Apart from the 800-year-old Bhimakali Temple lording over the surrounding low houses, Sarahan is nothing more than a lethargic and remote town in the Kinnaur Valley. Dedicated to its eponymous mother-goddess, the house of worship imposes a rather strict set of rules regarding the Male dress code, as well as the things that cannot be brought inside the temple premises. Hats should be worn, and some can be borrowed at the entrance, where one is required to leave leather goods, cameras, and shoes. Inside is a modest collection of lamps and weaponry.
Just outside is the port-like Lanka Vir, where human sacrifices were made until the 18th century. The animals kept in the Drussehra are the ones offered as a modern alternative to humans.
Ati-atihan in Kalibo Aklan
Ati-atihand origins ccan be traced to 1210 when refugees from Borneo would smear their faces with soot in affectionalte immitation of the Filipino natives The island of Panay in the Visayas is where this particular detail of Philipine history took place sometime ih the late 12th or early 13th century. For centuries hence, it has been commemoratged in one specific place - in Kalibo, the capital ... Read full Blog post
Palace on Wheels : A Royal Luxury Train Tour in India
Palace on Wheels is one of the most popular luxury trains running in India. It presents a great chance to travelers from across the globe to explore the fabulous destination Rajasthan and Agra sitting in the lap of exquisite luxury of the train. It is a well-known fact that Indian royalty was too fond of luxury trains. The princes of various princely states got their trains customized in England ... Read full Blog post