Monday, January 25, 2010

Blue Building - Goa

Hertage building locates on other bank of the river Mandovi,it was built around 1600 AD.
Renovated in 1834 AD to bring to the present shape.
It was used as Custon House during Portuguese regime.From 1963 - 2000 this heritage building was white & yellow in colour & head quartered Indian custom and central excise department in Goa.Coloured blue in 2001,Indigo blue choosed because Indigo was one of the commodity traded during colonial days.

Blue building now houses Indian customs & central excise Museum,first of its king in India.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Krishna Sangam [Kurugaddi]

Flower Garden - Munnar

China Fishing nets - Kochi

St.Francis Church - Kochi

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mangesh Temple

Shri Mangesh popularly known as Mangireesh or Manguesh isone of Goa's most prominent temples.Thetemple of Shri Mangesh is set amidst natural beauty and pleasant surroundings.


 History :
In 1560, anticipating the onslaught of the Portuguese, the devotees had moved Shri Mangesh Shivalinga from Kutthal to a safer place under a Hindu prince. Surrounded by hillocks and covered by forests, the Shivalinga was kept at a place, which now is known as Mangeshi.

The Peshwas donated in 1739, the village of Mangeshi to the temple on the suggestion of their Sardar, Shri Ramchandra Malhar Sukhtankar, who was a life-long devotee of Shri Mangesh.

Since then this little village on the Panaji-Ponda road has become a place of pilgrimage for the followers of the Lord and an attraction for the tourists from rest of the country and outside.

Known for its natural beauty and pleasant surroundings, Mangeshi is still a hamlet with about 1,000 families. But it is a center of culture and the musicians from this place have earned countrywide reputation as master singers for several generations.

Festivals : Monday  -- weekly festival
The annual festivals :
Akshaya Tritiya
Anant Vritotsava
Magha Poornima
How t Reach: From Panaji 30 Minutes drive.

Sea Cathedral

This Cathedral was built in the first quater of 17th Century AD.Interior is Cruciform & exterior is Tuscan.The belfery on the southern side of the facade is said to possess golden bell which was heard all over the Goa.
Location : Old Goa,10 Km from Panaji

St.Francis of Assisi

This Church was built in 1661.The three tier facade has octagonal tower on each side and in the central niche there is a statue of St.Michael.
Location : Old Goa,10 Km from Panaji

Friday, January 01, 2010


Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Shrine

Grishneshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines ,located 25 Km from Aurangabad near Ellora.
It is beautiful for its Architecture. The Grishneswar temple was constructed by Ahilyabhai Holkar who also re-constructed the Kasi Viswanatha temple at Benares and the Vishnu Paada temple at Gaya.

Grishneshwar is also known as Ghushmeshwar.

Tomb of Aurangzeb - Aurangabad

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