Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Explore Wat Phra and Emerald Buddha during your Bangkok Trip



Wat Phra or temple of Emerald Buddha is one of the holiest places and the highly cherished Buddhist temple in Thailand in Bangkok. Formally known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram, this tourist destination attracts a lot of clients from all around the globe every year. Your trip to Bangkok is incomplete without visiting this amazing place.  Positioned on the grounds of the Grand Palace, it preserves Phra Kaew Morakot - the Emerald Buddha – a beautifully carved image of Lord Buddha. The statue is designed with a single block of Jade. Lord Buddha is in the meditating pose in the way of the Lanna School of the north, dating from the 15th century AD.

To explore more Wat Phra and Emerald Buddha there is an app available which has audio stories, scripts, 3D maps, along with nice images. The app works on both Apple and Android. 


The temple of the Emerald Buddha Wat PhraKaew is perhaps the most sacred places in Bangkok that has set great standards for other monuments. The astonishing interior, creative architecture and the appealing emergence of Wat Phra Kaew Temple of the Emerald Buddha leave most tourists fascinated.  The statue of Lord Buddha signifies the amalgamating interaction between Buddhism and Realm in Thailand. 

Wat Phra Kaew Temple of the Emerald Buddha is also considered a destination for Thai superstitions. The grandmaster of the statue of Buddha image and other substances strongly believes that there are so many mysterious powers in the temple of the Emerald Buddha Wat Phra Kaew. According to the legends, the unity and prosperity of Thai kingdom depend on this holy place. The intensely respected Thai king draws his ethical and religious right from an apparent association to PhraKaew, itself considered to summarize the royal merits. Rattanakosin – this phrase was earlier used for the capital of the king; now it is used to tag Thai art and construction, etc.  

Where and when Wat Phra Kaew Emerald Buddha was built is an ambiguity. According to the tales, it was fabricated by the Hindu God – Indra about 2,000 years back in India. But some legends believe that it arrived at Thailand from Sri Lanka. 


The imaginative mode of the statue looks to obtain from what’s currently Northern Thailand in the 13th or 14th centuries. Earlier, only the Thai king or prince was allowed to touch Phra Kaew. When it comes to historical evidence, Wat Phra Kaew Emerald Buddha was evidently enclosed in stucco and set aside in a chedi in Chiang Rai during the 15th century. 

One of the most amazing attractions of this place is the statues of demons – Yakshas who are pretty tall and located on all the gates of the temple. It is believed that these are guards to protect the Wat Phra and Emerald Buddha. The grounds contain eight Khmer-style bumps, a huge bell-shaped chedi apparently enclosing a remnant of the Buddha himself, and a mondop that gleams with delicately comprehensive doors and mosaic-coated pillars. Everything is saturated in gold leaf, elaborate jewels and glassy ceramic objects in various colors, all positioned on marble pediments. 

When you have a plan to spend your vacations in Bangkok, don’t miss a chance to visit Wat Phra and Emerald Buddha.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Take a trip to Gujarat and Explore the Palitana Pilgrimage

Are you planning to take a trip to Gujarat and visit Shatrunjay, Palitana? Palitana has plenty of taxis available. Typically, visitors take a taxi from Bhavnagar or Ahmedabad. The taxi costs are in the range of Rs 10/km. Palitana taxi’s has a good service for Jain Pilgrims.
                           

Palitana has the highest number of Jain temples. Visit Palitana with your family and take divine blessings of the almighty. These temples are beautifully decorated with diamond, gold, and silver which make them look splendid. There are large numbers of in Palitana. There are hundreds of little motels called Jain Dharmshala or simply Dharamshala in Palitana. They generally go for $ 5 to $10 per room and are quite adequate for a few days. Some of these Dharmshalas offer air conditioning also.

By the way, there is an app available for Palitana Shatrunjay for Apple and Android. The Palitana app is very useful and comes handy during your visit to the Palitana pilgrimage. It has lots of stories about the Jain pilgrimage and local legends. The app has inbuilt maps which are useful to find out the direction. Exploring Palitana with the help of Palitana app is the best way. The best part of this app is that it does not require data connectivity to function. There are divine songs present in the app. You can also check the pictures of different temples on the app. 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Explore the Popular Jain temple with Palitana App

There are many Jain temple complexes in the country, but the one that is of great significance is the Jain Derasar at Shatrunjay, Palitana in Gujrat, India. This temple complex is visited not only by the Jain people but also by people of other religions in large numbers. It is a holy place where all Jains visit to find peace of mind and happiness. There are 853 temples in the Shatrunjay complex in Palitana and all of them are decorated beautifully. 


Now, there is an app for Palitana on Android and Apple. The Palitana app shows plenty of images of Jain temples and structures that surrounds the Shatrunjay hills. Using the app is easy on both Apple and Android phones. With the apps on your phone, going on a trip will be filled with a whole new level of happiness due to the knowledge that you will get from the app. Only with the app, you will get the most out of your trip.

Images of Jainism

Below are the features of this app
Ø  Clean "no-crowd" Images of Jainism of all the key points of the complex. 
Ø   11 step by step maps to guide to every significant structure. 
Ø  Full navigation help to guide the exact route to follow. 
Ø Beautifully narrated stories with music for each stop.

With this app, your visit can be a real fun filled, interesting and exciting.

The Palitana app is a must have on your phone to have the best experience.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Jain beliefs and Shatrunjay, Palitana Tour Guide App

Amongst all Jain temples, Shatrunjay Jain temples are considered to be the most sanctified.  Shatrunjay is the most sacred and prominent Jain tirth. Located on beautiful hills at Palitana, these temples are gracefully engraved in marble. The interior and architecture of the temples are really praiseworthy and narrates the stories of Jain beliefs and legends.


Whether you are a Jain devotee or a foreign tourist, you should download the Palitana Tour Guide App on your mobile phone for Android and Apple.


ü  The app is developed to guide the tourists about the significance of structures, idols, footsteps and historical stories that happened at Shatrunjay. No guides are available at Shatrunjay. The Pujaris do not know the stories or architecture information. There are books available but they are very inconvenient to read while climbing. Audio from the app is the best way to know about amazing events that have happened at Shatrunjay.

ü  Loaded with comprehensive details and information, the app allows the tourist to get answers to all their queries. It will narrate you the stories and legends related to Palitana and the Jain temple, in English as well as Gujarati just like a local. It basically acts as a pocket tour guide.

ü  The most amazing feature of the app is it runs offline without data. Once you download it, you don’t need any data. You will not be able to access the internet in the temple, but the app will work without any issues.

Isn’t it great to get enjoy a self-guided tour with an easy access to in-depth knowledge?