Sas Bahu ka mandir or Sahastrabahu Temple (Video)

Saas Bahu ka mandir or Sahastrabahu Temple – Located to the east of Gwalior Fort, this place boasts of magnificent architecture and also gives a good view of the whole city! Also, this was one of our “the best” experiences at Gwalior 🙂 This episode attempts to bring some of that awesomeness to you ..hope you’ll like it! Cheers! 🙂

Teli Ka Mandir (video)

TELI KA MANDIR – A beautiful work of art, architecture and devotion, this temple stands tall within the Gwalior Fort complex. Noteworthy are the Khajuraho-like erotic figures all around the temple structure, our “360 degrees Heritage selfie” and grown-ups caught-on-camera ‘stealing’ berries outside the temple complex 🙂 Hope you’ll like this latest episode from our Heritage Exploration series! Cheers 🙂

Temple and Fortress at Garhi Padhavali – Madhya Pradesh, India

This temple is believed to be a 10th Century Shiva temple owing to the grand statues of Nandi at the entrance. The interiors comprise of beautifully carved sculptures depicting stories from the Puranas and several other mythological epics. Later in the 19th century the temple was fortified by the Jat Ranas rulers thereby giving it a local name as “Garhi” which means a small fort/fortress! Yet again , amazing experience here 🙂

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Saas-Bahu ka Mandir + Gurudwara Daata Bandi Chhor Sahib – Gwalior

Saas-Bahu ka mandir‘ (no, it is not from a TV soap set 😉 ), or Sahastrabahu Temple, is located to the east of Gwalior Fort. Built in 1092 by King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata (Kachchhwaha) dynasty, this temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels situated by Gwalior Fort.

Gurdwara Data Bandi Chorh Sahib, situated in Gwalior, is associated with the imprisonment of Guru Har Gobind Sahib in Gwalior Fort and his celebrated release in which he managed to win the freedom of 52 Rajas (Kings) who had long suffered imprisonment in the Fort. The word “Bandi” means “imprisoned”, “Chhor” means “release”. “Diwali” is the day that’s celebrated as “Bandi Chhor Diwas” by Sikhs..

More Info >>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sas-bahu_Temple
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Gurdwara_Data_Bandi_Chor_Sahib

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Bhairon Mandir – Neighborhood of Old Fort

Hi Friends! 🙂 Here’s the last episode in the series about the neighborhood of Old Fort. In this one, we visit the Bhairon Mandir which is situated adjacent to the Old Fort. The main deity of the temple is Kaal Bhairav – the fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation.

The temple is said to be established by the Pandava brothers during the building of their capital Indraprastha.

The video has references to the following aspects related to the place:

The depiction of the main deity inside the temple and the also, the modern sculptures of Hanuman and Bhima (one of the Pandavas)
The inclusion of Bhairav among the deities of the Buddhist pantheon
The reason behind liquor being the main offering at the temple

Check out the video for more! 🙂

Rishikesh Adventures : Camp-fun and a Trek to a mystical temple

Bringing some moments of fun and adventure from our recent trip to Rishikesh, India. This episode showcases the fun we had at our camps and then a trek up  a beautiful hill to the mystical hill-top temple 🙂 Enjoy!