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Posts Tagged ‘Haryana’

Sarson Da Saag

If you haven’t already guessed from the word “da” in the name of the dish, Sarson da Saag is a culinary delicacy owing its origin to the Indian state of Punjab. If you had a chance to be a guest to a Punjabi household, or have a Punjabi friend/colleague/neighbour then you’ll probably know how Saag [...]

The Third Battle of Panipat and the Triumph of Ahmad Shah Durrani

As we follow the battle of Panipat, today we bring to you the third and the final battle of Panipat fought on January 14th 1761 between the forces of the Maratha Confederacy and the coalition of the kings of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Durrani (also known as Ahmed Shah Abdali) and his two Indian Muslim allies; [...]

The Second Battle of Panipat and the Rise of Akbar the Great

The second battle of Panipat was fought between the forces of Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, who was also called Hemu, the Hindu king who was ruling North India from Delhi and the army of Jala-ud-din Muhhamad Akbar on November 5th 1556. This was a very significant war not only for Akbar, but also for his [...]

The First Battle of Panipat: The Beginning of the Mughal Empire in India

The first battle of Panipat took place in the year 1526 in northern India and marked the beginning of the Mughal rule on the subcontinent. This is one of the earliest battles in history that involved the use of gunpowder, firearms and artillery. The battle of Panipat was fought on April 21st in Panipat, a [...]

Part II of our series-Ready for an October Fest? Karwa Chauth

  India is often described as ‘A land of festivals’ with nearly one festival being celebrated in every corner of the country nearly every day. But here’s a festival that feels like a scene just out of any Bollywood movie… where one can find the womenfolk adorned in their bridal finery awaiting the sighting of [...]

Part II of our Haryana series : Great tourists destinations or adventure sports,try Haryana

While Haryana makes a great destination for any pilgrim / devotee with its interesting religious sites such as Kurukshetra, Jyotisar, Thanesar Pehowa and Panchkhula that are entwined with myth and mythology, there’s a lot more for other tourists apart from its religious sites! A great place to catch up on some fun and adventure as [...]

Part 1 of our Haryana series : Haryana & its pilgrim destinations!

Founded in 1966, when the State of Punjab was divided into two, Haryana which translates to the ‘Home of Hari’ (Goddess Vishnu) is one with a rich history that takes you back in time to the Vedic ages! An interesting State to visit for its pilgrim sites, Haryana is well known for its temples, gurudwaras, mosques, and religious shrines. [...]

Kurukshetra – Taking one back in time!

Known down the ages by many names such as Uttravedi, Brahmavedi and Dharamkshetra, here’s a pilgrim destination in India that is said to be one that’s responsible for guiding the oldest religion of the world. Definitely one of India’s biggest pilgrim attractions, Kurukshetra is a land that finds its mentions in sacred Hindu texts from ancient times A popular pilgrim [...]

Chandigarh :Welcoming one & all with an ‘Open Hand’

One of the most important matches was played in Mohali last night, wasn’t it ironic that it was in Chandigarh? A city that sports an ‘Open Hand’ as its official emblem… its significance conveying a symbolic message of peace and unity that is “open to give, open to receive”! While we welcome our neighbors from [...]