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Triyugi Narayan Temple

Triyugi Narayan Temple: It is a Hindu temple located in Triyuginarayan village in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, India. The presiding deity is Lord Vishnu. A special feature of this temple is the perpetual fire, that burns at the temple. The flame is believed to burn from the times of the divine marriage between Lord Shiva and… Read More »

Narayan Koti Temple

About Narayan Koti Temple Narayan Koti Temple is a group of ancient temples, about 2 km from Guptkashi on the Rudraprayag-Gaurikund highway in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The group of ancient temples were built before the 9th century AD and only 29 temples out of 360 of them do remain now for us to… Read More »

Frank Lloyd Wright Spire 

The towering Frank Lloyd Wright spire was designed in 1957, and built in 2004. It stands proudly at the intersections of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Scottsdale Roads in Scottsdale at The Promenade Mall. The spire or tower was originally designed for the Arizona State Capitol, and weighs more than 75,000 pounds. It’s assembled with… Read More »

Roadside America – World’s Largest Kokopelli 

Landmark: World’s Largest Kokopelli Deity: God of FertilityCulture: Native American South westermCountry: USAState: ArizonaAddress: 1620 AZ-260, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 An impressive roadside stop near Camp Verde, Arizona to pause and appreciate Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States.  The world’s largest Kokopelli, commonly known as “that big flute player,” is a fertility deity stands 32… Read More »

Roadside America – World’s Tallest Kachina Doll

An impressive World’s Tallest 39′ Kachina Doll stands tall in the neighborhood of Tonto Hills, near Cave Creek, Arizona. It is definitely an interesting roadside stop near Cave Creek, Arizona to pause & appreciate Southwestern culture & history. They were originally designed to teach young members of the Hopi tribe about spirit beings known as… Read More »

Divine Resort Rishikesh

Hotel: Divine ResortLocation: Rishikesh, UttarakhandCountry: IndiaGoogle Map: A luxury resort on the banks of Ganges River offers a wonderful stay experience in the Yoga Capital city. With breathtaking views of the River Ganga and spacious rooms, three dining restaurants, the spa facility, this Divine Resort is rated one of the best hotels in Rishikesh,… Read More »

Nobel Prize Museum

Landmark: Nobel Prize MuseumLocation: Stortorget 2, 103 16 Stockholm, SwedenGoogle Map Link: The Nobel Prize Museum is located on the north side of the square Stortorget in Gamla Stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden. It opened in 2001 for the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize. According to the manifesto of the… Read More »

Ram and Lakshman Jhulas

There are two popular bridges across the river Ganga in the divine city Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Ram and Laxman Jhulas are named after two epic characters from Ramayana, one of the two important Sanskrit epics of Hinduism, known as the Itihasas, and the other being the Mahābhārata. Ram Jhula is an iron suspension bridge… Read More »

Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

The most well-famous aarti in Rishikesh is done on the ghat of the River Ganga at Parmarth Niketan Ashram.  Parmarth Niketan, the largest ashram in Rishikesh, is famous for a Ganga aarti at sunset which is attended by hundreds of visitors each day at the shore of Ganges. Unlike other Aartis performed on the Ganges by the… Read More »