Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
March 13, 2013 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Maha Shivratri – When Power descends on Earth
December 2, 2011 | Festivals | No Comment
Maha Shivratri – When Power descends on Earth
Come the month of February and March and you are sure to see all the Hindus celebrating the power of Lord Shiva. Falling in the Hindu month of Phalgun, this is the festival when the people on earth pray to the Lord and worship his lingam. They please Lord Shiva and mark the day with a lot of religious significance. Maha Shivratri is believed to be the day Lord Shiva got wedded to Goddess Parvati. It is said that Lord Shiva was so happy that he performed a tandav nritya on this day. This is the dance of creation and also preserves the power in the world and destruction of evil. This is a very auspicious night for all the devotees. Legend has it that the lord turned himself in the Linga form on this day the first time. Maha shivratri means the grand night of Lord Shiva. Devotees observe a fast  [...]