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PARIKRAMA - Season 1

Baijnath & Mahakal Mandir

Travel • Spiritual | 26 mins | 5+

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Hindi

Baijnath Temple is a revered shrine of Himachal Pradesh. Located at a distance of 16 kms from Palampur in the Beas valley, Baijnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the porch of the temple, the two long inscriptions state that before the present temple, there was a shrine of Lord Shiva at the same spot. ❖ Just 5 kms. away from Baijnath, another temple attracts the devotees because of its timeless appeal–Maha Kaal—The abode of the mighty Shiva, the lord of the Destruction

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Aghanjar Mahadev Mandir
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Aghanjar Mahadev Mandir

Aghanjar mahadev temple is situated at a distance of 5 km from Dharamshala and in the Khaniyara village near manji river at the foothills of dhauladhar. This Shiva temple is very unique,very old and is illustrious for its scenic beauties. It is believed that this temple was created by pandavas. It is believed that once upon a time that when the Pandavas from the Mahabharata, were on their way to the Kailash Mountains, Lord Shiva appeared before of them at this spot and blessed them with a boon to succeed over the kaurvas. At this place sage Ganga Bharati has laid-off “Akhand Dhuni” Sacred Fire.

Anjani Mahadev & Vashishtha Mandir
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Anjani Mahadev & Vashishtha Mandir

Anjani Mahadev is a holy temple of Devi Anjana Mother of Lord Hanuman in Manali where the main attraction is ice Lingam formed by flowing water from mountain. It is said that Devi Anjana meditated at this place. During winters when temperature decreases and the water flowing from the mountains fall at a particular point and at same time due to minus temperature, water freezes and formed a Lingam shape. Some time Lingam attains height up to 20 to 30 feet. And because of same formation procedure of Lingam it is also called Amarnath of Kullu or Chota Amarnath. Vashisth Mandir is named after Rishi Vashistha. Legend has it that the saddened Rishi Vashisht after learning that his children were killed by Vishwamitra tried to commit suicide. But the river refused to kill him.

Baglamukhi & Kunal Pathri Mandir
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Baglamukhi & Kunal Pathri Mandir

Around 30 km from Kangra District, Baglamukhi Temple is a Siddha Peeth close to both Jwala Ji and Chintpurni Devi Temple. The deity, Baglamukhi is one of the 10 Mahavidyas and believed to be the destroyer of all evils. Yellow colour is the most favourite colour of the Goddess. That is why the temple is painted in yellow colour. The devotees do wear yellow attire and yellow desserts besan ki laddoo are offered to the deity. People worship the deity to win the legal confrontations, to defeat their enemy, to prosper in business and to win the heart of beloved.

Baijnath & Mahakal Mandir
26 Min

Baijnath & Mahakal Mandir

Baijnath Temple is a revered shrine of Himachal Pradesh. Located at a distance of 16 kms from Palampur in the Beas valley, Baijnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In the porch of the temple, the two long inscriptions state that before the present temple, there was a shrine of Lord Shiva at the same spot. ❖ Just 5 kms. away from Baijnath, another temple attracts the devotees because of its timeless appeal–Maha Kaal—The abode of the mighty Shiva, the lord of the Destruction

Bansi Gopal Mandir (Chamba) & Brij Raj Mandir (Noorpur)
27 Min

Bansi Gopal Mandir (Chamba) & Brij Raj Mandir (Noorpur)

Built in the 16th century and dedicated to Krishna, this temple has a small collection of carved panels from other area temples in its courtyard. A curious feature of the temple is the depiction of amorous scenes of Khajuraho type on the exterior of the temple. In the niches outside the temple are depicted various deities, including Surya, Harihara, Krishna with flute, Hanuman, Mashishasuramardini, Anantasayi Vishnu, Vishnu with three faces those of hanuman, a lion and a boar, Uma Maheshvra, Narsimha and Varaha. Brij Raj Swami temple inside the Nurpurfort is a 16th-century historical temple of Lord Krishna and home to a much-revered deity of the local population and attracts tourists.

Bhadarkaali, Chamunda Devi & Chhatrani Mata
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Bhadarkaali, Chamunda Devi & Chhatrani Mata

The temple of Bhadra Kali is located at the height of 3800 ft on a place called Bhalei. The temple deity is a black stone idol of Goddess which stands 2 ft tall and is enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Chamunda Devi Temple is nestled in a spectacular position on the spur of Shah Madar range of hills and opposite to the Chamba town. It is a major holy place for pilgrims that sits on the bank of river Baner and just 15 km away from Dharmshala. The temple of Chhatrari is regarded as one of the holiest ones and is devoted to Goddess Shakti.

Bhagsunag & Indru Nag Temple
26 Min

Bhagsunag & Indru Nag Temple

A medieval shrine, Bhagsunath is Shiva Temple situated about 3kms from Mcleodganj. The temple has been highly revered by the Hindus and the Gorkha Community. The sacred shrine is famed for its two pools that are believed to have healing properties. The legend has that King Bhagsu built this temple after seeking forgiveness from Snake God. It is believed that Nag Devta was raged in anger as King Bhagsu stole water from the sacred Nag Dal Lake here. Later, the king repented and built the temple in reverence to Nag Devta.

Bhootnath Temple
26 Min

Bhootnath Temple

The Bhootnath Temple is an ancient temple and one of the famous temple in Himachal Pradesh. The controlling deity is the Great Lord Shiva and was built when State Capital was shifted from Bhiuli to present place. Bhootnath Temple, with an idol of a manifestation of god Shiva is synonymous with Mandi. The idol of Nandi, the sacred bull stands facing the ornamental double arch of the sanctuary. The overhang, cellar and mandap are incised with delicate figures of elephants. The Nandi, Shivas mount, faces the deity from the ornamented doublearched entrance.

Brijeswari Mata Temple
27 Min

Brijeswari Mata Temple

Brajeshwari Devi temple is situated in Nagarkot,Kangra district of Himachal pradesh. It is 11 km away from nearest railway station.This temple is dedicated to goddess Brajeshwari. Acccording to legend after Goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the honor of Lord Shiva in her father Yagya. Lord Shiva took the Sati body on his shoulder and stated Tandav. Lord Vishnu is divided goddess Sati body into 51 parts with his chakra in order to stop the Lord Shiva destroying the word. The left breast of Sati fell at this place.

Chamunda Devi
27 Min

Chamunda Devi

In Hinduism, Chamunda or Camunda is an aspect of Devi, the supreme mother goddess. The name is a combination of Chanda and Munda, two monsters which Devi killed.The famous temple of Ma Chamunda is in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The temple depicts scenes from the Devi Mahatmya, Ramayan and Mahabharata. The Devis image is flanked by the images of Hanuman and Bhairo on either side.

Chintpurni Ji Mata
26 Min

Chintpurni Ji Mata

Chintpurni ji is a major pilgrimage Centre and one of the Shakti Peethas in India. The Chintpurni shakti peeth Chhinnamastik shakti peeth is located in Una district Himachal Pradesh state, surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and east in the smaller Shiwalik or Shivalik range bordering the state of Punjab. The Chintpurni Shakti Peeth houses the temple of Chinnamastika Devi or Chinnamasta Devi. Chhinnamasta or Chinnamastika temple is one of the 7 major and 51 total Shakti Peethas. Here, Chhinnamasta is interpreted as the severed-headed one as well as the foreheaded-one.

Gourishankar Temple & Mata Tripura Sundri Temple
27 Min

Gourishankar Temple & Mata Tripura Sundri Temple

The temple of Gauri Shankar is situated immediately below the Naggar Castle in Naggar. The temple is believed to be the last monument of the Gurjara-Pratihara traditions. The temple is famous for its splendid Shikhara Style architecture.Gauri Shankar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and famous for stone carvings. The idols of Gauri and Shankar are set up on the pedestal, seated over Nandi. The garbagriha is decorated with beautiful carvings of images of Lord Ganesh, various people playing different musical instruments and also with the carvings of dancing girls.

Hidimba Devi & Manu Temple
27 Min

Hidimba Devi & Manu Temple

Hidimbi Devi Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple, is located inManāli, a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India. It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himālayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in 1553.

Jwala Ji Mata
27 Min

Jwala Ji Mata

Amongst the 51 Shaktipeethas, Jwala Devi temple happens to be an important temple in Himachal Pradesh. Jwalaji/jawalaji flame or Jwala Mukhi flame mouth is probably the most ancient temple discussed here besides Vaishno Devi. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata and other scriptures. There is a natural cave where eternal flames continue to burn. Some say there are nine flames for the nine Durgas

Mahkaal Temple
27 Min

Mahkaal Temple

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, shrines which are said to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. It is located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is situated on the side of the Rudra Sagar lake. The presiding deity, Lord Shiva in the lingam form is believed to be Swayambhu, deriving currents of power Shakti from within itself as against the other images and lingams that are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti

Sheetla Mata & Bhimakali Mata
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Sheetla Mata & Bhimakali Mata

❖ Maa Sheetala is the Hindu Goddess known to cure the dreaded disease.The deity is believed to be the Goddess who protects children from small pox and gives them a healthy life. ❖ Stationed on the bank of river Beas, Bhimkali temple is an important religious site in Mandi. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Bhima Kali -an incarnation of Goddess Durga

Bhimakali Temple
28 Min

Bhimakali Temple

Shri Bhima Kali Temple is a temple at Sarahan inHimachal Pradesh inIndia, dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali . The temple is situated about 180 km from Shimla and is one of 51 Shakti Peethass. According to a legend, the manifestation of the goddess is reported to the Daksha-Yajna incident when the ear of the Sati fell at this place and became a place of worship as a Pitha - Sthan.

Hari Devi Temple (Bilaspur) & Shiv Temple ( Jatoli)
27 Min

Hari Devi Temple (Bilaspur) & Shiv Temple ( Jatoli)

❖ Maa Hari Devis Temple is situated atop a hillock in Bilaspur district, Himachal Pradesh. The temple interestingly enshrines only the eyes of Goddess Hari Devi, worshipped by the faithful. ❖ Jatoli gets its name from the long Jata hair that Lord Shiva has. Considered as Asias highest Shiv temple, this shrine is indeed an architectural marvel. Jatoli Shiv Temple is one of the famous holy destinations of Solan which attract a large number of pilgrims and is only 6 Kms from the city.

Hari Rai Temple & Bharmour Temple
27 Min

Hari Rai Temple & Bharmour Temple

Hari Rai Temple is famous for it’s stunning bronze image of Lord Vishnu in the form of Chaturmurti An aspect of Vishnu when he has a body of human being and heads of a man, a lion, a boar and a demon. ❖ Chaurasi Temple is located in the center of Bharmour town and it holds immense religious importance because of temples built around 1400 years ago. Life of people in Bharmour centres around the temple complex-Chaurasi, named so because of 84 shrines built in the periphery of Chaurasi Temple.

Ardhnareshwar, Jalpa Mata & Chamunda Devi Temple
24 Min

Ardhnareshwar, Jalpa Mata & Chamunda Devi Temple

❖ Maa Jalpa Mandir is a temple situated on a hill top, the hill is approximately 500m high and is 7Kms away from the district place Rajgarh. he temple has a huge lobby and a stautue of mata, along with the mata temple a small temple of Hanuman ❖ Ardhnarishwar Temple is a sacred temple of Hindus and is highly revered by the devotees. Situated in Mandi Himachal Pradesh, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. ❖ Chamunda devi temple in mandi is devoted to Goddess Chamunda.

Jhaku Temple
27 Min

Jhaku Temple

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, Shimlas highest peak, 2.5 km east of the Ridge at a height of 2,455 m above sea level. Each year, a festival is held on Dussehra, before 1972 the festival used to be held at Annadale.

Jubbal Shiv Temple & Hateshwari Devi Temple
28 Min

Jubbal Shiv Temple & Hateshwari Devi Temple

❖ The Shiva Temple, though built a little later, actually looks older because of its stonewalls and the idols carved on them. ❖ Hatkoti Temple” is located at Jubbal Hatkoti, 100 K.M. from Shimla the capital of the Himachal Pradesh. Temple is located in village Hatkoti of tehsil Jubbal distt Shimla of Himachal Pradesh. .Hatkoti Mata is regarded as the most powerful goddess among all the goddesses of northern India by the residents of Hatkoti. As we know Himachal Pradesh is a state of god and goddesses.

Kali Mata & Mohan Shakti Temple
27 Min

Kali Mata & Mohan Shakti Temple

❖ Kali Mata Mandir is one of the famous temples which is situated in the Shamti which is about 5 km from the solan on rajgarh road, in this temple there is a statue of Kali Mata are placed. Here every year so many people came this temple. ❖ Within the huge periphery of the Mohan Shakti Heritage park, there is a beautiful shrine, Kali Ka Tibba temple. The shrine seems like an emerald amidst the wilderness. The entire complex of Heritage Park is dotted with multiple statues, sculptures and statuettes. Huge statues of Indian Gods and Goddesses can be seen here

Kamna Devi & Sankat Mochan Temple
27 Min

Kamna Devi & Sankat Mochan Temple

❖ Surrounded by breathtaking mountains atop the Prospect Hill, the Kamna Devi Temple is a beautiful religious spot. It is believed that anyone coming to Shimla must pay a visit to this majestic temple as people say that Goddess Kali fulfils the desires of all her devotees who travel up the hill and offer prayers in the temple ❖ Shri Sankat Mochan temple in Simla is located on the Kalka - Shimla highway, on the National Highway - 22. The temple is a place where one can actually meditate and enjoy the calm and peaceful surroundings.

Laxmi Narayan Temple
27 Min

Laxmi Narayan Temple

Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the most popular temples of Chamba that is known for its great historical significance and architectural marvel. There are also other temples in the complex like Radha Krishna Temple- built by Rani Sarda wife of Raja Jit Singh in 1825, Shiva Temple of Chandragupta- built by Sahil Varman and the Gauri Shankar Temple- built by Yugkar Varman the son of Sahil Varman.

Mahakali Temple Fagu
27 Min

Mahakali Temple Fagu

Mahakali Temple, a very famous holy place in Naldehra, is located on the banks of the serene Mahakali Lake. The main deity of Mahakali Temple is the Goddess Maha Kali. It stands with all its godliness and might on the banks of a river called Mahakali.

Masroor Rock Temple
27 Min

Masroor Rock Temple

The Masrur Temples, also referred to as Masroor Temples or Rock-cut Temples at Masrur, is an early 8th-century complex of rock-cut Hindu temples in the Kangra Valley of Beas River inHimachal Pradesh, India. The temples were carved out of monolithic rock with a shikhara, and provided with a sacred pool of water as recommended by Hindu texts on temple architecture

Nainadevi Temple
28 Min

Nainadevi Temple

According to a legend, Goddess Sati burnt herself alive in Yagna, which distressed Lord Shiva. He picked the corpse of Sati on his shoulder and started his Tandava dance. This horrified all deities in the heaven as this could lead to holocaust. This urged Lord Vishnu to unleash his Chakra that cut the Sati’s body into 51 pieces. Shri Naina Devi Temple is the place where eyes of Sati fell down.

Sandhya Gayatri & Shiv Temple
28 Min

Sandhya Gayatri & Shiv Temple

❖ Sandhya Devi Temple is an 8th century place of worship located at Jagatsukh in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh The presiding deity is Sandhya Devi Goddess of the evening, a 120cm stone idol consecrated in the sanctum. ❖ Gayatri Temple at Jagatsukh near Manali in Himachal Pradesh. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and to Sandhya Gayatri. The Arjun caves are just ahead

Siddheshwari & Shoolni Mata Temple
28 Min

Siddheshwari & Shoolni Mata Temple

❖ Siddhewshwari mata temple is dedicated to goddess durga. ❖ The Shoolini Mata Temple is dedicated to Shoolini Mata-an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The shrine is one of the prime attractions of Solan. It is also believed that the town of Solon was named after Shoolini Mata, who is the presiding deity of the temple. As per legends, the temple was once the abode of Shoolini Mata.

Sidh Shambu & Maha Mritunjay Temple
25 Min

Sidh Shambu & Maha Mritunjay Temple

❖ The Siddh shambu mahadev temple of Mandir is dedicated to Lord shiva. ❖ Mahamrityunjaya Temple in Mandi is one of the oldest Lord Shiva temples in Himachal Pradesh, India. The temple is one of the rare temples where Lord Shiva is worshiped as Tryambaka, the three-eyed one.

Tara Devi Temple
27 Min

Tara Devi Temple

Tara Devi temple is one of the most visited religious places in Shimla. It is installed at a height of 7200 feet above sea level and situated around 11 km away from Shimla city.

Tarna Devi
28 Min

Tarna Devi

The Tarna Devi temple is a divine shrine dedicated to Goddess Shyama Kali – incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Temple is perched at an elevation 300 feet above the sea level in the middle of the dense forest. Spectacular view of snow-capped mountains is one reason to be there. The temple is also known by the name of the Shyama Kali Temple and was constructed way back in the 17th century. It is said that whatever is wished at the temple gets fulfilled. This temple also has many beautiful paintings of Gods, Goddesses and Gurus.

Trilokinath, Panjvakhtar & Shama Kali Temple
27 Min

Trilokinath, Panjvakhtar & Shama Kali Temple

❖ Triloknath Temple houses the three-faced image of Lord Shiva and is located in area of Purani Mandi .Trilokinath temple is one of the oldest temples in the town with typical architecture. ❖ Panch Vakhtar is a popular Shiva temple in Mandi. The temple is situated at the confluence of the Beas and Suketi rivers. The sacred shrine is known for the fivefaced image of Lord Shiva. ❖ At the top of Mandi town there is a temple of Shyama Kali deity, which is another manifestation of the consort of Lord Shiva.

Vaishno Devi (Kullu)
28 Min

Vaishno Devi (Kullu)

Commonly known as Mahadevi Tirth, Vaishno Devi temple in Kullu is situated on the banks of Beas river. Named after the wife of Lord Shiva, Parvati, the magnificent temple was built in the year 1966 by a saint named Swami Sewak Das Ji Maharaj Devotees travelling to this side of Himachal Pradesh are likely to get smitten by the sprawling forests, apple orchards and majestic hills that happen to come on their way. Surrounded by an atmosphere of peace and calm, the temple has turned into one of the most sought after religious places in Kullu.

Vishveshwar Mahadev & Raghunath Temple
27 Min

Vishveshwar Mahadev & Raghunath Temple

❖ Vishveshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient shrine, located about 200 meters off the KulluMandi road in Bajaura, Himachal Pradesh. The temple is 15km away from Kullu town. This pyramided-structured temple is positioned on the banks of the Beas River. The controlling deity is Lord Shiva. Bajaura Temple enshrines a large yonilingam and the outer sides of the shrine are decorated with the images of Goddess Durga, Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha. ❖ The Raghunath Temple is one of the oldest and Most Popular Temples Of Himachal.the temple is dedicated to Lord Rama.The temple is located on a hillock and gives a magnificent view of the valley.

Bhojpur Temple
25 Min

Bhojpur Temple

The Bhojeshwar Temple is an incomplete Hindu temple in Bhojpur village of Madhya Pradesh, India. Dedicated to Shiva, it houses a 7.5 feet 2.3 m high lingam in its sanctum.The temples construction is believed to have started in the 11th century, during the reign of the Paramara king Bhoja. The construction was abandoned for unknown reasons, with the architectural plans engraved on the surrounding rocks. The unfinished materials abandoned at the site, the architectural drawings carved on the rocks, and the masons marks have helped scholars understand the temple construction techniques of 11th-century India.

Birla Temple
26 Min

Birla Temple

Birla Mandir is situated at the highest point of Bhopal, atop area Hills dedicated to goddess Lakshmi. Birla Mandir not only provides a spiritual experience but also a panoramic view of the breath taking picturesque city of Bhopal. It is a place where one can have an overview of the entire Bhopal city. Apart from Lakshmi and her husband Vishnu, this temple also houses a beautiful shrine of Lord Shiva, with his wife Parvathi. The serene atmosphere of this magnificent shrine gives spiritual solace to the devotees.

Chitrakoot Parikarma
27 Min

Chitrakoot Parikarma

Chitrakoot is a town and a nagar panchayat in Satna district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is a town of religious, cultural, historical and archaeological importance, situated in the Bundelkhand region, bordering Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh, India. Chitrakoot Dham Karwi is a nearby town. It is known for a number of temples and sites mentioned in Hindu scriptures. Many people gather here on each Amavasya. Somwati Amavasyas, Deepawali, SharadPoornima, Makar Sankranti and Ramanavami are special occasions for such gatherings and celebrations. It attracts crowds throughout the year including above occasions and for Free Eye Hospital Camps. Noted Ayurvedic and Yoga centres like Arogyadham are located in Chitrakoot

Durga Kund Mandir
29 Min

Durga Kund Mandir

Durga Mandir also known as Durga Kund Mandir, Durga Templeand also monkey temple, is one of the most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple has great religious importance in Hinduism and is dedicated to the Maa Durga. Durga Mandir was constructed in 18th century by Bengali Maharani Bengali Queen

Gupha Temple
24 Min

Gupha Temple

Gufa Mandir is located at Lalghati, near the Idgah hill which is about 5kms from the city center. Gufa Mandir is a temple believed to be discovered by late Swami Narayandas during the year 1949. The large temple complex of Gufa Mandir with many natural caves, houses beautiful idols of Lord Shiva, Ram- Laxman, Sita, Hanuman and Goddes Durga. Every day, large number of devotees from different parts of the world throng here to have darshan of the deity.

Gupt Godavari & Sati Anisuyea Mandir
27 Min

Gupt Godavari & Sati Anisuyea Mandir

Gupt Godavari is a pair of caves, in which there is a tiny entrance, through which one can barely pass. Water trickles down in streams through the other cave, which can rise up to the length of our knees. It is said that Lord Rama and Lakshman once held their secret meetings, which is validated apparently by the throne like structures present in the cave. ❖ The town of Chitrakoot is well known for its spiritual legacy and the Sati Anusuya Ashram is an embodiment of that legacy.

Hanuman Dhara & Ram Ghat
26 Min

Hanuman Dhara & Ram Ghat

❖ Hanuman Dhara is a great shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman, in one of the wooded hills of Chitrakoot, about 5 km from Ram Ghat. As per legend, Hanuman flew to this hill with his tail on fire, after destroying Lanka. To cool his extreme anger he stood under a stream of icy water flowing out of the rock, which was later named as Hanuman Dhara. ❖ It is believed that Ram Ghat is the spot where Lord Ram used to take bath when he was here along with his consort, Seeta and brother Laxman as such this ghat is one of the most frequented ghats in Chitrakoot.

Ganga Ghat
29 Min

Ganga Ghat

Varanasi or Kashi is older than traditions. Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. Ghats of Ganga are perhaps the holiest spots of Varanasi. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins.

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Sanrachna
13 Episodes

Sanrachna

Shelter - one of mankinds most basic physiological needs. At least thats what it started out as at the beginning of time. From dwelling in caves to carving out temples in mountains, mankind has redefined shelter with every passing era. Though the underlying philosophy of any monument is to serve some sort of function, great architecture is fuelled by imagination. Indias architecture is built on that very imagination and is a fascinating fusion of both art and science. From strategically placed astronomy towers to impressive and awe-inspiring tombs, Indian architecture has pushed the limits of engineering and design. Sanrachna explores these architectural wonders and how the makers of these marvels made them without the aid of modern mechanics and machinery. With an immensely astute sense of engineering, the architects were able to construct fortresses that have stood the test of time, unshaken by its changes. Join our host Vaibhavi as she travels through the country discovering the fascinating stories behind Indias outstanding monuments and its architecture. Sanrachna will leave you in awe of the past and its ability to do what we cant, even with our modern tools and fancy tricks.

Sharanam
26 Episodes

Sharanam

Sharanam takes viewers on a poignant journey to some of the most revered pilgrimage sites in India to and highlights the traditions, practices, rituals and ideals that bring people to these holy places in search of something greater than themselves. Narrated by Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, Sharanam showcases testimonies of personal incidents that are the bedrock of the belief, and follows the strong thread of faith that not only binds the pilgrims to their Gods, but also the nation with itself.

Indian Martial Arts - Ek Itihaas
12 Episodes

Indian Martial Arts - Ek Itihaas

India has a deep cultural heritage in mythological and historical battles fought for supremacy. The Hindu culture has a warrior clan called Kshatriyas whose main job was to practice the art of war and might. The Mahabharata war tale describes various forms of fighting with weapons such as maces, swords, lances, bows, arrows and even hand to hand combat like Mall yuddha or Dwand yuddha. Dhanurveda, a section found in the Vedas 1700 BCE - 1100 BCE contains references to martial arts. Around the 3rd century BC, the yoga sutras of Patanjali presented the technique of meditating single-mindedly on points located inside ones body, which were later used in martial arts. While various mudra finger movements were also taught in Yogacara Buddhism. These elements of yoga, as well as finger movements in the nata dances were incorporated into various Indian martial arts. The art of fighting is prominently mentioned in various ancient texts. From antiquity to the middle-ages and the modern era several techniques were indigenously developed in parts of India which are known as the Indian Martial arts. Indian martial arts refers to the fighting systems of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. This now includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Indian martial arts were an important influence in the development of a number of modern Asian martial arts, particularly within the Indian cultural sphere countries outside India influenced by Indian culture and religion of Southeast Asia. Contrary to the popular belief that Martial Arts were invented by the Chinese, it actually has deep roots in the Indian History and Hindu Mythology. Bodhidharma, a Buddhist Monk from South India, is credited with first teaching Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple. Through the show, Martial Arts – The Indian Legacy, delve deeper into the roots of the sport in India and the different types of martial arts that continues to exist even today in various parts of the country and how they have affected history.

Lost Recipes
23 Episodes

Lost Recipes

Lost Recipes is about the rediscovery of dishes dropped from the pages of history, and re-living the long-lost traditions, and perhaps, reviving them. Chef Aditya Bal heads off to different regions in India, from Uttarandhra to Kutch, on a quest to unearth these once-popular culinary rituals and recipes. Because all these recipes are no longer found in cookbooks, Aditya must turn back the clock and wade through memories and folklore to find the original Lost Recipes.