Category Archives: Temple Darshan

Baps Swaminarayan Temple

Landmark: Baps Swaminarayan TempleReligion: HinduismArchitecture: Unique blend of traditional Indian architecture and the state-of-the-art engineering modern constructionInteresting Facts: The complex is the first earthquake-proof Mandir in the world.City & State: Chino Hills, CaliforniaCountry: USAAddress: 15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd.   Chino Hills, CA 91709 USA

Brahmakapal in Badrinath

On the banks of the Alakananda River is the famous Brahma Kapal Ghat, where Hindus perform rituals for their departed dear ones and by doing so, it is beleived the departed souls get liberation from the cycle of birth and death. The ritual uses pind as the symbolic offering to the ancestors. A Tarpan is… Read More »

Yamunotri Dham

Yamunotri, also Jamnotri, is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is situated at an altitude of 3,293 metres (10,804 ft) in the Garhwal Himalayas and located approximately 150 kilometers (93 mi) North of Uttarkashi, the headquarters of the Uttarkashi district in the Garhwal Division of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the four sites in India’s Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri,… Read More »

Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambhu, means ‘self-sprung’. The buddhist shrine in Kathmandu, Nepal is the oldest religious site and was founded by King Vṛsadeva about the beginning of the 5th century CE. (Common Era) Also known as Monkey temple, this shrine is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal and is visited every day by numerous tourists and locals. Swayambhunath Stupa is a… Read More »

Budhanilkantha Temple

Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the kathmandu valley. Sleeping Vishnu is carved on a huge black stone. An interesting feature of this shrine is that when Nepal was a Kingdom, the reigning King of Nepal was not to visit the spot according to an old tradition. The… Read More »