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Bells, Himalaya and Spirituality

Bells, Himalaya and Spirituality
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Copyright: Pushkar Mitra (auroco) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 14] (55)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-24
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Abstract, Mood
Camera: Kodak Easyshare C190
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-13 8:38
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Points: 2
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This snap was taken at Chandrabadni Temple, Garhwal Himalaya.
The Garhwal Himalayas are mountain ranges located in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

Before you enter temple - to awake you and prepare you for taste of awareness is the real reason behind temple bell. In other words it helps to ring to wake yourself Up! . To an extent Fragrant generators [Flowers, Agarbathis], Low light lamps all form Ecosystem to create awareness.

The Chandrabadni a mountain (2,277 m. above sea-level) , lying in Lat. 30* 18 N. and Long. 78* 37 E., on the border of tahsil Devaprayag and Pratapnagar is well known for the temple of Chandrabadni Devi which lies at the top of the mountain about 10 km. north of Kandi Khal ( a place on the Devaprayag-Kirti Nagar metalled road), 22 km. from Devaprayag and 109 km. from Narendra Nagar.

As per Indian Mythology

It is said that when sati, the wife of siva,gave up her life in the yajna started by her father and siva was carrying her body to Kailash, her torso fell here. There are some old statues and lots of iron trishuls (tridents) outside the temple. It comands a beautiful view of the Sirkanda, Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks. The temple here is very small and contains a Shri-yantra carved out on a flat stone instead of any idol. Traditionally, a cloth canopy is tied to the ceiling over this Shri-yantra once a year and the Brahmana priest doing it has to do it blind-folded.

Chandrabadni : How to get there

By Air: The nearest airport to Chandrabadni is the Jolly Grant Airport about 120km.

By Rail: The nearest railway stations to Chandrabadni is at Rishikesh about 105km.

By Road: Chadrabadni is very well connected with the important cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar and other cities as well.

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Hello Pushkar,
Nice place and composition too,

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