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TRAVEL TO MAA CHINNAMASTIKA TEMPLE

 Last month i had visited along with my family members to a famous temple in the state of jharkhand,india.the famous place is callled as rajrappa. this temple hosts the idol of maa chinnamastika. this temple is dedicated to goddess chinnamastika is a hindu pilgrimage which is located at ramgarh district of jharkhand. the place attracts devotees all parts from bihar, jharkhand,west bengal.this temple is located at rajrappa, 42 k.m. away from my hometown hazaribagh along nh-23 in the ramgarh district of jharkhand.rajarappa is also a tourist attraction. it is situated on a hillock at the confluence of the damodar and bhera(bhairavi)rivers near the rajrappa falls.the temple enshrines the goddess chinnamastika (the beheaded goddess kali),one of the ten forms of the goddess durga. in our vedas and puranas it has been recognized as an ancient and strong source of shakti. the statue shows the goddess holding her own head in her left hand and her head drinking the blood oozing out of her neck. many smalller temples have been built around the main temple such as the temples of ashtamatrika & dakshina kali.a large number of pilgrims arrive here through out the year. large congregation of people takes place here during the full moon and new moon nights.owing to religious importance of the place.it is also popular among the disciples for marriage and ritual of mundane or shaving the head. vehicle owners come here to get blessings for the new vehicles as they believe that the first worship of vehicles here multiple the life of vehicles and brings luck to the owners . in the month of january a special fare is heldon the festival of makar sankranti and attended by lakhs of people. there are famous lodges and hotels are situated for tourist’s accommodation. one of the famous lodge is madhuban.which gives 24*7 hours service to customer. the main moto of the hotel is customer satisfaction. the nearest airport is ranchi airport jharkhand which is at distance of 40 k.m. from the temple. i would like to say that the visitors should visit this famous spot once in their life time to fulfil their wishes and must enjoy the environment.maa chinnamastika temple:- last month i had visited along with my family members to a famous temple in the state of jharkhand,india.the famous place is callled as rajrappa. this temple hosts the idol of maa chinnamastika. this temple is dedicated to goddess chinnamastika is a hindu pilgrimage which is located at ramgarh district of jharkhand. the place attracts devotees all parts from bihar, jharkhand,west bengal.this temple is located at rajrappa, 42 k.m. away from my hometown hazaribagh along nh-23 in the ramgarh district of jharkhand.rajarappa is also a tourist attraction. it is situated on a hillock at the confluence of the damodar and bhera(bhairavi)rivers near the rajrappa falls.the temple enshrines the goddess chinnamastika (the beheaded goddess kali),one of the ten forms of the goddess durga. in our vedas and puranas it has been recognized as an ancient and strong source of shakti. the statue shows the goddess holding her own head in her left hand and her head drinking the blood oozing out of her neck. many smalller temples have been built around the main temple such as the temples of ashtamatrika & dakshina kali.a large number of pilgrims arrive here through out the year. large congregation of people takes place here during the full moon and new moon nights.owing to religious importance of the place.it is also popular among the disciples for marriage and ritual of mundane or shaving the head. vehicle owners come here to get blessings for the new vehicles as they believe that the first worship of vehicles here multiple the life of vehicles and brings luck to the owners . in the month of january a special fare is heldon the festival of makar sankranti and attended by lakhs of people. there are famous lodges and hotels are situated for tourist’s accommodation. one of the famous lodge is madhuban.which gives 24*7 hours service to customer. the main moto of the hotel is customer satisfaction. the nearest airport is ranchi airport jharkhand which is at distance of 40 k.m. from the temple. i would like to say that the visitors should visit this famous spot once in their life time to fulfil their wishes and must enjoy the environment.
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STOWE GARDEN,BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.

Woke up hesitantly early in the morning lacking any particular path of thoughts about what to do on last lazy Saturday. Weather too bad to go outside-too overcast and nearly zero degree outside.Anyway after having the morning routine,I did just went through National Trust directory to find out a place to visit not far from my home.Flipped though a few pages and spotted Stowe garden which is only about 25 miles from here. Started my car at 9.30 and driving though a mixture of A and B type roads reached Stowe at 10.30.Showed my NT card and entered the garden.At the gate the volunteer greeted and helped me with route map,but declined as I am already familiar. Stowe garden was created by , Lord Cobham, who set the gardens out to reveal his beliefs about the politics and morality of the day. Which path will you choose – Vice, Virtue or Liberty? Surely it is a heaven on earth.

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The trip to Ghanteshwari.

It was on a chilly winter morning in the month of December 2014, when I along with my batch mates were on our way for picnic to one of the most alluring tourist spots of western Odisha. The name of that place was Ghanteshwari. It falls under Sambalpur district of Odisha. The place was very much famed for the trees where bells were tied, and those bells did the job of a navigation unit by alerting nearby seafarers. Along the way to the temple of the main deity, you’ll find a small collection of shops selling antique items. The items are world famous for their design. We were quite fortunate that on the very date of our journey it rained heavily. Some people might have said it spoiled our trip but we were the ones who always wanted something unexpected from everything and that was what exactly we were getting. The heavy rain made the beguiling place even more enthralling. The rain gave new energy to the already lively green lands which made us feel closer to Mother Nature. We had some fine food served there by the local hotels. The population out there is quite friendly who’ll always refer to you as “BHAI” meaning “BROTHER”. The USP of the place is its location itself. I had a great time with my batch mates and I can assure a memorable trip to all those who plan a planned or unplanned trip to Ghanteshwari.

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The Madman of Palakkad

It is a famous tourist destination and pilgrim place. There is a temple on the top of this hill. It is a serene and beauteous piece of nature in located at Naduvattam Palakkad district in Kerala.

The hill has 500 feet’s of height and has the area around 300 acres. ‘RayiraNellur mala’ was dwelling place of NARANATH the madis 8 km far from Valanchery town.

It is believed that Naranath was rolling up the stone to the top of this hill and when he reaches top, he used to push the stone down to the valley. On reaching the top he used to roll them down and had burst out to laughter. It is said that he had done it by realising statue of Naranath, the mad at the south-west corner on the hill peak. It is the result of architect called Surendra Krishnan.

Along with the 18 feet height statue there is a symbol of the huge stone, which he rolled up to the hill. He was one of the members of ‘Parayi Petta Panthirukulam (Pantheerukulam) – The 12 issues of Parayi’ Family. I got to know about this place from my family relatives of Palakkad. My brother took me to the place, I truly enjoyed alot . So if you’re visiting Palakkad in kerala then make a time to visit this historic place.

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The City of stories

Not that i have never enjoyed Goa earlier but it has so much to serve for the travelers at their every visit. It’s like a piece of dessert,a giant one, which can be of your favourite appetites. Not even a year has passed now and my craving to visit this ancient town has popped-up all over again. This time it would be more precise because all that i have got missed, i shall explore it without any failure. Resolutions to discover the undiscovered should be the goal. One picturesque destination with every possible requirements you would perhaps need, is Goa. What you think you would miss? The very first step of yours till you go off-board, will leave an imprint over your memory which you will definitely cherish till the last breathe. Talk about the seamless Goan roads which will lead you to beautiful boundless beaches or talk about the crazy crowd you would encounter at every food junctions you stop. Stretched from “Mapusa to Panjim”, everything you experience, would be one of it’s kind. Those memories are so sharp that this year my visit would definitely be for minimum ten days in which i can at least enjoy few of the ancient serenity i missed on my last trip. I visited few beautiful churches, antiquated in their form, but what i missed is the Portugal story behind every painting carved there. With all pride, standing on the list of one of the ancient cities, Goa offers us so much to know about it’s roots and the cultures we can never feel amidst our social city lives. Not only to the old symbolic churches and towers Goa is confined to, but it brings you so many other attractions, one of the top most being the mouthwatering food. Sea-food typically cooked in Goan style would leave you speechless and this time again my day-break would be at some shacks with some soul-tempting deliciously cooked lobsters. All those wrecked walls along the roadside, made out of ancient red bricks would particularly remind you of the former Portugal existence. Apart from all those historical dramas, yearly Goa-Carnival brings festivity all around the city. Four days of celebrations in Christian style which concludes with one huge colorful parade is one of my most awaited events this 2016. Best time after December is February when enthusiasm is at its peak to celebrate the happiness and togetherness, i am all set to fulfill my cravings. Goa is a city of endless stories and hidden realities, some are mind soothing and some are spine-chilling but whatever it gives, will be indelible.

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That trip to Harishankar

It was on the 22nd of September in 2016 when I first planned to visit Harishankar. Harishankar is situated on the slopes of the beautiful Gandhamardhan Hills, of Odisha. It is popular spot for picnics for people all over the state and people come here to visit from different states too. The main attraction here is the Harishankar Temple and the ancient Buddhist ruins, which are considered to be remnants of the ancient Parimalgiri University. I started my journey with two of my friends in my car from Balangir, Odisha. On the way we found many tourists going to Harishankar which made us really happy. After going some 40 kilometers we stopped to have some roadside tea. The tea stall owner said us to reach Harishankar early and enjoy the bath at its waterfall which was very famous. We thanked him and got back to our trip again when suddenly heavy rain started. My friends asked me to stop the car and wait for sometime but I insisted on continuing because it was getting dark due to heavy clouds even at noon. Finally they agreed to my idea and we kept the vehicle moving and then finally we reached our destination at 3.00 PM. The first thing we did was to take a good bath in the famous Harishankar waterfalls after which we ran for the famous Temple because without a prayer to the deity there, our journey would’ve been a waste of time. Once we were done with the prayers we went to have the prasad or the holy food which was tasting like it was prepared by God himself. After enjoying the meals we again went to the waterfalls to have a bath and this time we bathed for a little longer. Then finally we went to the home of one of our friend who was living in Harishankar and whom we met some years ago in Bhubaneshwar during our B.Tech days. We stayed there with him for some time, enjoyed good food and finally started our journey back at 9.00 PM. The return journey was good but at a remote stretch in the way a lady with a very weird look asked us for lift to which my friends disagreed out of fear. We overtook her. Then I said lets see, maybe she is in some trouble. When we went back a little to find her she was not there. We were very afraid after this and without thinking much about the incident we kept moving on and finally we reached Balangir and heaved a sigh of relief. Once at home we took our meal and went to bed but I was not able to sleep the whole night due to that one last incident. However I must say that the trip was an overall success due to the adrenaline rush we experienced throughout the way.

The names of my friends who accompanied me are Vishal Chakraborty and Sriram Bagarty and my name is Santosh Bhubaneswar Pattnaik.

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A Visit To Taj

It was a beautiful morning with the sun glaring in my eyes and the first thought that came into my mind was “Get Set and Go for The Taj”. As my exams got over just a day before, we made a plan to visit the most marvelous monument: “The Taj Mahal”. The Taj Mahal is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India and was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal way back in 1648.
We had whole family trip with my aunt and nephew altogether. So, we started early in the morning so that we can get the tickets and save ourselves from the “never ending queues” at the ticket counters. We booked a taxi and started at 8 am in the morning. As, cars or buses aren’t allowed within a 500 meter radius, as a measure to control pollution, so we decided to take a walk and finally reached  the southern gate of the Taj at around 9 am.
As we proceed further, we were astounded by the enormous walls made of red stone guarding the main structure from 3 sides and then there is “The Great Gate” aka “Darwaza I rauza”. It was a huge gate and this idea drives me crazy as how did they build such huge structures when nobody ever thought of a thing like skyscrapers. On stepping inside, we were stuck for a moment by the mesmerizing view of the Taj. It seemed like the time stopped and our legs got frozen by the ravishing view of the fountains of the ”Charbagh” , aka , “The Gardens” and the marvelous white marble structure behind the them. I wished to stand there whole day and not to take a step forward, but just as I thought about it, I heard a voice from behind insisting me to move forward. I looked back and there was the security guard. So, we moved on further, gazing through the beautiful gardens and reached the counter for placing the shoes/sandals. As shoes are not allowed inside the white marble structure yet you can buy shoe covers if you do love wearing your shoes that much :-).
It was noon by now and the sun was scorching due to which, the white marble on which we were walking was extremely hot. We were literally running to find any shade to stand and rest. Yet, it was an amazing experience running all over the place with blazing feet. As we moved on, we came to know about some of the exciting things about Taj Mahal.
It took 22 years and about 20,000 people to build this amazing structure. The Taj Mahal is one the world’s most symmetric structures with its four sides being perfectly identical. The four minarets were built slightly tilted outside to prevent them from falling on the main mausoleum, in case of any natural calamity like earthquake. One place where it fails to show symmetry is the size of the tomb of the Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal having the male tomb is larger than the female one. The calligraphy inscribed on the walls of Taj by Amanat Khan contains verses and passages from the holy book of “Quran” in Thuluth script.
It took us around three and a half hours to cover the whole monument, taking pictures in every possible posture and then we came out of the monument. On our way back, we saw several Souvenir shops selling key rings, books, miniature models. I also bought one miniature Taj as a Souvenir of my visit at a very reasonable price of 150 rupees. It was overall a very beautiful experience visiting Taj and now I understand why million of visitors come every year, why it is considered in the “Seven Wonders of the World list”, why it is a national heritage.
If you’re in India, and haven’t seen the Taj, you literally haven’t seen anything. So, what are you waiting for? Plan a trip, arrange for tickets and go for it!Bored of travelling solo? No worries. eChutti will help you to find travel partner based on your needs.