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Baba Harbhajan Singh Shrine, Baba Mandir , Nathu La, Sikkim :

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Baba Harbhajan Singh Shrine, Baba Mandir , Nathu La, Sikkim : Located between Nathula and Jelepla pass at an altitude of 13,123 ft and about 52kms from Gangtok, Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is popularly known as Baba Mandir. Baba Mandir is a distinguished sightseeing place of Sikkim. The Baba Harbhajan Shrine at Natu La holds special signifance for the men in uniform.

Baba Harbhajan was born on 30th August 1946 at village Sadrana of District Gujranwala (presently in Pakistan ). On 9th February 1966, he got enrolled into the Punjab Regiment of India Army as a sepoy. Serving with 23 Punjab in East Sikkim in 1968, Babaji expired on 4th October 1968 while escorting a mule column from Tuku La to Dongchui La. The death occurred when he slipped and fell into a nullah. The fast current carried his body for 2 kms from the site of accident.It is widely belived that Sepoy Harbhajan Singh appeared in the dreams of a colleague and requested for his “Samadhi” to be constructed. The Unit, in keeping…

Banjhakri Waterfall, Gangtok, Sikkim:

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Banjhakri Waterfall, Gangtok, Sikkim:
BanJhakri Falls is about 6-7 km from Gangtok on the way to Ranka on National Highway 31 to North Sikkim. Banjhakri Falls is spreads on 2 two acres of land. The main attraction of the park is the waterfalls which cascades from a rocky height of almost 30m / 90 -100 ft approx. The Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park is a recreation centre and tourist attraction near Gangtok, in the state of Sikkim, India. The park's statuary and other displays document the Ban Jhakri, or traditional shamanic healer who worships spirits living in caves around the falls. Ban means "forest", and Jhakri means "healer". This project is the physical translation of a concept visualised by Mr Pawan Chamling, the honourable Chief Minister of Sikkim, a story on Banjhakri, Jungle witch doctor. Banjhakris believed to be cave dwellers having power to train and convert young pure soul in witchcraft practices for becoming a witch doctor, believed to be a wild …

Samaleswari Temple, Sambalpur , India

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Samaleswari Temple, Sambalpur , Odisha, India Samaleswari Temple is a Hindu temple in Sambalpur, Western Odisha, India dedicated to the goddess known as 'Maa', also known among the natives as Samalei maa, meaning Mother Samaleswari. It’s the most famous temple of western Odisha, located at the bank of Mahanadi River. Shree Shree Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, is a strong religious force in western part of Odisha and Chhattisgarh state of India. On the bank of the river Mahanadi the mother goddess Samaleswari is worshipped from ancient times as Jagatjanani, Adishakti, Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati. The region in which the temple is situated has a rich cultural heritage. Sambalpur region is popularly known as Hirakhanda from ancient times. Ptolemy has described the place as Sambalak, according to Tavernir, the French traveller, and Edward Gibbon, the English historian, diamonds were exported to Rome from Sambalpur. Sambalpur region is popularly known as Hirakhanda …

Hirakud Dam, Sambalpur, Odisha, India .

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Hirakud Dam, Sambalpur, Odisha, India  Hirakud dam is  built across the Mahanadi River , about 15 kilometres from Sambalpur in  Odisha. Hirakud Dam is one of the longest dams in the world about 26 km in length. There are two observation towers on the dam one is “Gandhi Minar” and another one is “Nehru Minar”. The Hirakud Reservoir is 55 km long used as multipurpose scheme intended for flood control, irrigation and power generation. It was one of the major multipurpose river valley project after Independence. The Hirakud Dam is a composite structure of earth, concrete and masonry. It is the longest major earthen dam in India, measuring 26 km including dykes, and stands across the river Mahanadi. The main dam has an overall length of 4.8 km  spanning between two hills , the Lamdungri on the left and the Chandili Dunguri on the right. The dam is flanked by 21 km  of earthen dykes on both the left and right sides, closing the low saddles beyond the adjoining hills. Hirakud Dam has three …

The Lingaraj Temple, Bhubnashwar, Odisha, India

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The Lingaraj Temple, Bhubnashwar, Odisha Bhubaneshwar the capital of Odisha is a city of temples, several of which are important from an architectural standpoint. The Lingaraj temple - the largest of these is an outstanding specimen of the Orissa style of temple building. It is about a thousand years old. Bhubaneshwar, Konarak and Puri constitute the Golden triangle of Orissa, visited in large numbers by pilgrims and tourists.Bhubaneshwar is also a revered pilgrimage center, referred to in the Bhrama Purana. The Bhrama Purana refers to Bhubaneshwar as the Ekamra Kshetra enshrining a crore Shiva Lingas. Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Harihara, a form of Shiva and Vishnu and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar. The temple is the most prominent landmark of the Bhubaneswar city and one of the major tourist attractions of the state. Lingaraj, literally means the king of Lingam, the iconic form or Shiva. Shiva was originally worshipped as Kirtivasa and later as Har…