SRS Cinema, Punjab : If you wish to have a wonderful experience watching the movie, you may go for the SRS Cinema in Punjab. You will enjoy the superior movie experience. This theatre is inside the Omaxe Mall in Mall Road of Punjab. While the shopping experience may not really enthrall you here, you will surely enjoy watching movies in this theatre.
On the fifth day, my inclination grew towards the spiritual side of the state. When we talk about Punjab, the first thing that comes to our mind is the Golden temple in Amritsar. The temple has enticing features, which are truly calling. Before I planned my trip to Punjab, I had decided to visit the Golden temple once for sure. As the morning had already arrived, I was very much excited. I went to visit the Golden temple early in the morning.
The Golden temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib and due its significance in the Sikh culture, every Punjabi or a Sikh plans a visit to the glorious Gurudwara. The speechless beauty of the temple has left many visitors spellbound. Many people from all over the world visit the Golden temple to seek the blessings from the God.
The major feature of the temple, which attracts in the first sight itself, is its location. It is situated amidst a pool which is said to be containing magical water that heals pains and cures several diseases. There are a total of four entrances to the temple, which have different names of reference. There is the Guru’s bridge, which is the connecting bridge to the temple. The entire temple is a two-storey marble structure coated with gold in all the sides. Mostly the upper floor of the temple is gold plated and the lower half of the temple is built with marbles and adorned with panoramic motifs. The architecture of the temple resembles to Hindu and Muslim forms.
The evening time in the temple is much peaceful and heart touching. You would listen to several hymns and prayers and the holiest book of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib is read here with voices aloud. I was lucky enough to enjoy the ‘Langar’ in the Golden temple which is the meal prepared every day by the temple authorities, devotees and worshippers. The meal is free of cost and is availed by a large number of people throughout the city of Amritsar. The principles of equalitarianism and unity are taught here, which is said to change the lives of the people from every sphere.
I am very much fond of nature and its resources. I love animals as much as I love the flora and lush-green forests. When I am tired and sick of my work life, it’s only nature and wildlife that gives me true pleasure and returns back the spirit into my life. Whenever I get some free time, I make sure to utilize each and every minute of it doing some kind of research on wildlife. Eventually, India is a place rich with loads of natural resources. Bhatinda is one of the few Indian states that are known for the best wild life sanctuaries and national parks.
The Makalu-Barun national park in Bhatinda, Punjab was established in the year 1992 and it spreads across an area of 2300 square kilometers. The park is located on a high hill land, which stretches from a height of 500 meters from the ground to 8000 meters. Owing to such variant ranges of heights and altitudes, one can find a large variety of animals and birds residing in the park in their natural habitat. Apart from the fauna of Makalu-Barun national park, it also has a rich collection of flora. The national park resembles to a biological park in a more or less manner.
There can be found a rich collection of herbal plants, which are used for the medicinal purposes. Apart from all these, there are 47 different varieties of orchids, beautiful wild flowers and aromatic flowers found in the park. One may not find these trees commonly in every part of the state. Several trees like that of Rhododendron, Birch and Fir are found in the forests. The foothills of the national park have a vegetation of trees such as Orchid Drape, Sal, Chestnut, etc. While elevating through the mountain-like national park, you would see a thick and lush green vegetation of other plants such as Magnolia, Oak and Maple.
Among animals, there are Goral, Panda, Black bear, Barking deer, Himalayan marmot, Himalayan black bear, weasel, etc., found in the forests. About 400 distinct species of birds are also seen in the forest, and they fill the environment with a different kind of joy altogether.
Westend Mall Ludhiana : Women and shopping are two words which can never really be seperated. When you visit Punjab, make sure you visit the Westend Mall at Ludhiana. It has several significant brands selling and you will find many discounts and offers all round the year. The Waves Cinema is also a part of this Mall.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear about Jallianwala Bagh? Without much time one can answer that brutal killing and ruthlessness of the British government, which was laid over to the innocent Indians.
I decided to spend the second day of my stay in Amritsar, Punjab by visiting the Jallianwala Bagh. I was aware of the mishap that happened here long time back during the British rule. I had studied about the massacre in my history book, which mentioned the brutalities of the rulers. The history of the place is very brutal and a sort of incident the Indian history can never forget. The symbol of brutalities by the British government can still be seen on the walls of the Jallianwala Bagh where the signs of the gun shots are found. The structures and bullet marks on the marks took me back to the old centuries when the incident might have happened actually.
The park is now open for the visitors and people can get inside the park by paying a nominal fee. The massacre took place on April 19, 1919 when people were called for a peaceful meeting in the park. They were then blocked from all four sides and brutal firing of bullets continued for long minutes. The innocent people could not escape the high walls of the park and finally they were massacred to death. The crowd consisted of women and children who were out for a peaceful meeting. It is said that the firing was made on the Indians with the order of General Edward Dyer. He even asked his men to close the exit doors so that the people may not escape.
At the entrance of the park, I saw a tablet that scripted the details about the massacre. I was able to recall the incidents that I had once read in my history book during my school days. An eternal flame is lighted in the park to commemorate those freedom fighters who struggled hard and were succumbed to death by the rigid British government. One visit to the park will definitely make you a lot more idealistic and practical in dealing with different hardships in life. I felt the same!
For me traveling is indispensable. And so I wish to travel whenever I am not working. My days are blissful as I am doing well with my work. I stuck up with an idea of visiting Punjab, which is known to be the place for happy-go-lucky people. I traveled to Delhi from Jaisalmer via train and then took up another train from Delhi to Chandigarh. It was a journey full of cheerful and glorious tales. As I started from my house, I moved to the Jaisalmer station and the JSM Howrah Superfast Express started from Jaisalmer station at 12:45 in the midnight. I settled myself in my assigned compartment and slept in the consecutive minutes. The morning was blissful and energetic. I had my breakfast in the train and the train dropped me at Delhi station at 2:45 p.m. in the afternoon.
As soon as I reached Delhi, I went straight to the Hotel 3B Houses as I had already planned for it. I had the next train from Delhi to Chandigarh in the evening. So I decided to take a rest for 4 hours in the hotel. I unpacked my bags in the hotel and booked a room for half of the day. The hotel is located at a distance of just 3 kilometers from the railway station and it was quite easy for me to locate the hotel as it is close to the Karol Bagh. The rooms of the hotel had all the features one would need for a perfect relaxation. They were well-furnished with adequate supply of toiletries and other necessities available. The rooms even had internet so I exchanged text messages with my friends and dropped a few emails.
After a relaxing time in the hotel, I went to the Delhi station again to catch my train for the second half of my journey to my destination, Chandigarh. I boarded the NDLS CDG Shatabdi Express at 7:20 p.m. in the evening and reached Chandigarh station at 10:35 p.m. in the night. My journey was short and comfortable. I had a good time in the train and my entire journey was truly satisfying.
Yoga is something that I look forward to energize my mind, body, and soul. Practicing yoga truly liberates me of all those stress and worries that have been encompassing me. Besides, it provides me with an opportunity to be in that perfect shape and face problems head on.
If you too are yoga enthusiast and look forward for enhancing, here are a few tips on how you can improvise on your yoga practice.
1. Get the right yogic attitude
While doing various yoga postures, I would suggest that you go within and get the right yogic attitude. While you are stretching, see where the stretch takes place and link your mind and body to that spot. Harmonize your muscles with the stretch.
2. Recognize the limits of your body
I agree that advance yoga is something, which many people cannot do at all! As well, a couple of asanas are beyond imagination. While others can bend forwards and bring their nose to touch their knee, rest cannot. Just try to be appreciative of your body.
3. Enjoy your yoga sessions
This is one of the most important tips. Use the smile meter and enjoy your yoga sessions. It is worthless if you are practicing yoga under pressure or some kind of stress. Rather, put on a positive attitude and perform the asanas that you love!
4. Honour the yoga practices
If you are practicing yoga, it is expected that you honour and respect the asanas. It is not just a bodily exercise but also a way to liberate the soul and connect it with inner peace. During asanas, feel appreciative of them.
5. Take longer, deeper breaths
While doing yoga, it is advisable that you take longer and deeper breaths. This also helps in meditation and provides peace of mind. Find comforting peace in the yoga posture and feel its stretch.
More than mere exercise, yoga is a way of life. Adopt these useful pointers and enjoy your yoga sessions.
Pind Balluchi Bhopal : There are many places to enjoy delicious food in Bhopal but Pind Balluchi holds a special place. First off, it is one of the most well known restaurants. Secondly, Pind Balluchi Bhopal offers sumptuous to mouthwatering culinary stuff ranging from mutton biryani, dal makhani, and malai kofta to a variety of rotis, parathas, rice, and salads. It is a paradise for foodies like me!
Bhojpur temple Bhopal also known as Bhojeshwar temple was our final destination during that trip. We learnt that it was founded by a king of Paramara Dynasty called Dhar Raja Bhoj in 11th century to thank the Almighty Lord Shiva after his disease was cured. After knowing the interesting history behind the temple on the internet I could not stop myself to catch the train to Bhopal and have some glimpses of the temple. It was a sudden plan because after a month I was supposed to join my designer team for an assignment and it might take long time to finish off and I was quiet impatient to wait further.
The train being late for four hours, it was already five in the evening and it was useless to visit Bhojpur as the check in the hotel was still a pending job and so that day it was enough to rest to start afresh in the next morning. After seeing the mesmerizing sunrise, I took a long walk with a local guide who was just a 16 year old girl working in a shop next to my hotel. As we had reached the temple, I could see a majority of devotees who were standing in a queue with their respective donations to Lord Shiva. When I had asked the girl about the reason behind that gathering I came to know that it was the month of ‘shravan’ and people who had kept fast for the Lord come to worship over there. I could feel the freshness, the joy of worshipping and could see the people faith on The Shiva. I could hear the soothing sound of the shell played by the ‘pandit’, and the pigeon picking grains from the sacred plains of the temple. When I reached near the main temple I saw its architectural construction which showed the craftsmanship of the people of 11th century. The doorframe was made of stone blocks which had the altitude of ten meters and the width of five meters approximately which were richly carved.
I would appreciate the rare combination of religion sculpture and architecture of the Bhojpur temple Bhopal which was creation of the Raja Bhoj who was also an engineer, a great warrior, an administrator and a man with an incomparable vision. Truly, I was fortunate enough to be borne and brought up in India where heritages gifted by so many legendaries exist.
DB Mall, Bhopal : My recent MP trip concluded on a well-deserved note that the place is full of vibrancy and undying energy. The best example to cite is the DB Mall Bhopal, which is a livewire in itself. Located in the heart of the city, is easily reachable via all modes of transport. The mall is on its toes with a number of stores and a lavish food court.