Saturday, April 28, 2012

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Just imagine you haven't seen your most beloved one for a protracted time. would not a reunion with him or her be the explanation for your paramount pleasure? however one thing completely different happened concerning 5000 years ago, when the reunion of 2 most intimate parties had been the explanation for enhanced separation. The divine brothers, Krishna and Balarama had enacted their enchanting childhood pastimes at Vrindavan. They captivated the hearts of the residents there, most in order that they might not bear even an instant of separation from the brothers. however this happiness didn't stick with the Vrajavasis for a protracted time. When Krishna and Balarama were still young kids, unexpectedly their uncle Akrura took them to Mathura, leaving the tender hearts of the residents of Vrindavan devastated.

when many decades, on daily of solar eclipse, Krishna and Balarama along withtheir sister Subhadra came to the pilgrimage web site of Kurukshetra to own holy baths. Knowing that Krishna was returning to Kurukshetra, the residents of Vrindavan conjointly came there to satisfy him. though the sight of Krishna revived their lives, the residents of Vrindavan simultaneously felt extreme separation when reunion with Krishna. the rationale being, each relationship has an inherent mood that forms the premise of such bonding. which mood usually demands a selected atmosphere and even outfits. The Vrajavasis who were familiar with see Krishna as an easy cowherd boy holding a flute in his hand, couldn't appreciate this manner of their beloved as a royal prince of the kingly order. meaning to have his association once more in his charming sort of Gopal, they pulled the chariots of Krishna, Balaram and Subhadra inside their hearts towards Vrindavan. This earnest invite of Vrajavasis later turned out to be the grandest and most well liked event on this planet known as 'Jagannath Ratha Yatra.' This competition of chariots, conjointly known as by the names Gundicha Yatra, Ghosa Yatra,Navadina Yatra & Dasavatara Yatra is widely known per annum at JagannathPuri within the state of Orissa. historically the utsava murtis or the representative deities of a temple are taken out for procession. however in Jagannath Puri, the presiding picket deities of Lord Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra along side the celestial wheel Sudarshana, are taken out for procession throughout the Jagannath Ratha yatra. the large colourful chariots are drawn by thousands of devotees to the Gundicha temple.

Ratha yatra is that the day when Jagannath, the Lord of the Universe bestows His causeless mercy on each living entity by personally initiating of His abode. Saints and scriptures have repeatedly glorified the sanctity of this most special and auspicious competition. A glimpse of Lord Jagannatha on the chariot is taken into account most auspicious. Even slightly of the chariot or the ropes with that they're being pulled is enough to confer the results of many pious deeds or penance for ages. Srila Prabhupada, the founder acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness took this most magnificient manifestation of mercy of the Supreme Lord, to varied components of the planet and thousands of Ratha yatras are being held over many cities worldwide nowadays by ISKCON.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Most weird travel requests

From asking a consulate Prince Charles' shoe size, to why ruined castles are designed, tourists are bobbing up with the foremost zany travel queries

Sure, travel arouses excitement, curiosity even however this one borders on the wacky. Recently, a news web site mentioned that The British consulate has revealed, travelers have created a variety| of weird requests like requesting the phonephone number of Phil Collins and Prince Charles' shoe size. a person rang the consulate in Sydney to raise what garments he ought to pack for his vacation, whereas another in Sofia, Bulgaria, needed the consulate to sell his house for him, a news major reported.

It's weirdville alright! 
Artist Seema Narayan reveals a couple of fun anecdotes from her last year's Scotland vacation along with her husband. "We were a travel cluster of concerning twenty and every day somebody would come back up with one thing weird to raise the travel co-coordinator. One day, there was this young girl who asked if Nessie (the fabled lake monster) was ever fed, and if so, very created us laugh," she says.

Advertising government Ramila Sharma conjointly includes a howler to share. "I had gone to UK for a piece trip and took a sightseeing tour too. and that i was thus amazed when somebody piped up, 'why do they build such a lot of ruined castles and abbeys in England'; i am unable to stop laughing once I consider it," he grins.

While a person is alleged to possess known as the consulate in Florida to report that there have been ants in his vacation villa and asked for recommendation on what he ought to do, Indian travel company coordinator Nisha Phillip remembers one that she heard right here on home turf. "I was accompanying this cluster of women on a coastal sojourn and one amongst them, asked me, 'so that beach is closest to the ocean in India'? i used to be too flabbergasted to reply and then released she was a simpleton," she smiles.

The right inquiries to ask:
What is included and excluded within the trip?
How do i purchase the simplest deal on airfare?
How am i able to keep the budget in check?
Do i would like trip insurance?
Where are the nice spots to eat and drink at?

Time stops on Kolkatas Sudder Street

It's not simply another bylane of Kolkata. Sudder Street is understood to interrupt down barriers betweeen foreigners and locals creating it one amongst the most-loved hangouts for tourists in Kolkata. 

It's a world where the color of your skin, your faith, your nationality does not matter, where the walls of a class-conscious society break down unconsciously, where chai stall vendors provide directions to the yank tourist in yank accent and also the British tourist in a very British accent. Come, sit down, admire the graffiti and sip some chai on the makeshift benches of Sudder Street! 

This space is vastly widespread with foreign tourists attributable to a budget accommodation and food offered. Crude wanting foreign exchange kiosks line up the sidewalk jostling for house with retailers selling pajamas, cotton shirts, skirts and baggage. However, the most attractions of Sudder Street are the wall graffiti. A refreshing amendment from the politically charged ones that we have a tendency to normally encounter on the streets of Kolkata, Sudder Street's graffiti border on the trippy to the obscure and outright funny. 

A walk on Sudder Street is usually recommended for all travellers travelling to Kolkata.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Women prefer to bring their children into the world

The Valentine's Day , a date that lovers around the world commemorate the mutual expression of love is also the time chosen by women to give birth to their children , according to a study that analyzes the influence of beliefs in human body functions. Evidenced by a recent investigation by the Yale University performed on millions of birth certificates in recent years in America. On 14 February the natural births rose by 3.6 percent and cesarean at 12.1 percent. Instead, the day that we celebrate Halloween (witches night, Oct. 31) natural births fell by 5.3 percent and caesarean sections showed a decrease of 16.9 percent. "The partnership between the two dates has never been investigated so far. Our research suggests that beliefs derived from our culture can have a major impact on body functions, to the point of influencing not only scheduled deliveries but also the natural birth, "said Becca Levy, director of the study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine and professor of epidemiology and psychology at Yale Medical School. The research confirms "that women are not taxable at the time of the happy event but assume a decisive role which can facilitate the birth or postpone it." "The symbolism of the two dates is the opposite. Halloween Day is associated with witches and death and is considered an unfavorable time to be born. Instead, Valentine flowers and symbol of love, is considered an auspicious day, "said Levy. On this subject, also said Gilberto Corbellini, philosopher and historian of medicine at the University of Rome Sapienza. "Today we have a technology that allows a certain margin of freedom to plan and control the date of births with deliveries scheduled but the medicine is, as always, strictly linked to the environment and the cultural and social context. To this point, which may influence the response of patients sick, "he said. According to the philosopher, cultural representations and stereotypes "affect the birth, on the health and even death." "The pagan religious dates can also develop the famous" placebo effect "facilitating the relaxation of pregnant women or, conversely, increasing the level of stress," he said. Beyond indicating the research to Corbellini "it is not surprising that culture influences the preferences and that women are more affected contexts better and to prefer an atmosphere of celebration to bring the world to their children."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Site rents out rooms per hour for couples

Hotels where you can rent rooms hourly rate has not had the best of reputations. Maybe it's about to change. A new hotel site sells short dagvistelser at fine hotels. is for travelers who need to take a nap, businessmen in need of a meeting room, or couples who want a room for a secret rendezvous. Focusing primarily on the latter.

The site was founded by - what else - Frenchmen and hotels in Paris and other French cities, but also rent out rooms per hour in London and soon in New York.

One of the founders of, Thibaud d'Agreve, says the Daily Mail that 95 percent of the bookings at hotels in Paris is related to love affairs and that it is mostly women who make the reservation.

Most hotels on the site accepts payment in cash, for those who do not want to leave traces of their bank statements.
The price for a few hours to three or four star hotels in Paris will start from 80 euros. As a rule, they can only be booked in the afternoons when rooms are empty in anticipation of future, full-paying, overnight guests.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Twelve destinations for 2012

Centenarians and tributes to twelve enclaves make the planet in the most desirable. TRAVEL supplement of The World, on newsstands Tuesday, they are shown as well as the best ski resorts, developments in Mexico City, the keys to New Delhi .

New year, new journey . Or rather, many trips ... Specifically, 12, one for each month of the year. Star is the proposal next issue of TRAVEL supplement of El Mundo, in newsstands on Tuesday 27 December. Bicentennial, anniversaries, capital and recognition of various kinds. Are some special reasons make the 12 selected destinations . Miyajima (Japan), Petra (Jordan), London, Uganda, Vienna, Cadiz, Bosbuana, Brazil ... Learn why the same Tuesday.

TRIPS also does stop and post in New Delhi upon completion of the centenary of the founding capital of India by the British Raj. And while a century is too small for so vast civilization, during this time interval have occurred in her most significant events of the tortuous history of India. They are we.

From station to station

Home next issue of TRIPS.
The time of year we are also a mandatory a visit to the snow. The idea is to put on some snowshoes and take a nice walk. Or throw in a hurry on a powerful snowmobile. Or dance until exhaustion at a party in the mountains. Where? At the stations of Baqueira-Beret, CandanchĂș, Sierra Nevada, Courchevel (France), Grandvalira ... The universe is still blank Macedonia , in which the west is Mavrovo, where the highest peaks are concentrated in the country rock.

The look of journey on the always exciting Mexico City , but this time run away from the stereotypes, the mariachis and tacos, to make our way through the new art spaces, shops and cocktail bars of the megalopolis. From Mexico to Segovia , whereThe Whisky TrailDYC, the biggest seller in Spain. We suggest a visit to this distillery only half-hidden in a natural environment full of surprises.

No missing sections fixed and sleep and dream , dedicated this time to The May Fair Hotel , London exquisite enclave in which appointments are celebrities from all walks. Do not miss your suite Schiparelli, chosen the best room in the UK by Condé Nast Johansens publisher. In The Traveler's Faro know the key to win two nights accommodation at the Barcelo Jaca . Also revealed everything necessary to visit Spain with the ideas of the Repsol Guide while to dig in agencies and websites offer the best deals for travelers. It only remains to wish happy new year!