Category Archives: Travel

PUSHKAR, INDIA

Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake.  The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation.  It is the host of the famous camel fair and the holy festival that paints the town red in a riot of revelry.

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SHIVARATRI, INDIA

Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously living cities in the world,  is considered the city of Lord Shiva.  The Mahashivaratri festival holds immense importance here and Shiva worshipers and locals alike flock to pay their respects through bathing in the sacred Ganges river.      

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KUMBH MELA, INDIA

The Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is considered to be the world’s largest congregation of religious pilgrims and the largest peaceful gathering in the world with over 70 -100 million visiting during the Maha Kumbh Mela in 2001 and 2013.   Kumbh means a pitcher and Mela means fair in Hindi. The pilgrimage […]

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TIBETANS IN EXILE, INDIA & NEPAL

Since the Dalai Lama fled Tibet 1959, waves of Tibetans have joined in a mass exodus to new countries like India as refugees.  Many died on the trek through the snow-filled passes of the Himalaya. Thousands more were to die in India – of heat, of disease, of the shock of losing a whole way […]

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