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Yes and rekindled memories for me of Darshan at Rameswaram over several days which really is a powerful location; fabulous architecture, the ocean, snan and living mythology, so much coming together simultaneously - Om from Uttarkashi vishwanath...
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Hi Keshav: I am still waiting for your experiences of the remaining jyotirlinga's. Do let the steam loose out - pls do post your experiences, should you have.

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Dear Amit,
Many thanks and sorry for not posting.


5th Joytirling
Trayabmakeshwar

It was after having a darshan in Bhimashankar we travelled to Trayambekeshwar.


Not very sure i think it was on the way to tryabakeshwar or on the way to Grishneshwar where we stoped at anajani temple having a large statue of Lord Hanuman, then we visited Sri Sai baba at Siridih, Shani Dev temple.

If I start describing about Sai Baba temple which was an awesome experience at the same time we had a fantastic experience of Shani Shinganapur. I think that will also cover a lot of information.

But let me finish with Joyitrlings and then will come back to these if needed

So, after all these we drove to Nasik. There I think we reached in the evening after having a halt at the nearby hotel. Which our driver managed to find one, we had to look for various options some hotels were full some not very clean and finally we checked in a hotel close to the temple. And after refresing ourself we went to see the aarti of lord trayambekeshwar. the queue was not too long. We three left our footweers in the hotel itself there. It was also a fantastic feeling of being their. There were many who were taking a holy dip in gomati river there. It was told that many devotess climb up the hill where there is also some temples. But we didnot prefer as my wife was pregnant. So we were in the queue, and interestingly in the queue they had fitted some tv which was telecasting the live pujas offered to lord trayambakeshwar. It was bad luck that we were able to get in front of the Shivling but we were close to the TV which were telecasting the Aarti, it was so pious, it was so lovely to what the fantastic aarti of lord trayambak. It is said that this is one of the very active jyotirlings. Here Lord Shiv is very active, active in the sense, there are many times when people here some growling sound from the pind. There are three pinds here for Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Then with pouring some milk and offerings the growling and grunting sounds subsides.


After that wonderful aarti the queue started moving and finally we were in front of the Lord himslef. Here its only darshan we cannot touch the shivling. So we had a good darshan and then we moved ahead and went to the hotel. In morning also we had quick bath and ran to the temple, it was totally overcrowed it was a very big gueue. Here in the queue one can here various chants of lord shiva on the way to the temple. We also started with our Om namah shivay chants and then moved ahead it took an hour i belive and then once we did our darshan we rushed back and started for Aurangabad for our next darshan which was Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga.
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6th Jyotirlinga darshan
Grishneshwar

This was interesting, we drove from Nasik to Aurangabad. After the morning darshan of Lord Trayambakeshar, While we reached Grishneshwar, the same fact that we observed a fast so that we can have a morning darshan and then only we will have food. We literally crossed the temple without noticing that it is just on our left hand side, then we asked someone after moving a bit ahead. The temple was not so appealing; it looked as a normal temple on the roadside, the general pomp and show which any one can find outside the Jyotirlinga temples was missing. Anyways we went inside with some puja thal. And was shocked to know that there was hardly any rush in that temple. But priests also said that its because you all have reached quite early, the crowd will start building slowly. It has some thing especial, then rest of the jyotirlinga I think the lingamurthi is eastward facing; this is the only shiv temple having eastward facing jyotirlinga. And it is said that lord shiv rests here. If anyone is following the direction or the pattern for having a darshan of all the jyotirlinga, its said that Grishneswar joytirlinga should be the last one. Please don’t quote me on this, as my knowledge is very little and will not be able to explain anything beyond this, or it may be that I am wrong in saying this.

There carvings of the temple is fantastic, we went inside and was shocked to know that we can perform abhishek. So we three sat near the jyotirlinga and one of the pandits started with all the abhishek mantras, it was top of the world experience we cant express in words how good we felt when there was no rush, jal(pious water), doodh(milk), madhu(honey). Dahi(curd), chinni(sugar),kumkum, belpatra and all various items which are used for abhishek we had it, and then we touched the ling, we worshipped him and we loved doing it. There was a cost for that, don’t quite remember how much was it, I think 501 or some 250. We were sitting down and the pandit was giving all the flowers and other stuff by standing, he was chanting all mantras and then he also asked for dakshina with gotra and all those stuff, it was really fantastic experience out of all which I have seen till now.

It was also said that taking a pratikshan of 100 times around that jyotirlinga makes all the wishes come true. So three of us we all did that. There were poor beggars in the temple premises. Once done we came out and then saw a big queue lined up, I think they could only have a darshan or some what touching or even they all could perform the puja but their own. But reaching early really helps.

Here outside the temple what is found or sold the most is the vibhuti, and rudraksha. I am not good at understanding which rudraksha is the good one, so we didn’t buy any of those. Whereas we bought some vibhuti and small tokens of grishneshwara jyotirlinga.

Then, we drove back and we were told that there is only one hanuman temple in the world where he is in sleeping mudra. So we went to see that temple as well. The name of the temple is bhadra maruti. And as it was Tuesday so it was the most auspicious day for visiting maruti’s mandir on this day. For me it was anyways a fasting day.


The temple is huge and lord hanuman rests in peace, he is in lying posture. There is small shani murti as well. Outside the temple they sell oil as well, so you can take it and pour it on shani dev. We also did that and after that, as my wife and kid had their breakfast.

There is Ajanta and Ellora caves as well few kilometres away but we left that, we didn’t go for it. On the way back we say a kila(fort) which is also a place to visit but we were so much thrilled and overwhelmed with the puja at grishneshwar and the darshan of bhadra maruti that we left all those, at the same time I think we were tired enough as well. We returned back to Nasik, where we had a holy dip in godavari river. Nasik as everyone must be knowing, it was the place where surpnakha’s nose got riped off by sri lakshman. But here is panchwati and various other tirth places as well. The holy kumbh happens here, we visited various temples, one out of which was the shiv temple which is not having nandi. The only temple of shiv which is devoid of Nandi, its said that here lord shiv accepted nandi as his guru. Then visited Kalaram mandir, where it is said, that the steps are 14 for the 14 yrs of exile which Shree Ram went to.

Then we went to the Sita Gufa, where there are 5 banyan trees which is said panchwati from where Sita jee was taken by Ravan.

To Ram Ghats and other ghats.


Then driving back to Pune, ending the whole trip.
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6th Jyotirlinga darshan
KedarNath

This is while we did chardham yatra on 14th may 2009
We started in the morning, to Gaurikund, its from there that we have to start the trek to kedarnath baba which is Situated at a height of 10300 ft above sea-level. From Gaurikund its 3584 mts to Baba Kedarnath. We stopped at guptkashi on light refreshment, where once glass of orange juice was 25 yrs, We had pakodas, and waterlemon. We started a bit late from the hotels as we slept late last night. By 12:00pm we reached Gaurikund. Where we had bath in the kund. Interesting thing to notice was that there was a separate covered area for females to take bath which was really good. We had lunch and went upto the base from where we could get pony/doli. It was bit steep rise. Silly me, the whole trek was steep except few stretches. It was really not good, as at the time there was some FLU, in that area due to which, all the pony travel was stopped. Hence all seven of us was forced to take the Doli. Few of us were over 65kg meaning that it would be more costly and the rate was
till 45kg some 2ktill 65kg it was 3.5ktill 90kg it was 4.2kmore then 90k we have to pay 10% extra to the person who carry us.
Unfortunately it was me who was more than 90 and the most costlier person.
There it was good ticketing system. For everything, once you get a ticket, the ID card holders will come to you to carry you. Was informed that we should not give the I-card to them until they bring us back safely. After they come back they hand over the ticket to the counter and get 90% of the amount. This is all government based and the contract is given to some one from Jammu n Kashmir, they are handling the situations. We were nearly last to start from gaurikund to baba kedarnath. It is so, that in one doli we can keep small bag or a kid. So, by our guide it was said that the temperature is too less in Kedarnath, so keep all your warm clothes. But still strict your luggage. Else you have to pay extra only for luggage carrying. So, accordingly we had our baggage, a total of 5 baggage and my daughter were in another two doli's one with her mother and other with her grandmother. This was the journey started from base to the himalayan mountains by 3:00pm. It was said that before 8pm we will reach to the temple to see the aarti. I was thrilled with this journey. Both the sides were with high peaks, river flowing in the middle. It was so steep that, Sometimes I felt that I will turn upside down from the palki. But they were so efficient in the way they walk. It was a 14km treak many people were on foot, but we lazy bones were on doli. The poters were from Nepal, they come to this place only for these 4 months and then return back to thier country. Talking to them and all, we came till ram bara. Its the mid way to baba kedarnath. All the palkiwala's used to stop here and have some snacks and tea. Even on the route we find all small tents like shops, providing cold drinks, snacks, tea, cofee, etc. of course they were costly than lowlands. On the way wherever you want you can ask them to stop, and they will put you down, for snacks or toilets. Generally people who trek on their own, it takes some 8 or 9 hours to reach the temple, supply of oxygen is very low on high altitudes, hence many were carrying the small oxygent cylinders. Lips really gets chappered all the way up. Hence, its really healthy to have a lip guard or lip balm handy.
At ram bara, there was interesting thing. My mothers and mine palkiwala was side by side. All the eight palkiwala's after having thier snacks, asked money for the snack. I refused to pay for both of our palki's. Now the drama started, after some gossip within them selves. They said sir, as your weight is too heavy so, it will not be possible to reach before the aarti. And my mothers palki wala said, please re-weigh as with the kid the total weight is too much. I sensed the reason and told them "see what all drama's you are doing will cost you only, reason after completeing the trip you will again ask for something. Hence, for small profit you all are loosing a big share which you all are going to get". I said this, and all said no no sir, we will go and all. My mom got very irrate that she will miss the aarthi. But with a positive note we started from there again. Just wanted to add one more line that me and my brother without planning before hand, unknowingly what he is doing, as his palki went much before mine. What we used to do, is after some time, we used to get down and walk for 10 mins, after getting exhausted used to seat back in palki. But this was time consuming, when one of the palkiwalas thought that in this way I will not be able to catch the aarti. He insisted me not to get down and with other three they started moving quickly. And with having all the picturesque view, it started colder and colder as we moved up and up. Finally we reached the lowland of temple by 7:30. I was knowing the name of the hotel where we would be staying but was not sure other members knew it or not. Over their there are panda's asking from where we are, so that they can help us in performing the puja next day. So, one of them said two ladies has already reached the hotel. Now, i was in a fix as to go up or wait for others to come. Finally, what I decided was to run upstairs and visit the hotel check who all has come and then return back to recieve others. This was the worst step which I took for running up, i was totally exhausted, confirmed the hotel and saw my wife and my bro's wife has reached. Then came running down. Then saw brother comming. He got down near the bridge, When asked about mom and dad, he said that he has told everyone about the hotel name, I was aweeeeeeeeeeeee. Anyways I say mom's doli comming asked them to take the doli directly to the hotel. So did we asked for bro's mother in law. Then saw dad walking near the bridge. So, we all went up. But I was so tired and exhausted that, was not having enough strength in me to visit temple in the evening. As soon as we reached hotel my youngest daughter was crying non-stop. Her full body was cold like ice. We asked 4 quilts. Then asked the room service boy to get some hot oil. Which we rubbed in her palm and feet. My mom was also hit by cold, so was my brother. So, all were in the quilt for some warmth. Then finally we all decided to go to the temple. I said We will not go as she is not stoping her cry. But then we also decided to go. By that time, my daughters body became a bit warm.
We went to the temple which was hardly 5 min walkable distance from our hotel. I could not stop my tears which started flowing from my eyes, in joy that i have to the temple. I saw the divine temple from outside decorated and lights were glowing making it the most wonderful temple in the world, among the snowy himalayan ranges was this temple. We went there and saw the shringar of Lord shiva. I am not a poet to describe the aura of god. But it was fantastic, beautiful. All of us had a wonderful darshan of lord shiva's shringar. Then we came out and had some photo session. After two snaps we rushed to the hotel with our baby whereas others stayed for few more sessions. Fortunatley we were the last to have a glimpse of lord shiv. After that the doors were closed.
Returning back to our rooms, Beds were like it has been dipped in water and then put on the cots. It was so cold, my head was spining, my ear was paining one with the harasment of running up and down and then secondly with the chill. There was snow which turned into ice just outside our hotel. We had dinner in the room, but room service, the food was marvellous. No spice, it was tooooooo god. one plate costed 100 rs/- with unlimited dal, roti, chawal, two subji. After having the dinner. I realised that the our room is very chill, then i saw that the glass pane of windows were broken and it was filled with paper to avoid air comming in. I got full irate, came out of my room called the manager and said i want a different room with immediate affect. I cant stay in that with a 6 months baby. He refused,saying every room is full. I called up kawal jeet then and there, he said he will talk to him and in next 15 min i got another room which was much better then that. We went there and slept, but whole night it was like we were freeze in that area, it was so cold.

We were told last night by the panda that we need to wait early in the morning for puja and all. Till 6am i think, its sepcial puja's which we are not allowed to see. But after 6am, its open to all.

In the morning, after that freezing night we woke up early in the morning and then asked for warm woater to take bath. And interestingly, room service would provide you warm water in a bucket on demand, each bucket cost some 20 or 100 something like this. I dont remeber. So everyone started taking bath, and finishing their daily morning routines. The mistake we did is we started waiting for all the members to get ready, so that we all can go the temple together. But our panda was insiting that at least those who are ready can get into the queue and then they can get others in the middle as and when they come. Finally papa, by brothers mother in law, his wife and myself went for the queue. by the time we went it was 7:30 and it was a big queue. Anyways we got into it. It was stil shivering. But good thing was that SUn has come out bright. So, I asked papa to get into sun, and when we approach near the dwar(gate) he can join us. Then my maa also came. We also asked her to wait in the sun. Slowly slowly the queue was moving and finally we came closer to the dwar. Everywhere there were aghori baba's the sadhus, withut any cloth on the body, bibhoot smeared all over their body, long hair, "jata joot dhari". Every one asking for money, as they know that poor man cant come to this place. Hence, he was asking from those whom god has given. They would not ask from those who dont have any thing to give. Okay, comming out of this giving and taking philosphy. The picturesque view was so lovely, that i felt like capturing in my eyes for ever and ever. Behind their were high kedar peaks, the top were covered with snow. And the sunlight falling on those peaks gave an excillant view. It was shining like silver on the top and below was hard rock mountain, has anyone seen this before, i have not. Where as on the front side of the temple the mountains were there but without snow. I can explain more. Slowly we came inside the mukhya dwar(main gate) of the temple. One very interesting thing i noticed, not only here i have noticed this, at bhimashanker, trayambakeshwar, Grishneshwar, that people come there as if they have come for an outing or a picnic, where as when we go for baidyanath dham, there is a constant chant of "bol bum" the whole road which the devotees travel to reach the dham. Anyways I will come out of this discussion as well. Then in the temple I started with the chanting of har har mahadev, baba kedarnath ki jai. Guess what, the whole group of people standing in the queue started shouting jai, jai and har har mahadev. It was so nice to hear those words in temple, i cant explain. slowly slowly we are moving to the the main entrance, and then we reached there. Shiv je kripa karo. Please lord shiv forgive me if i am not able to describe your galour. its all coz of my ignorance. there we saw a hall, in the midst there was a rock. Its said that its the hump of lord shiv. all devotees were sitting beside baba kedarnath and panda's helping with the mantras to get their offering done. Sorry folks, in the flow, i missed to mention that we all bought thali for puja, having milk, honey, ghee, prasad, flowers and all. the cost is from 11rs to 100rs i belive, we took 4 thalis, one for each couple. So, now comming near baba kedarnath, we were all standing at the back of the devotees who were sitting and offering puja. There were many people who wanted to sneak in the middle, I allowed all who wanted to come in the middle. Then finally our turn came, all 7 of us sat circling baba kedarnath shivling. Then started the mantras of Panda jee and also tears from my eyes. We were touching and doing puja of lord shiv. of baba kedarnath. This sinner was offering puja to baba kedarnath. After finishing everything we came out of the temple. Very interestingly that day was sankarthi. And my maa for last 30 odd yrs or more I think, she performs shree satyanarayan's jee puja on this day every month. So, we asked the same panda to read the katha, which my mom has brought along with her from dhanbad. We all sat down and were listening the katha. We also wanted to hurry down soon as we were said that by 8 or 8:30pm rudrapryag gets closed for the verhicle on the road. God knows how far its true. so from gaurikund it would take some 3 or 4 hrs to reach our hotel at rudraprayag. and from kedarnath, it would take some 3 to 4 hrs reaching to gaurikund. So, at maximum by 12 o clock we should leave the dev nagri kedarnath. but that was not looking good. But anyways all of us hurried up. after puja we all went to have lunch as we were empty stomach. And after finalisng everything we started to move downwards. So, now it was time to say good bye to baba kedarnath. and the dev bhoomi. We reached on time to gaurikund. then we started our way to Rudryaprayag. To our utter shock, we saw a bolero which wa s parker and been badly thrased from the top. It has become half. this was coz of the landslide. It broke it into piece, there were no casualty, as the vehicle was parked. Finally, we reached our hotel by 9:00pm. We were given the top floor. we reauested them to give us a ground floor but was not available. Anyhow we were so tired that we all were not willing to go down to the resturant to have our dinner. As room servie for lunch and dinner was not availabe in the hotel, we had to go to the resturant which was in the ground floor. So, I called the reception requested for room service for dinner, they accepted after some request we had our dinner at our room. Then we did the packing for the next day tour to Badri vishal. Reason is that Raju,-our guide said that we have to return via the same route hence, we can keep our luggage in the hotel. So, we did accordingly. After making everything set for next day we slept
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This was the last jyotirlings darshan I had. Apart from this there was a mishappening at Bhimashanker. It was the second time when I went with my friends. If any one feels like reading it, then i will post it on here.

it was really a face to face with death.
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Congrats Keshav again such a wonderful writeup. It reminded me of mine second visit to baba Kedarnath's dham. Interestingly, I went on 1 May' 2009 this time. The weather up there was so cold that instead of planned 2 days stay up there we came back the next day only. This time it was so much chill that it was difficult to stay put. I had planned for the Vasuki taal bu considering the cold and chill and with my mom and dad not too comfortable we came down without visiting the taal. Anyways, I think your tale brought back the fond memories I hold of the sacred place. Keep writing...

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Many thanks Dear Amit for appreciating

8th Jyotirlinga darshan
Nageshwar

After finishing Bheyt Dwarka, we left for Nageshwar Nath. on 14th Nov
From few kilometers back itself you can see the huge statue of Lord Shiva. And there lies a beautiful temple of Lord Shiv in the form of Nageshwar Jyotirling. Here if we have to offer abhishek then we have to wear a dhoti, this was already been told by our friend in jamnagar, so we both dad and son wore a dhoti and went for puja. After paying 205rs, they give us a recipt and then only we can perform a puja. one panda je would be there, and he will help us with rituals.

kind and earnest request to all, if you are interested in doing abhishekam, then please bring alongwith yourself, honey, gangajal, curd, milk, sugar, alongwith themself as this temple doesnt keep all this. If we are performing abhishek then why not in totallity.

Those who forget to bring Dhoti for them there are temporary dhotis as well, which one can use to perform puja but can open it once puja is done.

We left the premises, here Hari bought a big bag of peanuts for us from his own land, where they grow this. By the time all this thing got over, we travelled back to Dwarka to collect all our belongings, this we would have done in the start itslf but we didnt. This was my mistake. It was tough to find anything to eat. not eat dosa or idli, or samosa, nothing.they said that shops for these snacks will open only after 7pm. Anyways after hell lot of finding we found idli and paubhaji, which we took to hotel to eat.

Finishing everything in hotel, we drove to somanth. and hotel person charged us for 1.5 days which was okay. We had thought of visiting porbander but we were so tired that we could not even dream of visiting porbander which was on the way to somanth. Finally, we arrived at veeraval at about 12:30am.
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9th Jyotirlinga Darshan
Baba Somanth

15 Nov
We woke uplate and then went to have a darshan of Sree Somnath jee. From our place to mandir it was some 7Km. The water which was there in the hotel tasted salty, as we washed our face we came to know that, when spoke to the hotel staff they said the water is like this only in veeraval. Whereas they gave nice water for drinking. The hotel name was Kaveri, and an ordinary hotel with good service. double bed room without AC with separate bathroom costed me same 400 and triple bed costed me 600.

We were asked to park the cab 1km away from main temple but at the same time saw some vehichles parked close to the temple as well. It was really amazing, and if that was nominated for great wonders of India then it was really nicely judged. There is huge space in front of the temple. and behind temple is Ocean. Here also we have to keep our phones, shoes in the locker. As we entered the main dawar(gate) of temple there is big staute of Sardar vallabhai Patel. And inside the entrance is a fantastic picturesque scene. unfortunatley we were not allowed to take anything inside to capture those moments. Slowly we moved to towards the main temple and then we lined up in the queue for darshan, having separate queue for ladies and gents. Was overwhelmed to see Lorad Shiv, har har mahadev. After a nice darshan we thought of having look at the fanstastic piece of art. We moved around the temple inside as well as outside then came to temple. We saw people were offereing Gal to the linga. Then I came out and saw the various pujas. There is a counter where we need to take a reciept of what kind of puja we have to perform, no panda business here at all. Min puja is of 100 rs which is known as gangajal abhishek and rudra abhishek.

Interestingly, rudra abhishek is done the next day, so people who are staying back can go for it but those who are returning on the same day can go got gangajal abhishek, here they will ask you take sankalap from a panda who doesnt charge anything, then take that slip and come in front of the temple. there they will provide us with a jar of water and we can pour it in a container standing in front of us, then through some mechanism that container is connected with pipes which pops out on the kinga, So, when we put the jal here, it falls on the Shivling. Very nice we all 5 member took one reciept and offered the Gal. Alongwith the recipt at the counter itself they would give one bhog prasad with each 100rs i belive.

The highest paid puja is some 15 lakh rupees.

After this we were about to leave but we heard some bells ringing with some drums we thought its aarti, so we returned back and joined the aarti, it was at 12:00pm Not something which can be missed. The music is so reverberating and wonderfull that people starts noding their head and body along with the drum beats. Before this there was also a proper abhishek of lord Shiv, with milk, honey and various stuff. We saw the sringar of Shiv. While aarti was going on the hands of Panda je was so meticulusly tuned, he was so slow, moving his hands in front of lord shiv we were totally stunned. But anyways with all these things happening in the temple we left once the aarti was over.

please spare few hours in Somnath temple itself it will be really a memorable thing

after we came out of that, we have heard that there is an old Somnath temple as well, we went there but we did not perform any puja's. In this temple we can touch the shrine and perform puja with the help of panda. So if anyone is interested in the puja they can go for this.

After this we left from somnath with some shopping here and there. Had a proper first class lunch on the way, and went to hotel to sleep. It was really sunny, hot and humid climate. I am taking on 15 nov this was the situation in Gujrat.

Then we left from there at about 7pm for rajkot as our train was from rajkot to pune at 5:00am.
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Keshav - you missed the light and sound show in the evening. Though nothing too technical but the way story of the mandir is narrated is amazing. I would recommend to not miss the show whenever you get a chance. Apart from that I believe the mechanism of showering the gangajal is really thoughtful. Somnath is one place where the linga is really neat and clean, otherwise most of the places it is filled with water and belpatra's. The administration of the place is really praise worthy.

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Dear Amit,

Many thanks, I was totally unware of that thing. Anyways have requested baba to call me back again, let us see when he calls. And then will have a proper one day complete stay at somnath.
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1) Can anyone tell me whats the quickest way to get to Deogarh by flight (?Patna or Ranchi) and how to proceed from these places to deogarh. Which wud be safer and quicker?

2) the Nageshwar temple in maharashtra, which wud be the closest town, railhead to access this temple?

3) Is it possible to do Ujjain and Omkareshwar in 1 day? If so do I keep Indore as a base or Ujjain as a base?
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Originally Posted by kushan ruler View Post 1) Can anyone tell me whats the quickest way to get to Deogarh by flight (?Patna or Ranchi) and how to proceed from these places to deogarh. Which wud be safer and quicker?

2) the Nageshwar temple in maharashtra, which wud be the closest town, railhead to access this temple?

3) Is it possible to do Ujjain and Omkareshwar in 1 day? If so do I keep Indore as a base or Ujjain as a base?
Sorry Kushan was not able to look into it, are you still looking for help on this
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Originally Posted by keshavkarn View Post Sorry Kushan was not able to look into it, are you still looking for help on this
Dear Keshavkarn,

I managed to do the Ujjaina and Omkareshwar trip in a day, as I was pressed for time. But I am looking at options for the other trips when I come back to India next time. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
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Visiting Baidyanath dham in 1st week of August 2011

Kesav Karan ji or any Sr. member ---pls. advise on the following:
We have reseved our tickets to Jasidih Jn. from Varanasi to have Darshan of Shri Baidyanath Baba on 2nd Aug 2011. This is very first time we are visiting this temple. As I read many news clips on the net mentioning about huge number of people throng for darshan during Sraban month. If that is the case, do you think we can have a glimpse of lord Shiv before that evening as we have booked our return tickets by the night Amritsar express back to Varanasi.Please advise us if there is any possibility of having darshan by paying for spl. puja tickets(Arjit Sev) in advance,just like in Tirupati. We are a group of 6 in that 3 are in their late 60s.
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Gopal

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