BataDrava Than

The famous Vaishnavite Saint Mahapurash Srimanta Sankardeva was born at Borduwa and there he founded the first ever “Than” known as BataDrava Than situated in Nagaon district nearly 15 kms from Nagaon Town.

This “Than or Satra” has very religious importance as Srimanta Sankardeva started preaching Vaishnavite Religious ideas to his disciple in this Satra.

This place is well-connected from Nagaon Town by Bus,taxis or Tempos and One can reach Nagaon from Guwahati by Bus or Train.

BataDrava Than-Monikut

BataDrava Than-Monikut

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Wishing A Very Happy and Lightful Diwali..

Diwali–The Festival of Lights and during the Festival,each and every part of India if full of Lights… 😀

So,I wish a Very Happy,Prosperous and Lightful Diwali to everyone,May this Diwali lighten up everyone’s life and fill them with Happy Moments.. 😀

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Shiv Temple-An Amazing Display of Architecture in Bangalore

So,This year Durga Puja came to an end on 14th October as Bijoya Dashami being the last day when The Durga Maa is immersed in water,As being in Bangalore I didn’t have the opportunity to see much of Durga Puja which I did back in my Home…So this time Me and few of My Friends decided to go somewhere else–though related to God,So after a bit of discussion we ended up deciding to Visit a Shiv Temple,which is what they say a Great Display of Architecture.. 😀

Well to start of this Shiv Temple is sure visit if you are in Bangalore.It is at Murugeshpalya,just next to Total Mall–A 10 minutes walk from “The Leela Palace” hotel.
And Going through The Photographs of this temple will surely make you to visit this Temple.. 😀

The Temple is in the Vicinity of the City,so it is very easy to get to this temple and can be easily reached using private or public transport…. 😀

Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya

The Temple is very beautifully built,Upon Entering we will see the Ganesha Deity–The Son of Lord Shiva(And One of my Favorite Deity),Generally known as Vighna Vinasha and The reason we see Lord Ganesha at the start of many temple is because According to Hindu Mythology Lord Shiva once gave him Vardan(Blessing) saying that no prayers would not be considered complete if Lord Ganesha is not worshiped at the beginning.

Lord Ganesha(Front View)

Lord Ganesha(Front View)

Lord Ganesha(Side View)

Lord Ganesha(Side View)

We offered prayer and moved on to The Lord Shiva Deity..The way to the deity is built like a cave with inscriptions on the wall of different famous Shiv Temples found in India,But we have to pay 30INR to get to the Deity,infact entering the temple main gate will cost you 2INR and Camera charge is 25INR,I guess even God’s are not away from Commercialization.. 😉

The Way to Lord Shiva..

Shiv Ling

Shiv Ling

Narad Muni--Narayan Narayan

Narad Muni–Narayan Narayan

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva

Lighting Diyas inside the Artificial Cave

Lighting Diyas inside the Artificial Cave

 

Now Finally we reach the Main Shiva Statue,But once again you have to pay 20INR for a closer look at the statue and get the blessing,funny how everything is commercialized..But we will love to see the 65ft tall Shiva statue sitting in Yogic position and believe me it will give you a feeling of being in Kailash(Home of Lord Shiva,according to myth)

Calm and Peaceful Shiva

Calm and Peaceful Shiva

Lord Shiva(Front View))

Lord Shiva(Front View))

Lord Shiva(Side View)

Lord Shiva(Side View)

All in All it was pretty relaxing experience visiting this temple and though I am not so religious,I love visiting Place of Worship.So,If you are in Bangalore or have visited Bangalore,this place is a must visit though avoid going on Mondays if you want some peace as there will be huge rush during Mondays,We went during evening and got to attend the evening Aarti,so if you can attend that.There is also provision for special entry which is 50INR if you hate standing in Queues.

So Guys,What do you think about this Temple and The Architecture–I guess it is Amazing and a Must visit place.. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

Religion-What It Is and What We Think

Religion is a vast topic to write about in a single post and the more long it goes the more readers lose their interest.So here I will try to keep it simple and to the point,though it is the subject I believe no human has understood to the perfection even though he claims to be God’s Messenger and I am no different…

Religion as defined by Wikipedia–Religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to the supernatural, and to spirituality.

It does relate us some way or the other to the Supernatural ‘The God’ and there are some people in every religion who try to act as if they are the bridge between The Humans and The Supernatural…Oh I hate such people.

But my point is–In Early Days(By Early Days I mean when Human first evolved) when people had no god to worship,what did they do?Nothing they were just busy in surviving but in Today’s world it has become like–because of Religion we are surviving….Look how the world has changed.

Any sensible human being with a fair intellectual capacity will always point religion as their part of life but not life,but generally this doesn’t happen and so the world is in Chaos and it will always be in Chaos until and unless Humanity succeed Religion and I fear if it is ever going to happen…For me I just need a peace world to live in where Religion doesn’t come between Humanity.

No Religion in this world is flawless and the sooner we Human Being realize this fact the better or else some people(love to call them as ‘God’s Messenger’ )in every religion will lead us to a Pit Hole from where there is no way out.Get to your concise before it’s too late…Religion is to love not to spread Hatred,at least that’s what i learned all these years.

For me I really don’t mind offering my prayers in a Temple,Mosque,Church or Gurudwara as for I know God is one and they stays in our heart maybe in different form….and the same goes for a sensible human being.

And At Last answer my one question—Religion created Human Being or Human being created Religion?

Religion-Past and Present

Religion-Past and Present

I end my Post with a Cartoon to decide for yourself….Think About It..