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How to Reach Gangasagar and Kapil Muni Ashram and Temple

Gangasagar Island is located at the confluence of Ganga River and Bay of Bengal. Here is a detail information regarding how to reach Gangasagar and Kapil Muni Ashram and Temple. The place attracts maximum crowd during Makar Sankranti on January 14 and January 15 – Gangasagar Mela.

Gangasagar is 135 km away from Kolkata. The place is not directly linked to Kolkata.
From Kolkata one has to board a Kakdwip-bound bus from Esplanade in Kolkata to Harwood Point. It is three hour ride.
Get down at Harwood Point and cross the Muriganga River by boat and reach Kachuberia. Boats from Harwood Point and Kachuberia are available every hour.
From Kachuberia, a bus will take you to Gangasagar (30 kms) within an hour.
Minibus and hired cars are available for the journey. It would take five hours to reach the island from Kolkata.
Alternative Route – Take a bus to Namkhana from Kolkata (105) kms. From Namkhana, one should cross the Muriganga River on a boat or launch to reach Chemaguri. From Chamaguri…

Where is Ganga Aarti Held in Varanasi? – Place of Evening Ganga Aarti in Kashi

Ganga Aarti is an important ritual held in evening at Varanasi or Kashi. It is the waving of lamps and offering prayers to Goddess Ganga. So any idea where is Ganga Aarti Held in Varanasi. The place of the ritual is near to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Ganga Aarti is held at the famous Dasaswamedh Ghat.
Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat is dedicated to Ganga River, Lord Shiva, Agni and Surya. It is performed for the welfare of the entire universe.

Why Yamuna is also known as Suryaja?

Suryaja is one among the numerous names of Yamuna River. The river is known as Suryaja because she is the daughter of Surya, the sun god in Hinduism.

Yamuna is the daughter of Surya and Samjna, daughter of divine architect Vishwakarma.

As per Markandeya Purana, Surya approached Samjna, she being unable to tolerate her brilliance closed her eyes in fear. Surya saw this as an insult and cursed her to give birth to a River.
Thus, Yamuna is the daughter of Surya and in his wife Samjna and is therefore also known as Suryaja.

Thoughts on Seeker’s Predicament and Master’s Kindness – Sadhguru

Seeker’s Predicament Knowing not where he comes from, knowing not where he is bound, the seeker’s predicament is indeed pathetic. Trapped in layers of ignorance that bind more tightly than any cement or concrete, the seeker’s pain is known only to those who have lived it.
Without proper guidance and the necessary Grace, like a rudderless boat, the seeker goes in endless circles in a boundless ocean, alternately chasing some glimmer of light on the horizon and plugging those self-destructive leaks one’s ignorance keeps punching into oneself.
Master’s Kindness Like a solitary shepherd in the mountains, lovingly resting his flock under the moonlit skies between two hard days of a long journey, who course and outcome are known only to him, these interactions with the Master reflect a rare kind of intimacy, understanding and compassion that springs from the Master’s deep urge to share and deliver.
He knows that the kindness, the insights and the wisdom, which he so generously shares, soothe…