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Hemant Shesh is a renowned Hindi poet, art-critic, editor, columnist, painter and a photographer. He retired from the IAS in 2012, as Registrar of the Board of Revenue for Rajasthan . His selected list of published works and biography can be searched on: Wikipedia and google - ( A note by Dr. M. Sharma)

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Built by Akbar himself and completed by Jahangir his son!

Located at a distance of 17 km to the west of Mathura, Govardhan is an important place of religious importance in Uttar Pradesh. The narrow hill of Giriraj is a sandstone hillock and is 8 km in length. People from far and wide come to worship "Govardhan" to seek divine blessings from Lord Krishna. According to a historical legend, Lord Krishna had once lifted the entire Giriraj Hill on his finger tip for seven days and nights to save the people of Braj from torrential rain. It is said that Lord Indra had become very jealous of the little boy with divine powers and so He decided to show His strength and power by bringing down heavy rain in the area. However, Lord Krishna saved the people by lifting the mountain. The city of Govardhan is adjacent to a large tank known as the "Mansi Ganga". The people of this area still believe that the tank was the result of "Divine Intervention" by Lord Krishna. Govardhan has a long religious history and thousands of devotees flock the area during the time of festivals. The famous temple of Haridev and the Kusum Sarovar also attract many devotees.

सर, प्रणाम, कमलेश्‍वर महादेव मंदिर के बाद यह चित्र देखकर हर्षित हुआ

Interesante fotografía LIKE. Cordial saludo, Cristina

I was 5 - 6 years old, when we moved to Gandhi Nagar, Jaipur. The last row of government quarters (south most) in Gandhinagar was D-type quarters, and the last two quarters in our row (D-196/197) were occupied by a Police Station. D-197 was occupied by Mr. Saxena, who had Mithilesh, Dinesh, Manno, Satish, Santosh, Naveen and Praveen as their children. He used to have a cow and a buffalo in his backyard. We lived next door in D-198. I remember, there used to be lots of snakes and scorpions there. Rajakiya Ucchatar Madhyamik Vidyalay had just opened, I think in 1954/55. If memory serves me right, Jai Narayan Vyas once visited there, with a foreign dignitary, and cans of foreign made powdered milk was distributed. Beyond it, there was a small government dispensary. Across from it in B-type quarters was its primary school, where I started, and then moved to 6th grade. Then we left Jaipur, when High Court bench moved to Jodhpur(My father used to work at Highcourt). I think, the new currency (Naya paisa) had come out that year. Behind our quarters, there was vast desert before Sanganer airport, sand doons, and at south-east corner was a small hill. I think that hill is now part of what is called "Smriti-Van". Now I am 66, and that vast desert has been developed beyond recognition. One of these days, I will go back to visit those places.

Women from Barsana village wait with wooden sticks at the door step of their houses for the arrival of villagers from Nandgaon during the Lathhmar Holi celebrations in Barsana,115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi. During Lathhmar Holi, the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing.

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Good capture! L&F

my friends also himanshu,anshul,vishnu,abdul said trip was fantansic.

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