Udupi Sri Krishna Matha

Udupi Sri Krishna Temple

Udupi is famous for the Krishna Matha (monastery) established by the dwaitha philosopher Sri Madhvacharya in the 13th Century. The presiding deity of Udupi Sri Krishna Temple is fondly called as … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Sihi Kumbalakayi Bun

This deep fried dish is prepared using Sweet Pumpkin and this dish is from the kitchens of North Karnataka. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Cups Grated Sweet Pumpkin 1 Cup Grated … [Read More...]

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Crispy Croutons

Time Required: 20 minutes Ingredients: Few pieces of Bread Sunflower Oil or Olive Oil Method: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade. Cut the Bread into small cubes and place on a … [Read More...]

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Shavige Pulao

Vermicelli cooked with vegetables and spices. Cuisine: South + North Indian Required Time: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 Cups Shavige / Vermicelli 1 Carrot 1 Potato 6 String … [Read More...]

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Coconut Burfi

A sweet dish prepared using fresh Coconut.   This is very popular in South India and in Kannada Coconut Burfi it is known as Khobbari Mithai. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup … [Read More...]

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Makki Ki Roti

Indian bread prepared using Corn meal.  Makki Ki Roti is a favorite among Punjabis along with Sarson Ka Saag/side dish. Time Required: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1½ Cups Makai Ki … [Read More...]

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Dal Palak

A curry prepared using lentils and spinach.  This recipe is from North India. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Tuvar Dal / Red Gram Split 1 bunch Palak / Spinach 1 Onion 3 … [Read More...]

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Batata Dosa

Batata Dosa / Pan Cakes / Crepes are prepared using Potatoes and Rice. Time Required: 20 Minutes + Soaking Time + Fermenting Time Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 Cups Rice 2 Medium Sized Batata … [Read More...]

Travel

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Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park spread over 25,000 acres was established in the year 1974. It is situated 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka at an altitude of 1245 to 1634 meters above sea level. If you … [Read More...]

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Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur

Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake situated to the north of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The lake was built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh. Heavy rains damaged the lake bund and the lake was renovated … [Read More...]

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Badrinath

Sri Badri Naryanji ki, jai Sri Badri Vishalji ki, Jai Badrinath is one of the char dhams (four pilgrim centers), which is visited by thousands of Hindus. The temple is dedicated to Lord … [Read More...]

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Giri-bettada Kere

As we drove back after visiting the 5 temples at T.Narasipura to Mysore, we took a left at the 16th mile and eagerly drove to Giri-Bettada Kere (Hill Lake). The lake was shimmering and had … [Read More...]

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Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

Jaigarh fort also known as Victory fort is one of the most beautiful and unscathed forts in India. In 1726, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built this fort on a hill known as Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) … [Read More...]

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Temples of Goa

You will be surprised to know that there are some beautiful and ancient temples dedicated to Hindu gods in Goa. Not so surprising either as the residents of Goa before the Portuguese came in were all … [Read More...]

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Mallur Krishna Temple

Aprameyo hrishikeshah Padmanabho mara prabhuh | Vishwakarma manustvstha Sthavishtah sthaviro dhruvah|| -Verse from Vishnusahasranama (1000 names of lord Vishnu) Mallur also known, as Doddamallur … [Read More...]

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Gardening

Peacock Flower

Peacock Flower

Peacock flower with other common names like Pride of Barbados, and Dwarf Poinciana belongs to Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family. The Botanical name is Caesalpinia pulcherrima and in Hindi it is known … [Read More...]

Gomphrena

Gomphrena

Also known as Globe Amaranth or Bachelor Button is an annual belonging to Amaranthaceae family.  It is known as Adike hoovu in Kannada, Rakthamallika in Sanskrit, Gul-e-makhmal Hindi, and Gundi in … [Read More...]

Maiden Hair Fern

Maiden Hair Fern

This fern rightly deserves the lovely name Maiden hair Fern. I have come across this delicate fern covering entire hills in the Western Ghats. Water trickling down the side of the hills feed the … [Read More...]

Geiger Tree

Geiger Tree

A very striking tree when in bloom, Geiger Tree is gaining popularity to beautify Indian cities. This evergreen tree is a native of Northern coast of South America and Florida Keys. The tree is named … [Read More...]

White Gulmohar Tree

White Gulmohar Tree

Again our car screeched to a halt while coming back from Hogenakkal waterfalls hearing me exclaim over something that I spotted. The others in the car expected a wild animal or an exotic bird, but … [Read More...]

Impatiens

Busy Lizzie – Impatiens

A single Busy Lizzie plant is enough to brighten up a garden. The botanical name is Impatiens walleriana and belongs to Balsaminaceae family. Busy Lizzie – Impatiens is a perennial herb and is native … [Read More...]

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