Thursday, 25 May 2017

Prem Mandir (The Temple of Divine Love) Vrindavan – the Example of Fine Architecture in India


India is home to a great number of Hindu temples. These temples are very famous for their charm and architecture. Having holiness, both the ancient and modern Hindu temples of India are also counted among the renowned points of tourist interest in India. Prem Mandir Vrindavan is the main one of them. For providing the people the chance of paying a visit to any of these temples, India Tour Packages with Great Offers are specially designed by ARV Holidays, one of the leading tour and travel operators of India as well as the world.

Prem Mandir Vrindavan

Mainly dedicated to Shri Radha Govind (Radha Krishna) and Shri Sita Ram, Prem Mandir, which is maintained by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, an international nonprofit, spiritual, educational and charitable trust, is situated at the holy town of Vrindavan in the Mathura district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


In the presence of thousands of devotees, Kripalu Maharaj laid the foundation stone of this temple on the 14th of January 2012 AD. This temple, which cost 150 Crore rupees to build it, took approx 12 years to complete the construction of it. Approx 1,000 artists got engaged to build the complex of this temple. The inauguration ceremony occurred for three days from the 15th of February 2012 AD to the 17th of February 2012 AD. Finally, Prem Mandir was publicly opened on the 17th of February 2012 AD. It is notable that Prem Mandir is completely built of Italian marble. Including the height of its flag, the total height of this temple is 125 ft. The length and width of this temple are 190 ft and 128 ft respectively. The raised platform of this temple serves as the seat of this two-storied white monument.  

For enabling visitors to have the fine glimpse of the 48 panels speaking of the amusement of Shri Radha Krishna, which are carved on the outer walls of this beautiful temple, a circumambulation route has been built on the platform of the temple, the Mandir Prangan.


Having the thickness of 3.25 feet, the walls of this temple are built of approx 30,000 tons of solid Italian Carrara marble. For bearing the weight of immense Shikhar, Swarna Kalash and the Flag of the temple, 8 ft is the thickness of the walls of the Garbha Griha of it. The amusement of Shri Krishna depicted on Shrimad Bhagvatam is shown on the 84 panels set up on the exterior of the temple.

On the 1st floor of this temple, you can view the charming idols of Lord Krishna and Radha, while the 2nd floor owns the beautiful idols of Lord Raman and Sita. A fine glimpse of ancient Indian sculpture can be taken from this unique Prem Mandir, dedicated to Shri Radha Krishna and Shri Sita Ram. The divine love is personified through the temple architecture of Prem Mandir. This charming temple opens in all directions.

For worshipping the god, an immense mob assembles during the prayer time daily.

Fine Glimpse of the Temple at Night


Particularly during the time of night, the lighting of the temple further gets illuminated and provides it a dazzling and beautiful look. So, every visitor must remember to pay a visit to this magnificent temple at night in order to have the fine glimpse of this temple in the best way and make this visit unforgettable till all the life long.

Musical Fountain

In the premises of this beautiful temple, you would also find a dynamic musical fountain, which is one more facet of this charming temple. In the evening from 07:00 pm to 07:30 pm daily, hundreds of visitors take the unlimited enjoyment of the fine glimpse of the musical fountain along with the light show. During the musical fountain show, one can have the fine look of the multi coloured water, twisting and twirling to the tunes of the Kirtans of Shri Radha Krishna being played nearby and it provides the visitors an audio-visual delight.


Musical Fountain Timing

Evening 07:00 pm to 07:30 pm daily

Location

Falling along the Raman Reti Road, the Vrindavan town is located at a roadway distance of 12 km from the city centre of Mathura.

Area of the Temple

On the outskirts of Vrindavan, you can find this beautiful temple, which has its complex with the area of 54 acres.

Founder

The 5th Jagadguru, Kripalu Maharaj was the founder of the structure of this charming temple.

Features

The main temple is covered by the figures of Shri Krishna and his followers speaking of significant events surrounding the existence of  the Lord.

Architectural Styles

The architectural styles of the Rajasthani and Somnath Gujarati architecture have been used to build this beautiful temple.


Important Events and Festivals

The Jagadguruttam Diwas Mahotsav, Shri Krishna Janmashtami, and Radhashtami are the important events and festivals of Prem Mandir.

Additional Features

The additional feature of Prem Mandir is that next to this temple, the dome shaped Satsang hall, which would be pillar less with its area of 73,000sq ft, is under construction at this time. This spacious Satsang hall would have the capacity of accommodating approx 25,000 people in one time.

Best Time to Visit the Temple

Night time is the best time to pay a holy visit to this charming temple. At night, you can take the fine glimpse of the multi coloured lightings. After every 30 seconds, you can take the fine glimpse of the changing of the colour of this temple.
As the summers get very hot in Vrindavan, the period of winter months from November to March is the best time to visit this temple. The Holi celebration during February / March is also the best time to take the enjoyment of Holi celebration in this temple.


Tourist Importance

In terms of its tourist importance, Prem Mandir, which is a newly built temple, is the most charming temple in the region of Braj. Built of white Italian marble, this temple, which is illustrated with very intricate carvings, is much renowned for its charm of architectural style.

Special Feature

The special feature of this magnificent temple is that on the auspicious occasion of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, when this temple is magnificently decorated with special laser lights, you can take the unforgettable fine glimpse of this temple. On this occasion, thousands and thousands of visitors from all over India as well as the world proceed to this temple to have the fine glimpse of the magnificent laser lighting.

Time Required to Visit

The time required to visit this temple well is at least one hour.


Perfect for

As this temple also has a nice garden, it is perfect for the people nature lovers. This temple is suitable to be visited for the family along with kids.

Instructions

One can carry the cell phone inside but cannot use it within the main premises of the temple.    

Warning

On the premises of the temple, liquor is completely prohibited. So, everybody is warned to remember not to drink on the premises of the temple in any way.        


At last, it can be undoubtedly said that Prem Mandir is regarded as one of the most visited Hindu temples in India. If you are also willing to pay a visit to this beautiful Hindu temple, you can book India Holiday Package with Best Deals. All of these tour packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized as per the requirement of the clients. To know more, one can also visit us online at www.arvholidays.com. So, if you get the chance of paying a visit to the region of Mathura, you must pay a visit to Prem Mandir Vrindavan. A visit to Braj Bhumi is incomplete without a visit to Prem Mandir.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Top 10 Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in India


Are you a wildlife lover and looking for amazing wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India for paying a visit during the tour of this country? If so, we are here to provide you information about them. You must know this fact that approx 5% part of the total surface area of the entire country, which measures approx 60,500sq miles (1,56,700sq km), is covered by the protected regions of this country. At present, India has more than 120 national parks and more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries. Best Wildlife Tours in India are perfect for having the chance of the exploration of any of these national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Top 10 Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in India

The list of the top 10 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India is following:

1. Ranthambore National Park


Located between the confluence of the Chambal and Banas rivers in the Sawai Madhopur district in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, the Ranthambore National Park, which is counted among the largest national parks in the northern part of India, is regarded as one of the best spots to spot the Bengal Tiger. Also home to the medieval Ranthambore Fort within it and one of the largest banyan trees of India, this amazing national park provides shelter to the rare species of wild animals such as Tiger, Sloth Bear, Hyena, Chital, and much more.

2. Sundarbans National Park


Being a national park, tiger reserve, and a biosphere reserve, the Sundarbans National Park, which is a part of the Sundarbans on the Ganges Delta, and having proximity to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in the eastern nation of Bangladesh, is a must visit during the wildlife tour of India. Boasting of being a World Heritage Site recognized in 1987 A.D. by UNESCO, this huge national park, which is regarded as a World Network of Biosphere Reserve (Man and Biosphere Reserve) in 2001 A.D., is perfect for taking the fine glimpse of amazing wildlife. 

3. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary


Nestled in the Great Rann of Kutch in the Kutch district in the western Indian state of Gujarat, the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, which was declared a wildlife sanctuary on February, 1986 A.D., is counted among the largest seasonal saline wetlands. Home to a wide variety of mammalian wildlife and water birds, this amazing wildlife sanctuary is counted among the most preferred wildlife sanctuaries in India.

4. Kaziranga National Park


Boasting of being a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO in 1985 A.D., the Kaziranga National Park, which is home to two thirds of the great one-horned rhinoceroses of the world, is a wonderful national park in the Nagaon and Golaghat districts in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Besides rhinos, a great number of tigers can also be explored in this amazing national park, covering a huge area of 430sq km.

5. Gir National Park


Also called ‘Sasan Gir’, the Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, which was founded in 1965 A.D., is an amazing forest and wildlife sanctuary close to Talala Gir in the Junagarh, Gir Somnath, and Amreli districts in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Covering a total region of 1,412sq km, this wonderful national park, which is counted among the most significant protect regions in the Asian continent owing to its supported species, boasts of being the only home of the Asiatic lions in the wilderness. 

6. Great Himalayan National Park


Situated in the Kullu area in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the Great Himalayan National Park, which is spread over a region of 1,171sq km, is counted among the national parks of India. Founded in 1984 A.D. at an average elevation from 1,500 to 6,000 above the mean sea level, this amazing national park has been recognized in 2014 A.D. by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. 

7. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary


Also called the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, which covers its total region of 4,954sq km, is nestled in the Little Rann of Kutch in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Proud of being the largest wildlife sanctuary in India, this wildlife sanctuary, which was founded in 1972 A.D., is perfect for spotting the Indian Wild Ass (Khur). 

8. Nokrek National Park


Situated at a distance of approx 2 km from the Tura Peak in the West Garo Hills district in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, the Nokrek National Park (also called the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, is home to seven species of primates. Being a hotspot of biodiversity in Meghalaya, Nokrek is also a significant bird region. 

9. Nalbana Bird Sanctuary


Being the central region of the Ramsar designated wetlands of the Chilika Lake, the Nalbana Bird Sanctuary (also referred to as the ‘Nalbana Island’), which is a main island in the heart of the lake with a region of 15.53sq km, offers its visitors the fine glimpse of thousands of birds climbing down during the migratory season.

10. Bandhavgarh National Park


Counted among the famous national parks in India, the Bandhavgarh National Park, which is situated in the Umaria district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is perfect for spotting tigers in the wilderness. Here, you can also find a large breeding population of leopards, and several species of deer.

Ultimately, we can surely say that the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India mentioned above are suitable for wildlife lovers. If you are also willing to pay a visit to any of these wonderful protected areas, you can book Top Wildlife Tour Packages India 2017. All of these wildlife holiday packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized according to the choice of the clients. For getting more information about the wildlife tour packages, one can also visit us online at www.arvholidays.com. So, if you manage to pay a visit to any of these national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, you would take the fun of the tour at its fullest.