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Janmastami

Nand Ghar Anand Bhayo…Jai Kanaiya Lal ki Janmastami is extremely popular festival in city of ahmedabad. Janmastami is celebrated as birthday of Lord Krishna.He is regarded as incarnation of Lord Vishnu.In this avtar of Lord krishna – the hindu mythology recieved the greatest message in form of Bhagwat Gita. Janmastami is also known as Gokulashtami & is celebrated on eight day of month(hindu calanedar). Janmastami is celebrated in different form in the UP,Bihar,Maharastra.In Gujarat it is celebrated with different form. Tradional Gujarati homes has baby krishna cradles.And decorated are the toys around that cradle. It is similar to baby shower celebration for every devotee of krishna. Janmastami celebrations are prominent as due Dakore & Dawarka visits increases as devotees visit these ever green destination of lord Krishna. Janmastami is celebrated by fasting & fasting is done next day also know as parna. Celebration time is or Nishita Puja Time is midnight time. Bhajan sandhyas are popular during evening for krishna devotees gather great bhajans. Some Great Krishna...

Online matrimony services are now preferred over traditional gujarati matchmaking

It is no longer necessary for a parent to go again to agents or pundits to get a match for his daughter. Now everything can be done online. The girls have the internet to search their soul partner all over the country using online matchmakers. If you open the account using the website dedicated to the Gujarati boys, you will be able to chat with the one you fancy, you can send an email or you can talk to the telephone before you meet him. Normally in Gujarati culture, it is not allowed for the girl to talk with the boy before their marriage has been approved. Therefore online matchmaking will provide the understanding that can be used before and after the wedding. You will have enough choice of the boys when you look on the internet. You can choose according to the community, the religion or the caste. If you want to get married to a husband who is working in certain profession, then there is no better way to do this than to look for him online. The online matchmaking makes sure that the girl has no limitation when it comes to getting the boy he is looking for. Normally the wedding in the past were organized by the parents and the girl or boy had no say about it. But with the changing of time it is better if you also change and you can take the matter in your hands to look for your soul mate. Finding the soul mate online does not take years like in the traditional matchmaking. What you have to do...

State-Transport

Important Telephone Nos. of State Transport, Gujarat Student Concession Inquiry & Casual Contract     2144764/65/66 Complaints     2144754 Inquiry     2144764/65 Ticket Cancellation, Booking & Computer Advance Booking     2144764/65/66 Parcel Services     2142052 Public Liaison Officer GSRT Corporation Central Offices, Vahan Vyavahar Bhavan Astodia, Ahmedabad – 380 022.     2142973-Ext. 213 Navrangpura Computer     6427840 Ahmedabad City Depot     5321582 Gandhinagar Depot Manager     22703/22842 Intercity Services     2144764/65/66 S.T. Service of other States   ...

Ahmedabad Railway Time Table

You are requested to check railway time table with Indian railways – as there are frequently time table changes Up Trains Down Trains Arr. Dep. Train Arr. Dep. Time Time Name Time Time Broad Gauge 16.05 Ahimsa Express 09.00 13.25 Ahmedabad – Anand Pass. 19.05 17.20 Ahmedabad – Delhi Mail 9.55 05.40 Ahmedabad – Gorakhpur Express 19.55 22.05 Ahmedabad – Palanpur DMU 06.50 19.20 Ahmedabad Anand Pass 08.10 19.55 Ahmedabad Faizabad Sabarmati Express 07.15 19.55 Ahmedabad Muzaffarpur Sabarmati Exp. 07.15 10.55 Ahmedabad Valsad Pass 17.20 19.55 Ahmedabad Varanasi Sabarmati Exp. 07.15 23.10 Ahmedabad – Bandra Terminus Pass 04.40 18.00 Ahmedabad – Bangalore Express 04.15 09.20 Ahmedabad – Howrah Express 15.35 11.45 Ahmedabad – Jammu Tawi Sarvoday Exp. 14.10 10.50 Ahmedabad – Jamnagar/Rajkot Inter City Exp. 18.10 04.20 Ahmedabad – Jodhpur Suryanagari Exp. 21.45 10.15 Ahmedabad – Mehsana (DMU) 15.25 16.30 Ahmedabad – Nagpur Express 04.05 18.00 Ahmedabad – Puri Express 04.15 18.00 Ahmedabad – Puri Express 04.15 16.50 Ahmedabad – Vadodara (MEMU) 08.20 14.45 Ahmedabad – Vadodara Express 20.40 04.00 Ajmer Ahmedabad Pass 23.00 15.30 16.05 Ajmer Bangalore Express 09.00 09.30 08.00 Ashram Express 17.45 21.00 21.30 Bandra Terminus Jaipur Aravali Express 05.55 06.20 20.00 20.30 Gandhidham Bareilly Ala-Hazrat Express 06.10 06.40 11.35 11.55 Gandhidham Nagarcoil Exp. 07.45 08.15 04.58 05.18 Gandhidham Vadodara Express 15.55 16.15 15.35 16.05 Gandhidham – Pune Express 09.00 09.30 19.25 Gandhinagar Fast Pass 08.45 06.55 Gujarat Express 15.25 22.10 Gujarat Mail 06.40 18.10 Gujarat Queen 10.35 11.35 11.55 Hapa Trivendram Exp. 07.45 08.15 11.30 11.55 Hapa  – Jammu Tawi Exp. 14.10 14.40 11.30 11.55 Jamnagar Jammu Tawi Express 14.10 14.40 15.30 16.05 Jodhpur –...

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Sisters this Rakhi

Festival of rakhi remains prominent festival where sisters await for their gift from the brothers.Hugs, personal meeting , a phone call remains priceless and best gift for any sister, but a touch of physical gift also remains on priority list. Most sisters send rakhi with puja thali & brother look for rakhi gifts for the sisters to make the day memorable. Here are some cool gift ideas from our editorial team When you are shopping online make sure you check out special rakhi section on most shopping portals. Look for hampers & special coupons when shopping online. Top 10 Gift Ideas for Sister 1) Jewellery Bracelets, Earrings , Rings, Silver coins 2) Watches 3) Personal Mugs, Cushions 4) Perfumes , Clutches, bags 5) Designer outfits Kurtis, Salwars, sarees, western wears 6) Sweets, Dry Fruits & Chocolates 7) Greetings Cards, Photo frames 8) Hobby gifts, game consoles(eg.Xbox), Books 9) Mobile & Even yearly data plans for your beloved sister 10) Pre-Paid Gift vouchers from online shopping cart sites 11) Cash as Gift ( always popular, sisters are going to love it ) 12) Movie Tickets Any misses by our editorial team let us know we would love to hear some...

Rakhi or Rakshabandhan Festival

Rakshabandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrated between brother and sister. The festival is regarded as bonding of brother and sister for love & duty.The festival is celebrated on full moon, that is why is also known has Rakhi Purnima. Festival is celebrated by people of Indian origin through out the globe. Sisters tie rakhi (decorated threads) on brothers wrist. Brother vow to protect the sister for life time. There are several mythological stories around rakshabandhan. According to this legend, credited to Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana, after Vishnu won the three worlds from the demon King Bali, he was asked by Bali that Vishnu live in his palace, a request Vishnu granted. Vishnu’s wife, Goddess Lakshmi did not like the palace or his new found friendship with Bali, and preferred that her husband and she return to Vaikuntha. So she went to Bali, tied a Rakhi and made him a brother. Bali asked her what gift she desired. Lakshmi asked that Vishnu be freed from the request that he live in Bali’s palace. Bali consented, as well accepted her as his sister. (source of story is wikipedia) Rakhi Ceremony 1. Sisters first decorate a plate with kum-kum, sweets, rakhi band & ghee diva 2. Tilak with kumkum is placed on brothers fore head 3. Rakhi is tied on brothers wrist 4. Sister puts sweets in brothers mouth. 5. A gift is given by the brother to the sister. Rakhi festival has evolved in the modern times. These days gifts, cards, hugs are equally popular. Even it is celebrated as part of evolved cultural ties as well...

5 Steps to Gujarati Wedding

The first step towards the Gujarati wedding is match making. The parents are the one to look for the partners of their son or daughter. The father has to begin to look the husband of his daughter when he comes of age. Normally the culture requires that the boy see each other before the marriage and they are the ones to decide if the marriage has to go on or not. If the marriage is to take place, then there are important steps that have to be followed before the girls are taken to his husband home. The rituals performed begin before the wedding, during the wedding itself and after the wedding. The second step towards the marriage is to perform the first ceremony meant to chase away evil spirit and any other obstacle that may take place during the wedding. Both families perform the ceremony at their own. After this the prayers session known as the Graham Shanty will take place on the places of both groom and bride. During this ceremony the horoscope of the couple are matched to ensure the compatibility. After the first two ceremonies, the third one is for the groom to go to the house of the bride to ask his mother in-law blessings. This ceremony is known as Jaan and the groom has to bow down and to clutch the nose down. This is to show humility and to show that he understands the sacrifice of the mother to give her daughter. After the pre-wedding rituals, then come the wedding rituals. In the Antarpaat wedding ritual the uncle of the bride will...

Alert for Gujarati Girls – Are you Registering for Online Gujarati Matrimony

The alert is for every body may it be Gujarati girls & boys before registering for Online matrimony website we recommend a special care. Follow below mentioned instruction & take extra care when registering online matrimony websites The online matrimonial is still frown upon with many people and society and many wish that the matrimonial can continue to take place in the traditional way. Even they are already successful marriage that begun online, they are still some cases where people have been conned or ruled into marriage by fake promises by the people they meet online. This is why girls & boys need to be extra careful when they begin online services. Like any other relationship, you will need to put in some efforts to encourage the other partner. You have to try to be fun and intimate when talking to someone you meet online. Since you will be talking to someone you never met, you will be able to open up than talking to someone face to face. Make sure that you asked all the questions you have when you talk with someone online to ensure that you have cleared all the doubt. You will have to fall in love first with the words that someone will be talking to you before you fall in love with the person himself. Since you will have a large number of potential men to meet, you will have to choose the person careful. Even if you think that you have security and privacy online, you should be careful of the information you give online. Some people have been conned because they have been...

Travel guide of Ahmedabad – Picnic Spots

The Ahmedabd has list of places one can visit outside Ahmedabad. Few are given below. All these places are near by to reach one could hire a private car or Government Owned Buses which are available very easily. Ahmedpur Mandvi Chanod Balaram Chorvad Dandi Dumas Dwarka Galteshwar Hajira Kabirwad Lothal Modhera Nal Sarovar Nimetha Palitana Pavagadh Porbandar Saputara Shuklatirth Sikka Somnath Tithal Tulsishyam Ubharat...

Travel guide of Ahmedabad – Modern Amdavad

Modern Ahmedabad is thriving industrial and business centre, more to it people here love to live the life . The heart of the city C.G.Road is place to be on sundays. You will find a waiting in restaurants cross hundred on weekends. Clubs, Theatres & Picnic Spots in and around ahemabad are equally popular. Ahmedabad has highest number of Multiplexes coming up in whole of India. Three Water parks and many other destinations are equally popular. People here love spicy food major food haults in nights are Manekchowk (In night), Law Garden  and ATIRA. The modern city of Ahmedabad is for the people who love to enjoy...

Travel guide of Ahmedabad Museums

Calico Museum of Textile CMT has one of the finest collections of textile work from all over the India; it all also has collection from varied ages. The collection has Shamianas, Wall Hangings, Saris and various rich works of embroideries. The Museum is situated near Shahibaugh Palace. Vishalla Utensils Museum Utensil Museum takes in account of more than 2000 traditional Utensils of all sizes & shapes designed in silver, brass, and bronze. And various utensils have work on them done in wooden & ivory. This beautiful museum is located at vasna. Tribal Museum The Museum is located at Gujarat Vidyapeeth. The museum takes credit in properly documenting life of Tribal. The museum boast a collection of complete tribal life right from their home, artifacts and various objects which are used in day to day life. Sanskar Kendra – The Kite Museum Situated at Paldi, the museum boasts the collection of various kites, which is one of its kinds in India. It has collection of kites from all over the world, various photographs as well. The adjacent part to the museum has theatre, which on various occasions is hub of various cultural...

Travel Guide of Ahmedabad Temples & Mosques

The Palace of Shahibaugh Shahibaug Palace was built in 1622 A.D. by Shahjahan as a royal residence. Currently same has been converted into Sardar Patel Memorial. It is also associated with Shri Ravindranath Tagore. Jain Temples (Derasars) Ahmedabad has been famous for its Derasars or Jain Temples like Chintamani Temple, Hutheesingh Temple and various other are situated in the old city. There are approximately hundred plus Derasars in the old city. Many of them were built in Moghul times, many are situated in the houses of people and many are underground. Dawazas(Gates) of Ahmedabad During Ahmedabad’s construction, various monuments were built around the fort of Bhadra. These monuments were the gates for the entrance in the city. These gates, also called Darwajaas are situated all around the old city. Few of them still are visible in proper condition. – Teen Darwazas – Lal Darwazas – Delhi Darwazas Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram After the return of Gandhiji from Africa, after some time Gandhiji started living in Ahmedabad. He built on the banks of the river Sabarmati, the famous Gandhi Ashram. In today’s modern Ahmedabad this particular place stands high on tourist map. Still various things of Gandhiji can be seen and there are few Khadi shops around, which Gandhiji promoted. Sidi Syed Mosque The mosque is situated near Lal Darwajaa and it has magnificiently carved stone work. The mosque is famous world wide for the same. Jumma Masjid A fine example of Islamic Architecture is developed in the Sultanat period and was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423 A.D. It stands on 260 pillars with support of 15 Domes, the...

Travel Guide for Ahmedabad – Monuments

Kankaria Lake, Aquarium  & Zoo The life bubbles here every weekend, constructed by Sultan Qutub-ub-Din. Originally known as Hauj-e-Qutub (The Kings Bath), in olden times the sultan used it has recreational for himself and his queen. The Lake is a polygon with thirty four sides and three balconies on to the water from the edge of the lake. The sultan enjoyed illumination and fireworks here. In the middle of the lake is situated the Nagina Wadi and is connected by way from the lake. The on sides is situated the Kankaria Zoo & Balvatika. Zoo has various animals and attracts various visitors. The Balvatika has collection mirrors which make you laugh. Step Wells In era of the Sultanate,  the authorities use to develop wells for travelers as a place to rest or to drink water. The finest example are Dada Hari ni Vav and the Adalaj ni Vav. The interiors of these caves are paved with beautiful carvings in...

Navratri – 9 Nights of Dance Festival in Ahmedabad

Navratri or the festival of nine nights is devoted to Goddess Shakti. The festival also has the famous folk dance of Gujarat “Garba”. The festival continues for nine nights, everybody takes part into it with same emphasis. Each night starts with ceremonial “Aarti” and is followed by Garba till late mid-night. The Garba dance is carried out around the statue of Goddess Shakti. Garba is also played with Dandiyas in hand. During these nights, city is been beautifuly decorated and nights become...

Uttarayan

“Kaapyo Chhey” – This is what you could hear on !4th January, in the festival of Makar Sankranti or festival of kites or “Utarayan”. The festival marks the end of winter and return of the sun to northern hemisphere and hence is named “Uttar ayan”. On this particular day everybody in Ahmedabad start the day through kite flying and continues in the night by driving lamps (Tukkal) attached to kites in the sky. The sky remains through out the day, dotted with colourful...

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