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Showing posts from October 23, 2009

360 Degree View of Mahabalipuram Temples and Monuments – Virtual Tour of Mamallapuram UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Mamallapuram Temples, earlier known as Mahabalipuram, located along the Coromandel Coast in Tamil Nadu were founded by the Pallava kings in the 7th and 8th centuries and are carved on rocks. They are also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Now to attract more visitors and to give an idea of the monument at Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation and Department of Tourism and website is providing an online virtual tour of the monuments. In the online virtual tour you can get a 360 degree panoramic view of the monuments from several locations both inside and outside. Sadly many of the important architectural and sculptural gems at Mamallapuram are not part of the virtual tour.
You can view the Virtual Tour of Mahabalipuram Monuments here –

Please note that the images sometimes take long time to load. The images have been clubbed with a Google satellite image. Some of the earlier virtual tours provided by Tamilnadu Tourism and were of much bet…

Panch Bhikam

Panch Bhikam is observed is observed during the last five days of the Kartik month as per the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Kartik is the eighth month in the traditional lunar calendar. Panch Bhikam 2018 begins on November 19 and ends on November 23. Those who could not take part in the month-long Kartik Snan compensate by participating in the Panch Bhikam – which involves holy dip or bath in a river.

It is said that those participate in the Panch Bhikam bathing ritual will earn the same merit as of performing the bathing ritual for the entire Kartik month.

Hindu women sing songs in praise of Radha and Krishna during the Panch Bhikam. Women light earthen lamps to Goddess Pathwari – the Goddess who blesses travelers.

People also recite the Panch Bhikam Kahani during the five-day period.

Way to Success – Swami Vivekananda

Take up one thing and do it, and see the end of it, and before you have seen the end, do not give it up. He, who can become mad with an idea, he alone sees light. . . . Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.Swami Vivekananda