The KYE MONASTERY

Ki Monastery, also known as Kee, Kye or Key Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh.The spectacular monastery is located at an height of 4116m and 7 km from Kaza. It is the largest monastery in Spiti Valley.The gompa is an irregular heap of low rooms and narrow…

The Viswanath Temple

The Viswanath Temple is the most important and ancient holy shrine in this region. Of the many temples in Uttarakhand, the temple of Lord Vishwanath is dedicated to Lors Shiva, the presiding deity of this temple, is worshipped all day here. Every evening, visitors are greeted by the sound of bells, and the chanting of mantras…

The Great Tower Temples of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

The Great Tower Temples of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India are dedicated to “Shringa Rishi” who is the chief deity of Banjar valley, Kullu District, Himchal Pradesh. The temple of Shringa Rishi is situated at village Bagi.This tower temple of Chaini is the tallest standing structure of its kind in the entire Western Himalayas.This tower…

The YAGYA – means sacrifice, prayer

YAGYA is the word taken from YAJAN. It means prayer. There are many types of prayers for different purposes. YAGYA means sacrifice, prayer, worship and total surrender to God for the achievement of desired results.This desired result may be good education, financial gain, development of business, good health, freedomfrom bondage etc.Yagna is the other name…

The Jatayu – A Hindu Half-god who has the form of a vulture

Jatayu , in Hindu mythology, is the son of Aruna and nephew of Garuda. A demi-god who has the form of a vulture, he tries to rescue Sita from Ravana when Ravana is on his way to Lanka after kidnapping Sita. Jatayu fought valiantly with Ravana, but as Jatayu was very old Ravana soon got…

Lord Yama or Yamraj – The God of Death

Death is one truth that no one can deny. After death there is a belief of heaven and hell. As per Puranas, those who do good work in life go to heaven and those who do sins, reach hell. But how does the soul goes to Yamraj in Yamlok? This part has been mentioned in…

The Swastika

For the Hindus and Buddhists in India and other Asian countries, the swastika was an important symbol for many thousands of years and, to this day, the symbol can still be seen in abundance – on temples, buses, taxis, and on the cover of books. It was also used in Ancient Greece and can be…

The Mantra , Yantra , Tantra

Mantra is the sound-form of God-form and is often used synonymously to Devata. It is the means/basis for both Yantra and Tantra. Yantra is basically a contrivance, charged with the power of a mantra. It could be a geometric shape as in case of devata yantra or just any instrument as in case of an…

The chhath puja

Chhath is the Hindu festival celebrated each year by the people very eagerly. This is very antique festival of the Hindu religion which is dedicated to the God of energy, also known as Surya or Surya Shashti. People celebrate this festival to offer thanks to the Lord Surya for blessing the life on the earth…

The Jyotish – oldest system of astrology in the world

Jyotish is the oldest system of astrology in the world. It’s derived from  the  Sanskrit  word  “jyoti”  which means light.  As the pure light of  scientific knowledge, the word Jyotish implies studying a person’s  character,  health,  habits  and  even the future on the basis of his or her birth chart. Jyotish  is  practiced  by  a  skilled   astrologer …

The Baijnath temple

The Baijnath temple is situated in the Bias valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is a temple that has been dedicated to Siva Vaidyanatha, meaning the Lord of the physicians. The Baijnath temple is located in the Bias valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is a temple that had been dedicated to Siva Vaidyanatha meaning the Lord…

The Champavati Temple

The Champavati Temple, located in the heart of the city of Chamba, is a pilgrim destination for many Hindus. It is named after Champavati, the daughter of King Sahil Varman, the founder of the temple. The temple holds great historical and religious relevance for many Hindus. Champavati Temple enshrines an idol of Goddess Mahisasuramardini, the…

Shringi rishi temple

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.

The chief deity – Raghunath Ji.

The chief deity of Kullu is Raghunath Ji. In the 17th century, Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu committed a great mistake. To atone for the sin, he sent a senior courtier to Ayodhya for a statue of Lord Raghunath – Lord Rama. This temple was built by Raja Jagat Singh to house the image and…

Dev Pashakot – Deity of rain

In India there is a state called Himachal Pradesh, The state covered with snow and the holy Land with lots of temples,Among One is the temple of Dev Pashakot, the local deity of rain whereas the other is old temple which have been the witness to majority of couples of valley getting tied in marital…