Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Guest Post for Indie Travel Podcast

I just finished a guest post for Indie Travel Podcast, an independent travel hub with regular audio and video podcasts along with articles by travellers from all over the world hosted by Craig and Linda Martin, and I am really happy about it!!!

But what makes me happier is the fact that today is the auspicious day of MahaShivratri. According to the scriptures, rituals performed to please Lord Shiva on this day please Him the most. And my post is on His city - the city where the 3 eyed Lord of the universe resides - Varanasi.

Here’s a small preview of what I wrote –

Lord Shiva painted on the ghats of Varanasi
Varanasi - The Land of Lord Shiva

"Benares/Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together"
These few lines by Mark Twain say it all. The first city of Hinduism, 
an eternal city with vibrant past and myriad attractions…

Please Click Here to read the entire post.


Thank you!

33 comments:

  1. Thanks for another great article, Arti. What a wonderful coincidence on the date!

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  2. What an honor it must have been to be asked to write this! The article is very good, and I love the pictures. Especially the river panorama and the birds in flight!

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  3. Marvelous post! Always enjoy my visit to your blog! Hope you're having a great week! It would seem that you are!!!

    Sylvia

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  4. A beautiful post on a beautiful Shivratri day. Thanks.

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  5. Hi aarti, my first visit here, but definetly not my last i like your style of writing alot. I am going to follow you so that I can ead your blogs often. xo

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  6. @ Craig
    Thanks a lot for giving me the opportunity, its my pleasure :)

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  7. On this auspicious occasion may the blessings of Lord Shiva be with all of you. May his glorious divine and merciful attributes remind us of our own abilities and strive to lift ourselves to new heights. Happy Shiva Ratri.

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  8. Fantastic Post Arti.. I enjoyed reading it.

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  9. Beautiful write up Arthi...Maha shivrathi to u too ..so nice tht ur in varanasi on this Auspicious occasion:)

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  10. Wish you Happy Maha Shivratri.

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  11. Arti -- Congratulations on all counts! What a lovely post and I will visit the link.

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  12. Wonderful photo! Love the way you describe Varanasi as older than legend itself...

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  13. I know your potential and believe that your great intentions will become visible to the world too.

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  14. Congrats on the guest post. May you get more such offers. And since you wrote it on Mahashivratri, Lord Shiva's blessings will be with you :)

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  15. Wow.. Terrific work by you author....Maha Shuvratri is one of the popular festival celebtaed in India...This day people worship the Lord Shiva and do many other things....

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  16. Wonderful post Arti !
    Pics are very nice.
    Varanasi is yes the oldest city in the world.
    have lot heard about it.
    Many foreigners visit Varanasi.

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  17. My memories of benares is that the priests hound you like anything, this is etched in memory. I had been to baneras maybe in 1985

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  18. My family is from Varanasi, so I really love the quote. It makes me feel - proud I suppose you could say.
    I hope your MahaShivratri was nice :)

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  19. Would LOVE to visit Varanasi one day - must be magical, such a special place! Yay Shiva, namaste! Have a wonderful weekend Arti!

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  20. What a great Article Arti..loved reading it and with all those beautiful pictures it makes me miss home..Great going!


    US Masala

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  21. very helpfull guide for people who have been or who are planning to travel..

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  22. Yet another great article, Arti.

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  23. Hello,
    Following you from the hop! Please stop by and say hi...and follow me too :)
    Thanks and have a great day!
    Maureen
    Areyouamom.com

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  24. Congrats on your guest post! I know that was exciting for you!

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  25. I love this entry. What a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. nice work....keep going...I liked all the photographs...

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  28. very cool !! congratulations
    ~laura x

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