Showing posts from January, 2016

Enchanting Paradise- Henry's Island & Bakkhali

On my wishlist since many days, a visit to Henry’s Island and the nearby Bakkhali beach was fulfilled in the third Sunday of 2016.  Located on the southernmost edge of West Bengal, Henry’s Island is a virgin, pristine white sand beach. Though less popular, the beauty of Henry’s Island beach is un-matchable in front of other sea beaches like Mandarmani, Digha, Tajpur, Puri & Bakkhali.   The pristine beach at Henry's Island The pristine beach at Henry's Island Named after a British surveyor, who surveyed the area about a century ago, Henry’s Island is one of the numerous islands that form the Ganga - Brahmaputra delta, the largest in the world. Crisscrossed by numerous rivers and rivulets, Henry’s island offers an interesting mix of beach and mangrove forest. In the mid-Eighties, the Government Fisheries Department took over and turned Henry’s Island into a successful eco-tourism project. Henry’s island has an area of 600 hectares habitating wide varieties o

Kashi desh Varnasi Nagri !

काशी देश , वाराणसी नगरी , जन्म लियो प्रभु क्षत्रिय कुळ में , कोयल टहुक रही मधुबन में , पार्श्व सावंलिया बसो मोरे मन में ! 2893 years ago, on this very day, i.e. on the 10th day of the second half of the Paush month, Lord Parshwanath was born in Bhelupur (Varanasi) to King Ashwasen and Queen Vamadevi of Varanasi bringing peace, tranquility and happiness to the three worlds. Home to many Jain temples, the temple town of Varanasi is situated on the banks of River Ganga and is considered to be of very sacred importance for the Hindus as well as Jains. In addition to 4 Kalyanaks (Chyawan, Janm, Diksha and Kevalgyan) of Lord Parshwanath in the Bhelupur area of Varanasi, the town also holds significance for the same 4 Kalyanaks of Lord Suparshwanath in Bhadaini area. Therefore, on the occasion of Lord Parshwanath'a Janma Kalyanak let us visit the three most prominent tirth's in the town. 1. Bhelupur Tirth  Located in south of  the Varanasi town, Bhelupur Jain Tirth is situ