Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Mata Naina Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh

The charming hill resort of Nainital gets its name from the Goddess Naina Devi. A temple dedicated to the deity stands here. The Naina Devi temple is situated atop Naina hillock in Nainital. Thousands of pilgrims gather here every year around September to worship Goddess Parvati. The temple of Naina Devi is situated about 7 miles from Anandpore Sahib on Bhakra Nangal rail –line. The temple is situated on Shivalik Mountain and devotees have to cover a distance of above 2 km on foot. It takes for the normal Devotee about half an hour to reach the temple from the foothill.The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagwati ( Durga). The Goddess Naina Devi is worshipped as a single self born pindi. There is another pindi of Ganesha and a third established by the Pandavas. This is believed to be the 'shakti pita' where Sati's eye fell. Naina means eye. The temple is also known as Mahishapitha because of it's association with Mahishasur. Naina devi temple is one of the 52 Sati piths according to Hindu scriptures and is perched at 11000mtr.above sea–level, on shivalik range in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It's scenic beauty is marvelous and all the devotees gets peace and blessings of Ma Naina Devi. It's surrounded by Govind Sagar lake and Bharka Dam. Naina Devi is a great source of comfort, strength and influence on the soul searching. Those yearning for solace, peace and salvation, it is a dream destination and abode of peace.

Near the Shivalik mountain, there used to live a community of Guzars among them was a devotee of durga named Naina he used to take is cattle on to the shivalik mountain for grazing. There was a papal tree which is existing even today in the temple premises. Naina often observed that milk would flow down from the breast of cows which have not given birth to the babies when they stand under that papal tree, Naina wondered over this incidence. one day Naina went under that tree and saw that there was an idol of durga beneath the leaves of the tree. The same day Durga Maa appeared in the dreams of Naina at night and said to him "I am Adishakti Durga " you should build a temple at this place under the papal tree and I will become famous with your name. Naina was a staunch devotee of Durga and in the morning the next day he laid down for the temple. Very soon the information and importance of this place went around in all directions and devotees started powering in for darshan. This beautiful temple is known as Naina Devi Temple since then. There is also a cave near the temple which is known as the cave of Naina Devi.

Baba Balak Nath Temple Hamirpur

The Baba Balak Nath temple, a medieval cave temple is one of the famous pilgrimage center of Himachal Pradesh i.e. the God's own land. Baba Balak Nath Temple is situated at village Chakmoh of district Hamirpur on the hill top. The temple has a natural cave carved in the hills which is considered to be the abode of Babaji.
Baba Balaknath Temple is visited by devotees throughout the year but during the Navratras, the visitors rush increases manifold and throng to the temple in large numbers. A few kilometers away from the Baba Balaknath Temple, is the Shah Talai connected by a ropeway which is also an important tourist attraction.
Devotees offer Rot,prepared with flour and sugar/gur at the altar of Babaji. Female devotees are prohibited to enter the inner cave. A raised platform just opposite to the cave has been specially erected for female worshippers for Darshan. Six km from Baba Balak Nath Temple, there is spot named Shahtalai, where Baba is assumed to have observed penance. It is also considered exceedingly sacred to the pilgrims. Sunday is considered an auspicious day of Babaji.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Interesting Fact about Himachal

Why Himachal is best State in India?

1.Most beautiful place.

2.Less population density and pollution.

3.Least abortion rate and Honor killing.

4.Highly literate ,ranked 3rd in India.

5.Least crime rate.

6.No Child labour.

7.Rich,middle class but no poor people.

8.Good production of fruits and grains,especially Apple.

9. Supply electricity to 5 states and free to Punjab in some parts.

10.Rich in Production of natural drugs, Marijuana and others.

11. Best place for foreign Tourists even though there are fewer airports but they still prefer it.

12. Best weather throughout the year with tons of lakes and snow covered peaks.

13.Most costly Deodar trees covering greater land under forest deep.

14.Best people in World by looks and nature both.

15.Best weather all twelve months rains n peaks snows.

16.Loads of labours from Uttrakhand n Nepal works in our Apple Orchards n Food corners so we employ poor foreigners

17.Large number of Punjabi,Haryanwi,Rajasthani etc get employed in Hydroelectric projects,so others trying to immigrate by any means.

18. Most Hindu state in the World,98% of Himachalis are Hindus out of 6.8 million so no Fundamentalism.

19. No chance of Cow slaughtering,if Sulla do so 50 thousand of them would be slaughtered by us.

20.Most beautiful people,even foreign tourist from Uk says Himachali hunks looks most handsome in Indian Subcontinent.

21.Himachali people are pure by heart with no intention to cheat others.

22. Himachal is a Dev Bhoomi consisting thousands of thousand years old temples made by pandavas,eg Mani Mahesh, Bijli Mahadev, Jawala ji, Chintpurni,Baba Balaknath,Manikaran,Hadimba Temple, Kamrunag Temple,Mahunag temple,shikari devi,ghatochkach temple ,jakhu temple.

23. There are less then 1% of Population of muslims in Himachal who belongs to kashmir or punjab,Hence 100% of ethnic Himachali are Hindus,kerala has 40% Hindus, Uttrakhand has 80% Hindus but not whole. Above reasons are not enough then there are thousands of reasons which confirms that Himachal is best in India and 5th best in Asia.

Lovely Himachal

Himachal Pradesh :

Popularly known as the Devbhumi ­– "Land of the Gods", Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in northern India nestled in western Himalayas. The state is landlocked with the Tibetan plateau to the east, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, and the Punjab to the west. However the state stands apart from its neighbours in terms of its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty. From vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snow capped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and gushing rivers.

History of Himachal Pradesh:

Every place in this world has its own history, its own story of evolution. Its journey through the passage of time includes the tale of its development and its blooming and flourishing into a ma-tured region.
The beautiful mountain state of Himachal Pradesh (HP) was originally formed as a centrally administered territory on April 15, 1948 by the integration of 30 odd Punjab hill provinces. In 1951, it became a Part C State under a Lieutenant Governor
In 1954, Bilaspur, another Part C State, was merged with HP.
On November 1, 1966 Punjab Hill areas were merged into Himachal as part of reorganization of Punjab. Himachal Pradesh became a full fledged state of the Republic of India on January 25, 1971.
Till October 1966, HP consisted of only six hill districts Mahasu, Mandi, Chamba, Sirmaur, Bilaspur and Kinnaur. In November 1966, it was reorganized and enlarged into ten districts with the inclusion of some of the hilly areas of Punjab Shimla, Kangra, Kullu, Lahaul, Spiti, Nalagarh tehsil of Ambala district and areas of Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur districts.
In 1972-73, the state was re-organized into 12 districts Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kulu, Lahaul & Spiti, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan and Una.
Every village in the state has electricity and drinking water. A large cross section of youth from Himachal serve the Indian armed forces mainly in the army and have played significant role in the National defense, Kargil war being the latest example.
Himachal has now emerged as the power house of India when it comes to hydro-electricity. The state has many dams that harness the hilly rivers to generate electric power.
The art and crafts of the region as well as the famous music and dance practiced in the state are not free from foreign effects. The Rajputs who lived on the land, have gifted Himachal Pradesh with their colorful culture that is reflective in the various festivals that when celebrated in Himachal spreads floods of colors on the white landscape of Himalayas.

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