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Virtual Tour of Khajuraho Temples – View Pictures in 360 degree

Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh in India are among the most photographed temples in India. 360 cities website is offering virtual tour of Khajuraho Temples – there are five images including the famous VarahaTemple and LakshmanaTemple. The images are of high quality and can be viewed in 360 degree.

Link - Virtual Tour of Khajuraho Temples

Ganga Dasami 2011 Date

Ganga Dasami celebrates the appearance or birthday of River Ganga – her descent on earth. The festival begins on the Amavasya or no moon day in the Hindu month of Jyestha as per traditional Hindi calendar and ends on the Dasami tithi or 10th day. The festival lasts for 10 days. Ganga Dasami 2011 begins on June 1 and ends on June 11. The festival of great importance in those places through which the Ganges flows especially at Haridwar and Prayag (Allahabad). Ganga is worshipped in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal during this period Goddess Ganga Devi is an important deity in Hinduism and bathing in the divine river is the believed to cleanse the sins committed. The ritual of bathing in Ganga is also a way to achieve moksha – the escape from the endless cycles of birth and death.