4 Religious Sites to visit before the Summer Vacation ends.

4 Religious Sites to visit before the Summer Vacation ends
4 Religious Sites to visit before the Summer Vacation ends

Gone are the days when summer holidays were all about playing in your granny’s courtyard and having fun all day. With the fast-growing Life, playing and chilling is replaced by spending hours on PlayStation and watching Television. In this tech-friendly world, our next generation future has never faced more perilous times. It’s the right time to introduce our children to the spiritual world so that they can imbibe good morals and get to know our culture better. Summer vacations are going to end soon; before it ends there is not a better time to enlighten your child to spirituality by taking them on a quick religious historical trip.

India commonly called “the land of faith” is filled with numerous religious sites, worth going to attain spiritual enlightenment. We have brought you a selective bucket list of religious sites where you can take your children in this summer.

Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves are 29 rock-cut sculptures; it is a fine masterpiece depicting Buddhist religious art situated in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. Built around 2nd century BCE the caves represent the teachings of Gautam Buddha. Ajanta caves a UNESCO World Heritage Site would prove to be a perfect destination to introduce your children to Buddhism. It is a great learning site to visit for experiencing Buddhist culture in real.

Timings – Ajanta caves stay open till 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

How to reach – It is easily approachable by air, train or by road since Aurangabad is well connected to the city like Mumbai and Pune.

Ellora Caves

Only at the distance of hundred kilometers from Ajanta, Ellora Caves are famous for Hindu and Jain Monuments. The major attraction of this place is the Cave 16, The Kailash temple which particularly features the largest single monolithic rock excavation in the world. It is a chariot shaped Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Kailash Temple stores the depiction of hindu mythology that are found in Vaishnavism. It also gives you the visual detailed account of two Hindu Major Epics.

Timings – Perfect time to visit is June to september as the weather remain pleasant. It stays open till 9: AM to 5:30PM.

How to reach – Since it is near to Ajanta caves it is easily accessible by any transport means. Aurangabad is well connected to the major cities like Mumbai and Pune.

Humpi

Humpi is worth visiting site, it is a group of Monuments situated at the bank of Tungabhadra River. The Virupaksha temple located in Hampi dedicated to Lord Shiva is the beautiful historical site. The intriguing architecture would be the best learnings experience for children.

Timings – 9 to 5 PM
How to reach – The domestic airport is located at the distance of 60 KM and the nearest railhead is at the distance of 13 km.

Elephanta Caves

Dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva Elephanta Caves are unique in its own way. Situated on Elephanta Island, Maharashtra Elephanta Caves depicts a detailed account of Hindu mythology. This fabulous site gives a detailed insight about Lord Shiva and their teachings.

Timing – All world heritage sites stays open till 9am to 5:30pm

How to reach – Since Mumbai is the Major City you can easily reach Mumbai by taking any means of Transport. After reaching Mumbai get a taxi or local bus to reach Gateway of India and from there get a ferry to reach Elephanta Caves.

There is nothing better than peeking into the history for learning about our culture and religious roots. Make this summer vacation a spiritual learning experience for your kids. The above religious historical sites not only educate them but also give them a glimpse of our age old spiritual world.

Eid Mubarak: 5 Places to Eat out in Capital on Eid-Al-Fitr

Eid Mubarak: 5 Places to Eat out in Capital on Eid-Al-Fitr
Eid Mubarak: 5 Places to Eat out in Capital on Eid-Al-Fitr

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:

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.

Nizamuddin:

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.

Al Bake:

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.

Raas:

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.

Hyderabad House:

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

Everything you need to know about the Holy Month of Ramadan

Everything you need to know about the Holy Month of Ramadan
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.

 Everything you need to know about the Holy Month of Ramadan
Everything you need to know about the Holy Month of Ramadan

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 Ramadan Celebrated?
Why is Ramadan Celebrated?

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?
What are the daily fasting requirements?

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.

What are the daily fasting requirements?
What are the daily fasting requirements?

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
Eid ul Fitr

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.

DIVINE FORAY INTO BUSINESS – Diviniti Success Story

Diviniti Success Story
Whooping A Business Opportunity Of Rs. 2,50,000 Crore, Diviniti Has Excelled In The Spiritual Business In India For 70 Years.

Diviniti Success Story

Known for its quality and uniqueness of its products, Diviniti stands as a pioneer by being an exclusive supplier to all car manufactures in the country. Be it Maruti, Honda, Hyundai, Ford, Mahindra and Mahindra or cars from any other brands, every tenth car in the country has a Diviniti idol and more than 30 million households have Diviniti idols in their temples and drawing rooms.

With India’s spiritual market estimated to be over $30 billion, the opportunity is now spawning a whole variety of startups and online ventures. With many taking advantage of the market’s fragmentation and low technology penetration, Diviniti is one such business that has held its fort for 70 years now and still soaring with promising business plans.

Not just in automobiles, the company has over the last five years, diversified into home fragrance with ‘Diviniti Aroma’ range and has exclusive show rooms in Thailand, UAE, USA, UK and Canada. Among some of their top launches is their incense and puja product brand ‘Arghyam’ which is extremely successful in some of the northern states in the country.

Another fact that sets them apart is them being the official gift partner of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Being the only one in business to have more than fifty design patents, they are the leading car idols manufacturers in the world.

Diviniti Success Story – CURRENT PRESENCE

Diviniti started from a studio as a passion of Shri N K Taneja and was blessed by none other than Late Hon. Rajendra Prasad, the first president of the country.It currently caters to personal and corporate gifting, aroma and incense range of products.

From developing the Momento of Rashtrapati Bhawan to doing Badge of Sacrifice and Certificate of honor for the Defense Services of the Country, the organisation is into various products and services. Having more than ten thousand SKUs (stock keeping units) the prices range from Rs. 299 to Rs. 5 Lakh.

The products are manufactured using Swiss Technology. All of their products are plated with 24 Carat gold and come with a life time warranty of gold plating.

Diviniti Success Story- SUCCESS MANTRA

Franchising model of Diviniti is such that the investor gets the complete range of products from a single company and the reach of Diviniti brand gets strengthened which is a win-win situation for both the company and the prospective investor.

While choosing franchisees, they ideally look for conversion model. They are all out for encouraging the existing local gift stores, puja shops and even small mom and pop stores to convert their stores into ‘Diviniti Boutiques’ with nominal investment in interiors and initial stocks.

As Diviniti has a number of fast moving SKUs, the ROI on the additional investment would be very high. They are aiming to have few image stores with complete range of Diviniti products in major metros and Tier 1 cities.

Their sorted mantra for maintaining long term relation with franchisees is by offering innovative products, attractive margin on sales and providing sales and product training.

Diviniti Success Story – GROWTH PLAN

Divinity is all out to start ‘Brand Stores’ and the owners are even looking for Shop in Shop (SIS) franchises. With this they aim to offer maximum return to their customers on minimum investment.

Currently, they are planning horizontal expansion of product portfolio. Coming up with a complete range of herbal products with‘Diviniti Ayurveda’, they are also parallel planning to start a spiritual media channel.

 

 

Special Karwa Chauth Gifts Ideas from Diviniti

karwa chauth gifts

It’s that time of the year when the festivities have begun, Navratras have started, the Ravan will be burnt soon on Dussehra Day and a very famous festival is right around the corner. The festival which the whole world is now aware of – thanks to the emphasis it has got in the Bollywood movies and is probably the most glamorous festival in India. You guessed well – it’s none other than the very famous, romantic, romanticized festival that has all the elements of glamour, customs, mehendi, songs, gifts and socializing – it is indeed the Karwa Chauth!! Continue reading Special Karwa Chauth Gifts Ideas from Diviniti

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