दुरावा त्या रात्री जी हरवलीस तू ,तिलाच शोधतो आहे.मिठीत विसावली होतीस तू,ती मिठी भोगतो आहे !मंद धुंद क्षण, जे दुरावले,पुन्हा ते शोधतो आहे.विश्वास पूर्ण आहे तुजवरी,परीस्थिती भोगतो आहे !आहे नक्की, परतशील तू ,तो क्षण मी शोधतो आहे.असेल वाईट तरीही, उद्यासाठीहा विरह भोगतो आहे !देईल आधार जिवनाला, ती सखी शोधतो आहे.जगात आहे कुणीतरी माझे, हा आनंद भोगतो आहे !
Matiabandh Pokhari near King's Old PalaceKeonjhar, a beautiful Odia district, once was a small princely state. Keonjhar served as a capital where the king Dhanurjay Narayan Bhanjadeo built a small palace sometime between 1861 and 1905. After India become the republic, the Royals slowly left the palace due to some or other reason. Lack of attention deteriorated the beauty of the small castle. Nowa
काही कथा - 11नेटवर वाचलेल्या काही प्रेरणा देणारया , नितिकथा तुमच्यासाठी ! अॅडॉल्फ हिटलरच्या नावाने एक गोष्ट सांगितली जाते. एकदा हिटलर आपल्या कार्यालयाच्या ग्रंथालयात काही पुस्तकं चाळत होता. एका उंच कपाटाच्या वरच्या कप्प्यातील एका पुस्तकानं त्याचं लक्ष वेधलं आणि ते काढण्यासाठी त्यानं टाचा वर केल्या, पण त्याचा हात पुस्तकापर्यंत पोहोचतच नव्हता. त्याचे प्रयत्न सुरूच होते. त्याच्यासोबतच
Wandering Destination: Siva Temple, Burla, SambalpurA small Siva Temple is located near the Nehru Tower of Hirakud dam. Temple built by Rotary Club is located on a small hill and is visible when you descend from Nehru tower to go towards Burla. The ceiling of the sanctum of the temple is painted with pictorial depicts using vibrant colours. Premises of the temple hosts small temple
Wandering Destination : Koilighughar waterfallKoilighughar is one of the serene and tranquil location of a waterfall, lesser known spot which is hidden in the Chhuikhanch' forest dominated by Mahua and Saal trees near Lakhanpur. Koilighughar waterfall is around 100 ft on the river Ahiraj later to merge into the Mahanadi river. It is said that Inside the fall there is a Shivalingam known as Mahesw
Wandering Destination: Vikramkhol CaveVikramkhol caves located in the Sundargarh district is known for the prehistoric rock art and rock inscriptions found reserve forest of Belpahar.The ancient cave located in Banjari village bears a script written by then resident humans far back in the 4000 B.C (Mesolithic Period). Details about the caves were first published in Indian Antiquary in 1935 b
Wandering Destination: Ghanteshwari TempleAs the name suggests, Ghanta means bells. The title "Ghanteshwari" is originated from the fact that, devotees tie a bell when they visit with some wish. Hundreds and thousands of bells are tied to the holy tree under which the idol of the goddess is situated. Even the breeze rings the bells to create a sweet tinkling sound from the thousands and tiny and
Wandering Destination: Chiplima Power StationSchematic of a typical hydroelectric plant constructionA hydroelectric powerhouse at Chiplima (Power House – II under stage III) is an outcome of renovation carried out by Odisha government under 11th five-year plan. The Chiplima powerhouse was earlier a part of HPS Burla. As a part of the restructuring, Chiplima Power House (Power House No. II) h
The worshipers !
Rani Sati Temple, BirimitrapurRani Sati Temple, also known as second Jhun-Jhun Dham is located in Birimitrapur, a small town on the Odisha -Jharkhand border famous for limestone mines. Rani Sati Temple spread over two acres of campus run by a trust, headed by Gopalji Tulsian. Besides Rani Sati temple other temples in the premises are Sita Ram Temple, Ganesh Temple, Hanuman Temple, and Shiva Templ
Wandering Destination: Tirathgarh waterfallsThe Teerathgarh Falls is a block type waterfall on the Kanger River in Bastar district of Chattisgarh which falls from about 90 meters. It further divides into two waterfalls and the water then runs through the valley of limestone deposits full with thick forest cover. A small temple on a large rock opposite the falls is surrounded by the ruins of
Birds colony at RajamundaA small colony of about 500+ Asian Openbill stork birds is established at a small village of Rjaamunda, near Rourkela. These storks migrate to this very place somewhere near June and fly back in October once the new-borns are mature enough.Openbills can be characterised by the gap between the bill. These storks are known to habitat near the paddy fields, from where they c
Wandering Destination: Chitrakoot WaterfallsChitrakoot waterfalls, known as mini Niagara of India, is located about 45 kilometres from Jagdalpur town of Chattisgarh state. It is located on River Indravathi and near to the Kanger Valley National Park. Although water falls from a height of about 100 feet, the fall is known for his grand width especially in the season of Monsoon. In monsoon, th
Visiting Pitamahal Village -PhotoEssayTo visit Pitamahal village, which is nearby the Pitamahal dam, follow the road from the other side of the newly developed Garden. The road passes by the water-spillover arrangement. One cannot cross the canal in between so to reach to Pitamahal village. Instead one has to take a big round to cross the canal at GadheiBalanda and come. An evening is a
Glimpses of lifestyle of Tribals from ChitrakootThe road network decently connects the inner parts of the tribal region. However, there is a complete absence of the public transport. People mostly use a bicycle or shared four wheeler to travel to Jagdalpur. A small family of three going on bicycle even up to 5 kilometres or so is a common picture.A typical house from the area. Slices of limestone
Portraits from Bastar - IIDo Check part I of the series.
Revisiting Kansbahal DamA visit to Kansbahal dam in Monsoon season is completely different from the other as after heavy rains water is released. The release outlet is on the other end of this earth dam. Water is released only if it crosses the danger level which happens when it rains heavily in the catchment area. The flow of water creates sone interesting photo opportunities. Enjoy th
GhogarGhogar temple, near the Rajgangpur town of Odisha, was established by King of Raghunath Sekhar Deo. Temple is dedicated to lord Shiv temple and also known as Ghogar Dham or Sri Ghogareswar Mahadev. The temple is located on the banks of the river Ghogar, near to the Kansbahal dam. A check dam is built near the temple to store the water for the use of temple and also used for fishin
Portraits from Bastar - I
Wandering destination: Khandadhar waterfall, OdishaRead my earlier post about reaching to the top of Khandadhar waterfalls here.Khandadhar is located at about 95 Km from the nearest town Rourkela. The road is absolutely smooth and takes very near the hill hosting the fall. Frome the entrance, one has to ascend about 150 steps to reach near the waterfall.Khandadhar waterfall
Agriculture and people of Odisha - a photo essayOdisha is a state where a large population, more than 60%, depends on the income from the agriculture although it contributes merely 15% to the state GDP. O
Wandering Destination: JagdalpurJagdalpur, administrative headquarters of Bastar district, is the third largest city in the Chattisgarh state of India. The earlier city served as the capital of the state of Bastar. The city is known for nearby natural tourist attractions such as waterfalls, caves, biodiversity, and the dense jungles. The Bastar district is situated very near to the state bou
Wandering Destination: Balaji Temple, JagdalpurThe Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple (Balaji Temple) in Jagdalpur is built by the members of Andhra Association. Balaji perhaps being the most sacred deity for andhraites, forced to have Balaji temple in their own town of Jagdalpur. The temple is built over about half an acre square premise also hosts Ganesh Temple, idols of different Hindu gods a
The Panposh BridgeThe Panposh bridge, constructed in the early 1950s, connects the steel city with the rest of the state. This 150 m long bridge is built to cross river Brahmani near Rourkela. Alongside main road bridge there are two rail bridges running parallel.Soon the Rourkela and Sambalpur, two major cities of Odisha will get connected through a four-lane highway passing through Jharsug
What sunflowers do !
Maria Pahar Catholic Church, RourkelaHow to reach:Church is located near Abhigyan Chowk on Ring road in sector-9 of Rourkela. From any part of Rourkela, one can hire shared or private auto to reach on the hill.
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Kiriburu and Saranda ForestOdisha and nearby states like Jharkhand and Chattisgarh have many unexplored places and the cultures, especially one ruled by the tribal life. Among these, several locations are ending with "Buru" like Kiriburu, Meghataburu, etc. "Buru" means hillock .and the prefixes have different meaning like "Kiri" means insects. "Megahata" means cloud.Kiriburu and its si
काही कथा ! -10नेटवर वाचलेल्या काही प्रेरणा देणारया , नितिकथा तुमच्यासाठी !मध्यंतरी शीतपेये विकणाऱ्या एका मोठ्या बहुराष्ट्रीय कंपनीच्या ‘सीईओ’पदी एका भारतीय महिलेची निवड झाली. तिला पत्रकारांनी प्रश्न विचारला: ‘‘तुम्ही भारतीय आहात. भारताविषयी काय वाटतं?’’ ती चटकन म्हणाली: ‘‘यू नो...इंडिया इज बिग मार्केट...’’उत्तर ऐकून खूप वाईट वाटलं होतं. प्रत्येकाला विकासाचं, स्थलांतराचं स्वातंत्र्य आहे
Basic Photography workshop for trekkersAfter the success of the short film-making workshop last year we are organising a basic photography workshop this year. The objective of this workshop is to acquaint participants with basic photography techniques, photo enhancement using post processing techniques and provide practical tips for capturing landscapes, monuments and macro photographs while trek