Visiting India ?

I was reading a friend’s shared items and then remembered having posted it as well. No, I was wrong. Checked my drafts and found this interesting mail-forward. I don’t know why I did not post it then. Probably I must have kept laughing. 😀

Welcome to India. Namaste.

The answers are actual responses to the questions posted on a website by Foreigners planning a visit to India.

Q: Does it ever get windy in India? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? (UK).
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just … Read the rest

Parikrama at Ganapati Temple

The Hindu worshipers generally take a round (Parikrama) of a temple to conclude their puja (worshipping). Generally it happens within the temple compound.
But Ganapati temple at Ganapatipule has something more to offer. One of them is the parikrama (circular) path which is especially made for this purpose. It surrounds the temple and a small hillock belonging to temple complex. The temple itself is not very big.

The Parikrama path is more than 2 Kms long but the most important thing which very few people know about it, … Read the rest

Customs Area at Wagah border

Other posts on Wagah border can be read here and you can read anecdote of Amritsar trip here. Please read them in sequence to enjoy it fully.

Customs area at Wagah border doesn’t look like a sophisticated one we are normally used to see. Despite all hoardings and notices, it’s a crowded place especially during beating retreat ceremony. The only people who do not enter the gates are the vendors selling eatables and drivers of different vehicles.

That does not mean … Read the rest

Shortcut to reach God

In India if you do not have time to enter a temple for a one-o-one chat with the God, then you can very well request His assistant or attendant by whispering your messages in his ears. You are rest assured, your messages will be conveyed to the God.

Yes, when there is a long queue to meet God and you are short on time, you can bribe His assistant !

If you find the waiting queue very discouraging….Read the rest