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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

INDIA : Aurangabad - Devgad : Shri. Datta Mandir


DEVGAD, the village known for Shri Datta Temple just east of Shaneshwar. The temple is 24 hours open for the visitors. ANNADAN is a very big function at Devgad a trust has been formed by the natives to provide all the materials and utensils free of charge to devotees, who want to give Annadan (distribution of free food). A Dharamashala (a place of free shelter and food) is also available. More than 150 people can have lunch. The trust plans to start a religious library, a hospital and a pilgrim school.

All you can contact for your bookings at BHAKTINIVAS on following numbers:

Manager Devgad - 9763171073
Office Devgad - 0242-7283111

In fact, there is no need to book BHAKTINIVAS because you can get accommodation at anytime here. So you need not to worry about it.


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INDIA : Aurangabad - Shani Shinganapur

INTONATES THE FOLLOWING STOTRA IS SAVED FROMM ALL the ILLEGALIT OF SHANESHWARA PLACED IN BADINAGE.
Suryaputhro Deerghadeho Vishaalaakshah Shivapriyah
Mandachaarah Prasannathmaa peedam harathu me Shanih

सूर्य पुञो दीर्घ देहो विशालाक्षः शिवप्रिय: !! मंदचार: प्रसन्‍नात्‍मा पीडा हरतु मे शनि: !!

The village SHINGANAPUR is away 6 kms away from Ghodegaon located on Aurangabad-Ahmednagar road. It is exactly 84 Kms from Historical City 'Aurangabad' and distance from Ahmednagar is only 35 kms.
The interesting feature of the village SHINGANAPUR is, there are no door frames, window frames and locks on the houses for the safety purpose. But in fact it is not required here. All the people residing here are believe that, it is only the BLESSINGS of the god Shaneshwara. Due to blessings of god, no law-breaking things are happened in this village till date. It's really AMAZING!!!. Anybody in the world can just imagine this thing? All of you friends, if you could not believe on this….you must visit SHINGANAPUR.
SRI SHANEDEV or SHANESHWARA, The commanding God of SHINGANAPUR. Shaneshwara is a AVTAR of the planet SATURN. People from all over the world are adored with fear and cultism of the planet SATURN. The presentation of the God SHANESHWARA is in the black stone. There is no any kind of temple construction puts up the Shaneshwara. There is only a BLACK STONE stands for SWYAMBHU GOD on a simple platform like a bed.

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INDIA : Aurangabad - Maheshmal

MAHESHMAL, pronounced as MHAISMAL, is 25 km away from Aurangabad. It is an very old temple of GIRIJAMATA and an exact replication of LORD BALAJI temple of TIRUPATI which is loacted at the top of the hill. Compare to other hill stations, it is a small but beautious one situated on the way of ELLORA CAVES.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

INDIA : Aurangabad - Ghrishneshwar Temple_01

GHRISHNESHWAR is belonging to out of 12 JYOTIRLINGA of INDIA. This temple is located in village "VERUL", which is 30 km away from Aurangabad.
The SHIVPURAN tells the story of GHRISHNESHWAR as follows :
A Brahmin "BRAHMAVETTA SUDHARAM" along with his wife "SUDEHA" lived on a mountain called DEVGIRI at Southern region. He was a scholarly person and a teacher of VEDAS. He used to teach the Holy Scripture to his students. Due to Sudeha's pitiful ness, they did not have their own child. She had tried all the possible therapeutics but all the efforts went in vain. She went her sister GHUSHMA and forcing her purposely to married to her husband for the sake of child. Sudeha would serve Sudharam along with Ghusmhma her sister. By Sudheha's advice, her sister Ghusma used to make 101 lingas and worship them. She used to discharge the lingas in the center of the lake.
After Blessing of Lord Shiva, Ghushma was blessed with a beauteous boy. Due to this Ghushma became proud and Sudeha started feeling jealous towards her sister. One neight, jealous Sudeha took Ghushma's son and killed him and threw him in the center of the lake where Ghushma used to discharge the lingas.
On the next early morning, Ghushma got up and involved in her daily routine work. Her husband, Sudharm also involved in daily work. Sudeha also got up and started her daily routine. Ghushma's daughter-in-law saw stains of blood on Sudharm's bed and his parts of body soaked in blood, she was alarmed. She came to her and told everything. Ghushma was crying and absorbed in worshipping Lord Shiva. Sudeha did not discourage and her husband too. When she saw the bed drenched in blood she did not break down. Ghushma Said, ''HE (Lord Shiva) WHO HAS GIVEN ME THIS CHILD SHALL PROTECT HIM !!!" and she started to retelling "SHIVA, SHIVA, SHIVA !!!" endlessly. Lastly, she went to discharge the SHIVLINGAS after her prayers, she saw her son coming. She take a look to him, her son was neither happy nor sad. Suddenly, Lord Shiva appeared before her and told, "I am proud of with your devotedness. Your sister killed your son.
Ghushma bowed down before Lord Shiva and told him to forgive and excuse her. After that, Lord Shiva asked her for another blessing. Ghushma replied, "if he really happy with her devotion, he should occupy her forever for the gain of the multitudes in the form of a JYOTIRLINGA and it may you be known by my name !". After her serious request he evidenced in the form of Jyotirling and by that day it was named as GUSHMESHWAR which is earlier pronounced as GHRISHNESHWAR.

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INDIA : Aurangabad - Panchakki

"PANCHAKKI", the name itself indicates that the WHEEL run on WATER, it is used to grind granulates for the pilgrims. It was so designed to generate power by water and brought down from the outflow of a mountain. In 1965, MALIK AMBER has built this PANCHAKKI. In the interior area of Panchakki, it has the tomb of a Sufi Saint, BABA SHAH MUZAFFAR.

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INDIA : Aurangabad - Pitalkhora Caves

Pitalkhora caves are located outside of the Aurangabad, just 40 km of Ellora at North West side. Satavahana's period, extracted of 13 Buddhist status are found in Pitalkhora caves. Apart from all the Pitalkhora caves, cave 3 and 4 are of interesting because of based in its kind of issue.
Pitalkhora caves are located in the SATMALA ranges of the SAHYADRIS and are 78 km from Aurangabad city. There are 13 cave refuges implanted in this area. All these are from 2nd century BC to 5th century AD. Plentiful carvings with detailed history can be seen in these memorials.

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INDIA : Aurangabad - Ellora Caves

Ellora is India’s one of the most visited site and it is 30 km apart from Aurangabad at Northwest region. It is easily approachable from the any other main cities. There are 34 monastery houses and temples with continuous sequence of memorials. All the temples of Ellora are devoted to Brahmanism, Jainism and Buddhism. Excellent stonework of Lord Shiva is situated in Ellora Caves.

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Friday, March 9, 2007

INDIA : Aurangabad Caves

In the 6th an 7th century, Aurangabad Caves are found on two separate areas, Caves No. 1 to 5 are belonging to western group & caves no. 6 to 10 are eastern group, they are separated only 1 km. All the Aurangabad caves are cut into soften rock.

Caves work and images are impacted by Tantric Hinduism.

The oldest cave is cave No. 4 belonging to the Western Group.

Rest of the 4 western caves are belonging to viharas. All are of Buddhist lamasery lying of an open court.

Cave No. 3, mattering to the western group. It is supported by 12 finely carved columns.

Cave No. 6 is dedicated to the sculptures of women for their strange hairstyles and ornamentals. This cave belongs to the eastern group.

The most interesting cave is No. 7 known as Aurangabad caves. This cave belonging to vivid impressions of women figures covered with clad jewells.
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Thursday, March 8, 2007

INDIA : Aurangabad - Ajanta Cave History

AJANTA CAVES


AJANTA CAVES are loacted at innermost part of SAHYADRI HILLS on the distance of 100 kms from Aurangabad City. Ajanta Caves are retrograde of buddhist conventual features of Chaityas and Viharas. The nice paintings and carvings of buddha's life are belonging to Hinayana and Mahayana's historical period.

Ajanta caves are famed for its murals in various colors. The best maintained paintings are in caves no. 1, 2, 16 and17. Inspite of these paintings Padmapani and Avalokitesava's paintings are the most popular and well known.

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INDIA : Aurangabad - A Historical City

One of the most Historical City of India is located in the northern part of the state of Maharashtra in the western region of India. Road distance from Mumbai is 403 kms. This city is encircled by hills, and on the banks of river named "KHAM RIVER." MALIK AMBER founded this city in 1610. In 1626, his son FATEH KHAN named it as FATEHPUR. Further in 1653, the MUGHAL EMPIRE, Viceroy of the DECCAN, AURANGZEB has made his capital city KHADKI and renamed it as AURANGABAD. This city is famed for its silk and cotton textile.

Further back, buddhism was innovated to this area. In the 14th century Mohammaed bin Tughlaq, Sultanate of Delhi, traveled his capital from Delhi. In 1707, after the death of Aurangzeb, Nizam of Hyderabad controlled this area till it was combined with Maharashtra State in 1956.
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