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Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra Ratha Jatra also called as Chariot Festival, is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri, Odisha. The festival is celebrated on the 2nd day of Shukla Paksha of Ashadh, the third month, according to the traditional Oriya calendar. It is a 9 day-long event and marks the return of Lord Krishna to Vrindavan with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra&n

Joykali Matar Temple

Joykali Matar Temple India inaugurated the reconstructed Joykali Matar temple at Natore in Bangladesh. It was built approximately 300 years back in the early 18th century by Shri Dayaram Roy. He was an influential Dewan of Queen Bhahani of Nature and the founder of the Dighapatia Royal Family. The MoU for the reconstruction of the temple at Lalbazar, Natore was signed between India in Bangladesh in 2016. The Government of India provided grant assistance for the reconstruction of the histor

Time Capsule-Kaal Patra

Time Capsule-Kaal Patra The Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has denied reports about placing a time capsule under the ground at the Ram Temple construction site in Ayodhya. The Time Capsule, also known as Kaal Patra, was supposed to contain the history of Ayodhya and Rama Janma Bhoomi Movement. Time Capsule is a container of any size or shape, which accommodates documents, photos and artefacts typical of the current era and is buried

Lingaraj Temple destroyed?

Lingaraj Temple destroyed? About Lingaraj Temple Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The Lingaraja temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The central tower of the temple is 180 ft (55 m) tall. The temple represents the quintessence of the Kalinga architecture and culminating the medieval stages of the architectural tradition at Bhubaneswar. The temple is believed to be built by the kings from t

Ekamra Kshetra Beautification Project

Ekamra Kshetra Beautification Project The Orissa government's Ekamra Kshetra beautification project is aimed at creating space around Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneshwar for the eve of Shivratri in March 2021. It is a government-led project which has recently been mired in controversy due to the destruction of ancient monuments nearby. Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage: It is a non-profit charitable organisation registered under the Societies Regis

History of Uttarakhand : From Borderland to Sacred Place

History of Uttarakhand: From Borderland to Sacred Place The Artefacts found in the Himalayan foothills are datable to the period extending from 300 BCE and 600 CE including an Ashokan rock edict (at Kalsi), brick altars for conducting Ashvamedha yagnas, coin hoards, and sculptures. These developments fostered the growth of Haridwar and Kalsi as cosmopolitan towns and as “gateways” into the Himalayas. The earliest shrines in this tradition were built at P

Lingaraja Temple

Lingaraja Temple Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The temple is believed to be built by the kings of the Somavamsi dynasty, with later additions from the Ganga rulers. The temple is a classic example of the Kalinga style of architecture. The temple is built in the Deula style that has four components namely, vimana (structure containing the sanctum), jagamohana (assembly hall), natamandira (festival hall) and bhoga-mandapa (hall of offerings), each increasi

Dekho Apna Desh Webinar on Khajuraho Temples

Dekho Apna Desh Webinar on Khajuraho Temples The Ministry of Tourism recently organized a webinar on “Khajuraho Temples of Architectural Splendour” under Dekho Apna Desh. About Dekho Apna Desh webinar Ministry of Tourism launched the Dekho Apna Desh webinar series in April 2020. Its objective is to create awareness about and promote various tourism destinations in India. It is also an effort to showcase India’s rich diversity under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.


JAGANNATH RATH YATRA The Greatest festival of the Supreme Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra is celebrated every year but for the last 2 years, the devotee's participation was barred due to the pandemic. The annual Lord Jagannath rath yatra begins from the Jagannath temple, Puri. The festival is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Ashadh which is the third month, according to the traditional Oriya calendar. The Rath Yatra is 9 day-long event during which the th

Modhera Sun Temple

Modhera Sun Temple The Ahmedabad Railway Station at Kalupur in Ahmedabad City will be developed on the theme of Modhera Sun Temple in the next five years. About Modhera Sun Temple Modhera Sun Temple is located in Mehsana, neighbouring Ahmedabad district. Built-in the 11th century during the reign of Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty in honour of the Sun God, it is one of the major tourist destinations in North Gujarat. Situated on the banks of Pushpavati River. It is sur

Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal recently entered a topic that has raged for decades and occasionally sparked controversy by supporting the admission of foreign nationals into the renowned Jagannath Temple in Puri. Only Hindus are currently permitted inside the temple to make prayers to the gods inside the sanctum sanctorum. Why are non-Hindus prohibited from entering the Jagannath Temple? Despite the lack of an obvious justification, it has been a tradition fo

Puri’s Jagannath Temple

The temple is situated in Puri, Odisha, was built in the 12th century by King Anatavarman Chodaganga Deva of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The Puri Jagannath Temple is a circular temple that is believed to have inspired the design of the Indian Parliament building. The temple is also known as the "White Pagoda" and is one of the 4 great "Char Dham" pilgrimage sites. It is famous for its Annual Rath yatra, or chariot festival.

Poleramma Temple

Poleramma Temple is a re-established 200 years-old temple located in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The temple was first constructed by British village officer in India in the 1800s, before which villagers worship Poleramma in form of a mud deity. Poleramma is a pre-Vedic deity, who is predominantly worshipped in Andhra Pradesh, and a local form of Sakti. She is worshipped as Grama devata (goddess who protects the village).

Nagara style- RAM MANDIR

The Ram temple in Ayodhya will be inaugurated on January 22. The complex is in the Nagara style of temple architecture, designed by 81-year-old Chandrakant Sompura and his 51-year-old son Ashish. Nagara style Nagara architecture is a classical architecture of temple design in northern India, contrasted with Dravida architecture in southern India. Nagara temples have a shikhara (mountain peak) over the garbha griha (sanctum sanctorum), a circumambulatory

Somnath Temple

Prime Minister will inaugurate the Ram temple in Ayodhya, 73 years ago; the President of India inaugurated another temple in a grand ceremony. Located in - Prabhas Patan, Veraval, in Gujarat. Significance - It is the holy place of the first Aadi Jyotirling Shree Somnath Mahadev, among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is also the place where Lord Shri Krishna took his last journey. Built by - In 1782, Maratha queen Ahalyabai Holkar built a small temple

Veerbhadra Temple

The temple is dedicated to the deity Veerabhadra, the fiery form of Lord Shiva. The temple is closely associated with the Ramayana. Top of Form It was built during the 16th century, the architectural features of the temple are in the Vijayanagara style with profusion of carvings and paintings. The Veerabhadra Swamy temple and the Nandi statue in Lepakshi, India were added to UNESCO's tentative list of world heritage sites in 2022.


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