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Manasa Devi Temple @ Haridwar (Uttarakhand)

  Manasa Devi Temple @ Haridwar  : Manasa Devi temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Manasa. It is located in the holy city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The temple is on the hilltop of a mountain called Bilway (a part of Sivalic hills the southernmost part of the Himalayan range. Manasa Devi is considered the daughter of Lord Shiva as she has emerged from the mind of Lord Shiva.  She is also regarded as the sister of Lord Vasuki. The meaning of Mansa is a wish, which means maa Mansa full fill all the wishes of sincere devotees. There are three Siddha Peetha in Haridwar and Manasa Devi temple is one among them. The other two are Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple. There is a tree inside the temple and people tie the thread to it keeping some wish in their mind. This is one of the important tourist destinations for Spiritual purpose. Please visit the place and feel the sprituality. Manasa Devi Temple   visiting Timing:   08 AM to 05 PM (Everyday)   Best time to visit:  Al

Har ki Pauri @ Haridwar (Uttarakhand)

Har ki Pauri @ Haridwar   : Har ki Pauri is a very famous ghat at the holy Ganga river in Haridwar a district town in Uttarakhand state. It was built by King Vikramaditya in 1 century BC in the memory of his brother Bharthari as he was a great devotee of maa Ganga and use to visit for everyday meditation. Below are some of the facts about Har Ki Pauri Har means Lord Shivs and Pauri means Spets. It is believed to be Lord Shivas steps and that's the reason people worship Ganga as well as all the steps. It is known as Brahmkund as many gods including  Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva had taken bath in Ganga here.  A drop of Amrita was fallen here from the sky while Lord Garuda was carrying it after Samudra Manthan. People consider Gangajal as Amrith and take it to their home. Mahakumbh is being celebrated there every 12 years and Ardh Kumbh every 6 years. This is the place where Ganga has come to the plain from the mountain. Ganga aarty during evening is one of the most attractive activitie

Manjarabad Fort @ Sakleshpur (Karnataka)

  Manjarabad Fort @ Sakleshpur: The "Manjarabad Fort" was built by Tipu Sultan, then ruler of Mysore. He built this fort in 1792 with the help of a French military Architect. Its construction looks like a star having 8 sides in it. This star construction is only visible from the top of the Fort.  In the middle of the Fort, there is a star-shaped pond. It is made using big granites and its structure really looks grand. It is located near Sakleshpur which comes under Hassan district in Karnataka (India). It is on the route between Sakleshpur Mangalore highway.  There is an interesting story about the naming of this Fort.   On the completion of the Fort, when Tipu Sultan visited for inspection, there were huge fogs around it and he decided to name the fort to Manjarabad. In Kanada, Fog is called "Manju". The word "Manju" was distorted and used as Manjarabad. This is one of the most visited tourist destinations near Sakleshpur but it is not maintained properly

Patanjali Yogpeeth @ Haridwar (Uttarakhand )

  Patanjali Yogpeeth : Patanjali Yogpeeth is one of the largest Yoga institutes in India. It is named after the Rishi Patanjali. Patanjali Yogpeeth is involved in many activities by which many people across the globe are benefitting.  Research & development in Yoga Research& Development in Ayurveda (Ayurvedic medicine) University of Patanjali Patanjali Gurukul Earlier it was not known to many but due to Swamy Ramdev Ji & Swamy Balakrishna Ji Maharaj, it has become very famous. Swami Ramdev Ji is the main inspiration behind Yoga reaching every home. There are many courses offered by Patanjali Yogpeeth which you can choose and participate in. During the course period, a high level of discipline is maintained during your stay. I feel everyone should attend the basic yoga course. This is a very clean and cool place and you can feel the freshness in the environment. Please visit the place to feel it. Patanjali Yogpeeth  visiting Timing:   09 AM to 09 PM (Everyday)   Best time to

Yercaud Hill Station @Tamil Nadu

  Yercaud Hill Station : Yercaud Hill station is a famous hill station which is 30 km from Salem (one of the major cities in Tamil Nadu).  In the center of the city, there is a big lake called Yercaud Lake which has boating facilities. You can use the facility by paying the prescribed charges.  Close to that, there is a place called "lady seating" and " Karadiyoor View Point" from where you can have a pleasant natural view. As the number of visitors is quite good, they have also installed a telescope to have an even better view. Kurumbapatty Zoological park is also another attraction in Yercaud which is a very big and clean park. It is covered will verities of flowers and very old and big trees. Worth being there. You will also enjoy the Orange garden and Coffee plants which are well known in that area.  There is a small shopping center where you can purchase your favorite items.  People are very friendly there and I am sure you will have a nice time. So please visi

Dev Surya Mandir (Sun Temple) @ Dev - Aurangabad (Bihar)

  Dev Surya Mandir (Sun Temple): Dev Surya Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Bhanu (Sun). It is an ancient temple located in Dev which is a block-level city that comes under Aurangabad District in Bihar.   It is a unique temple due to the below reasons 1.  It is believed that this temple is built by Lord Vishwakarma itself in a single night. 2. Its opening is from Westside which is not a practice for the Hindu temple.  3. Lord Sun is being worshiped during Sunrise and also during Sunset. Generally, no one worships during sunset. Past, this temple was not maintained properly but now it is well maintained as lots of devotees across India have started visiting.  This is one of the important spiritual destinations in Bihar and a must-visit place. Please visit the place and experience the spiritualy. Temple visiting Timing:   05 AM to 08.00  PM  - Everyday.  Best time to visit:  All time. During the summer it's a bit hot. Entry Fees:   There is no entry fee for general darshan.