Friday, July 31, 2009

Prashar Lake : Bewitching

Prashar lake is one of the most bewitching scenic spot in western himalaya region. Due to its unapproachability it has remained relatively unpolluted. This saucer like lake is fed by the snow deposit around the rim and the fresh rain water that is collected directly.

There is a small island that keeps floating gently on the crystal clear blue water of the lake , the island further add up to its aura of mystic divinity.

This island keeps on moving over the lake even with the slightest movement of breeze, creating countless ripples on the surface.

It is believed that the movement of this island is related to the weather change and by studying it weather change can be anticipated.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Prashar Lake

Once we reached Prashar, the site was mesmerizing. There was heavy rainfall the day before we went and it has added up to the beauty of the site.

The lake and the temple. It is really looks like heaven.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Prashar Rishi : The Temple

The Temple is located at the edge of the lake. It was built by Raja Ban sen (1301-1346 A.D.) one of the earliest rulers of Mandi principality.

Since it was located far away from the villages, in a secluded place,in the high mountain region, it remained almost unattended and left to the care of nature.Therefore it has been able to upkeep most of its original features in decorative structural elements.

Keep visiting for more picutures and updates.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Prashar Lake : Serene Beauty

Recently i had a visit to Prashar. Situated at the height of 2730 meters (9000 feet nearly) above sea level and about 63 km from Kullu and 42 Km from Mandi. It is approachable by road from both Kullu and Mandi Districts.

The view when we reached at the top was just amazing.In the picture above: a small pond on the way to the lake.

This place is sacred to Parashar Sage, on the edge of the lake there is a three tired pagoda type temple dedicated to Prashar Rishi ( Sage).
There are more interesting pictures and facts, about this place will post in coming days for you all.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kullu City

Kullu strechted along whith the banks of Beas river.

My home....

Monday, July 20, 2009

Murlidhar Temple, Thawa

Murlidhar Temple, is located in Thawa village nearly 29 Km from Kullu.

Built in early medieval period,(5000 years ago) in Shikara Style.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna also known as Murlidhar.

Along with the idols of lord Krishna, there are idols of Radha, Garud and Laxminarayana.

As per Hindu Mythology, Radha and Krishna are the eternal lovers. An interesting story related to them was told during my visit to the temple. Earlier when the temple was constructed Radha’s Idol was not in the temple. It is believed that due to this reason usually Lord Krishna was found absent from the Temple. Only after the idol of Radha was brought into the temple, the two eternal lovers were unified again.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

White Water Rafting

One of the favorite thing of adventure lovers. From May to July one can see a lot of rafts in Beas river.

Many tourists enjoy this adventure.

Proper safety measures are taken to avoid any mishappening.
Will try to capture more rafting pics for you all.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Unusual Blend

Two major rivers of kullu , Parvati in right and Beas in the left at their Sangam in Bhuntar.
It rained heavily in the manikaran valley thats why the water in Parvati is all muddy.


Finally monsoon has arrived here and now we are having rains almost daily. I can't keep myself from photographing clouds, with every passing moment they create yet another masterpiece in sky.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Falling with grace

Some of the beautiful waterfalls around Kullu . With changing environment,most of the waterfalls has been reduced to brook.