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WORLD FAMOUS SUN TEMPLE, OF GUJARAT.

Introduction Great Sun temple Of Gujarat

The Modhera Sun Temple was made by King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty in the early 11th century. Sun Temple Modhera’s Gujarat. Temple and its dedication to the Sun God will leave you stunned. The temple was so constructed that during every equinox, the first sun rays would fall on a diamond placed on the Sun God’s head and the entire temple would illuminate in a golden glow.

On other days, two pillars before the garbhagriha would stay illuminated throughout the day, regardless of the position of the sun. All of these can only be left to the imagination now.

History Of The Sun Temple

The Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat. India. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima of the Chalukyas dynasty.

The Temple Complex Has Three Components 

The temple complex is built in (Chaulukya style). The temple complex has three axially aligned components; the shrine proper (garbhagriha) in a hall (gudhamandapa), the outer or assembly hall (sabhamandapa or rangamandapa), and a sacred reservoir (Kunda).

The Sabhamandapa is not in continuation with Gudhamandapa but is placed little away as a separate structure. Both are built on a paved platform.[1] Their roofs have collapsed long ago leaving behind a few lower-most courses. Both roofs are 15′ 9″ in diameter but are constructed differently. The platform or plinth is inverted lotus-shaped.
1.)Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall:-

The Gudhamandapa measures 51 feet 9 inches by 25 feet 8 inches. It is almost equally divided into Gudhamandapa, the hall, and Garbhgriha, the shrine proper. Both are rectangular in plan with one projection on each of the smaller sides and two projections on each of the longer sides. These projections on the smaller sides form the entrance and the back of the shrine.
2.)Sabhamandapa, the assembly hall:-

Sabhamandapa or Rangamandapa, the assembly hall or dancing hall is parallelogram in plan with rows of pillars opening entrance on each side diagonally. The extensively carved exterior has a series of recessed corners giving an impression of the star-like plan of it.[There are 52 intricately carved pillars. Madhusudan Dhaky has suggested that the sabhamandapa may have been later addition based on style and construction.
3.)Kunda, the reservoir:-

Kunda, a tank or reservoir is known as Ramakunda or Suryakunda. The flight of steps through kirti-torana leads to the reservoir. It is rectangular. It measures 176 feet from north to south and 120 feet from east to west. It is paved with stones all around. There are four terraces and recessed steps to descend to reach the bottom of the tank. The main entrance lies in the west. There are steps to reach from one terrace to another on the right angle to the terrace. These steps are rectangular or square except for the first step of each flight of steps which is semicircular. Several miniature shrines and niches in front of the terrace-wall have images of gods including many Vaishnavite deities and goddesses such as Shitala.
However, the sabha mandap still stands on 52 pillars, depicting the 52 weeks in year carvings of the sun, along with its unity with the other 4 elements-air, water, earth, and space- can be spotted on the walls.
The halls have intricately carved exterior and pillars.
The reservoir has steps to reach the bottom and numerous small shrines.

What Is The Specialty Of Sun Temple of Modhera?

The Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat, India. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chalukyas dynasty.
No worship is offered now and is a protected monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey Of India. At present, the temple is undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India for renovation and restoration. In 2014, this Modhera Sun Temple was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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How Many Sun Temples Are There In India?

There are only 2 sun temples built in India. One is in Konark, Odisha, and others in Modhera, Gujarat.

Who Destroyed Sun Temple Jammu & Kashmir?

Martand is another Sanskrit synonym for Surya. Now in ruins, the temple is located five miles from Anantnag in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The temple was destroyed on the orders of Sultan Sikandar Butshikan, as part of his efforts to forcibly convert Kashmiri people to Islam.

Uttarardha Mahotsav’

The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat organizes an annual three-day dance festival known as ‘Uttarardha Mahotsav’ at the temple during the third week of January, following the festival of Uttarayan.
The objective is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere similar to that in which they were originally presented.

How To Reach Modhera Gujarat?

By Air: You can fly to the nearest city to Modhera-Ahmedabad-from where regular government bus services are available.

By Train: For the ones boarding a train instead, the nearest railway station is at Mehsana-25 km from Modhera.

By Road: Modhera Sun Temple can be easily reached by boarding a bus or hiring a taxi from anywhere in Gujarat. The Modhera Sun Temple indeed leaves you awestruck. It is one place, amidst all the ruins, where you’ll find a perfect blend of ageless creativity and tremendous hard work.

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MR. ENIYAVAN knowns how to make 2000 types of idlis

Eniyavan runs Mallipoo Idlis, a Chennai-based company that specializes in 30 varieties of idlis, he supplies to caterers at events, such as weddings.

MR. Eniyavam knowns how to make 2000 types of idlis and has even attempted to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by making gigantic idlis weighing 124.8kg.
For someone who started out with no experience in cooking, Eniyavan has come a long way. He hails from Coimbatore. “I dropped out of school after Class VIII,” says Eniyavan. He waited tables and washed tea glasses to earn a living and later turned an auto driver.
It was a usual day at work when a customer got into his auto with a huge trough of idli batter. She was Chandra, who made idlis to be sold at small eateries in her locality. She went on to change the course of Eniyavan’s life — once she became a regular in his auto, Eniyavan started delivering her idlis.
Moreover, even though he has only studied up till class eight, Iniyavan has presented a doctorate from an American University for his experimentation with idlis and he wants to continue his passion for idli making and claimed ‘The world is constantly changing so why can’t idlis?”
The idli innovator often gets inspired by his children, “My idea for pizza idlis came after my son suddenly said that he wanted to eat pizza, so instead of taking him out I just found some leftover poriyal and make a pizza ildi and he loved it.
Besides attempting the 2,000 varieties Idli on Sunday, Iniyavan said that he would also be giving out tips explaining how to make the perfect fluffy idlis. “Many don’t know that replacing the water with tender coconut water can make the battery last longer and also make the idlis softer.

Also, to avoid letting the batter get spoilt overnight, only the rice should be ground and the dal should be added the next day,” he explained.

Rating: 1 out of 5.
If you are in Chennai or visit in the future so you have to visit Mr. Eniyavan restaurant and taste a different kind of Idli.

I have shared below mention address for this magnificent restaurant.

Mallipoo Restaurant

Malli Anbagam, No. 26/51, 2nd Street, B Block, Ezhil Nagar, Ezhil Nagar, Chennai-600118, Tamil Nadu, India

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DO YOU KNOW THE FESTIVAL Of INDIA, Teej

Teej is a Hindu festival that is celebrated by women in many states of India and by the Hindus women of Nepal.
Haryali Teej and Hartalika Teej welcome the monsoon season and are celebrated primarily by girls and women, with songs, dancing, and prayer rituals. 

Celebrations: wearing colorful dress maxima people using red because red is a symbol of love

Date: July/ August/ September

Also called: Monsoon Festival/Dedicated to Goddess Parvati
Observed By: Hindu Women

How do you do Teej?

On the day of Hartalika Teej, women wake up early in the morning, take bath and wear new clothes and adorn the best jewelry. Women receive gifts from their parents, parents-in-law, which generally consists of traditional layers dress, bangles, henna, indoor, and sweets like ghewar.

What happens in Teej festival?

The festival is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Bhadra in Gujarat. This observance is similar to the Hartalika Teej Vrat. Married and unmarried women observe a fast on the day and offer Kevada flower (Pandanus: pine screw) to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.

What is the importance of Teej festival?

The Teej festival is an important festival for married women and much-anticipated monsoon festival. It’s dedicated to celebrating the holy union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. According to Hindu texts, Parvati is an incarnation of Lord Shiva’s first wife, Sati.J

How many types of Teej are there?

There are three different types of Teej, Haryali Teej, Kajari Teej, and Hartalika Teej; these are mainly practiced in different parts of India.

What can we eat in TEEJ fast?

After a day long fast, women break their fast by eating only vegetarian dishes, like ghewar, rabdi, coconut water, jaggery, rice, dal, vegetable curry, etc.
Ghewar
Ghevar is a Rajasthani cuisine sweet traditionally associated with the Teej Festival. Besides Rajasthan, it is also famous in the adjoining states of Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, western Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. It is a disc-shaped sweet cake made with maida and soaked in sugar syrup.
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First Luxury CRUISE ship liner Jalesh of India

About the Premium Ship Jalesh

First luxury cruise ship liner Jalesh of India. Mr. Subhash Chandra-owned Essel Group’s Jalesh Cruises, which sailed its first ship Karnika on April 17 last year, is planning to introduce a second vessel by October 2020 following robust demand for cruise tourism in India.
According to Jurgen Bailom, President and CEO, Jalesh Cruises: “Our premiere brand Jalesh Cruises believes in upholding the spirit, culture, and values of ‘Incredible India’ by contributing to the growth of tourism and allied businesses in India.
Jalesh Cruises that means ‘Lord of Water’ is designed to offer vibrant Indian culture and hospitality.

The ship is 70,285 of the ton and a well-appointed ship has 14 decks and accommodation includes 36 mini-suites with cabin sizes of 336 sq. ft and sleeps up to 3 people, 126 Balcony rooms with cabins of sq. ft, that sleeps up to 2 people, 430 ocean view rooms with cabins of 190 sq. ft and 209 interior rooms with cabins of 190 sq. ft. that sleeps up to 4 people each. There are over 600 crew members on board to take care of guests.

On this cruise ship, the guest can enjoy the internet facility from the third-party service provider or directly from the ship.

Jalesh Cruises Gastronomy.

A lot of food options that include three fine-dining restaurants.

Waterfront serves Indian cuisine that includes a signature Indian thali and a-la-carte menu for lunch.

The comprehensive menu includes a host of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options with a selection of alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks,
and wines that can be purchased with your meal.
Karnika offers a luxurious backdrop to the very best in Indian hospitality
Waterfront is one of three fine dining restaurants on board Karnika
The Chef’s Table is a private area for formal dining that also serves Chef special traditional food in a private room within the Waterfront restaurant.

Chopstix is the restaurant that serves Thai, Malay, Korean, Mongolian, Taiwanese, and Japanese cuisines and is the best place to take your taste buds on a culinary tour of the East and is open for dinner.

This apart the ship has an extensive nine buffet and food station that has a variety of delicacies ranging from street food, barbeque, international grill to patisserie, and frozen desserts.

The ship also has a dedicated counter that serves food for Jain passengers. Also, there are nine bars on board that have a gamut of international premium spirits as well.

Best Entertainment Facility at Jalesh

Once you are on board Karnika, there are a variety of options to keep you entertained.

The choice includes Broadway shows, extravaganza plays, breath-taking magic shows, live music concerts, dance shows, shopping, and a host of other entertaining shows.

The best part is that this is a ship for the entire family and there are enough options for children as well across varying age groups.

Facilities include a large swimming pool, children pool, and jacuzzis
The ship offers features that make it accessible for senior citizens and differently-abled passengers. If you like retail therapy, the ship has free products from a host of prominent international brands.

If you would rather relax head to Serena spa on Deck 14 that offers a host of aromatic and natural therapies for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Health watchers can enjoy the state of the art gym facilities onboard too. This apart there is a large swimming pool as well as kids pool and Jacuzzi on board.

Jalesh Cruise Tour Packages

Jalesh Cruise Tour Packages

Jalesh Cruise with Diu (Inside Cabin) 2 nights 3 days
Rs. 23,970

Jalesh Cruise with Flexi Flight – (Goa – Inside Cabin) 2 nights 3 days
Rs. 36,109

Jalesh Cruise with Flexi Flight – (Goa – Ocean View Cabin) 2 nights 3 days Rs. 39,589

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Agrasen Ki Baoli

Introduction Of Agrasen Ki Baoli.

Agrasen ki Baoli (also known as Ugrasen ki Baodi), designated a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI).
Agrasen ki Baoli, it is believed that it was originally built by the legendary king Agrasen, and the present architecture hints at it being rebuilt in the 14th century during the Tughlag period of Delhi Sultanate. The Baoli is open daily from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.

Agrasen ki Baoli History

However, many historians suggest that it was constructed during the period of the Mahabharata by none other than the legendary king of Agroha, named Maharaja Agrasen. Ugrasen ki Baoli was built to serve not only as a water reservoir but also as a community place.
This Baoli, with 108 steps, is among a few of its kind in Delhi. The visible parts of this historical step well consist of three levels. Each level is lined with arched niches on both sides.
Baoli or bawdi, also referred to as baori or bauri, is a Hindi word (from Sanskrit wapi or vapi, vapika). In Rajasthan and Gujarat the words for step well include baoli, bavadi, vav, vavdi and vavadi. 

Water temples and temple step wells were built in ancient India. The earliest forms of step well and reservoir were also built in India in places like Dholavira as far back as the Indus Valley Civilisation.

What does Baoli mean?

baoli is a reservoir in which water can be stored. It is also a source of groundwater. Numerous tanks and baolis were commissioned by the ruling clans in which water was collected mainly during the rainy season and was then used throughout the year by the people in the neighborhood.

What called Baolis?

Baolis are stepwells in which water is reached by going down a set of steps. They are common in the arid parts of western India such as Rajasthan.

How many Baoli are there in Delhi?

There are 14 Baolis which you can trace around the city of Delhi. The order of the list is according to accessibility with a vehicle.

Who invented the Stepwell?

The name Rajon ki Baoli is believed to be not after Kings (Raja) but masons. Why it was named after masons is not yet truly known, though there are many stories.

Supposedly built in 1516 by Daulat Khan and restored in the early 2000s, the stepwell is a grand structure both in terms of scale and architecture.

Which is the largest and deepest Stepwell?

Constructed in 800 AD, Chand Baori consists of 3,500 narrow steps over the 13 levels. It extends approximately 60 ft into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest step-wells in India. The largest and the most beautiful stepwell in India (even in the world).

Where does the water from the well come from?

Well water comes from sources beneath the Earth’s surface known as groundwater, which includes porous water-bearing formations as well as underground springs. Additionally, the means of bringing the water up out of the well to the surface is a part of where the well water comes from.

Which movie was filmed Agarsen ki Baoli?

Various Bollywood films such as the blockbuster film PK starring Amir Khan and Sultan starring Salman Khan. It was also featured in the 2017 Sridevi thriller Mom

There have also been reports of the Baoli being haunted. In 2012, a photo-shoot of Formula One models also took place here.

 The stepwell also appeared in the second episode of  The Amazing Race Australia in 2012.

How Can I Go To Agrasen Ki Baoli?

It is easy to reach Agrasen ki Baoli as it is easily accessible from the metro. The nearest metro station to the monument is the Barakhamba Road or Rajiv Chowk metro station.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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