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…

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 Rudraksha

Rudraksha word is related to Hindu Religion. Rudraksha tree and seed both are calledRudraksha. Rudraksha fruit Rudraksha is a natural seed of the blue fruit of the evergreen tree Elaeocarpus ganitrus, also simply known as the Rudraksha tree,A rudraksha is the seed of the Eliocarpus ganitrus tree and plays an important role in a spiritual seeker’s life. Rudraksha Beads have different types of benefits and powers. Rudraksha Bead…

Mala – a string of 108 prayer beads

A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit or head bead called a ‘sumeru.’ Malas are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation, or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. A Japa mala is a set of prayer beads. It is used for keeping count while reciting, chanting,…

Sri Rudrashtakam – stotra on Lord Shiva

नमामीशमीशान निर्वाणरूपं विभुं व्यापकं ब्रह्मवेदस्वरूपम् । निजं निर्गुणं निर्विकल्पं निरीहं चिदाकाशमाकाशवासं भजेऽहम् ॥१॥ निराकारमोङ्करमूलं तुरीयं गिराज्ञानगोतीतमीशं गिरीशम् । करालं महाकालकालं कृपालं गुणागारसंसारपारं नतोऽहम् ॥२॥ तुषाराद्रिसंकाशगौरं गभिरं मनोभूतकोटिप्रभाश्री शरीरम् । स्फुरन्मौलिकल्लोलिनी चारुगङ्गा लसद्भालबालेन्दु कण्ठे भुजङ्गा ॥३॥ चलत्कुण्डलं भ्रूसुनेत्रं विशालं प्रसन्नाननं नीलकण्ठं दयालम् । मृगाधीशचर्माम्बरं मुण्डमालं प्रियं शङ्करं सर्वनाथं भजामि ॥४॥ प्रचण्डं प्रकृष्टं प्रगल्भं परेशं अखण्डं अजं…

Mantra for Conceiving – A sanskrit mantra to get Pregnant

Mantra for Conceiving Swayamvara parvathi Mantra: Om Hreem Yoginim Yogini Yogeswari Yoga Bhayankari Sakala Sthavara Jangamasya Mukha Hridayam Mama Vasam akarsha Akarshaya Namaha Swayamvara parvathi japa for all matrimony, matrimony related issues like maintaining wavelength and improving intimacy in couples, and increase the chances of conceiving a child, pregnancy, to overcome infertility, to prevent abortion…

Kamavasayita Siddhi

Kamavasayita Siddhi –The highest Siddhi. This one contains most of the others. You can do anything anywhere. Attaining any of the primary Siddhis is rare. Only highly advanced, dedicated practitioners get these

The Power of Meditation – Mantra Siddhi

Siddhis are spiritual, paranormal, supernatural, or otherwise magical powers, abilities, and attainments that are the products of spiritual advancement through sadhana  (spiritual practices), such as meditation and yoga.

Laghima Siddhi

Laghima: Laghima-siddhi – The ability to make one’s body lighter than air and fly at will.He can make his body as light as cotton or feather. Vayustambhanam is done through this Siddhi. In Jalastambhanam also the power is exercised to a very small degree. The body is rendered light by Plavini Pranayama. The Yogi produces…

Jai Shri Ram

The Ramayana is one the world’s most loved tales in India, according to Indian Mythology. Rama wasthe son of Dasharatha, who is the King of Ayodhya and has three wives and four sons, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughana. Rama is the ideal and perfect son, and grows up with his brothers. When he comes of age,…

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 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…

Lohri – The Harvest Festival of North India

Lohri is an extremely popular Punjabi agricultural winter festival celebrated throughout Punjab and in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu.The harvest festival of Punjab and Haryana is also referred as the bonfire festival. Huge bonfires are lit to thanks the God for abundant crops.It is celebrated on 13th of January during the month of Paush or Magh,…

The Renukaji temple

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.

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

About 60 km. from Kullu is Banjar valley wherein Shringi Rishi Temple is located. Shringi Rishi is the ruling deity of Banjar valley. In fact, before the Lord Rama’s advent into Kullu valley from Ayodhya Puri,Lord Shringi was the ruling deity of Kullu. Shringi rishi is one among the “atthara kardoo” (eighteen chief deities) of the…

The Manikaran

Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 1760 m and is located about 40 km from Bhuntar.This small town attracts tourists visiting Manali and Kullu to its hot springs and piligrim centres.An experimental…

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…

Jayanti Devi temple

Jayanti Devi temple was built some 550 years back in reverence to the wishes of the daughter of the ruler of Kangra, in Himachal Pradesh who was married to one of the sons of the ruler of Hathnaur located in the north of Chandigarh. The princess was an ardent devotee of Jayanti Devi, the goddess…

The Chintpurni temple

This is the old temple of Maa Bhagwati Chinnamasta Devi in Himachal Pradesh, India. According to one of the sacred books of Sanatan Dharm, Shri Markandeye Puran, after killing of all the Asuras and upon victory in the big war, Maa Bhagwati’s 2 ‘sahyoginis’, Jaya and Vijaya who had killed the various Asuras and drank…

Baba Balak Nath – A Hindu deity

Baba Balak Nath ji is a Hindu deity worshipped in the northern Indian states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The baba balak nath ji shrine is known as Deotsidh. It is situtated in Distt Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh. The temple has a natural cave carved in the hills which is abode of Babaji. A idol…

Aadi Himani Chamunda temple

One of the many religious and worshiped places in Kangra,(HP), India shree Aadi Himani Chamunda temple in lower reaches of the Dauladhar ranges, situated at around 2920 m height, is a heavenly place to visit. The whole trek is a steep incline and full of gravel and few good patches to walk and is around…

Indru Nag – The God of Snakes and Rains

This Temple is located on way to Khaniyara Village about 3 kms from Kotwali Bazaar. 2 kms road route upto the village Chola and 1 km trek route to the Indrunag temple. This temple is dedicated to Nag, the Lord of Snakes, and the Lord of Rains. In the Month of July many devotees of…

The Aarti

The arti (pronounced ‘aarti‘) is one of the most important and popular ceremonies of the Hindu faith. It is a prayerful ceremony performed in extolled greeting and thanksgiving of the Deities where devotees are reminded of God’s glorious presence and providence.

Bhutnath Temple

Bhutnath Temple:The temple, located in the heart of the town was buit by Raja Ajber Sen in 1527 AD. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and was built at the time when State Capital was shifted from Bhiuli to present place.There is tradition of Raj Madhav Rao, the deity who ruled the Mandi state,…

The Smoking Mahaprashad – Bhang (Booti) of Lord Shiva

Bhang has been used as an intoxicant for centuries in the Indian sub-continent. Bhang in India and Nepal is distributed during some Hindu festivals like Holi, and consuming bhang at such occasions is a standard practice It is also available as Bhang goli (pill) which is just freshly ground cannabis with water. Apart from this,…

Manimahesh abode of Shiva – (3,950 m)

The Manimahesh Lake, high up in the mountains near Bharmaur, is an important place of pilgrimage. The solitary Manimahesh Kailash Peak- the legendary abode of Shiva, is reflected in its still waters. A little temple in the shikhara style with an exquisite brass image of Lakshmi Devi as Mahishasuramardini stands near-by. Every year, following Janmashtami,…

Shoolini Mata Temple

Shoolini Mata Temple dedicated to Shoolini Mata, is one of the prime attractions of Solan. The town of Solan was named after Shoolini Mata, the presiding deity at Shoolini Mata Temple of neighbouring village, Solan Gaon. It is believed that Shoolini Mata Temple existed long before the origin of Solan Gaon. This temple attracts huge…

Chaurasi Temple – The 9th century temple at Bharmaur

The 9th century temples at Bharmaur are among the most important early Hindu temples in the Chamba Valley. According to legend, 84 (chaurasi) yogi’s visited Bharmaur, capital of King Sahil Varma. They were so pleased with the king’s humility and hospitality that they blessed him with ten sons and a daughter, Champavati. A cluster of…

The Village Malana – an ancient village of India, Himachal Pradesh

  Malana is an ancient village to the north-east of Kullu Valley. This solitary village in the Malana Nala, a side valley of the Parvati Valley, is isolated from the rest of the world. The majestic peaks of Chandrakhani and Deotibba shadow the village. It is situated on a remote plateau by the side of…

Shree Bhima Kali Ji Temple, Sarahan Bushahr, India

Located halfway up a high mountain side, steeped in legends and unique hill architecture with its resplendent glory and remarkable natural beauty, the gateway to the tribal region of Kinnaur, Sarahan is about 29 kms off from Jhakri the establishment of biggest hydel project under S.J.V.N.L., and from Jeori it is about 17 kms.The road…

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…

Soulful Himachal

The district of Lahaul-Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The present administrative centre is Keylong in Lahaul

The Great Himachal

There is no dearth of pleasant surprises that welcome you when you step into Himachal. In fact, each hamlet hidden in the remotest nook and corner of this land of natural abundance holds a great reservoir of excitement and fun. Himachal Pradesh is a part of the Indian Himalayas. It has wide valleys imposing Snow Mountains, limpid…