Entries by Omri

God is in the Small Things – Places to Visit in Cochin

Kerala and Cochin in particular always remind me of the emotional story of “God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy. The novel takes place in a small village in Kerala, south India and describes the collapse of a local family who are full of charm amongst the tropical rural small town life of Kerala. There […]

Is Chennai a tourist destination? My Travels in Chennai

1) Religious and Historical Chennai 2) Cultural, Spiritual and Artistic Chennai 3) Fun and Activities in Chennai The couple of times that I have visited Chennai in the last few years my impression of the city is that it is definitely not in the same league as the other large cities and notable cities of India. Chennai is seemingly chaotic, […]

Welcome to Mumbai – Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport

The first meeting point of travellers to India is usually Mumbai airport (The second gate to India is Delhi airport). The airport in Mumbai was recently renovated and expanded and serves many passengers on their way in to the country and is one of the most active ports in India and South Asia. The airport […]

Welcome to Delhi – Indira Gandhi Airport

During my first visit to India more than 10 years ago, I remember my arrival at Delhi international airport as a crazy experience. The disorder was unbelievable and I remember thinking to myself, if this is the chaos inside the airport, what in the name of god is going on outside?? Today things have changed in India and at the […]

City getaways – Places to visit near Bangalore

Which of Bangalore’s Gateway will you choose? 1) Nature near Bangalore 2) Action near Bangalore  3) Spiritual Gateway… Or maybe the  4) Luxury Gateway Bangalore, also named Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south east of Karnataka, it is renowned as the “silicon valley”of India and […]

Visit the Most Famous Temples in South India

Heavenly architecture the beautiful temples in south India Index – Click here to find out more about: 1)  Monumental architecture temple   2)  About Madurai temple  3)  Some useful info for Madurai Temple  4)  Glimpse to the region rich history -Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu   5)  The Village of Mamallapuram  6)  Tourist activities & useful info about Mamallapuram  7)  Religious daily life of south India- Tirumala Venkateswara Temple   8)  Temple […]

What is the Hare Krishna movement?

In 1966 the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, also known as the Hare Krishna Movement, was established In New York by a Swami (a religious teacher) named Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada. In sixties America this movement provided a new and refreshing spiritual concept which gained popularity amongst the hippie culture of the time and from there spread […]

Hindu Deities That You Must Know

Index – Click here to meet the Deities  1) Meet Ganesh 2) Meet Krishna 3) Meet Rama 4) Meet Kali  5) Meet Hanuman  In my last two posts I covered a short introduction with the three main male Hindu gods and the three main female goddesses. Of course, it is mission impossible to write about […]

Visit 4 sacred places of Buddhism in India

Index – Click on the links to follow the steps Buddha 1) Where the Buddha was born 2) The moment of enlightenment 3) Spreading the word  4) The end of earthly life Buddhism was born in India. In a time of great spiritual awakening around 5th century B.C Prince Siddhartha Gautama who would become the Buddha, […]

Hindu Goddesses Revealed

Hindu Gods and Goddesses In our last article How to Navigate the Hindu Gods we described the main 3 gods in Hinduism known as the Trimurti. Needless to say, all the Hindu gods, and specially the main three – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, have a long genealogy starting with the old sacred texts of the Vedas […]