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A Temple in Banda in Uttar Pradesh Dedicated to Lovers

There is a temple on the banks of the MajhaRiver at Banda in Uttar Pradesh which attracts lovers from region on Makar Sankranti day (January 14). The temple is dedicated to a Nat youth and a princess. During the fair, lovers in the region take bath in MajhaRiver and pledge before the deity that they will never separate.Sanjay Pandey writes in Deccan Herald about this unique temple‘The temple is the symbol of the tragic love story of a youth and a princess. The princess, while visiting the river once, had fallen in love with a Nath youth and wanted to marry him,’ temple priest Ghanshyam Pandit said.

When the girl’s father came to know about the affair, he tried to dissuade his daughter from the love tangle. When she did not relent, he put a tough condition before the youth, asking him to walk on a rope tied from the nearby by hills to the fort. Nath community members are experts in walking on ropes tied to two ends of poles.

The rope was too weak and gave in, just when the youth was abou…

Sri Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Thoughts

Cold water is beneficial to a thirsty man but positively harmful to one who has fever. Similarly, what is good for one may not be good for another. So each person must follow that path for which he is best suited.Do not be disheartened by the spiritual darkness over-running the world. When the sun sets and the darkness of night envelops the land, we do not stop our work saying that the sun has set. Do we not light a lamp and get on with our normal activities with the aid of that lamp? If we feel that there is an urgency, do we not walk miles together during the darkest of nights guided by the flickering light of a torch?Sri Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati (34th Pontiff of Sringeri)