Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thirsty Crow (s)

Lots of Water, to quench the thirst!

Or they are soaking up the sun?

Or waiting for some food ?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bijli Mahadev Temple - Part II

The Staff

The big 60Ft wooden pole of deodar on the ground of Bijli Mahadev Temple is said to receive the first burns of the lightening.

The Shiva Lingam

The sacred Shiva lingam, at Bijli Mahadev Temple. It is believed that one can hear the sound of parvati river flowing if you place your ear near it.Every year thousand of people visit this place, special fair is celebrated in Shravana ( July- Aug)

Due to heavy inflow of tourist and local devotees here the entrance near the lingam is restricted.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bijli Mahadev Temple - Part I

Bijli Mahadev is one of the sacred temples of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an altitude of about 2438 mts. in Kullu District. Bijli Mahadev, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located across the river Beas, nearly 10 km distance from Kullu.

Way to The Temple

The Rig-Veda has a prayer of Maharishi Vashishta to Lord Rudra to absorb the excessive electric current within himself. It is said Lord Rudra acceded and absorbed the excessive electricity current and saved mankind. According to legend this episode took place at the sangam (Confluence) of Parvati and Beas rivers. This is one of the very popular stories in the mythological background of Beas basin, in Himachal Pradesh. As expected the devotees had set up a temple and the lingam in it is named Bijleshwar Mahadev or Bijli Mahadev.

The Temple

A 60 ft hight staff glistens like a silver needle in the sun. According to the historical mythological significance, it is believed that the lightening comes down in the temple and break the Shiva linga into pieces. Somehow the priest gets the information in the form of dream, while sleeping and next morning he collects all the pieces and rejoins it. Pure butter from Cow’s milk is used as adhesive for joining the broken pieces. The work of resetting the lingam is carried out in secrecy by the pujaris (priests) and the Kardars (employees) of the temple.

The Shiva linga

It is said that after completing the process, Shiva Ling regains its originality. According to the priest in the temple, Lord Shiva protects the whole world from bad events and mishappenings, by enclosing them in the form of lightening (which results in breakage of Shiva Ling), which could have made bad consequences for the future.

A panoramic view of Kullu and Parvati valleys is available from the temple site.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fresh Snow

The summers are gone, autumn is here.. , Last week there was a sudden dip in the temperature which resulted in snowfall at the peaks.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I am....

King of the World

If you ever fall, fall like a waterfall...
even after falling from such height it doesn't loses its beauty.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Do not Stop me

I just love the sound of flowing water.It so soothing sitting beside the beas river in lush green valley .

5 Min in such a place and your worries will go away ( Flow away). Its such aheaven. I feel really blessed to be born here in this part of the world.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Kullu Dussehra : The Beginning

Huge gathering of people from all around the world to view and experience the rath yatra

All the dieties comes to this ground before the rath yatra is started.

The Rath ( Chariot) is being pulled by the people .

The Chariot is then placed nearly 500 mtrs from the Temperary Raghunath temple for a week.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

On the Way

The Lord Raghunath begins its journey from Sultanpur along with a huge gathering of people and dieties.

A huge gathering at Dussehra ground before the Rath yatra