Gaman Siddhi: Through this Siddhi a person can become capable of flying in the skies and traveling from one place to another in just a few seconds.

Madalasa Vidya: On accomplishing this Vidya, a person becomes capable of increasing or decreasing the size of his body according to his wish.

 Kanakdhara Siddhi: One can acquire immense and unlimited wealth through this Siddhi.

Prakya Sadhana: Through this Sadhana a Yogi can direct his disciple to take birth from the womb of a woman who is childless or cannot bear children.

Surya Vigyan: This solar science is one of the most significant sciences of ancient India[citation needed]. This science has been known only to the Indian Yogis; using it, one substance can be transformed into another through the medium of sun rays.

Mrit Sanjeevani Vidya: This Vidya was created by Guru Shukracharya. Through it, even a dead person can be brought back to life.

Lord Krishna who Have 16000 wives

In Vedic civilization, if a girl is touched by a man then nobody will marry that girl. It is believed that Krishna had 16 108 wives. In reality, the 16 100 ‘wives’ were captives of Narkasura. Krishna killed the asura the captive women desired to be with Krishna. Hence they were brought to Dwarka. Krishna married eight women.

The eight women Krishna actually married

Rukmini

Satyabhama

Jambwati

Sukeshi

Suprabha

Mitravinda

Sudatta

Lakshmana

The Writer’s Building, Kolkata

Kolkata was the major center of power during the British rule in India. To accommodate junior writers and clerks, the British Government built writer’s building as the official residence. It is located on the center of the city, BBD Square, Kolkata. It is currently used by the Government of West Bengal as the secretariat of the state. As per the tales of the local people, Indian revolutionaries Binay, Dinesh and Badal has killed Captain Simpson who was working in the British East India Company in this building. Due to sudden death, his spirit is still roaming in the building. None of the officials stay here after the office hours or after dusk. It is one of the most haunted places in Kolkata, West Bengal.

The Haunted House – Brij Raj Bhavan, India

In the night shift if any of the guards are sleeping or dozing than Ghost of Mr. Burton give them a slap.

This heritage hotel in Rajasthan was formerly the official residence and palace of the Kota’s royal family. It is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Major Burton and his sons who were killed here during the Sepoy uprising of 1857. The ghost is often sighted after dark in the central hall of the hotel.The ghost of Mr. Burton never harms or scares the visitors and guest of this palace turned hotel but does give a tight slap to any of the watchmen who are found sleeping during his duty hours. It is belived that the watchmen had not warned the Major in advance when the mutineers arrived at Brij Raj Bhavan and murdered him and his 2 sons.

Ghost Tunnel no 33, Shimla-Kalka railway line, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is the Beautiful Hill station of India, Reached shimla by Road or a Train,The entire route is preciously balanced on the side of massive hills with a staggering 806 bridges to cross and 103 tunnels to pass through. No wonder the Kalka-Shimla railway was called the British Jewel of the Orient when constructed in 1903. In 2008 the entire railway was given UNESCO World Heritage Site statues.shimla has a lot of ghost stories associated with it. There’s one about tunnel number 33 on the Shimla-Kalka railway line that has the ghost of a British sahib. Tunnels are as it is dark and have an terrifying, feel about them. The Barog Tunnel on the Kalka-Shimla railway line, which is claimed to be the straightest tunnel in the world, is also haunted. It’s also the longest tunnel (1143m) on the railway track and the train takes more than 2 minutes to cross it. A British engineer named Captain Barog was in charge of building it but due to some miscalculation the tunnel could not be made. The British fined him, but he felt so humiliated that he killed himself. He is said to be buried near the Barog Railway Station – although the friendly station master rubbishes this claim, and there is no easily visible tombstone to prove it either. His spirit apparently still roams around in the tunnel. But that is not all. Locals say they’ve seen a woman go screaming into the tunnel and then vanishing and a man who asks for matchsticks to light his cigarette.

The most haunted places in India – Bhangarh (Rajasthan)

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has put up a signboard at Bhangarh stating “Entering the borders of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited.”

Bhangarh is a place between Jaipur and Alwar in Rajasthan state of India. Bhangarh is known for its ruins, The fort of Bhangarh is thought to be the most haunted place in India, the Archaeological Survey of India has forbidden access to the site between sunset and sunrise, and locals have moved their town outside the limits of the fort. The reputation of Bhangarh stems from two old legends, one of which involves a Holy Man who supposedly cursed Bhangarh after the fort cast a shadow over his abode.

The Story goes that this sixteenth century town, 80 km from Alwar in eastern Rajasthan, was home to a tantrik (a magician well-versed in the occult) named Singhia. The tantrik fell desperately in love with the kingdom’s beautiful princess, Rani Ratnawati. Knowing that he would never be allowed to go near her, Singhia decided to use his dark powers to seduce her. He spotted the princess’s maid buying oil and cast a spell on the oil. If the spell worked, on touching the oil, the princes would surrender herself to him.Locals say that the princess, who was proficient in the occult herself, soon sensed his evil plan and foiled it. She threw the flagon of oil away, whereupon it fell on a stone. As soon as the oil touched the stone, it started rolling towards the tantrik and crushed him. But before dying, Singhia cursed the palace with the death of all who dwelt in it, without the possibility of rebirth.

The kamsutra – sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse.

A Sanskrit treatise setting forth rules for sexual pleasure, love, and marriage in accordance with Hindu law.

The Kamasutra is the Indian epic of sex positions. It was written in India in Sanskrit – historian’s think it first appeared between 400 BCE and 200CE

 The Kamasutra has inspired the world to experiment with really sensual lovemaking positions.

Kamasutra is not just a sex book, Kamasutra explain lifestyle of man, wife’s duty, ways to marriage and many more.

The NAMASTE – “Sanskrit greeting”

The word “Namaste” (pronounced “Naa-Maa-Stay”) is an ancient Sanskrit word with no literal translation.

Namaste or namaskar is used as a respectful form of greeting, acknowledging and welcoming a relative, guest or stranger. It is used with goodbyes as well. It is typically spoken and simultaneously performed with palms touching gesture, but it may also be spoken without acting it out or performed wordlessly; all three carry the same meaning. This cultural practice of salutation and valediction originated in the Indian subcontinent.

Kusha grass

Kusha grass is a special type of grass which is used in Hindu rituals for purificatory process. This grass is wore as the ring in the ring finger of the person who is performing the rituals. There are legends as well as scientific explorations on this grass. Read on to know more about Kusha grass.Puranas and Upnishads describe that this grass came into existence after Samudra Manthan, the churning of cosmic ocean. When demigods and demons got ready to churn the cosmic ocean of milk, there was no one to support the base of Madhara mountain. Lord Vishu took the form of Tortoise (Kurma Avatar) and gave the needed support. During the churning, the hairs of the tortoise came out and washed away to the shore. These hairs turned to Kusha grass

The Renukaji temple

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The Renuka Lake or Temple (672 m) is regarded as the embodiment of Renukaji, the wife of the sage Jamadagini and the mother of Parshurama – one of the ten `Avatars` of Lord Vishnu. Shaped like the profile of a woman, the lake has the circumference of 2.5 km and is the largest in Himachal.

Shringi rishi temple

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Shringi Rishi Temple has a typical Himachali architecture and the state being good old Himachal, beauty is guaranteed. It is the kind of place you visit to calm yourself when you just can’t take things anymore. This is where you come when you just want to get away and let God take the wheel from your hands. Amidst the mountains and the cool wintry breeze, God probably doesn’t have much to do because the beauty of the location is going to do the trick without much intervention required from the higher sources. You must visit this temple if you want a taste of Incredible India because this is where old sages are worshipped and this is where kings were holy and this is where magical powers were a reality. This temple speaks plenty in just a single visit. You must see it for yourself.Once in a year mostly in the month of May, a group of Priests, locals visit the Shringi Rishi Temple to perform Pujas and rituals. During rest of the year the place will be thickly covered by snow.

The vashisht temple

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This village lies at a distance of 6 km from Manali, on the banks of the Ravi River. The natural Hot springs found in this village are believed to have medicinal properties capable of curing any skin ailment. According to the Hindu mythology, the hot sulphur springs in Vashisht were formed by the younger brother of the deity Rama, Lakshman.Pilgrimage sites dedicated to Kala Guru and the 7th incarnation of Hindu deity Vishnu, Rama, are also located in the Vashisht Village.