Holi – The Festival Of Colors celebrated in every part of India signifies victory of good over evil. Each and every festival of India has its own significance, If we talk about Holi, it’s all about celebration of overcoming your fears or transformation of negativity to positivity in life, whether it’s repairing broken relationships, Victory Of Good Over Evil, End Of Winter season over arrival of spring, Play and laugh, Forget and forgive etc.
I wish this Holi all colors of rainbow make your life more colourful, joyful. Happy Holi. — Life is very beautiful and colorful, may this Holi add more love and color to your life and your family.
History behind this festival:
Holi has derived from the demon king Hiranyakashyap’s sister ”Holika”. Hiranyakashyap had a blessing from the Lord Vishnu that he won’t get killed by any animal or human being and he wants everyone to worship him rather than any other god which made him angry because of his own son ”Prahlad” worship Lord Vishnu knowingly of his father wants him to be worshipped.
Hiranyakashyap attempted so many ways to kill his own son but keep on getting failed miserably, Firstly he made his own son jump in a well but he remained unscathed. He also poisons him which becomes nectar to Prahlad, ordered wild elephants to kill him but remained unharmed, He also put him in a room with full of wild snakes but still, he gets out of it uninjured. He was so disappointed that he has to get help from his demon sister Holika
Holika, Then made Prahlad sit with her in a fire in order to hurt him, Whereas she put blanket around herself in order to protect herself from fire, Fortunately, blanket flew over to Prahlad and Holika got burnt alive, That is why we celebrate Holika Dahan – Victory of good over evil – a night before Holi. Afterwards, Lord Vishnu came to earth in form of half lion and half man, Killed Demon King Hiranyakashyap.
To the daughter who puts her family first! To the sister who puts her siblings first! To the girl who puts her friends first! To the wife who puts her husband first! To the mother who puts her kids first! To the working woman who puts her job first! To the amazing women I know in my life, You all are the first I want to wish HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY!
Monsoon is the best time for traveling in India. For travelers like me, I find traveling in this time is most romantic and soothing to the soul. As nature and the pleasant weather along with it adds unbeatable charm. Yes, I’m talking about Telangana the youngest state in India, where travel is highly rewarding as it boasts many unexplored gems in its tablelands.
Road less traveled:
For many hyderabadies, the least popular getaway is Mahbubnagar. It is around 90 kms and it can be reached in less than 2 hours on a smooth road. As we live in Mahbubnagar town we’ve decided to explore the interiors of it.
So, we planned a quick weekend getaway to Chandraghad fort. After about two hours on the road, we reached our first stop Jurala dam. This place is well known for its barbeques. We had lunch here. Then we started to the Chandraghad fort.
Driving through the countryside, dotted with paddy fields and hillocks. I always love exploring new places and Chandraghad fort is one of the best places I’ve been so far in Telangana. It is a Hidden jewel in Telangana.
Where is it?
It is a picturesque hill fort and is located on the banks of River Krishna at Chandraghad Village, Mahabubnagar District, Telangana. It is about 8kms from Juraladam. There are no sign boards for this place. One has to take help of Google maps or Locals in order to reach this place. It takes 20 to 30mins of walk to reach the hilltop from the nearest road point.
A Peek into history:
This Fort was built during Peshwas and belongs to Chandrasena Jilledar. This is a strong fort constructed to store the grains and taxes collected from people. The fort offers the remains of the protective walls, gateways and several ruined buildings. The Sri Ramalingeshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located inside the fort.
Chapora Fort of Telangana:
It has a great view from the top. The fort sits on the top of a hill and there’s a magnificent view in all directions. It is a pleasant place to wander. After witnessing the sunset. We almost felt the same when we experienced sunset in Chapora fort. Hence we named it as ‘Chapora Fort of Telangana’.
Tips from my perspective:
- There’s no public transport facility to this place. Traveling by own vehicle is preferred. If you are traveling by car, there’s a narrow way which leads to the hilltop.
- Use google maps or ask locals
- Best time to visit this place is during the months August to February
- Carry your food and water bottles.
- Reach this place before 6pm.
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