Machail Yatra Schedule 2018

The annual Machail pilgrimage to the shrine of Maa Chandi,  would commence from July 25  to 5th September  and the holy mace of the Goddess will reach the shrine at Machail  on August 22.  The sacred shrine of Mata Chandi, commonly known as Machail Mata is located at an altitude of 9,500

Navratri Puja Vidhi: Complete Puja Procedure For Households


नवरात्रि 2018: जानिए क्या है कलश स्थापना का श्रेष्ठ मुहूर्त और पूजन विधि वसंत नवरात्रि का शुभारंभ 18 मार्च से हो रहा है. नौ दिनों तक चलने वाली इस पूजा में देवी दुर्गा के नौ स्वरूपों आराधना की जाती है. नवरात्रि में मां दुर्गा की पूजा करने से लोगों को हर

Gurudwara Sahib Singh Sabha Kishtwar

Gurudwara Sahib Singh Sabha Kishtwar   Guru Nanak Sahib stayed at the garden of sidhas known as ‘Sidhian di Bagichi’ and had discourses with sidhas. Guru Sahib also visited earlier Bhaderwa and Jammu city. Bhaderwah and Kishtwar Gurdwaras were constructed later on by Bhai Sahib Sher Singh (M.Sc.) Kashmir. (adsbygoogle

AshtaDashBhuja Mata Sarthal Kishtwar

किश्तवाड के सांस्कृतिक जीवन का सबसे बडा केंद्र है यह तीर्थस्थल। लेखिका : मनीषा मनू    जिला किश्तवाड के लोगों की इष्ट देवी व सदियों से किश्तवाड के इतिहास की साक्षी रही अष्टादशभुजा देवी सरथल माता के मंदिर में नवरात्रों के चलते श्रद्धालुओं की भारी भीड देखने को मिल रही है। भक्तगण

Sculptures of Maa Kaali at Bhatan, Nagseni

sculptures of Maa Kali at Nagseni

Some sculptures at Bhatan Nagseni seems  that of Kaali with garland of skulls & Chand Mund in right hand . May be due to influence of Buddhism in Nagseni area this mural of Maa Kaali at Bhaatan village also remained abandoned . The one made of sandstone which looks fresh &

Trip to Sapphire Valley of India (Paddar Kishtwar)


Kishtwar - Credits : Abhilash Sharma "The Himalayan pilgrimages are the oldest organized travel system, evolved over time by Hindu sages and embodying the spirit of wander, adventure and spirituality". One of the holy trinity, Maa Chandi is a living goddess. Machail in Paddar has turned out to be important place

MACHAIL MATA – Moto Trail Riding Expedition 2016 by Dr. Naveen Kotwal

The historic, 30 kms long, Machail Mata trail, deep in the western Himalayas, is known for its picturesque settings and rugged terrain. A dicey precarious trail, it runs next to Bhout Nallah, all the way from the road head at Gulabgarh to Machail village. On the 6th of June 2016

To Kishtwar’s Amarnath – Published in Terrascape Magazine

Brahma Peaks

While three naturally formed ice lingams at a cave in Nanth Nala are revered as Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh, the water stream two kms ahead is one of nature’s mysteries – flowing only thrice a day and disappearing in between. When I visited Dachhan Valley in Kishtwar last year, I wanted