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I’ve been in Delhi for Five years now, and I must admit the journey so far has been pretty fantastic. Not just because of the homely feeling you experience in spite of surrounded by many different cultures on offer here, but also because of the constant surprises the city threw at me at every moment.
No matter what faith or religion you are born in, the charm of this city gives you an opportunity to experience every culture in the best way possible. With the Joy of this holiest Month of Ramadan the city is all set to welcome the fever of Eid –Al- Fitr. The entire schedule of the city is rewired to suit Ramadan Times. The food joints work from sunset to sunrise, making sure there is an appetizing array of food all night.
The festive time of Eid is here and I am sure many would celebrate it with family at home. But For those who are just like me a bachelor working far from home, don’t be sad, The Capital offers the best place to have a scrumptious meal on a festive day. Here are five places to enjoy!
Jama Masjid undeniably tops every list when it comes to having world’s most delicious kebabs, Ghosht, Khameeri roti and all the luscious Mughlai delicacies you can think of. Eid is the best time to Visit this place.
Try the upteem kabab points around the area and if you are not full, sit in one of the quaint restaurants which are serving the best food since ages. Al Jawahar and Karim’s are both very popular in their own sphere and one should not miss their Aloo Ghosht and Mutton Stew. Don’t forget to rejoice the festivity with Shahi Tukra and Phirni at the end.
To escape from the chaotic metro life, people from all walks of life visit Nizamuddin to seek solace and blessing of God. Hazrat Nizamuddin is the dargah of one of the world’s most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya.
Yes, this is the same dargah that is featured in our favorite song “Kun Faya Kun”.
Nizamuddin is also a hub to city’s best Biryani and mouth-watering Kababs.
You will also find a Kashmiri spread at Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan where the Yakhni is a must try. Walk down the road that leads to the Dargah to find kabab and roasted chicken counters where people line up every evening. Ghalib Kabab Corner is one of the most well known of the lot.
Anyone and everyone in Delhi knows about the amazing Shawarma at Al Bake in the Community Center Market in New Friends Colony. The place is always crowded and you may have to wait for the order, but it is totally worth it. The joint is pocket-friendly and the creamy curd chutney will have you licking your fingers.
This Sufi style family restaurant in Hauz Khas Village is new but the serene ambiance is perfect for a family. Must have dishes are Galuoti Kabab, Raas Chicken Tikka, Kashmiri Gucchi Shorba and Lahori Mutton among others.
If we talk about Eid special food how can we miss Hyderabadi cuisine, Hyderabad house has some beautiful Kheema Lukmi (Mutton puffs) and Biryani but the specialty of this place is the Haleem. It is as close to the authentic Hyderabadi Haleem as you can have in Delhi. But do try the Qubani Ka Mitha – an apricot based dessert.
Everything you need to know about the Holy Month of Ramadan
Ramadan entitled as the Ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The term Ramadan literally means the intense heat of the sun in Arabic. It was recognized as a Holiest Month for Muslims after the Quran was discovered to the Prophet Muhammad on the holy event known as Laylat al-Qadr, commonly deciphered as “the Night of Power. The completion of Ramadan is noticeable on the day of Eid ul-Fitr, which happens either 29 or 30 days after the beginning of this holy month. On Eid ul-Fitr, People do morning prayers which are followed by grand feasting and celebration with family and friends. In general, Ramadan is practiced to purify oneself from the sins, which are counter to Islam. By getting rid of materialistic desires, one is able to devote his mind and soul in the service of God.
But what Ramadan actually means, exactly? And how can we make sure that we don’t unintentionally upset our Muslim friends during Ramadan celebrations?
Well don’t worry we have got you everything you need to know about Ramadan.
Why is Muslims Ramadan is the holiest month of the year. It is believed that it was during this month Allah revealed the initial verses of Quran, Islam’s sacred manuscript to Prophet Mohammad on the night which is popularly known as “The Night of Power”.
The Prophet Mohammad said, “When the month of Ramadan begins, the heaven opens its door and the door of hell gets closed chaining all the evils in it.”In the duration of this entire month, Muslims observe fast “Roja” every day from dawn to dusk. This meant to be the time of spiritual e, a deep contemplation of one’s connection with the Almighty. Ramadan also encourage upon the charity and the intense study of Quran.
If you think Ramadan is serious and boring affair, then you are wrong. There is more to this holy festival. Ramadan is a time of celebration and joy, to be spent with your family and friends. People celebrate the end of Ramadan month with the three day grand festival called as Eid al-Fitr. It’s the biggest festival of Muslim where everyone come together for grand meals with friends and loved ones, give gifts and have a wonderful time. Regardless of the hard and strict fasting for a whole month, Muslims actually look forward to Ramadan and feel sad when it’s over.
What are the daily fasting requirements?
Observing Fast during Ramadan is one five rituals of Islam one needs to follow, along with devotion to God, prayer, charity, and a pilgrimage to Mecca Medina. All Muslims had to follow these duties every year, although there are special relaxation for those who are ill, pregnant or nursing, traveling and those who are underage and senior citizens.
The main aim of fasting is to remind you of your humanly dependency on God for sustenance. If you’ll know what it feel like to be hungry and thirsty so you’ll be able to empathies with the poor and needy people.
It also ensures that you stay focused and fully devoted to God rather distracting by worldly needs. One needs to refrain from eating food, drinking, smoking and engaging in sexual activity.
Significance of Charity
Charity is the most integral part of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslim communities work together to raise money for the one who need it, they donate clothes, food, and other essential to the poors. Holding huge dinners for common public is also a part of charity. Observing fast accentuate altruism and this experience of hunger nurture in empathy with the hungry.
Eid ul Fitr
The conclusion of Ramadan is marked by Eid-al-Fitr, a huge festival to celebrate the end of the fasting. The festivity begins as soon as the new moon is sighted in the sky. They celebrate this day by wearing brand new cloths; attend large processions, exchange gifts and have large meals. It is must to contribute a specific amount to charity so that the needy people can also enjoy this festival.
Eid ul Fitr is also measured as occasion of worship. Muslims praise Allah (God) for giving them strength and opportunity to get through the month, and ask for mercy for the sins they’ve committed.
The Supreme in; “Tri Dev” Lord Shiva is popularly known as Mahadev. Shiva is the ultimate
reality. He is the creator, preserver and the destroyer of the world. He is the utmost Being who
upholds this universe together. With no rules and regulations Lord Shiva is the easiest one to
please, you don’t need to do fancy rituals and pooja to get the attention of this Divine God. His
exceptional appearance makes him one of a kind. This uniqueness at times misinterpreted by people.
Have a look to these 7 most misunderstood facts about Lord Shiva.
1. Truth about Shiv-Linga
Shiva Linga doesn’t not represent Shiva’s genitals or any nuclear plant. It is a complete myth that spread
like fire. Shiva- Linga actually symbolizes the infinity. An Infinite being of Lord Shiva, it means he has no
beginning and no end. Our souls signify as the light and this whole universe that begins and end in it
with ease. Shiva lingam is a symbol of energy that is responsible for the formation and destruction of
2. Shiva’s third eye is a source of annihilation
One of the iconographical features that set lord Shiva distant is his third eye. It is believed that Shiva’s
third eye is merely a destruction tool. But it’s not true Mahadev “Tri-Netr” signifies the future. He is
visioned as the lord of the past present and the future. It represents spiritual wisdom and power. Many
people assume that this Third eye of Shiva opens up when Lord Shiva is in the state of rage. When you
dig deep you will find that it represent power that protect the good from the bad.
3. Lord Shiva stays intoxicated all the time
Being the most chilled out and coolest God ever, Shiva is famous for consuming intoxicating substances.
Many posters and paintings picture him smoking ganja and consuming Bhang. In reality Shiva did not
use substances – he is the substance itself. Mahadev is an Adiyogi his yog nidra reflects his high
state of mind. Anybody can get high by meditation, because the substance is not external – the
substance is within. Bholenath is known for accepting all the pure and impurities of the world.
He accepts every which their devotees offers him. That’s what makes him the most approachable
God in the world.
Do you Know Lord Shiva’s tandava is the core foundation of origin of all the dance forms on the
earth. Shiva’s Tandava is considered as the source of cycle of Creation, preservance and
destruction of the Universe. Often portray in the form of a Nataraja, the dancing form of Lord
Shiva, he is the God of dance. Shiv Tandavam is not just a dance of Destruction. His Anand
Tandavam represents his happy state which is known for spreading joy in the world. Mahadev
only perform Rudra tandav when he feels the evil is taking over the world and in order to re-
establish peace and harmony he performs rudra tandav to destroy the evil. So, the next time
any natural hazard occurs, you will know the Man behind it.
5. A Vairagi Who has a Family
It is hard to believe that a God of hot temper and strange lifestyle could be a Maha Yogi. Lord
Shiva lives his life as Vairagi. Being beyond all worldly desires yet he is an full fledge Family Man.
His marital life by no means came in between him and his responsibility as the utmost caretaker
of us all. Shiva’s married Devi Parwati “Adi Shakti”, their Wedding day is widely celebrated in
India as Maha Shivratri.
6. Lord Shiva is the angriest God in all Dieties
We are very much well aware about the fact that when Mahadev gets angry, his “Roudra roop”
can burn down the entire Universe into ashes. But, very few people know that he is the most
innocent God. He is the easiest to please. His childlike figure is beyond all the worldy malice.
Hence that’s he is called Bholenath as well.
Lord Shiva is the God of Good and Evil. With his compassion and boon, he does not
discriminate between his devotees. He treats all his devotees equally. Lord Shiva is worshiped
by “Devas” and “Asuras” and by Ghost and Goblins as well.
Yatra to Kailash Mansrovar is perhaps a dream of every Shiva Bhakt. Whether you belong to Hindu Jain or Buddhist religion, it is sacred shrine that is worshiped by four religions. Mount Kailash is a holy peak of the Mighty God Lord Shiva. Situated at an altitude of 22,028 ft high above the sea level, this mystical Mountain is located in the western Tibetan plateau of the Great Himalayan Mountain Range.
Abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati, it is believed that Mahadev resides on the top of the Mountain in a state of Meditation, thus this peak is regarded as the ultimate holy destination for attaining spiritual wisdom and salvation. According to the religious emotions that are associated with this holy mountain, it is said that people can get rid of their sins by successfully completing a “Parikrama” of this Mount Kailash.
Check out these mind-blowing mysterious facts that you still might not know about this holy Mount Kailash.
Kailash is sacred in all religions
Mount Kailash is sacred place that is acknowledged by various religions. In Jainism the mountain is known Astapada where the first of the twenty four Tirthankaras Rishabha attained freedom. Believer of Bon, Tibet’s pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion consider this holy Mountain as a seat of the Sky Goddess Sipaimen. On the other hand Tibetan Buddhist calls this mountain as Kang Rimpoche (the valuable One Glacial Show). They believe that it is abod to Demchong and his fellow, Dorge Phagmo. Hence, this religious Mountain is respected and being worshiped by various religions in all over the world.
Unconquered Mount Kailash
Yes you heard it right. This beautiful Mount Kailash has never been climbed by anyone. Many aspirant Mountaineers have tried to make a desperate attempt to climb this holy Mountain but failed. Although more than 4000 people have scaled the Summit of Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world, at the altitude of 8848m. With the altitude of 6638 Mt. Kailash is still standing high yearning to be conquered. Those who have tried to set foot on this Sacred Mountain and tried to climb it have tasted disappointment. It is believed that there is some kind of mystical presence that stops people to scale it. Many Climbers have experience sudden change of bad weather and loss of trail during the attempt.
Kailash Mansarovar Lake changes color
Located at the southeastern part of Kailash Mansarovar is beautiful round shaped Lake. Originated from the two Sanskrit words- Manas (mind) and Sarovar (Lake), it depicts the legend that the Lake’s image was first dream’t in the mind of Lord Brahma before he created it in real. This pristine fresh water lake changes color. It reflects clear blue color around the shore to emerald green when go deeper near the center. It is magical treat to experience this magical river at Moonlit sky. One can feel the spiritual bliss in real while taking a dip and sip into this river.
Mystery of Mansarovar and Rakshas Tal Lake:
The pious Mount Kailash has twin Lakes, Mansrovar and Rakshas Tal. Mansarovar symbolizes the lake of Gods and Rakshas Tal symbolizes the Lake of the Devil. These twin lakes are only divided by a very small part of land, it represent the perfect balance between the good and evil. We all are nothing but the product of these two powers. As human we all have good and evil within us, it’s upon us to choose and nurture which side of us.
The mysterious shapes of the lakes
The upper lake Manasarovar is considered one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. It is a holy lake, which is round like sun. The lower lake Rakhas Tal is termed as one of the highest salt-water lakes has the shape of the crescent moon. These twin lakes represent solar and lunar forces showcasing the good and negative energies.
Time flows Faster in Kailash Mansrover
Those who have visited the Shrine have experienced that their hair and nails have grown within 12 hours on the Kailash which takes 15 days to age in the normal circumstances. This unusual phenomenon has never been witnessed anywhere else around the globe.
Four Faces of Mount Kailash:
According to Hindu Purana’s, the four faces of this holy mountain is said to be created with gems like ruby, crystal, lapis lazuli and gold. They are considered as the pillar of the world. It is also believed to be the center of the world Mandala, situated between the heart of six mountains this symbolize a Lotus flower. A source of four rivers, which stretch to the four quarters and divide the world into four regions.
Meditation is a state of consciousness where the mind is free from all scattered thoughts. Meditation is not a technique but a way of life. It means awareness. Whatever you do with consciousness is meditation. During the state of meditation, one can realize that all his activity of the mind is reduced to one. It is a state of Deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent. Gautam Buddha teachings also mentioned the power of Meditation. It awakens the feeling of self responsibility and self respect among people. It fosters spiritual progress by engaging the thinking power of human being.
Gone are the days when people use to think that meditation is something that can be only achieved by sitting in yogi pose and chanting prayers. One can meditate while doing his daily chores as well. If done right meditation can be as quick as breathing.
Surprisingly after all the popularity, still today very few people truly know what meditation is all about. Here we have summed it up 10 things about meditation you still need to know.
1- Meditation is a state of Thoughtless Awareness
Some people think that meditation is the mental concentration on something; we imagine something that gives us peace and satisfaction. In reality, it is not an act of doing but an act of self-awareness. A person can be in meditation while doing his daily work. One just needs to know what state of mind makes him feel connected to himself. You don’t need to sit in a fancy lotus pose on the top of the hill to meditate.
2- Meditation is more than relaxing
It is true that the core purpose of meditation is to relax the mind and body to attain inner peace. But meditation creates self awareness and nurtures the mind to work efficiently. Meditation trains your mental ability to become more alert and aware.
3- Meditation makes you a happy person
When we meditate our parasympathetic nervous system gets activated, it tells our body to keep calm and rest. This calming effect allows us to help breathing slower which sets our mood happier.
4- Meditation is not a complex concept
There is a common myth about meditation is that it’s a difficult things which can be attain with practice. There is no right or wrong way to meditate; you create your own experiences while meditating. You just need to figure out what works for you.
5- Meditation makes us more efficient-
Meditation boosts concentration and improves productivity in all the area of your life. It trains our mind in such a way that we become more focused and able to do more things efficiently.
6-Meditation reduces insomnia
Insomnia is a sleeping disorder in which a person has trouble falling asleep. Meditation triggers relaxation and help insomniac person to sleep better.
7- Gold metal helps in Meditation
In our Vedas metal gold has been referred to the most (satvik) purest in all the metals. Gold has been known to acquire a warm aura that brings soothing vibrations to the body to aid in the healing process during Meditation. So you can add few <a rel=”do-follow” href=”https://www.diviniti.com/home-decor”>24ct.gold home decor</a> in order to get best results.
8- Meditation has many styles.
Meditation has many forms- from mindfulness meditation to tree of life meditation, walking meditation to mantra meditation. Each and everyone have its own preference and style. It is important to try every form until you find one that feels right for you.
9- Its a myth that it takes years to receive benefits of meditation.
Many scientific researches have proved that benefits of meditations are both immediate and long-term. Sound sleep is one of the first immediate effects that can be seen with few days of daily meditation. It improves memory and helps regulate stress as well.
10- Everyone experience different things while meditation.
During the state of meditation one can experience many things it can be varied from person to person. Some experience colors other see scenes. It depends upon you how your inner consciousness connects you with the eternal power.