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Checklist for Agonda Beach-South Goa

  Agonda Village is situated in South Goa in the region of Canacona. Designated as one of the only beaches for turtle nesting , this beach offers much more than that. Agonda beach is one of the heart & soul stirring beaches in Goa, ideal for those who wish to relax away from the hustle

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Top temples of Tamil Nadu – obeisance to Lord Kartikeya at the BalaMurugan Temple ( serie 7 )

Kartikeya, the God of War is a much-honored deity in South India. Referred by many names such as Muruga, Skanda, Subramanya, he is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.When the five elements governed by Lord Shiva (Panch Mahabhoota – Earth , Water, Fire, Air and Ether ) united with Shakti ( Pure consciousness

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Visiting Dakshin Chitra – The Living Museum ( Serie 4)

Dakshin Chitra, is a unique cultural museum of art, architecture, lifestyle showcasing broadly the various living themes prevalent in the four southern states of India namely Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu. In addition to this there are also various performing arts and related events organised all throughout the year with the emphasis on promoting

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The Temple classics of Tamil Nadu – Annamalayar( serie 2 )

One of the most powerful temples of Lord Shiva emanating strong vibes is the Annamalayar temple, located at the base of the Arunachala hills in the town of Tiruvannamalai. Believed to be the largest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with a history dated back more than 1000 years. The temple is not as well known

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Exploring Kanchipuram , in the land of 1000 temples

Most of my travel posts have been of the land to the North , of places nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas but as life meanders its course and I found myself in the state of Tamil Nadu on matters related to work . there was no better opportunity than this to visit some

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The step to see all the 12 Jyotirlingas – Bheemashankar Jyotirlinga

Karpoor Gauram Karunnaavataram Sansaar Saaram Bhugendra Haaram Sadaa Vasantam Hridyaarvinde Bhavam Bhavaani Sahitam Namaami   // I bow to Lord Shiva, the omnipresent // Jyotirlingas are special shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva since ancient times. Out here Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of a Jyotirlinga (Lingam of light). There are 12 Jyotirlingas in

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Things to see when visiting Karwar, Karnataka

The geographical division of India mentions of a narrow coastal strip on the west coast facing the Arabian Sea. It starts from the Gulf of Kutch and Gulf of Kambhat and extends right till Kanyakumari, known by different names in different regions. In the region south of Maharashtra and covering Goa it is known as

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A strand of Tibet in Karnataka – Mundgod

There is a small town in Uttara Kannada, lying in the midst of the Western Ghats which has gained prominence amongst Indian travelers of late however from a alternate perspective it is of great importance. The town of Mundgod on the Hubli -Sirsi route ( NH 52 ) would not have gained recognition nationally if 

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A little talk about lenses and their strong points

It was the end of 2013 that I first ventured into the realm of DSLRs with the purchase of the Canon 70D. Why Canon?? Why not Nikon or Sony?? Well honestly, my awareness was more with regard to the name Canon compared to Nikon, hence I opted for Canon and it was largely good fortune

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When i went looking for the most ancient temple in GOA

OM, Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-vardhanam Urvarukamiva bhandhanan Mrityor mukshiya mamritat   Lord Rudra, the one who is omnipresent having no beginning and no end. The state of Uttarakhand( read here on Uttarakhand) is world renowned with a number of iconic temples dedicated to Lord Shiva with the most famous of them known as Kedarnath (

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