Monday, January 26, 2009

Where our water sources have gone ?

Effect of development, deforestation and industrialization have contributed a lot in depletion of water resources of the Country. This problem is more acute and visible in hilly areas where the Womenfolk are affected mainly due to this problem. I remember while going to Hanumangarhi ( a place 4 km away from Nainital on Nainital- Haldwani road where this temple was established by Sri Neem Karauli Baba ) during my intermediate days (1979-80) we used to drink fresh water oozing out from springs found in abundance all along the road .We were told that British have provided a nice mechanism to facilitate the flow of water from such springs by providing a metallic outlet having a shape of animal mainly Lion.

While traveling on same road during summer of 2006 I was quite surprised with joy and ecstasy to see one of such springs still giving water. My sons Lokesh and Sanket were quite amused and enjoyed drinking water from this natural source of mineral water.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ghorakhal Temple : Temple of Bells (Nainital )

One of the main tourist attractions of Kumaon ( Nainital ) Gorakhal Temple ( Temple of Famous GOLU DEVTA ) is located near Bhimtal. Situated in tranquil locality of huge Deodar and oak trees and adjacent to Sainik School this temple is just 4 Km from Bhowali and 15Kms from Nainital. The main attraction of this temple is presence of bells of various sizes donated and hanged by the devotees under reverence and in token of fulfillment of their wishes for many decades and still continues .

Rocks near venugopalswamy temple near Narketpally Nalgonda Andhra Pradesh

THis is one of the famous forest areas near Sri venugopalSwamy temple at narketpally In Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh India.