Monday, May 29, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Badri Vishal Ki Jai (Hail Badri Vishal)
Badrinath is a holy town and in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It gets its name from the temple of Badrinath. It is situated at an elevation of 3,300 metres. The image of the presiding deity worshipped in the temple is a 1 m (3.3 ft) tall, black stone statue of Vishnu in the form of Badrinarayan. The statue is considered by many Hindus to be one of eight swayam vyakta kshetras, or self-manifested statues of Vishnu
A poster of Lord Vishnu.
You offer money here and your wish would be fulfilled.
One who can not afford these, can have 'darshan' of the Lord without even offering anything.
Other places of interest nearby.
These photos were taken on May 6 & 7, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
A sadhu (male), sādhvī (female) is a religious ascetic, mendicant (monk) or any holy person in Hinduism and Jainism who has renounced the worldly life. They are sometimes alternatively referred to as sannyasi or vairagi.
It literally means one who practises a ″sadhana″ or keenly follows a path of spiritual discipline. Although the vast majority of sādhus are yogīs, not all yogīs are sādhus. The sādhu is solely dedicated to achieving mokṣa (liberation), the fourth and final aśrama (stage of life), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. Sādhus often wear simple clothing, such saffron-coloured clothing in Hinduism, white or nothing in Jainism, symbolising their sannyāsa (renunciation of worldly possessions). A female mendicant in Hinduism and Jainism is often called a sadhvi.
(Text source: Wikipedia)