Saturday, 23 July 2011

Kankhal, Haridwar

The Daksha Temple is the main attraction of Kankhal which is situated very close to Haridwar, there are several other temples and arshrams.
Entrance of Daksha Temple complex
On the left is said to be the spot where Daksha performed yagna
A shivlinga just outsite the temple
Shiva temple at Harihar Ashram at Kankhal
Interior of the above temple
Shivalinga made from mercury at Harihar Ashram
Rudraksha tree at Harihar Ashram
Twelve shivalingas representing major Shiva temples of India can be seen under the rudraksha tree

Monday, 11 July 2011

Sahastradhara, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Sahastradhara is 11 kms  from Dehradun. Numerous natural springs collect to form a stream, the water contains sulphur and said to have therapeutic properties.

Natural springs - mini waterfall
The monkeys here are shy and well-behaved. This chap is hiding behind a rock
Whenever I pointed the camera they would move away, but somehow I managed to get this guy.


Rope-way at Sahastradhara
On the other side of Sahastradhara is a rope-way which takes tourists to the top of a mountain where there is a Sai Baba temple and a cafeteria.

View after reaching the top

This was installed at the rope-way station, what is it? I have no idea.