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Jul 28, 2015

Devotees offer cigarettes, alcoholic drinks to Lord Muneshwara in Karnataka

Karwar (Karnataka) : Offering flowers, sweets and fruits to god has been a part of age-old tradition in Hinduism but in Karwar district of Karnataka, devotees offer alcohol and cigarettes to Lord Muneshwara. 

Scores of devotees from all over the country including Maharashtra and Goa visit this temple to get their wishes fulfilled by offering cigarettes and alcohol.ccording to Anand Raj Naik, a priest of Muneshwara temple, alcohol and cigarettes were liked by Him. Hence, it is been made a ritual here to offer as a religious offering to please and seek His blessings. 

People pray to Lord Muneshwara for fulfilment of their wishes and once their wish is fulfilled, they come here to offer cigarette, non-vegetarian food and wine. These things were his favourite when He was alive. Hence we are still following this ritual to please him," said Naik. Every March, a fair is organized near the temple, where scores of devotees come to offer alcohol, goat and chicken.

Lord Muneshwara has fulfilled all wishes of devotees, even if some is sick people, It's believed that lord will cure them. In return, In return they offer him cigarette and wine.


It is believed that lord Muneshwara also called "Khapri" by locals, came to Karwar 300 years ago and took to renunciation. He then served the poor and the needy. After his death, a temple was constructed at a place called Karwar.

Muneeswarar or Muneeswaran (Tamil முனீஸ்வரன்) is a Hindu god

Muneeswarar or Muneeswaran (Tamil முனீஸ்வரன்) is a Hindu god. 'Muni' means 'saint' and 'iswara' represents 'Shiva'. He is considered as a form of Shiva. He is worshiped as a family deity in most Shaivite families.

 Origin

Sati (Dakshayani) was the youngest daughter of Daksha, the chief of the gods. When Sati grew up she set her heart on Shiva, worshipping him in secret. In the Swayamvara of Sati, Daksha invited all gods and princes except Shiva. Sati cast her wreath into air, calling upon Shiva to receive the garland; and behold him stood in midst of the court with the wreath about his neck. Daksha had no choice but to marry Sati with Shiva. One day Daksha made arrangements for a great horse sacrifice, and invited all the gods omitting only Shiva. Sati, being greatly humiliated, went to the banquet and Sati released the inward consuming fire and fell dead at Daksha's feet. When Shiva heard this news, he burned with anger, and tore from his head a lock of hair, glowing with energy, and cast upon the earth. Vīrabhadra sprang from it, his tall body reached the high heavens, he was dark as the clouds, he had a thousand arms, three burning eyes, and fiery hair; he wore a garland of skulls and carried terrible weapons. Vīrabhadra bowed at Shiva's feet and asked his will. Shiva directed Vīrabhadra: "Lead my army against Daksha and destroy his sacrifice; fear not the Brahmanas, for thou art a portion of my very self". On this direction of Shiva, Vīrabhadra appeared with Shiva's ganas in the midst of Daksha's assembly like a storm wind and broke the sacrificial vessels, polluted the offerings, insulted the priests and finally cut off Daksha's head, trampled on Indra, broke the staff of Yama, scattered the gods on every side.Local folklore says, that in order to protect the souls, Shiva created Muneeswara. He possessed seven qualities, and based on them he was called as Shivamuni, Mahamuni, Thavamuni, Naathamuni, Jadamuni, Dharammamuni, Pandi Muni, Eswara Muni, Vazhamuni.

  •     As he appeared from Lord Siva's face. He assumed the form of Shivamuni.

  •     He became Mahamuni who possessed immeasurable divine power.

  •     Thavamuni removed all obstacles in the path of the Thevars and Rishis during their Yajna.

  •     Nathamuni offered blessings to the Devagananga and Puthaganga.

  •     Jadamuni grew trees and possessed Rudrakshamala Kaatgar and the book.

  •     Dharmamuni was the protector of the good and the destroyer of evil.

  •     Vazhamuni is praised and worshipped by the Kapalis who live in the jungle.

Worship

The cult of Muneeswarar is popular in India, Singapore and Malaysia, with many temples dedicated to him. Since his weapon is the trident, Muneeswarar temples will contain a trident placed in the ground, and limes are placed upon the prongs of the trident. In most villages in India the deity is a laid stone. When statues of Muneeswarar are used, they are painted, in contrast to the black granite statues in other Indian temples. His statue is dressed in a dhoti, unlike the statues of the other Gods.


Muneeswarar is generally worshiped either as a fierce God or a peaceful God. Those who worship his fierce form offer Him animal like lamb and chicken.


Source :  Muneeswarar

Understaning Hinduism : Who are Siddhas?

Siddhars (Tamil: சித்தர், 'Chitthar', a variant English spelling) are saints in India, mostly of the Saivaite denomination in Tamil Nadu, who professed and practised an unorthodox type of Sadhana, or spiritual practice, to attain liberation.


A siddha is one who has attained siddhi, i.e. "power, prowess, strength, ability", then a special kind of psychic and supernatural, miraculous, occult power.


Siddhas are great saints who lived and continue to live, during various times. They are beyond the mundane things. They seek only the attainment of salvation through persistent prayer to Lord Siva. They are alchemists, who also gained various powers due to their penance. They can turn any metal into gold; walk on water; fly through air; enter into a dead body and bring life to it; can bury themselves underground or submerge under water for years together. Like this the list can go on. But more importantly, they invented great medicines that ordinary humans cannot even fathom to understand other than realizing the benefits of it. They know the perfect combination to make life-saving medicines that could have been made from highly poisonous plants.


Firstly, all the Siddhas are great. They have achieved the status of Siddha by doing things that ordinary people could not do.

What is so special about the number 18 ?


Though the exact reason is unknown. But the number 18 has a special place in the Hinduism. There are 18 puranas; 18 steps to Sabarimala; 18 days of Mahabharat war like this 18 has found a special place in Hindu way of life. This might have lead to coming up with a number that is not too low, for identfying the most common of Siddhas.


Why are there 18 great Siddhas?


Though the exact reason for secluding 18 Siddhas among the hundreds of other Siddhas is unknown, one can assume that these 18 Siddhas must have achieved something more than other Siddhas. One of the theory is that only these 18 Siddhas attained the Asthama Siddhis, where as others achinved some, but not all. Some other theory suggests that, the 18 find a place because of their popularity among people. Regardless of the reason, there is a list of 18 and this list varies from author to author.

The "Great 18"


Lord Siva is the Siddhas's Siddha. He is the paramaguru for all the Siddhas, directly or indirectly. His first and primary disciple is Nandi, the bull. So, Nandi is considered as the first Siddha. Nandi's disciples are Pathanjali and Agastya. 


Who are the great 18 Siddhas?

  1. Sri Pathanjali

  2. Sri Agasthiar

  3. Sri Kamalamuni

  4. Sri Thirumoolar 

  5. Sri Kuthambai 

  6. Sri Korakkar 

  7. Sri Thanvandri 

  8.  Sri Sundaranandar

  9. Sri Konganar 

  10. Sri Sattamuni 

  11. Sri Kakabujandar

  12. Sri Ramadevar 

  13. Sri Sivavaakyiar

  14. Sri Idaikkadar 

  15.  Sri Machamuni

  16. Sri Karuvoorar 

  17. Sri Bogar 

  18. Sri Pambatti


Source: Siddhas 

What is the Third Eye?

The third eye is our ability to see what might be, to see potential.

 Everyone has access to his or her third eye. For example, when you have a hunch and act on it, you’ve used your third eye. But that’s only the beginning. Your third eye is a sense, one you can develop to be more refined and accurate than just being a hunch.


The Third Eye is a natural part of every person. One way to think of it is as a “meta” organ that consists of your mind and all of your senses working together as a larger, more powerful sensory organ. The Third Eye is a very clever bit of natural evolution that allows you to see the patterns in your life. Even more amazing, your third eye can reveal these patterns to you by overlaying this information on top of your other senses.


As a sense, your third eye can be used in many different ways. Seers use their third eye to understand hidden connections and answer questions. Energy workers ‘feel’ the energies around them and to then consciously manipulate that energy. And every time you have empathy, you are using your third eye to touch and feel the emotions of others. Many other examples exist for how people use the Third Eye.


Seeing Through Your Third Eye

To understand how the third eye works, let’s look at how it is possible to use the Third Eye to sense and visually interpret energy around us. It’s possible to see Motion (for example a car moving), Activity (you driving the car) and Exchange of Energy (burning the gas). Add in our capacity of sensing & projecting potential (being able to predict where the car goes based on the roads and knowing the driver), in other words seeing where energy, motion and activities will flow to over time. Add all this together into an internal visual map and you have just expanded how you see Energy playing out (the results of using the car/gasoline/intention to drive you up the hill). By seeing energy as mental overlay rather than just an abstract concept, it becomes a tangible property of life that we can learn how to sense and interact with in a deeper manner.

Is it possible to really ‘see’ energy? Not directly. While our eyes can see the end results of energy in action, seeing energy directly is another thing all together. Our eyes only ‘see’ what they are designed to see, light. What our third eye does is process information and then overlay that information over our other senses in such a way we can then interpret and interact with energy in a more precise manner. In this way, we can understand where the energy is and we can ‘see’ it.


This makes sense, if you think about it. The mind has figured something out and wants to tell us. The easiest way for it to do this is to use what it already has access to: our five normal senses.


This can appear as a mystical power being able to “see” or “predict” processes, events, potentials which are not physically present. But it’s a very real and tangible skill.


Because so much depends on your ability to interpret results, there is a lot of room for mistranslation between the “facts” and what your third eye returns to you. Also, because each of us sees things differently, it can be problematic to share what we see with others. For example, when we hear the word ‘cup’, each of us may visualize a completely different cup. What one person will sense is different from another.


Of course, commonalities exist. We are human and our form, our nature help push us towards common baselines of experience. However, the unique nature of each person also ensures that each of us sees the world from a different angle.


It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that there are so many different mystical practices to explore all the different perceptions of the world we hold.



Top 12 Famous Temples most visited of India by piligrims around the world

The religious places of India reflects the diversity of region,rituals,people and religions. India is home to many religions of different faiths and considered as the most religiously diverse nations in the world. The religious sites of India includes Haridwar- one of the Most visited place of worship,Kumbh mela the largest gathering in the world, 12 Jyotirlingas, Meenakshi Temple and Char Dham yatra.


VAISHNO DEVI TEMPLE - JAMMU



It is said that, if you want to achieve the four objectives of human life laid down by the Indian spiritual tradition viz. Dharm (Righteousness), Arth (Material Pursuits), Kaam (Contentment) and Moksh (Enlightenment), you must visit Vaishno Devi at least once in your lifetime. And even if you do not believe in religion, you must pay a visit to this place simply because of its natural beauty. The panoramic surroundings and the enchanting journey will make your trip a memorable one. Vaishno Devi Travel Guide is here to help you will all essential information about this place.




About Vaishno Devi



Vaishno Devi Mandir is a holy pilgrimage destination for the Hindus, located in the folds of three-peaked mountain Trikuta, 12 km away from Katra in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Vaishno Devi Tourism



It's the temple dedicated to Shakti, which attract thousands of tourists, especially but not limited to the Hindu pilgrims from every corner of the country. Mata Vaishno Devi, also popularly known as Mata Vaishnavi and Mata Rani in Hinduism, is believed to have spent some time in this cave at an altitude of 5,200 ft while observing various spiritual disciplines.

Currently Vaishno Devi temple is India's second most visited religious site with yearly visitors of around 60,000. The shrine of Vaishno Devi is maintained by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.

Best Time to Visit



Vaishno Devi can be visited all through the year. However, May through July and the festivals of Chaitra and Sharad-Ashwin attract most number of visitors. December and January is the time for snowfall. 

THIRUMALA VENKATESHWARA - TIRUPATI

Tirupati is an ancient holy city located in the south-eastern part of Andhra Pradesh. It is known as the abode of God Venkateswara and is located in the Chittoor district of the state. Situated at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, there are many major cities like Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Hyderabad and Chennai near the city. Tirupati is known for Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, which is one of the most important pilgrim sites in India and draws millions of devotees every year. The temple is located at the Tirumala Hills, which are one of the oldest rock mountains. It is believed that the temple even had devotees who belonged to the great erstwhile dynasties like the Pallavas, the Pandyas, the Cholas and the kings of Vijayanagara.

 

here is not only Tirumala Venkateswara temple that brings tourists but many other places of interest. There are many other prominent temples in the city like Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple, Govindaraja Swamy Temple and Alamelu Mangapuram Padmavathi Ammavari Temple to name a few. Chandragiri Fort and Palace is at a distance of few kilometres from Tirupati and is locate at a 180 m high rock. The 'Raja Mahal' and the 'Rani Mahal' are well-preserved in the fort. Situated at an altitude of more than 1200 m, there is Horsley Hills, named after the collector of the Cuddapah district, WD Horsley. Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park is another tourist attraction in Tirupati that has a Mayurvani (House of Peafowls) and Mrugavani (House for Herbivores). The Papa Vinasanam Dam is situated nearby to Tirupati and is known for its serenity and beauty.

How to Reach?


As the city is thronged with a large number of pilgrims, the city needs to provide easy accessibility options to all the tourists. Tirupati Airport is at a distance of about 15 km from the central city that has direct flights to and fro New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and some other cities. Otherwise, Chennai International Airport is the closest airport that fulfills the national and international connectivity needs. Tirupati Railway Station is directly linked to many neighbouring cities; on the other hand, there is Reningunta Junction, which lies nearby the city, offers easy accessibility option. To reach Tirupati via road is also not difficult as most of the government-aided and private bus operators in neighbouring cities offer bus service to Tirupati. 


SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE - MUMBAI

 

Shree Ganesh is the first to be worshipped before beginning any new project or venture as he is the destroyer of obstacles (Vighnaharta). This is Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai, a two-century-old Temple that fulfills the desires of the worshipers. 

The city of Mumbai is a mute witness to places of worship & historical interest, which are not only popular but also of archaeological importance. 


Arguably the most popular & significant places of worship are the Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir situated at Prabhadevi. This temple was first consecrated on Thursday 19th November 1801, a fact that is noted in government records. The temple then was a small structure housing the black stone idol of Shree Siddhivinayak, which was two and half feet wide. The outstanding feature of this deity is the tilt of the trunk to the right side. The idol has four hands (Chaturbhuj), which contains a lotus in upper right, a small axe in upper left, holy beads in the lower right and a bowl full of Modaks (a delicacy which is a perennial favorite with Shree Siddhivinayak). Flanking the deity on both sides are Riddhi & Siddhi, goddesses signifying sanctity, fulfillment, prosperity and riches. Etched on the forehead of the deity is an eye, which resembles the third eye of Lord Shiva. 


SREE AYYAPPA - SABARIMALA 

Lord Ayyappa of sabarimala or   Dharma Sastha as is universally called has a number of historical stories about him which his devotees heard from their  ancestors or,Guru.The Stories about Lord Dharma Sastha is also mentioned in Vedas and Puranas.  However different stories are  prevalent in different areas , depending upon the locality and places.

 

Lord Vishnu's " Mohini Vesham" is a well known story. After the death of Mahishasura , His sister Mahishi took a decision to take revenge against all Devas.  Hence she started Dhyanam(meditation) to please  Lord Brahma . Impressed by her bhakti, Brahma  made an   appearance and granted her wish that, nobody  in the Universe could  kill her except the son of  Lord Shiva and Vishnu.

 

With this boon,  she felt so   powerful that ,she started harassing Devandran and the Devas. The Devas prayed to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The venerable gods sent their shakti & spirit together to the earth in the form of  a Mahisham. There upon  the Mahishi along with Mahisham left heaven for earth and started in a jungle.


Address: Sabarimala, Pampa Triveni, Pathanamthitta, Kerala 689713


 

MOINUDDIN CHISHTI - AJMER

 Located in Ajmer, Rajasthan, the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is one of the most revered places not only in Rajasthan but also throughout India. Popularly known as Ajmer Sharif, the dargah is visited by numerous devotees every year.

These devotees include not only the Muslims of India but also a large number of Hindus who revere and follow the teachings of Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti popularly know as Khwaja Gharib Nawaz who is considered to be the preacher of humanity among the mankind.

Born in Chisti region in Afghanistan, Saint Moinuddin Chisti was above the material and worldly things. In his process to teach mankind the high way of living he came to India and settled in Ajmer. There, he attracted large number of followers which even included kings and other people of high rank. In Ajmer he practiced the Sufi Sulh-e-Kulh which focused on Hindu-Muslim unity.


Dargah Timings



It is open from 5 am to 9 pm during winters and from 4 am to 10 pm in summers.


How to Reach Ajmer Sharif



Popularly known as Ajmer Sharif, the Dargah of Moinuddin Chisti is visited by lakhs of devotees every year in order to get their wishes fulfilled by offering prayers at the sacred dargah. The Dargah popularized by the name of the place at which it is located is easily accessible from different parts of India.


Here are guidelines on how you can reach the famous mosque:


By Air


Jaipur's Sanganer Airport is the closest airport from the city of Ajmer. It lies at a distance of 132 km from Ajmer. Several airlines carriers provide connectivity to Jaipur from where one can catch a taxi or a bus to Ajmer.


By Train


Several trains operate regularly between the Ajmer Central Railway Station and other important stations of Indian Railways. Trains connecting all the major cities of India pass through the station.


By Road


It is very easy to reach the popular Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Government run buses are available from every corner of Rajasthan to the Ajmer Central Bus Station. It is situated 2kms from the Ajmer town. These buses can take you directly to Ajmer Sharif from nearby cities and states. Buses are available to and from Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Delhi. The National Highway 8 connecting Delhi and Mumbai passes through Ajmer thus giving an access to the city of Ajmer from both Delhi and Mumbai. One can also hire private taxis to reach the place.



HARMANDIR SAHIB - AMRISTAR 

The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs. To pen-down the philosophy, ideology, the inner and outer beauty, as well as the historical legacy of Sri Harimandir Sahib is a momentous task. It is a matter of experience rather than a of description.


As advised by Sri Guru Amar Dass Ji (3rd Sikh Guru), Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji (4th Sikh Guru) started the digging of Amrit Sarovar (Holy Tank) of Sri Harmandir Sahib in 1577 A.D., which was later on brick-lined by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (5th Sikh Guru) on December 15, 1588 and He also started the construction of Sri Harimandir Sahib. Sri Guru Granth Sahib (scripture of the Sikhs), after its compilation, was first installed at Sri Harimandir Sahib on August 16, 1604 A.D. A devout Sikh, Baba Budha Ji was appointed its first Head Priest.


The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harmandir Sahib Amritsar) has a unique Sikh architecture. Built at a level lower than the surrounding land level, The Gurudwara teaches the lesson of egalitarianism and humility. The four entrances of this holy shrine from all four directions, signify that people belonging to every walk of life are equally welcome.

How to Reach HARMANDIR SAHIB - AMRISTAR



Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport (IATA: ATQ) is about 13 km and a 18-20 minutes drive from the city center. It's one of the modern airports in India and quite adequate if not exactly exciting. Most flights are to Delhi, an hour away, but there are an increasing number of international connections: British Midland International (bmi) flies to London via Almaty, Jet flies to London, Air India flies to Toronto via London and Air Slovakia flies to Bergamo, Barcelona and Birmingham via Bratislava. There are also surprising numbers of flights to Central Asia (eg. Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan). Qatar Airways now flies to Doha.

Road Distance or driving distance from Amritsar Airport to Golden Temple is 13 kms (8.00 miles). For customizing your travel journey you might consider adding some stop over points or adding some night stops here.


Your total travel time is approximately 0 hour(s) 18 min(s); which may vary depending upon the road and traffic conditions. 


If you are planning to travel using a rented car, you can ask us for the same.


BASILICA  OF BOM JESUS - GOA

 The Bom Jesus Basilica, perhaps Goa's most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide, is partially in ruins but still a model of simplicity and elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture.

 This is the only church in Old Goa, which is not plastered on the outside, the lime plaster having been stripped off by a zealous Portuguese conservationist in 1950.


Located at Old Goa, 10 kilometres east of Panaji, the Bom Jesus Basilica is a World Heritage Monument.


The foundation stone of this remarkably large church was laid on 24 November 1594 and the church was consecrated by Fr. Alexia de Menezes, the Archbishop of Goa and Primate of India consecrated it when it was completed on 15 May 1605. In 1946 it was raised to the status of a minor Basilica.


How to Reach BASILICA  OF BOM JESUS - GOA



Air :

The nearest airport at Dabolim (30 km from Panaji) has frequent flights from Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi, besides chartered flights from overseas.

Rail :

The two railway stations- at Vasco da Gama and Margao- also have a number of trains arriving at Goa from the rest of the country.

Bus: 

There are frequent bus connections to Old Goa from Panaji and other places in Goa.


SAI BABA - SHIRIDI

Shri Saibaba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose real name, birthplace and date of birth are not known. An Indian spiritual guru and a fakir that transcended the barriers of religions, Saibaba of Shirdi was regarded with great reverence by both Hindu and Muslim followers. He lived in a mosque and after death his body was cremated in a temple.


His philosophy ingrained 'Shraddha' meaning faith and 'Saburi' meaning compassion. According to him Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness.


His most concise message for one and all alike was "Why fear when I am here".

Saibaba said that he was a slave in the service of those who loved him. He was ever living to help those who turn to him and that he has to take care of his children day and night.


Saibaba's mission was to restore belief in god and according to him, "I give people what they want in the hope that they will begin to want what I want to give them (knowledge of the Ultimate)." He then taught values of total surrender to the Almighty Master (ALLAH MALIK EK- The only ONE) and experiences his grace.


Today, Shri Saibaba has millions of devotees in India and abroad. Shirdi, the obscure village in Maharashtra has become a pilgrimage destination much as Bethlehem, Jerusalem or Varanasi. With over 25,000 pilgrims thronging in here each day the number of pilgrims climb to over a hundred thousand on holidays and festival days. There are over 2,000 major Sai temples in different parts of India and 150 abroad in places as far-flung as Canada and Kenya, Singapore and England.

How to Reach  SHIRIDI SAI BABA


The sacred abode of Shri Sai Baba at Shirdi is easily accessible from all the corners of India and even from all the major cities of the world. You can reach this pilgrim center by air, train and road, which ever medium that suits you.


By Air

The nearest airport to Shirdi is at Nashik, 75kms away, Aurangabad is at a distance of 150kms, which is connected by all the major towns of India. You can also come till Mumbai by air and travel down to 296kms to reach Shirdi. Mumbai has both international and domestic airports that grant connectivity to the world. Domestic airport in Pune is about 231kms from Shirdi. There are regular public and private transport operators that ensure your easy access to the sanctum of Saibaba.


By Rail/Train

Kopergaon on Daund-Manmad Line is an important railway station about 16kms from Shirdi. This station is on the route of the Karnataka Express from New Delhi to Bangalore. Manmad is another important station about 58kms from Shirdi which carries a number trains from Mumbai and Delhi. Shirdi has a computerized Railway Ticket Booking Center within the temple premises. From here you can have railway tickets of whichever destination all through India.


By Road

Shirdi can be reached by taking a Bus from almost all major cities of Maharashtra. Shirdi is on the Ahmednagar-Manmad Highway, 250 km from Mumbai and 75 km from Nashik. MTDC runs buses from all major destinations.

 

MAHABODHI - BODHGAYA

 

The history of Bodhgaya is about 2500 years old. In the sixth century B.C., prince Siddhartha Gautama attained supreme enlightenment at this holy place and became the Buddha. In commemoration of this event, emperor Asoka set-up the Vajrasana (Diamond Throne) of polished sandstone representing the seat of enlightenment in third century B.C. Thereafter, he built a stupa in veneration of the Buddha which remained there upto the second century A.D. The original structure of Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple was completed in seventh century A.D. during the reign of Gupta kings.  


In the Temple complex, one can also visit the other seven places where the Buddha spent in meditation after the attainment of Enlightenment. Al these places are situated inside the temple complex. 


The shades under which the Siddhartha Gautama meditated and attained enlightenment on the full moon day of Vaisakh Purnima (May month). It was under this peepal tree that the Buddha spent the first week in meditation after attaining enlightenment.The present tree is probably the fifth succession of the original tree which was earlier destroyed several times by man-made misery and natural calamities. 


RANAKPURI - PALI

Ranakpur is a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan in western India. It is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. 162 km from Jodhpur and 91 km from Udaipur, in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. The Nearest Railway Station to reach Ranakpur is Falna Railway station. Ranakpur is one among the most famous places to visit in Pali, Rajasthan. Ranakpur is easily accessed by road from Udaipur.

Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. There is also a small Sun temple which is managed by the Udaipur royal family trust.


Surrounded by the Aravlli range, this sanctuary covers parts of Udaipur, Rajasmand and Pali districts. You can come across wild animals like wolf, hyena, sloth bear, leopard, sambhar, chinkara and several others here. A sight of the wolves strolling around the water bodies can be a great experience. Birds like peacock, parakeets, red spur owls, bulbul, Golden oriole, Dove, Grey Pigeons, and White Breasted Kingfisher are common here. In addition, this wildlife sanctuary has a wide variety of trees with herbal properties. To get to know how to reach Ranakpur, you can take help of Ranakpur travel guide. Ranakpur is connected with all major cities of the region by air, railways and road. Udaipur is the closest airport that is 96 km from here. Daily flights to Mumbai and Delhi are available from Udaipur. The railway station here is connected with all major cities by a network of trains. If you want to travel by road then you can opt for buses to Ranakpur from Udaipur, Jodhpur or any other city of the state. The best time to visit Ranakpur is between October and February.



AMARNATH DHAM - SRINAGAR

The cave of Amarnath is considered to be most famous and holiest shrines of great God, Lord Shiva in Hinduism. Amarnath Temple cave situated at an altitude 3,888 m (12,756 ft) near Srinagar and surrounded by snowy mountains. An ice stalagmite Lingam formed annually in the caves due to freezing of water during the month of sharavan.


Thousands of Hindu devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave on challenging mountainous terrain to see an ice stalagmite formed inside the cave.


According to a Hindu legend, this is the cave where Shiva explained the secret of life and eternity to his divine consort, Parvati. Two other ice formations represent Parvati and Shiva’s son, Ganesha.

Devotees travel on foot, either from Srinagar or from Pahalgam. The latter journey takes approximately 5 days.


About  Amarnath Yatra

The journey of Amarnath is of 141 km from Srinagar, out of which 45 km from Pahalgam has to be covered on foot, is believed to be the holiest of Hindu shrines. The holy cave houses an ice stalagmite, which waxes and wanes with the moon. The annual Amarnath yatra takes place in July and august. The Amarnath Cave is high and shallow and extending up to 130 feet.

How to Reach

By road if you want to travel than from Baltal there is a regular bus service during the pilgrimage time, you can get back to Srinagar that night. At other times, camp at Baltal and continue to Sonamarg at a more leisurely pace the following morning. From Sonamarg there are three buses a day to Srinagar and it takes around five hours to reach.

Things to Carry for the Trip

You should be mentally and physically fit to go for the trip as the journey includes trekking at a height of 1,4000ft. You should get yourself medically tested before the journey and forward that certificate to the registering authority designated for your area of residence.


You should carry lots of heavy woolens like jackets, sweaters, woolen thermal body warmers, trousers, monkey caps, mufflers, blankets and any other warm items. Among other items you should carry sleeping bags, blankets, windcheaters, raincoats, waterproof shoes with sufficient grips, tents, torch with sufficient batteries and supporting sticks.


You should carry sufficient amount of money for accommodation at Pahalgam and meeting other requirements.


You should also posses a registration card.

LORD JAGANNATH - PURI 

 

In one sense, Puri is synonymous, with Jagannatha and vice versa. For more than a century past, historians, foreign and Indian, have been trying to' unveil the mystery of the three deities namely, Jagannatha, Balabhadra and Subhadra worshipped in the Puri temple. But the success they have achieved is almost negligible. All the same, the traditional authorities strongly hold that Jagannatha is perhaps as old as human civilization. The antiquity of Jagannatha is so much shrouded in mystery that it may take many more years for scholars to arrive at any definite conclusion. There are a number old works in Sanskrit which sing the glories of Odisha in general and of Puri in particular. A passage is frequently quoted from the Rig Veda and explained in the light of the well-known commentary of Sayana to show that the history of Jagannatha dates back to the age of the Rig Veda itself. 

The Puranas (Voluminous works in Sanskrit containing accounts of ancient Indian history, culture, mythology, philosophy, religion, etc.) present elaborate accounts pertaining to the origin of Jagannatha in an atmosphere of mystery and divine inspiration. Prominent among the Puranas are the Skanda Purana, the Brahma Purana and the Narada Purana. Even in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, there are references to the Shreene of Jagannatha. The Pandavas of the Mahabharata are believed to have come here and offered worship to Jagannatha. ,Some scholars hold that even Jesus Christ and Mohammed, the founders of Christianity and Islam respectively also visited Puri.


How to reach Puri Jaganath


Hometown-Bhubaneswar/Puri


Option 1: There is a smooth network of roads in Orissa which connects it to all the major cities of the country and the nearby towns of the state.


Option 2: One can even reach Puri via rail as the railway station at Puri is linked to all the important cities in India with regular trains. The railway station of the town is also very easily accessible from the main town area.


Option 3: Incase you want to go by air, fly to Bhubaneswar (56kms from Puri). Bhubaneswar is the main connecting point between Puri and other Indian destinations. Travel to Puri by surface. Check into a hotel in Puri.


Next day get up early in the morning and get ready to participate in Rath Yatra by 6 am.


Note: Lots of pilgrims and tourists come to Puri at the time of Rath Yatra. To make yourself free from the hurdles of accommodation, book your hotel in advance. Toshali Sands in Puri is a four star resort which arranges full tours for Rath Yatra-including transfer to any hotel accommodation from airport/railway station, Sightseeing of Rath Yatra and other places to visit in Puri.


Top 48 ‘Best Deals Site of India

Best deal sites have gained in popularity, as internet and ecommerce has gained popularity. The sites and the options they offer have been changing and are sometimes distinct in its approach and solutions, so take a look at the varieties of spices available in the best deals site:


Deal of the day: 

The Deal of the day concept originated in July 2004. This is a concept where a site only sells one product every day, and the products that they sell are all deals.


Group buying: 

These website depend on bulk orders to get greater discount. In these sites, like-minded people come together to get deals that a user can never get by buying single products.


Scouting: 

Some sites don’t sell any product themselves. Instead they direct users to different sites where the best deals are available.


Interactive: 

Some of the sites interact with members to find out deals from members, and encourage them to post comments, feedback, and updates.

Best deals website can use one of these approaches or a combination of the described solutions. However, with the advent of social networks and advanced technology, one of the things that is common across most of the best deal sites is that they enable users to be updated of new deals in networks like Twitter, and Facebook and the level of activity on these Social Media sites is the prime selling point to the clients. As Diwali is approaching near and the shopping mood is on I have listed down the following best deal websites in India that helps you get the best when looking for the best.


48 Best Deals Indian Sites 


Listed below are 48 best deal sites that are popular across India. Though the following websites are listed under deal sites India, they sometimes have similar sites across the world to that cater to the products available in the region. In no particular order these are the latest and hottest website in the Indian Deal Sites scenario: 

1. Mydala

 mydala located in New Delhi founded in 2010, is a platform that gives users great deals in their city leveraging the power of group buying. MyDala has partnered with more than 60 popular businesses across India to provide deals on restaurants, shopping, health and beauty, recreation, services, and events. Presently the city it serves includes Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmadabad, and Chandigarh. The site is active on social network sites Facebook (4,120 likes) and Twitter (8.272 followers).

2. Deals and You

Deals and You, like mydala, is a group buying portal. It covers deals on what to see, eat, and buy in some of India’s leading cities. In India, DealsAndYou.com offers its services in Delhi, Mumbai Bengaluru and all major cities. While it plans to expand its presence to the top 10 cities in India by the end of this year. The site is active on Facebook (119,700) and Twitter (478 Followers)

3. SnapDeal

 SnapDeal is one of India’s largest deal-a-day site. It is a service that drives large number of customers to retail businesses, by offering one very attractive deal everyday (upto 90% off). Presently the city it serves include, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahemdabad, Cochin, Coimbatore, Surat, Lucknow, Mysore, Vadodara, and Vishakhapatnam. The site is highly active on Facebook (74,165 likes) and Twitter (478 followers).

4. Taggle– : Taggle founded in 2010 is a new internet company that is here to make life a little more fun and a lot more affordable. It brings you a variety of offers from some of the most respected brands in the country. Presently the city it serves includes, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahemdabad, Cochin, Coimbatore, Noida, and Kochi. The site is active on Facebook (178,715 likes) and Twitter (83 followers).

5. Daily Deal 

– DailyDeal aggregates and recommends the best daily deals in your city. It collects all the great daily deals from Snapdeal, Koovs, Mydala and 13 other providers for users to choose from. Presently the city it serves includes Ahemdabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Kolkata. The site is also active on Facebook (232 likes) and Twitter (51 followers).

6. Upto 75 – 

Upto75 based in Hyderabad was founded in 2008 displays deals, offers, sales, coupons and discounts currently on offer to retail buyers. Shoppers save money, experience the fun of choices while shopping and avail unbelievable deals up to 75%. Presently the city it serves includes Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahemdabad, Cochin, Coimbatur, Noida, Faridabad, Chidambaram, Calicut, Ghaziabad, Paranur Village. The site is also active on Facebook (1282 likes) and Twitter (188 followers)

7. 24 hours loot 

– 24hoursloot based in Pune was founded in 2010 is an online store for selling a new t-shirt (sometime other products) everyday at deep discounted price in limited quantity. An item is released every midnight at 12AM Indian standard time, seven days a week. If that item sells out during its run (in 24 hours), a new item will not appear until the next release time. It presently offers services anywhere in India. And the site is active on Social Network sites like Facebook (1553 likes) and Twitter (1947 followers).

8. Flipkart 

– Flipkart based in Bangalore was founded in 2007 offers an exciting new way of buying books online in India. While the idea itself is not new, they have put it on steroids by offering low prices, free shipping and an intuitive interface to help you search for all your favourite books. It presently offers service anywhere in India. And the site is also active on Social Network sites Facebook (499,900 likes) and Twitter (2033 followers). The site is majorly accessed for its best book deals.

9. Aajkacatch 

– Aajkacatch based in Hyderabad was founded in 2009 has a mission to provide you the most unique, useful and qualitative product at a very low price. So that you can now shop without the hassles of clustered products. It also aims to provide an environment where you would feel safe about shopping online by building trust through a quality driven work ethics. It presently offers service anywhere in India. And the site is also active on Social Network sites Facebook (4,890 likes) and Twitter (426 followers).

10. Loot More

 Lootmoe is an online store that exclusively focuses on selling cool quality stuff at cheap prices. Here you’ll always find the latest and greatest brands at prices you can afford. They feature one product for sale per day, every day, at an attractive low price. The feature product goes live at precisely midnight and is available for 24 hours and no more, unless sold out prior. It presently offers service anywhere in India. And the site is also active on Social Network sites Twitter (452 followers).

11. Koovs 

– Koovs based in Bangalore was founded in Dec, 2009 is a place to find and buy all kind of products at a much discounted price. This gives you the possibility of choosing the best deal from the best service provider and grab discounted koov (coupon) available only on the website. Presently the city it serves includes, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahemdabad, Cochin, Coimbatore, Surat, Lucknow, Mysore, Mangalore, Vadodara, Indore, and Singapore. The site is also active on Social Network sites Facebook (7424 likes) and Twitter (949 followers).

12. Dealivore 

– Dealivore based in Hyderabad was founded in 2009 is all about that, getting you the best deal that you cannot find anywhere else. These are not run of the mill discounts that you see everyday-but unbeatable and exclusive deals from their retail partners. Presently the city it serves includes, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. The site is active on Facebook (182,933 likes) and Twitter (100 followers).

13. Mob Street

 Mobstreet based in Mumbai was founded in January 2010 is social commerce platform selling products and services in “Deals” format at best price. They put up deals for Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes, Spas, Salons, Movies, Theatre, Nightlife, Music/Dance, Sporting Events, Adventure Sports, Outdoor Activities and Workshops, New Launches and Upcoming Events. It presently offers service anywhere in India. And the site is also active on Social Network sites Facebook (2440 likes) and Twitter (90 followers).

14. Masthi Deals 

– Mastideals based in Chennai was founded in February 2010 is a deals site designed by a bunch of folks who are behind the successful launch of various social networking initiatives right from friendster days. The team is always excited about the power of community right from charity initiatives to getting better deals on great products. Presently the city it serves includes, Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. The site is active on Facebook (125 likes) and Twitter (26 followers).

15. Buy the price 

– Buytheprice based in Hyderabad is an online shopping portal that will change the way you shop. Buytheprice not only uses innovative technology so that consumers have a fast and easy transaction but introduces the concept of ecommerce 2.0. majorly deals with Mobile phones, Computer and accessories, Cameras and accessories, Music and video players, Lifestyle & accessories, TV/LED/LCD, Home and kitchen applications. It presently offers service anywhere in India. And the site is also active on Social Network sites Facebook (3,267 likes) and Twitter (135 followers).

16. Deal Magic  

– Dealmagic based in New Delhi helps to connect the best businesses in a city to thousands of its coolest customers. Customers get exposure to the best their city has to offer, at unbeatable discount deals (50-90% off). It features only the absolute top restaurants, fashion brands, spas and retail outlets are extended this unique opportunity. Presently the city it serves includes Delhi, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Jaipur. The site is active on Facebook (1748 likes) and Twitter (3 followers).

17. Scoopstr – 

Scoopstr based in Bangalore is a social buying site that helps you and your friends try new experiences at extraordinary prices. You get 50% to 90% savings on the most exclusive restaurants, events, hotels and spas in your city. Presently the city it serves includes Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi. The site is also active on Facebook (156 likes) and Twitter (13 followers).

18. Grabbon – 

Grabbon based in Bangalore is a deal

site that tries to harness the collective buying power of the online community in

a way that benefits all. Grabbon feature deals on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in your city. They intend to host the best-in-class service providers atunbeatable prices. Presently the city serves only include Bangalore, and has a

plan to expand soon.

19. Offer Dable

This website offers discounts offers in Mumbai on electronics, food, entertainment, beauty, travel apparels, health, and more.

20. Discount Box

This website offers discounts in Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Pune. Helps you browse through different deals by category and businesses. 

21. So Sasta

This offers deals in Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune. Referring a friend to the site can earn you Rs.100. It allows you to make your own deals and vote on them.

22. Deal Drums

This is a deal site that offers different kinds of discounts around Hyderabad, and also provides you Rs.50 just for signing up to the site. You can get daily discounts on spas, restaurants, salons, food, hotels, gyms, travel and more.

23. Deals online 4 u

This site identifies itself as a fully professional Indian deal aggregator site. They list all the best deals from other deal sites like Kochi, Indore, Surat, Lucknow, Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Banglore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Jaipur, and others.

24. Bindaas Bargain

This site provides a new deal every day. According to the website it is India’s first one-deal-a-day online shopping.

25. Deals Guide

Provides deals on a range of products including computers, electronics, entertainment, fashion, food, mobiles, travel, health and beauty, and other offers. It also provides discount coupons for daily deals to like Ahmedabad, Banglore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune.

26. Buzzintown Deals

This site is for deals in Delhi (NCR), Bangalore, and Mumbai. It has a list of today’s deals and deals that were offered in the past. The site also encourages you to invite friends and earn 50 buzz credits. The site offers deals on weekend getaways, spas, merchants of repute and so on.

27. CityOffers.in

This website helps you buy the best deals in Ahmadabad, Banglore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi – NCR, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara, and others. Every day the site brings one of two deals between 12.00PM and 11.59AM. However, these deals could sometimes be for over 24 hours.

28. Coupon2Buy 

This website helps you buy the best deals in Ahmadabad, Banglore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi – NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, and others. This website posts Group Buy deals that are negotiated at bulk buy prices. It provides anywhere between 40% to 90% savings on the most exclusive restaurants, events, hotels and spas in your city.

29. Coupons on Mobile

This site offers deals to people in Agra, Ahmadabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Banglore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Chittoor, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi – NCR, Guntur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiyana, Mangalore, Mathura, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Nellor, Pondicherry, Pune, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Vapi, Varanasi, Vijaywada, Vishakapatnam. This deal site does not require printout of the coupon. Once a deal is bought, your registered mobile and email ID will receive a unique coupon code. Showing that code will enable you to redeem the deal.

30. Dealface

At this point the deals offered in this site are for Mumbai alone. However, it will expand to other cities soon. The site provides exclusive coupons and discounts up to 90% on spas, salons, restaurants, fashion stores and more.

31. Deal on Pune

As the name suggests this site provides discounts in Pune. The discounts could be as high as 90% on different deals like massages, restaurants, hotels, spas, theatres and more.

32. eBay Kuponan

The site provides interesting discounts in Mumbai and Delhi. It provides everyday deals that get counted down. It also gives you the opportunity to buy stuff from the rest of the world.

33. Fandoo Deals : T

his site offers deals to people in Agra, Ahmadabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Dewas, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiyana, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Surat, and Vadodara. This site provides one deal with a great discount each day. After buying a deal if you share the deal and 5 other friends also buy the deal, then you have the opportunity to get your own free deal.

34. Foodome.infoodome.in

This site provides discount deals on food all across Chennai. The deals include discounts on different restaurants across Chennai.

35. GroopOffers

This site offers deals to people in Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, and Vadodara. This site offers deals on most things like all other sites, and also gives travel and properties deals. It was created to be a virtual shopping mall to the consumers empowering them the benefits of Collective Buying.

37. MasthiDeals

This site offers deals to people in Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. Launched in 2009, the site had made a dramatic change in February 2010. It aims at providing irresistible deals for customer.

38. MastSale

This site offers deals to people in Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, and Pune. Provides sale of the day, and alerts for people who have registered. The site provides discounts on apparels, accessories, food, health and beauty products, and much more.

39. Offer Bean

This site offers daily deals to people in Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna and Pune. It offers daily discount on a host of things. It also shows old items deals, product details, and recent details.

40. Rediff Deals  : 

 Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Cuttack, Faridabad, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Nashik, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Varanasi, Vijayawada, and Vishakhapatnam. It provides daily deals on a whole bunch of things.

41. Robbery Online

This site is available for people in Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh. It provides a host of discount on hotels, spas, saloons, and much more. You can earn about Rs.500 by inviting friends to the website.

42. Times Deal

This is available to people residing in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bangalore. Provides city specific discounts every day.

43. Urban Gain

This is available to people residing in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bangalore. The site provides great deals of the day and last minute deals for a whole range of information including spas, saloons, tattoos, jewellery and so on.

44. Voucher Wow

This site offers daily deals on different aspects to Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. You can get daily updates in your email inbox just by signing up and get up to 90% discounts in your city.

This is a deal page that advertises deals that are available across Kolkata. It provides a range of deal including, spas, sliming and beauty clinic, hotels and restaurants, and much more.

46. Aaj ki Item

This website provides one deal a day. It provides you the facility to pay when the item gets delivered (also called Cash on Delivery). It provides its users the best competitive offers for products that are in demand.

47. Daily Deal Bazaar

this site provides daily and weekly discounts on a host of items. The categories they sell are apparels and accessories, bazaar coins, beauty and fashion, car accessories, computers and accessories, electronics, fun stuff, games and toys, health and personal care, mobile phones and more.


48. Dealite

This is a site that promotes exclusive auctions on brands that you use and promises saves as high as 99%. This is yet to be launched but already has a lot of promotion.


40 Tips for A Better Life

  1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day.. And while you walk, smile.

  1. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

  1. Sleep for 7 hours.

  1. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

  1. Play more games.

  1. Read more books than you did in 2007.

  1. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

  1. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.

  1. Dream more while you are awake.

  1. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

  1. Drink plenty of water.

  1. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

  1. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip..

  1. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

  1. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

  1. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

  1. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.

  1. Smile and laugh more.

  1. . Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.. Don't hate others.

  1. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

  1. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

  1. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

  1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don't compare your partner with others.

  1. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

  1. Forgive everyone for everything.

  1. What other people think of you is none of your business.

  1. GOD heals everything.

  1. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

  1. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

  1. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

  1. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

  1. The best is yet to come.

  1. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

  1. Do the right thing!

  1. Call your family often.

  1. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

  1.  Each day give something good to others.

  1. Don't over do. Keep your limits.

  1.  When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.

  1. Please Forward this to everyone you care about.

What is love? What is friendship? What is infatuation? What is the connection/difference between these three?

Is love simply an infatuation, a biological desire to reproduce? Is it controlled by our biological hormones or is it much more complex? Why is human love different from animal love? Is love what Hollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, Sandalwood portrays? Is love friendship? How are the two different?

 


 I have heard lot of people started relationship as a friend ends up with love. So I would like to know the difference between these two. Is it acceptable being a friend for certain period and then become a lover afterwards?. Does it not amount to injuring friendship?. At the same time, one cannot love a person with out having friendship. Then, What would be the intention of the person who becomes a lover when he started his relationship as a good friend? Can I say that the person is cunning or wolf in sheep skin?. Because he hid his true motive. Whatever he did was to cheat the other person?. Explain please. I am confused.