Friday, April 29, 2011

Vaibhav Lakshmi : Introductions, Importance, 8 Incarnations of Goddess Lakshmi, Rules of Vrat, Aati & Video


Vaibhav Lakshmi is one of the manifestations of Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) in Hinduism. Goddess Lakshmi has different names as per her eight forms- Dhanya Lakhsmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Adi Lakshmi,Vijaya Lakshmi, Aishwarya Lakshmi, Veera Lakshmi, Dhan Lakshmi and Santan Lakhmi. It is believed that 'Shri Yantra'(a mystic pictorial of geometrical figures, numbers and words) is Goddess Lakshmi's favorite and the yantra bestows health, wealth and prosperity to the who adorns it or worships it. Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat is a popular fast among Indian women, observed for 11 or 21 fridays, in which they consume food or water only at their home and take meals once a day preferably. There are many stories of miracles or benefits which people observed when they did the Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat

Importance of Vaibhava Lakshmi Vrata

  • Devotees who undertake the vrat of goddess Lakshmi with faith and sincerity are sure to achieve whatever they desire.
  • Men and women can observe this vrat. Vrat should be observed for 11 or 21 Friday as per one's oath. Vrat should be observed on Fridays only. One should be on fast on the day of observing the Vrat. It is preferred to have meals (veg) once a day and the sweet dish that is offered to goddess Lakshmi.
  • If for any cause the vrat is not maintained, i.e.; (if one has to go on a tour or any consequent untouchability owing to death in the family or if the women is in menses on the Friday) they can observe the vrat the following Friday at one's residence only.
  • At the time of the celebration of the Vrat, ie; on completing 11 or 21 Fridays as decided at the time of oath, one should give the book "VAIBHAV LAKSHMI VRAT" to 7,11, 21, 51 or 101 women according to one's own desire or take a printout and distribute copies of this Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat and thus the vrat of goddess Vaibhav Lakshmi would spread more and more
The 8 incarnations of Goddess Lakshmi are as follows:

  1. Dhana Lakshmi
  2. Shri Gaja Lakshmi
  3. Shri Aadhi Lakshmi
  4. Shri Vijaya Lakshmi
  5. Shri Aaishwarya Lakshmi
  6. Shri Veera Lakshmi
  7. Shri Dhanya Lakshmi
  8. Shri Santan Lakshmi

Rules of Vrat

  • If married women observe this Vrat, they achieve the award. If there is no married woman in the family, any woman or unmarried girl can observe this Vrat.
  • If a man observes this Vrat instead of a woman, he also achieves the award in the same way.
  • One should observe this Vrat with full faith and pious conception, not by dislike or without intense desire.
  • Vrat should be observed according to the rites prescribed by Shashtras for eleven or twenty-one Friday as per one’s oath. It should be celebrated according to Shashtras performing proper ceremonies after the observance of Vrat on Friday as decided at the time of the oath. This ceremony is very simple to be preformed. If the Vrat is not observed according to proper ceremony described by the Shastras, one does not achieve its award or fruit.
  • After having once observed the Vrat, it can be observed again taking the oath devotedly.
  • Goddess Laxmiji has innumerable incarnations. Among all, ‘Shri Yantra’ Amulet of Goddess Laxmi is very beloved to her. Her incarnation of Dhan Laxmi itself is Vaibhava Laxmi. One should bow down one’s head to each and every incarnation of Goddess Laxmi given above. And also, while observing the Vrat one should pay homage to Shri Yantra. Then only it is fulfilled. If one doesn’t want to take the least trouble to observe Vrat, Goddess Laxmi also doesn’t take any trouble for her or him and she doesn’t show any mercy to such person.
  • On the day of observance of the Vrat, from morning one should utter ‘Jai Goddess Laxmi’ or ‘Jai Ma Laxmi’ at heart as many times as possible.
  • If one has to go on tour or outside the residence on Friday, one should observe the Vrat the next Friday at one’s residence only. One should observe the Vrat for as many Friday as decided by oneself at the time of oath.
  • The silver ornament should be utilized if one has no golden ornament for observing the Vrat. One should place a rupee coin if one has no silver ornament.
  • At the time of the celebration of the Vrat one should give the book ‘Vaibhava Laxmi Vrat’ to seven, eleven, twenty-one, fifty one or hundred and one women according to one’s own desire. (Goddess Laxmi would bless you more if you give more books as gifts to more women, and the Vrat of Goddess Laxmiji would spread more and more.
  • If the woman is in menses or having ceremonial defilement and consequent untouchability owing to death in the family on the Friday, one should observe the Vrat the following Friday. And at the end, one should observe the Vrat for as many Friday as decided at the time of oath.
  • In the beginning of observing the Vrat, one should recite once the hymn or praise the Goddess Laxmi.
  • One should be on fast on the day of observing the Vrat on Friday, and should eat the sweet dish offered to Goddess Laxmiji. One may eat fruits or take meals once a day. The weak persons may observe the Vrat having food twice a day. The important thing is that one should have full faith and devotion in Laxmiji that Goddess would certainly fulfill the desire. Most important point to note is one doing the Vaibhav Lakshmi vrat should do it with full faith, and emotion. Confidently pray taking an oath that Mother will fulfill my desire.


Om Jai Laxmimata, Mayya Jai Laxmimata

Tumko Nishdin Sevat, HarVishnu Vidhata - Om

Uma Rama Brhmani, Tumhi Jagmata

Surya Chandrma Dhyavat, Narad rushi Ghata - Om

Durga Roop Niranjani, Sukh-Sampattidata

Jo Koyi Tumko Dhyata, Rudhdhi-Sidhdhi pata – Om

Tum Patal Nivasini, Tum hi Subh data

Karm-Prabhav-Prakashini, Bhav nidhiki Trata -Om

Jis Gharme Tum Raheti, Sab sadgun Aata

Sab Sambhav Hojata, Man Nahi Ghabarata - Om

Tum bin Yagna Na Hoye, Vastrana Koyee Pata

Khan-Panka Vaibhava, Sab Tumse Aata - Om

Subhgun Mandir Sunder, Kshirodadhi jata

Ratna Chaturdas Tum bin, Koyee Nahi Pata - Om

Maha Laxmijiki Aarati, Je Koyee Nar gata

Ur Anand Samata, Pap Utar jata - Om

Bolo Maha Laxmi Mataki Jai


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pachmarhi Tourism : Queen of Satpuras, Highest point in Madhya Pradesh, Main Points, Location, How to Reach, Introduction, Main Attractions

Pachmarhi Fast Facts

Area :59.01 sq km
Altitude : 1, 100 m above sea level
Population: 12,495
Languages: Hindi, English
Religion Hinduism (94.21%), Others (5.79%)
Annual Mean Rainfall: 85.84 mm
Maximum Temperature: 25.7°C
Minimum Temperature: 14.9°C
STD Code: 07578

How to Reach Pachmarhi :

By Air : The nearest airport for pachmarhi hill station is the Bhopal Airport ( Raja Bhoj Airport ) at a distance of 255 km . Another airport for reaching pachmarhi is the Jabalpur airport situated at distance of 250 km.

By Rail : Nearest Railway Station for Pachmarhi is the Pipariya railway station. Pipariya railway station is about 55 km from Pachmarhi hill station.

By Road : Pachmarhi is very well connected by road with Jabalpur , Bhopal , Nagpur and other nearby cities.

Best Time to Visit Pachmarhi : October till April

Pachmarhi - Introduction
Pachmarhi is known as the Queen of Satpuras. Occupying the highest point in Madhya Pradesh, it is an offbeat hilly retreat with pristine wilderness and more or less untouched terrains. Deep gorges, dense forests, streams, cascading waterfalls and groves of sal and bamboo add to Pachmarhi's natural beauty. It was the capital of the erstwhile Central Provinces and till today, a part of the town is an army cantonment. Discovered by a British Captain in 1857, Pachmarhi also has nostalgic remains of colonial architecture.
Panchmarhi is a pulsating hill resort in the central state of India, Madhya Pradesh. Panchmarhi is far and away from the madding crowds. The hill resort is the perfect place to holiday in the lap of nature. The hill resort derives its name from the five Pandav caves it is home to.

Places to visit in Pachmarhi

  • Priyadarshini (Forsyth Point)
  • Jamuna Prapat (Bee Fall)
  • Handi Khoh
  • Apsara Vihar (Fairy Pool)
  • Rajat Prapat (Big Fall)
  • Irene Pool
  • Jalawataran (Duchess Falls)
  • Sunder Kund (Saunder's Pool)
  • Mahadeo
  • Chhota Mahadeo
  • Chauragarh
  • Jata Shankar
  • Dhoopgarh
  • Pandav Caves
  • Tridhara (Piccadily Circus)
  • Vanshree Vihar (Pansy Pool)
  • Reechhgarh
  • Sangam (Fuller's Khud - Waters Meet)
  • Catholic Church
  • Christ Church
  • Satpura National Park
  • Bison Lodge

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Tourism In Kalimpong : Introduction, History, Places to visit near Kalimpong ( MacFarlane Church, Durpin Dara, Deolo Hill, etc), Map


Area :36,021 sq. km
Language:Bengali, Nepali, Hindi and English
Best time to visit:April-June
STD Code :03552

The first thing that strikes the traveler visiting Kalimpong is its quiet atmosphere. The peaceful ambience that pervades is heightened by the presence of monasteries and churches across the town. Kalimpong is also known for its bustling bazaars and traditional handicrafts. It is famous for its orchids and nurseries. Kalimpong offers panoramic view of the great Himalayan ranges that lie beyond it.


The etymology of Kalimpong has several interpretations. According to one view, Kalimpong means a place where tribesmen gather and organize traditional tribal games. The second view suggests that the name has been derived from a place in Bhutan. A third interpretation is that Kalimpong is named after Kaulim, a fibrous plant found in abundance in this region.

Until the 18th century AD, Kalimpong was a part of the Kingdom of Sikkim and was ruled by Sikkimese rulers. It was then taken over by the Bhutanese. In the 19th century, the British took over Kalimpong and merged into the present Indian state of West Bengal.

Places to visit in and around Kalimpong:

The MacFarlane Church: a testimony of the Scottish missionaries’ influence and a monument of Kalimpong’s diverse history, Dr. Graham’s Home, which was founded in 1880 by Dr. John A. Graham, is a sprawling educational institution built on Deolo Hill north of the main township. It stands testimony to Kalimpong’s European influence. It has its own dairy, bakery, poultry farm and vegetable gardens. It is a fitting example of community life, an enthralling experience indeed.

Durpin Dara: an observatory point from where a truly spectacular view of the Himalaya can be enjoyed. This along with the panoramic view of the Teesta and Relli rivers, and the plains far below, provide visitors with a memorable sight. The many flowers nurseries in Kalimpong are known for the diversity of Himalayan flora they house, most of which are exported. For those with an interest in floriculture, a trip to a few of these nurseries is worthwhile.

Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang monastery: situated near Durpin Dara is another attraction of the area. Tharpa Choeling monastery, built in 1937, belongs to the yellow hut sect of lamas and is another must see. It is situated on Tirpai hill, about 2 km from the main town.

Pedong monastery: built around 1837, is of Bhutanese origin, while a kilometer away is the historical Bhutanese fort of Damsang, an important landmark of the area before the main town of Kalimpong came into prominence. Thongsa monastery is also of Bhutanese origin and was built around 1692, making it the oldest monastery in the region.

Kalimpong Arts & Craft Center: founded in 1897 by Mrs. Graham, is a thriving center where carpet weaving, dyeing, painting, tailoring, leather craft and carpentry are taught, besides promoting the work of local artisans and craftsmen. The Gouripur House, a summer retreat of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, is where he penned many unforgettable poems.

Deolo Hill : one of the numerous hill destinations that warrant a visit. A perfect picnic spot replete with a splendid tourist lodge, run by the Department of Tourism, DGHC. A stay here is definitely recommended as the early morning view of the sun lighting up the Khangchendzonga massif is a marvelous example of nature at her best, a heart stopping sight indeed.

Mangal Dham Mandir:Sprawling over an area of two acres and built in 1993, Mangal Dham is considered to be one of the most splendid temples in India. It is the ground floor of the Dham, where lies the "samadhi" of their revered Guruji. The prayer hall is on the top floor, where the idol of Raj Shyamaji is found, flanked on either side by the Revered Prannath and Shri 108 Guru Mangaldasji. Both the sides of the prayer hall has a vivid picturesque story of Nijanandacharya Shri Devchandraji, meeting Lord Krishna, Rev. Prannathji blessing the brave Bundela Chhatrasal Maharaj and other scenes from the Krishna Leela.

List Of Hotels

Hotel Garden Reach
Hotel Tres
The Himalayan Hotel
Hotel Garden Reach
Hotel Kanhaa Deluxe
Hotel Sonar Bangla-Rishyap
The Soods Garden Retreat

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Manali, hill station in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh : Introduction, Major Attraction ( Rohtang Pass, Beas Kund, Rahala & Rozy Falls ), List of H

Location : Himachal Pradesh
Altitude : 2050m.
Attractions : Vashisth Hot Sulphur Spring, Rohtang Pass, Hadimba Temple
Best Time To Visit : March to October.

Manali (alt. 1,950 m or 6,398 ft), in the Beas River valley, is an important hill station in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India, near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is located about 250 kilometres (155 mi) north of state capital, Shimla.
Manali is administratively a part of the Kullu district, with population of approx. 30,000. The small town was the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and, from there, over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin.
Manali and the surrounding area is of great significance to Indian culture and heritage as it is said to be the home of the Saptarshi, or Seven Sages

Major Attraction

Rohtang Pass, at an altitude of 3979 m (13,050 ft) above sea level, is another adventure tourist site where it can be cold even on a summer day. It is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road and provides a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far above clouds, which is truly breath taking. Close by is a small lake called Dassaur Lake. Beas Kund, the source of river Beas, is also nearby. In winter, the road of Rothang Pass is closed.

Beas Kund, an igloo shaped temple, on top has a spring which is the origin of River Beas.

Hadimba Devi Temple: Hadimba or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region. This four-story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar.

Rahala waterfalls: About 16 km from Manali at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass, are the beautiful Rahalla Falls at an altitude of 2,501 m.

Rozy Falls: On the way to Rohtang amazing water fall worth seeing. this water fall looks amazing between the high hills.

Monasteries: Manali is known for its shiny gompas or Buddhist monasteries. It is maintained by donations from the local community and by sale of hand-woven carpets in the temple workshop.

Old Manali: At a distance of 3 km northwest of Manali is Old Manali, famous for its orchards and old guesthouses. There is ruined fort here by the name of Manaligarh. There is also the Manu Maharishi Temple, dedicated to sage Manu.

Gauri Shankar Temple at DASHAL village(700 mtrs. from Sarsai )on the main left bank Kullu Manali Highway.It is a 12th century protected monument.Also see lush green apple orchards,play with water stream out there

List Of Hotels In Manali

Ambassador Resort , Manali
Banon Resort , Manali
Century Gangri , Manali
Green Swiss Cottage , Manali
Hotel Angels Inn , Manali
Hotel Ankit palace , Manali
Hotel Apple Country , Manali
Hotel Apple Green , Manali
Hotel Beas , Manali
Hotel Chandertal , Manali
Hotel Himgiri , Manali
Hotel Imperial Palace , Manali
Hotel Jupiter , Manali
Hotel Manali Continental , Manali

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mashobra, a town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh : Introduction, Main Attraction nearby, Naldehra, Kufri, Fagu, How to reach

State: Himachal Pradesh
Distt: Shimla
Climate: All the seasons of nature visit Shimla during the year. The isotherms of Shimla happen to match with that of London throughout the year and is the reason for Britisher's choice of Shimla as its summer capital.
Altitude: Naldehra is situated at an altitude of about 2044 metres.
Best time to visit: All the year round.

Mashobra is a town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is connected to the state capital Shimla (earlier Simla) through the historic Hindustan–Tibet Road built in 1850 by Lord Dalhousie.
It is located on one of Asia's largest watersheds, with the Indus and Ganges on either sides. Surronded with densely covered forests of oaks and pines, it is also one of the main markets supplying fruits and vegetables to Shimla.
The entire valley is covered by dense woods of oaks and pines and is ideal for taking a pleasant walk in the midst of extremely soothing climate.
One of the greatest places to visit at Mashobra in Himachal Pradesh is the Goddess Durga temple. The place has an enormous religious importance for not only the people of Himachal Pradesh but also to the tourists.
Mashobra is an exceptionally beautiful place. The hilly flora and fauna adds to the exotic beauty of the place. The place features sprawling gardens and plantations here and there unveiling colorful daffodils, hyacinths, asphodels and celandines. The place of Mashobra is a well known spot for picnic.

Around Mashobra

Naldehra: Himachal Tourism Hotel ‘Golf Glade’looks after the accommodation and food of the visitors to this par -68 golf ground and pleasure spot. Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India (1899 to 1905). Was so enchanted by the beauty of the place that he named his daughter Alexandra Naldehra.

Kufri (2622m): Known for its ski runs Kufri, 16 Km away, attracts the largest number of tourists who come to shimla. It has a backdrop of peaks covered with snow, Himalayan National Park and a small zoo. Yak –ride is added attraction.

Fagu (2509m): Quite and peaceful, 22 km away, it is a fine resort far from the madding crowd. It has a Rest House and Tourists Bungalow overlooking the Giri valley.
How to get there

By air: Shimla's airport is at a distance of 23 kilometers at Jubbarhatti. The Airport is well connected to Chandigarh, Kullu and Delhi. Jagsons Airways offer excellent services and connect Shimla to various parts of the country.

By rail: Kalka, located at a distance of 96 kilometers from Shimla is the nearest railhead. From Delhi you can take a train to reach Kalka. In any case you have to change the train, as there are no direct trains to Shimla.

By road: A fine network of roads connects Shimla to all major cities in India

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Siddh peeth of Jwalpa Devi : Location, Significance, Accessibility

This is a Siddh peeth of Jwalpa Devi situated on the left bank of Nawalika, 34 kms. from Pauri on the main, Pauri- Kotdwar road. The temple site is hardly a 350 mts. walk from the road side. According to a legend, the demon king Pulom’s daughter, Sachi wanted to marry the king of heaven-Indra. She prayed to Jwalpa Devi who appeared to her in the form of’ Deptiman Jwaleshwari’ and her wish was fulfilled. Even today, hundreds of people throng to this temple, as it is believed that all wishes are granted by the Goddess of power. A residential school of Sanskrit for boys is attached to the temple premises.

Rail : Kotdwar 70 kms.
Road : Jwalpa Devi temple is situated on Kotdwar Pauri motorable road 70 kms from Kotdwar. The temple is 34 kms from Pauri, 47 kms from Lansdowne and 70 kms from Kotdwar. Buses are easily available for this temple.

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Mussoorie - Introduction, History, Main Attraction ( Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Lake Mist , Mussoorie Lake, Mussoorie Lake, Mosey Falls), Hotels

  • Area : 65 sq km
  • Altitude :2005.5 m
  • Languages: Hindi, Garhwali, English
  • Best time to visit :April-June; September-October
  • Temperature (summer) : 31.2°C (max); 7.2°C (min)
  • Temperature (winter) : 7.2°C (max); 1.1°C (min)
  • STD Code :0135
A perfect hill station is perhaps what describes Mussoorie best. Mussoorie the 'Queen of the Hills' is the first love of a traveler who loves spending time on the top of the world. Watching the snow capped peaks, strolling down the markets and soaking in the beauty of the hills. Hill Resorts in India profiles one of the most beautiful hill resorts in India that has find its way into many of the books written by the well-known Ruskin Bond.


Located in the state of Uttaranchal, Mussoorie is about 34 kilometres north of Dehradun, the capital of Uttarachal. Mussoorie offers beautiful views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks on the one side and Doon valley on the other.


Mussoorie is one of the oldest hill stations established by the Britishers. An adventure lover army officer Captain Young discovered the hill station in 1827.

Attractions of Mussoorie

Gun Hill
Gun Hill, the second highest peak in Mussoorie is a wonderful destination, which is preferred by many a honeymooner. The adventurous way to access the Hill is through a rope way (cable car). Gun Hill is the place where once cannons were kept for the defense of Mussoorie. The Hill offers panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayas.

Camel's Back Road
It is a mesmerizing road surrounded by lush green vegetation. It is the best place for nature walks.

St. Mary's Church
It is the oldest Church in the Himalayas.

Kempty Falls
Kempty Falls is a famous tourist attraction located only 15 km from Mussoorie. Surrounded by hills, the Falls offer amazing views. The waters cascades down from an altitude of 4,500 feet. The Falls is open to visitors from March to July. The environment here is very romantic.

Lake Mist
Lake Mist is a popular picnic spot located at a distance of 5 km from the Kempty Falls. The site also offers many accommodation options and restaurants.

Municipal Garden
It is also a picnic spot housing a beautiful garden and an artificial lake where visitors can also enjoy a boat ride.

Mussoorie Lake
The beauty of this picnic spot attracts visitors in great numbers. It is located on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. Apart from enjoying nature you can enjoy boating here.

Children Lodge
It is the highest peak of Mussoorie, located near Lal Tibba. This place can be reached either on foot or on horseback. Children Lodge is worth a visit as it offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains.

Mosey Falls
Mosey Falls is a wonderful destination fringed by dense forests. It is located at a distance of 7 km from Mussoorie.

Sir George Everest Home
It is a place of great historic importance. It houses the building and laboratory of Sir George Everest, after whom world's highest peak Mt. Everest is named. From here one can enjoy overwhelming views of the snow-capped Himalayas. It also pleases its visitors by providing great views of Doon valley and Yamuna valley. It is also a great place for trekking.

List of Hotels in Mussoorie :

First class hotels of Mussoorie
  • Comfort Inn Resort Hotel
  • Country Inn
  • Hotel Green Castle
  • Nabha Palace
  • Sterling Resort
  • Park Plaza Sylverton
Economy hotels in Mussoorie
  • Dunsvirk Court
  • Honeymoon Inn Mussoorie
  • Hotel Ashiyana Continental
  • Hotel Ashoka Continental
  • Hotel Filigree
  • Hotel Hard Rock
  • Hotel Horizon Mussoorie
  • Hotel Lords Mussoorie
  • Hotel Padmini Nivas
  • Hotel Shiva Continental
  • Hotel Solitaire Plaza
  • Hotel Starz Regency
  • Oasis Resort Mussoorie
  • Shipra Hotel Mussoorie
  • Surbee Resort Mussoorie
  • The Pearl Hotel Mussoorie

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Kufri, a beautiful hill near Shimla : Introduction,History, Main Attraction (Mahasua Peak, Tourist & National Park, Horse & Yak Safari), Hotels


Altitude :2,510 metres
Languages :Hindi, English, Himachali
Best time to visit :April-June and November -February

Kufri is a beautiful hill station located near Shimla. Kufri is popular for its trekking trails and hiking. It is one of the most popular destinations for adventure lovers in Himachal Pradesh. Many skiing enthusiasts tour Kufri in winter, when the hill resort dons the white sheet of snow.


Kufri is located about 19 kilometres from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The hill resort is located in the southern part of the state at an altitude of 2,510 metres above sea level.


The region around Shimla including Kufri was once part of the Kingdom of Nepal. The region came into light only when the British discovered Shimla and the surrounding areas in 1819. Shimla was the summer retreat of the British during the Raj era.

Attractions Of Kufri

Himalayan National Park
Himalayan National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Rich in flora and fauna, the Park has a good population of avian species. Some of the wildlife spotted here are musk deer, ibex, black and brown bears and pheasants. Enjoy a safari in the Himalayan National Park and satiate your thirst for wildlife.

Indian Tourist Park
Blessed with mind-boggling scenic beauty, the Indian Tourist Park is a wonderful place for photography. Being a famous picnic spot of Kufri, it is flocked by many a visitor.

Mahasu Peak
Mahasu Peak is the highest peak in Kufri, offering breathtaking views of its surroundings. The path leading to the peak is surrounded by wooded forests of spruce and deodar. The Mahasu Ridge offers a great opportunity for skiing. The slopes at Mahasu Peak are best for beginners. During the winters Mahasu Peak gets flooded with adventurous tourists.

Sports Festival

It is a unique and exciting festival celebrated in the month of February. It is organized by the Himachal Tourism where many courses for beginners are organised. However, the skiing competition is the main highlight of the festival. Highly skilled skiers flock to this place to participate in the event.

Horse and Yak Safari
Tourist can explore the natural beauty of Kufri on a horse or Yak safari. It is truly an interesting and adventurous way to explore any place.

List of Hotels in Kufri
  • Kufri Hill Resort, Kufri.
  • Galleu Hill Resort, Kufri
  • Snow Shelter Hotel, Kufri
  • Kufri Holiday Inn Hotel, Kufri
  • Kufri Snowview Resort, Kufri

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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Jakhu temple in Shimla is dedicated to Lord Hanuman : Location, Famous for, History & Significance, Hight of the Statue of Lord Hanuman


Situated at the highest peak of Jakhu hill, the Jakhu temple is a century old structure dedicated to Lord Hanuman (Hindu god). One of the famous pilgrimage centers of Shimla, Jakhu temple attracts devotees as well as adventure freaks tourist, who indulge themselves into trekking and mountaineering activities organized by the Himachal Pradesh government.

Location : The Jakhu Temple in Shimla is situated on the top of Jakhu Hill, at an altitude of 2.5 kms.

Famous For : The Jakhu temple in Shimla is dedicated to lord Hanuman, and is said to be existing from the times of Ramayana.

The Temple

The Jakhu Temple in Shimla is situated at an altitude of 2455 Mts. The temple is dedicated to lord Hanuman, the monkey god in Indian mythology. Hanuman was the most faithful aide of lord Rama (India’s most revered mythological hero). The temple of Hanuman is in the thick forests of Jakhu hills, and is on top the Jakhu Hill. Jakhu is derived from Hindi word Yakhsa. Yakshas are the mythological character in Hindu mythology, who are a link between human and gods. The original dates of temple is not known, but it is believed to be existing from the times of Ramayana, a pre historic event as per ancient Hindu texts. The Jakhu hill is the highest peak around Shimla, and is famous for its trekking options. The Jakhu hill offers excellent views of sunrise, sunset, mountains and town. The hill is full of narrow paths and roads which are an enjoyable walks.

The Legends

The Jakhu temple is said to be formed when lord Hanuman visited Jakhu hill. As per legends, Hanuman visited this place during the famous Rama - Ravana fight. Lakshman, the younger brother of Rama, was critically injured during the fight and the only medicinal herb which could have saved his life was available in the Himalayan range. Hanuman came to Himalayas, but got confused, so as to which was the particular herb. Out of desperation, he dug out the whole mountain, which contained the herbs and flew to Lanka, where injured Lakshman and his doctor were waiting for him. On his way back, Hanuman rested on the Jakhu hills, and the top of the mountain got flat by his and mountain’s weight. The temple of Jakhu has since been highly revered by the locals. The shrine of the temple is the foot prints of Hanuman. In most of the Hanuman temples in India, one can come across numerous monkeys and Jakhu is no exception. There are hundreds of monkeys in and around the temple. Though mostly very peaceful, they can attack a person, if provocated. Pilgrims offer them eatables, which they readily accept.

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Chennai - Pincode of different areas starting from 600001 to 110113 & City Map

1 Govt Stanely Hospital 600001
2 Kothwal Market 600001
3 Madras Gpo 600001
4 M P T Admn Office 600001
5 Seven Wells 600001
6 Sembier Street 600001
7 Wal Tax Road 600001
8 Mannady 600001
9 Flower Bazar 600001
10 Monegar Choultry 600001
11 Angappanaicken Street 600001
12 Muthialpet 600001
13 Mint Buildings 600001
14 Pudupet 600002
15 Madras Electricity System 600002
16 Annaroad Sourth 600002
17 Chintadripeta 600002
18 Anna Road H O 600002
19 Government Estate 600002
20 Ripon Buildings 600003
21 Madras Medical College 600003
22 Edapalayam 600003
23 Park Town 600003
24 Central Station 600003
25 Dr Ambedkarnagar 600003
26 Ms Vivekanands College 600004
27 Santhome 600004
28 Royapettah High Road 600004
29 Luz Church Road 600004
30 Mandavalli 600004
31 Mylopore 600004
32 Police Head Quarters 600004
33 Nochikuppam Colony 600004
34 Krishnampet 600005
35 Madras University 600005
36 Madras Presidency College600005
37 Tiruvellikeni 600005
38 Parthasarathy Koil 600005
39 Chepauk 600005
40 Teynampet West 600006
41 Greams Road 600006
42 Old College Buildings 600006
43 Cathedral 600006
44 Shastri Bhavan 600006
45 Vepery 600007
46 Egmore 600008
47 Egmore High Road 600008
48 Fort St George 600009
49 Kilpauk West 600010
50 New Avadi Road 600010
51 Kilpauk Medical College 600010
52 Kilpauk 600010
53 Medavakkam Tank Road 600010
54 Kilpauk Garden Colony 600010
55 Perambur North 600011
56 Sembiam 600011
57 Perambur 600011
58 Chinnaiah Mudali Colony 600011
59 Syrahans Road 600012
60 Venkatesapuram 600012
61 Pulianthope 600012
62 Perambur Barracks 600012
63 Perambur High Road 600012
64 Decoster Road 600012
65 Kosapet 600012
66 Rayapuram Market 600013
67 Rayapuram Madras 600013
68 Kalmandapam 600013
69 Kasimode 600013
70 Ligods Road 600014
71 Jam Bazaar 600014
72 Ligods Estate 600014
73 Royapettah 600014
74 Triplicane South 600014
75 Goudiyamath Road 600014
76 Pudupakkam 600014
77 Saidapet West 600015
78 Saidapet Madras 600015
79 Gunidy North 600015
80 Saidhapet North 600015
81 Tiruvaluvar Nagar 600016
82 St Thomas Mount H O 600016
83 Alandur 600016
84 Butt Road 600016
85 Hindi Prachar Sabha 600017
86 Usman Road 600017
87 Thayagaranagar H O 600017
88 North Thyagarayanagar 600017
89 Panagal Park 600017
90 Thyagarayanagar South 600017
91 Habibullah Road 600017
92 Teynampet South 600018
93 Abiramapuram 600018
94 Ms Accountant General 600018
95 Chamiers Road 600018
96 Teynampet 600018
97 Eldams Road 600018
98 Kaladipet 600019
99 Tiruvottiyur 600019
100 Shanmugapuram 600019
101 Tiruvottiyur West 600019
102 Tiruvottiyur North 600019
103 Wimconagar 600019
104 Tiruvottiur Central 600019
105 Kasturbanagar 600020
106 Sastrinagar 600020
107 Theosophical Society 600020
108 Technical Teachers Trg In 600020
109 Central Institute Of Tech 600020
110 Central Leather Research 600020
111 Indra Nagar 600020
112 Adyar 600020
113 Gandhi Nagar 600020
114 Gollawar Agraharam Road 600021
115 Korukkupet 600021
116 Harinarayanapuram 600021
117 Cemetry Road 600021
118 Washermanpetta 600021
119 Washermanpeta East 600021
120 Raj Bhavan Madras Raja 600022
121 Ayanavaram Rly Colony 600023
122 Solai Street 600023
123 Ayanavaram 600023
124 Kodambakkam 600024
125 Kodambakkam West 600024
126 Rengarajapuram 600024
127 Arcot Road 600024
128 Engineering College Direct 600025
129 Vadapalani 600026
130 Madras Air Port 600027
131 Minambakkam 600027
132 Annamalaipuram 600028
133 Ramakrishnanagar 600028
134 Fore Shore Estate 600028
135 R A Puram Colony 600028
136 Aminijikarai 600029
137 Shenoynagar 600030
138 Panchiappas College Hoste 600030
139 Service Centre 600031
140 Harrington Road 600031
141 World University 600031
142 Chetput H O 600031
143 Hindustan Teleprinters 600032
144 Guindy Ind Estate 600032
145 Madras Race Course 600032
146 Ekkaduthangal 600032
147 Alandur North 600032
148 West Mambalam 600033
149 Mettupalayam 600033
150 Mambalam R S 600033
151 Kumaran Nagar 600033
152 Mambalam East 600033
153 Nungambakkam Bazaar 600034
154 Nungambakkam High Road600034
155 Nungambakkam 600034
156 Loyla College 600034
157 Nandanam 600035
158 Nandanam Bazaar 600035
159 Indian Inst Of Technology 600036
160 Offiers Trg School 600037
161 I C F Colony 600038
162 Vyasarpady 600039
163 Vysarpady Coop Ind Estate600039
164 Vysarnagar Colony 600039
165 Annanagar 600040
166 Tiruvanmiyur 600041
167 Velacheri 600042
168 Pallavaram 600043
169 Rajainagar 600043
170 Pallavaram North 600043
171 Pallavaram South 600043
172 Bharathipuram 600044
173 Chromepet 600044
174 Negelkeni 600044
175 Radhanagar 600044
176 Tambaram H O 600045
177 Tambaram West 600045
178 Tambaram I A F 600046
179 Ground Training School 600046
180 Tambaram Sanitorium 600047
181 Vandalur 600048
182 Tirumangalam Road 600049
183 Villivakkam South 600049
184 Villivakkam North 600049
185 Villivakkam 600049
186 Padi 600050
187 Mannurpettai 600050
188 Padi South 600050
189 Madhavaram Milk Colony 600051
190 Red Hills 600052
191 Red Hills Bazaar 600052
192 Regional Engg College 600052
193 Padianallur 600052
194 Ambattur Bazaar 600053
195 Orgadam 600053
196 Ambattur West 600053
197 Ambattur H O 600053
198 Mednambedu 600053
199 Vijayalakshmipuram 600053
200 Prithivipakkam 600053
201 Avadi 600054
202 Avadi Camp H O 600054
203 Central Vehicle Research 600054
204 Avadi Air Force Quarters 600055
205 Central Vehicle Depot 600055
206 Avadi Iaf 600055
207 Poonamallee 600056
208 Poonamallee East 600056
209 Ernavur 600057
210 Ennur Thermal Station 600057
211 Ennur R S 600057
212 Ambattur Industrial Estat 600058
213 Lic Colony Tambaram 600059
214 Ganapathipuram 600059
215 Tambaram East 600059
216 Christian College 600059
217 Railway Colony 600059
218 Madhavaram East 600060
219 Madhavaram 600060
220 Pozhal 600060
221 Moolakadai 600060
222 Thillaiganganagar 600061
223 Palvanthangal 600061
224 Nanganallur Bazaar 600061
225 Naganallur South 600061
226 Naganallur 600061
227 Sathyamurthinagar 600062
228 Srinivasanagar 600063
229 Chitlapakkam 600064
230 Crp Camp 600065
231 Kadirvedu 600066
232 Solavaram 600067
233 Manali Madras 600068
234 Kunnathur Kanchipuram 600069
235 Anakaputhur 600070
236 Kamarajanagar 600071
237 Pattabiram East 600072
238 Thandarai 600072
239 Pattabiram 600072
240 Selaiyur 600073
241 Polichalur 600074
242 Sithathur 600074
243 Pammal 600075
244 Korattur R S 600076
245 Tiruverkadu 600077
246 Kalinga Colony 600078
247 K K Nagar 600078
248 Kalignar Karunanidhinagar600078
249 Bullion Market 600079
250 Sowcarpet 600079
251 Korattur 600080
252 Tondikarpet 600081
253 Mpt Staff Colony 600081
254 Rajah Thottam 600082
255 Jawahar Nagar 600082
256 Agaram 600082
257 Ashok Nagar 600083
258 Flowers Road 600084
259 Purasawakkam 600084
260 Gaugadeeswaran Koil 600084
261 Kottur Madras 600085
262 Kottur Gram 600085
263 Gopalapuram 600086
264 Alwar Tirunagar 600087
265 Adambakkam 600088
266 Ganesh Nagar 600088
267 Kudlyiruppur 600089
268 Besant Nagar 600090
269 Besantnagat South 600090
270 Madipakkam 600091
271 Virugambakkam 600092
272 Virugambakkam Bazar 600092
273 Virugambakkam North 600092
274 Saligramam 600093
275 Saligramam South 600093
276 Choolaimedu Mdo 600094
277 Choolaimedu 600094
278 Jaffarkhanpet 600095
279 Perungudi 600096
280 Defence Officers Colony 600097
281 Sidco Estate 600098
282 Kolathur-Cpt 600099
283 Annanagar Western Extn 600101
284 Annanagar East 600102
285 Manali New Town 600103
286 High Court Buildings 600104
287 C-In-C Road 600105
288 Arumbakkam 600106
289 D G Vaishnav College 600106
290 Koyambedu 600107
291 Broadway 600108
292 Railway Car Shed Complex600109
293 Ponniammanmedu 600110
294 Sri Ayyappanagar 600111
295 Choolai 600112
296 Ashtabujam Road 600112
297 Taramani 600113
298 Treaning Institute 600113
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