While HOLI is celebrated in almost every part of India, Holi in Braj is especially famous. Braj is a historical region which covers the area of Mathura, Vrindavan and some nearby areas. Holi here attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world because of its unique customs and traditions. Mathura is the birth-place of Lord Krishna, and Vrindavan is the place where he grew up in his childhood.
When Krishna was young, he cribbed to his mother about Radha (his friend) being fair while Krishna himself was dark-complexioned. His mother (Yashoda) suggested him to colour Radha with colours in a playful manner. Over the years, Krishna from his village Nandgaon used to go to Barsana (Radha’s village) to colour Radha and other Gopis. They also used to playfully beat him with sticks. And hence the tradition evolved. **********HOLI in BARSANA*************
Barsana Holi celebrations start about a week before the actual date of Holi. Barsana is a village near Mathura, and it was the village of Radha. It is famous for its lathmar Holi in which women beat men (playfully) with sticks. Barsana is the place where Radha used to live, and Krishna used to visit this place to put colour on Radha. ************HOLI IN NANDGAON**********
Celebrations in Barsana is followed up by similar celebrations in Nandgaon (Krishna’s village) on the very next day. Nandgaon has found a reference in religious texts as the place where Krishna spent most of his childhood days. According to legends, after Krishna went to Barsana to put colour on Radha and her friends came to Nandgaon on the next day to put colour on Krishna. And hence, Holi celebrations shift from Barsana to Nandgaon.
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One of the oldest temples in Singapore, The Sri Krishnan Temple was established in 1870 when Hanuman Beem Singh set up an idol of Sri Krishna under a banyan tree on Waterloo Street, so as to cater to the religious needs of a large Hindu community that had established itself in the area bound by Victoria Street and Albert Street. Little is known about Beem Singh. According to his great granddaughter, he was deported by British administration from India to Singapore.
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There is this common phenomenon, especially on social media where we all believe that everyone else has their life all figured out. And it is only you who doesn’t know where your life is heading and what’s going to happen next! 🤷♀️
What if we told you that we definitely haven’t got it all figured out? 🧐
What if we told you that every damn day we come across problems we have no idea how to get past? 😣
What if we told you we have underlying issues that we haven’t sorted for months because we don’t know how to deal with it? 🙃
What if we told you that we also look at others and think ‘wow, they have it all figured out’ and look at ourselves and think what the **** are we doing? 😂 •
This caption today is a reminder to you and to us that we are all, exactly in the same boat.
We are all unsure and uncertain, we are all questioning whether or not each decision is right or wrong!
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I know it's hyped but it's nostalgia.
This was the first trek of my life, 5 years ago.
With byway’s that go through a beautiful mixed forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron and a variety of Himalayan flowers, this trek offers a worthwhile experience.
Triund Hill, located in the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas is referred to as the jewel of Dharamshala. This delightful retreat is far away from the bustle of McLeod Ganj. Situated in the laps of Dhauladhar Mountains with a beautiful view of the Dhauladhar Range on one side and Kangra Valley on the other, Triund is a hotspot for trekkers.