Thursday, 21 September 2017

Navratri Pooja Celebration 2017 - Navdurga, The Nine Forms Of Goddess Durga

Navratri Pooja Celebration

Navdurga is the nine forms of Hindu Goddess Durga. These nine forms of Goddess Durga is known as Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri. During Navratri Celebration, these nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped. The best thing is that each Goddess has their own governing planet, mount, planet, and iconography. In whole year Navratri celebration is conducted 4 times i.e. Chaitra Navratri, Sharad Navratri, Magha Gupta Navratri and Ashadha Gupta Navratri. Navratri celebration is celebrated as a festival in whole India. Now here we provide some details of all Goddess Durga Avatar.

Nine Natures of Goddess Durga Worshiped During Navratri

  • 1st Day of Navratri Celebration: - 1st day of Navratri Celebration is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri. Meaning of Shailputri is the daughter (Putri) of the mountains (shaila). This day is also for yellow color because yellow color indicates the color of Planet Sun.

  • 2nd Day of Navratri Celebration: -  2nd Day of Navratri Celebration is dedicated to Goddess Brahmcharini. Goddess Brahmcharini practices devouts austerity. This day Green color is preferred. Green color indicates soothing, harmony and fertility and also planet Venus planet.

  • 3rd Day of Navratri Celebration: - 3rd day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta. This form of Goddess Durga is worshipped for peace, tranquility, and prosperity in life. She has a half moon (Chandra) in her forehead in shape of a bell (ghanta), that's why she is known by the name of Chandra Ghanta. 3rd day of Navratri celebration is of Grey color which indicates Saturn Planet. 

  • 4th day of Navratri Celebration: - 4th day of Navratri celebration is dedicated to the 4th form of Goddess Durga i.e. Goddess Kushmanda. Goddess Kushmanda is the creator of the universe and worshipped on the 4th day of Navratri celebration. The Orange color is preferred on the 4th day of Navratri celebration because it indicates Jupiter.

  • 5th Day of Navratri Celebration: - 5th Day of Navratri celebration is dedicated to Goddess Skanda Mata, it is also known as Mother Durga. The word Skanda Mata means mother of Skanda which is also known as Lord Kartikeya. The White color is preferred on the fifth day of Navratri celebration. This color indicates Moon.

  • 6th Day of Navratri Celebration: - 6th Day of Navratri celebration is dedicated to Goddess Katyani. The red color is preferred to wear on that day and it indicates Mars Planet.

  • 7th Day of Navratri Celebration: - 7th day of Navratri celebration is dedicated to Goddess KalRatri, she is the 7th form of Goddess Durga. She has a dark complexion. The blue color is preferred on that day and it indicates Uranus planet. 

  • 8th Day of Navratri Celebration: - 8th day of Navratri celebration is dedicated to Maha Gauri, which means extremely white. This form of Goddess Durga is intelligent, peaceful and calm. The pink color is preferred to wear on the 8th day of Navratri celebration, which indicates Mercury Planet.

  • 9th Day of Navratri Celebration: - 9th Day of Navratri celebration is dedicated to the 9th form of Goddess Durga i.e. Goddess Siddhidatri. This form of Goddess Durga has supernatural healing powers and also blesses saints, all gods, tantric and devotees. The purple color is preferred on the 9th day of Navratri celebration, it indicates Neptune Planet.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Places To Visit In Pune - Top 5 Things To Do In Pune - Pune Maharashtra

Pune Maharashtra

Pune is the second largest city of Indian state Maharashtra. It is a culture Capital of Maharashtra. Pune was once a center of power of Maratha Empire which is established by Shivaji Maharaj. Pune is also known as Oxford of the East because half of the total international students in India are studied in Pune. Pune retains its historic past and also embrace modernity at the same time. Here you found some places to visit, so today we discuss here "Places to visit In Pune" or "Top 5 Things to Do In Pune".

Places to Visit In Pune

  • Aga Khan Palace: - This palace was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in Pune in 1892. This fort is one of the biggest landmarks in Indian history. This place is considered as the greatest marvels of India. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) declares this place as a monument of national importance in 2003.

  • Shaniwar Wada: - Shaniwar Wada is a historical fort, which is situated in Pune and was built in 1732. A Large part of this fort is destroyed in 1828 by an unexplained fire. Now remaining part is maintained as a tourist site. 

  • Mulshi Lake & Dam: - This lake is established in the area of Mulshi dam. This place is popular for its scenic beauty of Koraigadh, Dhangad Fort and Sahyadri ranges and also a perfect gateway for nature lovers.

  • Bund Garden: - This garden is situated near Fitzgerald Bridge in Pune, Maharashtra. Mini dams are established by  Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, the Parsi businessman, and philanthropist. He established it as a source of irrigation water for the underprivileged. This garden was established in 1869.

  • National War Museum: - National War Museum is a memorial, which is situated in Pune, India. It is dedicated to the post-independence war martyrs. This is the only war memorial in whole south Asia which is established by citizens contributions. This memorial is opened for the nation on 15th of August 1998. 

  • Osho Ashram: - Osho Ashram is situated in Koregaon Park near Pune. This ashram is a resort for Meditation and Yoga. In this ashram, daily training programs on spiritual uplift and meditation are conducted.

  • Panshet Water Park: - If you love to go water parks and enjoying their, then Panshet Water Park which is situated in Pune is best for your Pune tour. Here you enjoy a lot of activities like kayaking, rides, water scooters, speed boats, swimming, etc.  Check Top Water Parks From Here: - Click Here

  • Parvati Hill Temple: - Parvati Hill Temple is a hillock, which is situated in Pune. This temple is located at 2100 feet above sea level. It is one of the main scenic location in Pune. It is oldest heritage structure in Pune, which was built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty. 

  • Sinhagad & Khadakwasala: - It is a fort, which is situated in Pune, at 1380 m above the sea level. With that Khadakwasala is also have a dam. 

  • Saras Garden: - This garden is situated in Pune, which was established by Peshwa and also has a temple of Lord Ganesha. You enjoy a perfect walk with friends or family here. 

  • Shinde's Chatri: - Shinde's Chatri is a memorial which is dedicated to the 18th-century military leader Mahadji Shinde, who served as commander in chief of Maratha army under Peshwas. It is situated at Wanawadi in Pune, India. 

  • Mahatma Phule Museum: - Mahatma Phule Museum is a museum which is situated in Pune. This museum was established in 1890. In starting this museum is known as Poona Industrial Museum after that its name is changed to Lord Reay Museum. But in 1968, the name of this museum is renamed as Mahatma Phule Museum.

  • Pataleshwar Cave Temple: - Pataleshwar Cave Temple is also known as Panchaleshvara or Bamburde. It is a rock-cut cave temple which is carved out in the 8th century in the Rashtrakuta period. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva. This cave temple is protected monument by the government. 

  • Dehu Gatha Temple: - Dehu Gatha Temple is one of the largest temples which is situated near Pune district of Indian state Maharashtra. This temple is located on Indrayani River's bank. This temple is established in 1723. This temple is dedicated to the lord Pandurang.

  • Katraj Snake Park (Rajiv Gandhi Park): - Rajiv Gandhi Park is situated in Pune. Pune Municipal Corporation manages this job. This park is divided into three parts i.e. animal orphanage, a snake park, and a zoo. Katraj snake park is the main attraction for tourists. Snake park has a lot collection of snakes, birds, reptiles, and turtles. 

  • Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum: - Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum is a Museum which is situated in Pune. This museum is established in the memory of the only son of Dr. Dinkar G. Kelkar, "Raja". It contains a collection of Dr. Dinkar G. Kelkar. In this museum, you like to see ornaments made of ivory, silver, and gold, musical instruments, war weapons, and vessels.

  • Vishram Bagh Waada: - Vishram Bagh Waada or Vishrambaug Wada is a mansion which is located at central Pune's Thorale Bajirao Road. It is a luxurious residence of Peshwa Bajirao II, the last Peshwa of Maratha Confederacy in the 19th century. 

  • St. Mary's Church: - St. Mary's Church is located in  Ghorpuri in Pune, Maharashtra. This temple is the oldest church in the Deccan region. This church is also known as "mother church of the Deccan". 

  • Tribal Museum: - Tribal Museum is a museum which is located in Pune, it showcasing the livelihoods and culture of tribal communities by their weapons, paintings, and artifacts. 

  • Ohel David Synagogue: - Ohel David Synagogue is also known as Lal Deval or Lal Deul. It is a synagogue in Pune, India. 

  • Chavand Trek: - Chavand is a hill fort in the state of Maharashtra. This fort is a part of "famous five". And other 4 is Hadsar, Shivneri, Jivdhan, and Naneghat. And if you like trekking then you also enjoy here trekking.

  • Hadsar Trek: - Hadsar is also known as Parvatgad. Hadsar is a hill fort which is located in Pune Maharashtra. There is a temple of Lord Shiva at top of the fort. 

  • Korigad Trek: - Korigad is a hill fort which is situated in Pune Maharashtra. Here you found caves and cisterns of water within the fort.

  • Purandar Trek: - Purandar is a fort in the Pune. Purandar and Vajragad are twin forts. This fort is the largest of two and situated at the height of 4472.

  • Rajgad Trek: - It is a royal and palatial trek to a fort. Once this trek is inhabited by Shivaji Maharaj himself. 

  • Rasalgad: - Rasalgad is a fort, which is situated in Pune District of Indian state Maharashtra. This fort is evolved for the purpose of tourist attraction in Pune.

  • Rohida Trek: - Rohida is also known as Vichitragad. It is a fort, which is situated in Pune. This place is loved by all trekkers. It is also loved by nature lover, adventure junkie, and history enthusiast.


Top 5Things to do in Pune

  • Explore Wildlife in Pune: - Visit Rajiv Gandhi Park and experience a different kind of zoo. In that Katraj Snake Park is one of the main points of attractions in Pune. 

  • Trekking: - There are lots of treks in Pune like Rohida Trek, Rajgad Trek, Purandar Trek, Korigad Trek, Hadsar Trek, Chavand Trek, etc. So if you are an adventure lover or trekking lover, then Pune is the best place for you. 

  • Parvati Hill: - This temple is situated on the top, so you enjoy a panoramic view of Pune from here. 


Friday, 15 September 2017

Places to Visit In Srinagar - Things to Do In Srinagar - Venice Of East - Srinagar

Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir

Srinagar is one that place which was known as "Venice of the East" or the "Kashmiri Venice". Srinagar is the largest city of Jammu & Kashmir and also a summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. It is situated at Kashmir Valley on the banks of Jhelum River (a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes). This place is mainly popular for gardens, waterfronts, and houseboats or traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits. Dal lake is situated in this city which is known for its houseboats. Srinagar also has some Mughal gardens which laid by the Mughal emperors, in which popular gardens is Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Nishant Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, and Naseem Bagh. Every year Srinagar is tourist center of lots of visitors, who comes here and explore Srinagar in their way.

Places to Visit In Srinagar


  • Dal Lake: - Dal Lake is known as the jewel of Srinagar, it is a vast sheet of water which reflects the carved wooden balconies of the houseboats and the misty peaks of Pir Panjal mountains. If you visit them in the early morning, then you see the floating flower and vegetable market. 

  • Mughal Gardens: - Srinagar is a home of some most beautiful Mughal gardens of India, from which more of them is located in Srinagar. 

  • Shalimar Bagh: - Shalimar Bagh or Shalimar Garden is situated in Srinagar and linked through the channel to the northeast of Dal Lake. This Garden is known with some other names i.e. Shalimar Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Farah Baksh and Faiz Baksh.

  • Nishant Bagh: - Nishant Bagh is also a very popular Mughal garden of Srinagar, it is also a second largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir Valley. It is located on the bank of Dal Lake. Meaning of Dal Lake in Urdu is Garden of Joy, Garden of Gladness, and Garden of Delight.

  • Char Chinar: - Char Chinar is also known as Char Chinari, Ropa Lank or Rupa Lank. It is an island in Dal Lake. It is popular for beautiful Chinar trees. This Chinar Tree is found in every village in Kashmir. 

  • Shikara Ride: - Shikara Boat ride is very popular in the whole world. Here the people of Shikara community don't step their legs on land, this why you found everything on tiny shops in houseboats in Dal Lake, like, shops, doctors, vegetable merchant, etc. And visitors enjoy that because this type of unique thing is found only in Dal Lake, Srinagar.

  • Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden: - Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is a tulip garden which is situated in Srinagar and it is largest tulip garden in Asia, which is spread over an area of 30 hectares. It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range with an overview of Dal Lake.

  • Shankaracharya Temple: - Shankaracharya Temple is also known as Jyesteshwara temple or Pas-Pahar by Buddhists. It is situated on top of  Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar, Kashmir. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

  • Wular Lake: - Wular Lake is Asia's largest lake of fresh water. In Wular Lake, boating, water sports, and water skiing were launched by the government of India Tourism by collaboration with Kerala Tourism and J & K Tourism.

  • Yusmarg: - Yusmarg is also known as Yousmarg is a hill station, which is situated in western part of Kashmir Valley. This hill station is situated about 47 km south of Srinagar. Here you found a frozen lake which is known as Sang-e-Safed valley. This lake is covered with ice during the summer session.

  • Hazratbal Shrine: - Hazratbal Shrine is a Muslim shrine which is situated in Hazratbal, Srinagar. Here you found a relic - Moi-e-Muqqadas. It is believed by many Muslims of Kashmir that, it is a hair of Muhammad. Meaning of this Urdu word Hazratbal means respected place. 

  • Baramulla: - Baramulla is a city of Baramulla district is in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the Bank of Jhelum River downstream from Srinagar. Here you found an eco park which is a major tourist attraction in Srinagar. This place is developed by  J&K Tourism Development Corporation.

  • Jamia Masjid: - Jamia Masjid is a mosque in Srinagar. It is situated at Nowhatta in the middle of the Old City. This Mosque was established by Sultan Sikandar Shah Kashmiri Shahmiri in 1394 AD. under the order of Mir Mohammad Hamadani.

  • Tarsar Marsar Trek: - Tarsar Marsar Trek is situated in Kashmir, which gives you very different from trekking anywhere else in our country. It is most popular trekking place in India.

  • Nehru Garden: - It is also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, which is a botanical garden is situated in  Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India and established in 1969 in the memory of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • Challi Point: - Challi point is one of the popular places in Srinagar. Here you found some small stalls which are dotted in the area selling seek kebabs and corn.

  • Chashm E Shahi: - It is also known as Chashme Shahi or Chashma I Shahi. It is also one of the Mughal gardens which are established in 1632 Ad by Shah Jahan. This garden is located in the Zabarwan Range, near Raj Bhawan Dal Lake in Srinagar.

  • Pari Mahal: - Pari Mahal is also known as The Angels' Abode. It is a seven terraced garden which is situated at the top of Zabarwan mountain range over-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake. It is also an example of Islamic architecture. 

  • Nagin Lake: - This lake is situated in Srinagar and also considered as a part of Dal Lake. It is connected with Khushal Sar and Gil Sar lakes via a channel known as Nallah Amir Khan.

  • Chinar Park: - Chinar Park is also one of the popular tourist attraction in Srinagar. Here you found housing tree island, old Chinar trees, flowers, musical fountains, open air theater for cultural programs, etc.

  • Khanqah Of Shah Hamdan: - It is a Khanqah mosque, which is known as Shah Hamdan Masjid which is located on the right bank of Jhelum river. This place is popular for beautiful and intricate wood carving architecture.

  • Dachigam National Park: - Dachigam National Park is situated in Srinagar, and it is spread on the area of 141 km2. The name of the park stands for ten villages and established in the memory of ten villages. This place is established for clean drinking water supply for the city of Srinagar. In 1981, this park is upgraded a National Park.

  • Sri Pratap Singh Museum: - Sri Pratap Singh Museum is known for a grand collection of handicrafts and archaeological artifacts from across the state.

  • Anantnag: - Anantnag is also known as Islamabad. It is one of the main tourist destination of Kashmir. Visitors come to this place for breath taking beauty. 

Things to do in Srinagar


  • Take a Shikara ride: - Shikara Ride is the world most popular ride in Srinagar. Explore more about Dal Lake by taking a Shikara Ride.

  • Spend a night in a houseboat: - You found houseboats in Dal Lake, so it is the best option for you that spend a night at houseboats. It is an awesome experience for you.

  • Gondola Cable car ride: - Gulmarg Gondola is world's second highest operating cable car. So take an eye view from the top by riding that cable car in Gulmarg.

  • Ride the Rapid in Lidder River: - Enjoy white water river rafting in Lidder river. It is amazing and adventures tour for you. 

  • Paragliding: - For paragliding, you have to visit Astanmarg, it is a beautiful hamlet on the outskirt of Srinagar. It is first paragliding experience camp in Jammu and Kashmir. 

  • Taste some Kashmiri Food: - You found a variety of Kashmiri food in Srinagar, so enjoy various Kashmiri food taste.

  • Mughal Garden: - Main Mughal gardens of India is situated in Srinagar, so you visit there and experience the architecture of Mughal architecture.

  • Shopping on Retail Shops: - Who not love shopping, so why you waiting for, just visit retails shops of Srinagar and enjoy shopping.

  • Heritage Walk: - Take a heritage walk on the streets of Srinagar and explore more.

  • Trekking: - Trekking is that thing which loved by all adventure lovers. So in Srinagar, you found various trekking area with the beauty of nature, so enjoy that. 

  • Skiing and Snowboarding: - Enjoy skiing and snowboarding in Srinagar, it is an awesome experience and also popular things to do in Srinagar for adventure lovers.