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Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya

May 29th, 2010 by mohitg | No Comments

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, Delhi
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The place is still remains an enigma. Something pulled me to this place years back and the bond rejuvenated last year. I am not a Sufi, in fact, I don’t think I still understand what it means to be a Sufi. I wish to some [...]


Ramadan Mubarak

September 21st, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Ramadan Mubarak

One of the most sacred Islamic occassions, Ramadan is observed during the ninth and holiest Islamic month of the same name, a time when the great Prophet Muhammad was said to have received the knowledge of Quran…


Kali Visarjan

September 9th, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Kali Visarjan

Kali Visarjan is the concluding event of Durga Puja (or Vijayadashmi). During Durga puja, the idols of Goddess Durga (Kali) are worshipped for nine days in beautifully decorated pandaals. On the tenth day (known as VijayaDashmi),the ‘Visarjan’ or immersion of idols in sea or river waters is performed…


Chham – The Festival of the Dancing Monks

August 29th, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Chham – The Festival of the Dancing Monks

Origin of sacred dance of Cham probably goes back to ninth century when Guru Padmasambhava introduced Buddhism in Tibet. The monk-dancers perform the iconographic and choreographic sequences as written in the dance manual; enacting the liturgical text, which is simultaneously recited by monks sitting in the orchestra on the edge of the dance area…


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