Learning the art of cooking Indian food is based on the proportion of ingredients used, the layering of spices and a keen sense of smell.
I was delighted to attend the cooking event hosted by Nuha - @my_globalkitchen- as she guided us through the uses of key spices to creating six varieties of authentic kebabs, Mughlai style!
It's for the first time that I learnt making proper gourmet kebabs, assorted bread platter and had so much fun!
If you are looking to fast-track into the world of cooking cuisines, visit Nuha's profile and enroll yourselves. She holds theme-based workshops every month and also teaches how to prepare desserts along with the art of baking.
For party orders, @my_globalkitchen is the perfect place to go for. You won't be disappointed.
Kedarnath is a 3000 old years lord Shiva Temple was built by the five Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata.
🌹Facts / Powers -
1☀) The Shrine Is Always Protected " The temple is always blessed with the omniscient presence of Lord Shiva who protects the Dham shrine diligently since the presiding deity is dedicated to him in the form of an irregular black shiv lingam.
🌴☀🌹This has been proven during the devastating 2013 unexpected Kedarnath flooding which had proved to be one of the most catastrophic devastations of the time. 🌸🍃The main Dham shrine was protected by a massive mountain boulder rock which had mysteriously wedged itself between the gushing flood water and the temple shrine, which did not allow the flood water to wipe out the temple completely. 🌻This boulder can still be found behind the temple where people worship it since it is also believed that Lord Shiva had sent this rock himself to protect the temple & the Nandi statue and the other idols in the temple are intact,
📍📌"In fact, those pilgrims who were in the temple during the tragedy also survived .
2☀) The Mysterious Akhand Jyoti (Eternal Fire) 🌹Kedarnath Dham remains closed off for Darshan for 6 months during winter when the entire region gets engulfed in snow and experiences extremely freezing temperatures, shutting down Yatra and expedition of the region.
During this time the Kedarnath Dham temple remains lighted up from the inside with the help of an eternal flame or Akhand Jyoti which miraculously does not extinguish from the time the temple gates are closed for Darshan to the time of opening of the temple gates. This flame is considered to be extremely holy and pious since it does not extinguish until the temple opens !
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Huranga, the Holi at Dauji Maharaj temple in Mathura is one of the last prominent Holi celebrations in the city. Only the members of the village who are said to be the descendants of the family which built the temple are allowed to play Holi here. Others are welcome to watch the celebrations.
Apart from the colors and water of a typical Holi celebration, Huranga has a tradition where the women rip apart upper body clothing of the men and beat them up playfully with those clothes. On this day, the women are considered to be Gopis and the men Krishna. The Gopis beat Krishna up for all the mischievous behaviour; of course in happy, festive spirit.
I got a chance to witness Huranga last year. Read about my experience from the perspective of a solo woman traveler here: http://www.bitweft.com/danger-of-a-single-story/
Dada Hari Ni Vav
Built in sand stone in Solanki architectural style, the Dada Harir stepwell is five stories deep. It is octagonal (8-sided polygon) in plan at the top, built on intricately carved large number of pillars. Each floor is spacious enough to provide for people to congregate. It was dug deep to access ground water at that level, accounting for seasonal fluctuations in water level due to rainfall over the year. The air and light vents in the roofs at various floors and at the landing level are in the form of large openings. From the first story level, three staircases lead to the bottom water level of the well, which is considered a unique feature.
“There is no wifi in the jungle but you will probably find a better connection.”
Trek to double decker bridge seems easy at first but trust me this was the hardest #trek of our travelling life. Rigorous is kind of a tiny detail but it was fun. Our endurance and stamina got check that day but the whole effort is worth when you end up with such a view of this untouched part.
There is so much to explore in northeast part of India, we started with #meghalaya (will post about some other places too). We are very happy when we tell our travel stories of northeast visit to others and even happier when any of them planned a trip there.
*Locals there are very helpful and calm and beauty remain intact because of their belief about nature, they respect nature and around #nongriat you are not even supposed to take away anything from the Forest.
📍Just go there but don’t litter just keep nature clean and respect others.
Keep some pain relief gel or spray in your bag if you want to complete the visit in 1day. You have to cross 3 valley's to reach here & more then 3500 steps up and down on single way. So, if you are not fit to make it in 1day then there are lots of homestays to make your night marvellous. The feeling will be great and you will feel the long night. I hope this will help you to plan better.
Upma / Poha made with Leftover Bread & Rotis for Breakfast today.
My husband lost two of his old and dear friends within the span of two months. Obviously shaken and upset at the unfortunate and tragic turn of events, his biggest regret is that he couldn't meet either of them before they passed away to bid them a final goodbye.
The fragility of life is something we are all aware of and it's the biggest truth we live with, yet so often we take it for granted. We are all so caught up with the day to day struggles and busy routines that most often we just don't find the time or energy for a lot of things we want to do, people we would like to speak to, those we wish to meet up with, the places we dream of visiting... It's always a oh, let's do it the next weekend or a let's keep this for next month or a maybe we can plan it for next year. Don't we do it all the time, and it's really time which runs out for all of us in the end.
Seize every precious moment and make the most of it, live it, enjoy it, cherish it and most of all be grateful for it.
Nilam in the Malayalam/Tamil language refers to the ground or floor and vilakku means lamp. The Nilavilakku is an integral part of many rituals and ceremonies among Kerala Hindu families. Traditionally, young girls of the family bring the lighted lamps at sunset to the verandah of the house, chanting evening prayers.
People wonder, why Marathi people are so much inspired by Shivaji Maharaj?
And the reason is not just how he created a kingdom and subsequently how his successors converted a kingdom into an empire ranging from Himachal to present day Pakistan to Bengal and deccan, but also how Shivaji Maharaj was a righteous and benevolent king by his personality, his character.
Back in those days, he created a new army of untouchables - called as Mahar regiment. When thinking of even touching shudras was a offence, he sat down with them to eat with them and gave them equal status. It is due to all these and many more such reasons Shivaji Maharaj plays a important role in our life.
All the freedom fighters during British era were inspired by Shivaji Maharaj - just see the lyrics of Mera Rang De Basanti Chola - it goes on “Jis Chole ko pehen Shivaji Khele Apni Jaan pe”
See who were the fighters (prominent ones in 1857 war) all of them were the part of Maratha Empire - Rani Laxmibai, Tatya Tope, Nanasaheb Peshwe, etc. All of the fought on the name of Shivaji, to preserve their kingdom - Swarajya(self governance)
We have learnt self-respect, dignity, pride, righteousness from Shivaji Maharaj and he is an integral part of our Life 🙏🏼 .