அன்பார்ந்த தேசிய நெஞ்சங்களே
வணக்கம் நமது அகில இந்திய மாநாட்டிற்கு இரயில் டிக்கெட் புக் செய்ய வேண்டிய நபர்களுக்கு அன்பு வேண்டுகோள் நேரடியாக துர்க் (Durg) புகைவண்டி நிலையத்துக்கு செல்லும் வண்டிகள் சென்னையில் இருந்து குறைவாக இருப்பதால் நண்பர்கள் முடிந்த வரை நாக்பூர் செல்லும் வண்டிக்கு பதிவு செய்யவும் பின்பு அங்கிருந்து 4 மணி நேர பயண தூரத்தில் துர்க் (Durg) மற்றும் ராய்பூர்க்கு (Raipur) அதிகமான வண்டிகள் ( Mumbai to Howrah மார்க்கம்) இருப்பதால் இந்த பயண திட்டத்தை பின்பற்றவும்.
மேலும் நமது முந்தைய தகவலை தொடர்ந்து சத்தீஸ்கர் மாநில செயலாளர் நம்மை தொடர்பு கொண்டு 23 ம் தேதி அந்த மஹால் வேறு ஒரு நிகழ்ச்சிக்கு பதிவு செய்யபட்டுள்ளதால் மாநாடு 20 இம் தேதி தொடங்கி 22 வரை நடைபெறும் என்ற தகவலை தெரிவித்தார்கள் அவருக்கு நமது நன்றிகள்.
Appeal from the Convenor of NAPE Gr C Tamilnadu Circle to all Branch & Divisional Secretaries of Tamilnadu Circle.
Vanakkam, The 21st All India Conference of NAPE, Group C will be held at Bhilai, Chattisgarh Circle from 20 to 22nd January 2015. We request all the Branch and Divisional Secretaries to start Preparations and Book the Train tickets for Bhilai early. The Train Tickets can book from today onwards and Please avoid the eleventh hour rush and mental agony.About Bhilai
The Bhilai is just 32 Kilometer from the the capital city (Raipur) of Chattisgarh State. Bhilai is well connected to all major Indian Places by train.
The nearest major railway station is the Durg Railway station, about half an hour from the city as it has almost all major train stoppages.
Bhilai, known as ‘Mini India’ owing to its multiculturalism and diversity is the second largest city located in the state of Chhattisgarh. It has won accolades for being one of the fastest developing cities of the world. It is known for its lush green and clean environment and serene atmosphere. Besides housing the famous Bhilai Steel Plant, it also boasts of a number of tourist attractions including religious places as well as historical relics and picnic spots. This place being an important educational, industrial and commercial hub is well connected to all major cities by means of rail, road and air. Tourists from all over the country, flock here to catch a glimpse of this simple, yet beautiful city.
Tourist Attraction in and around Bhilai :
Bhilai Steel Plant: It is one of the main attractions in Bhilai. The plant is known for producing beams, rails, angles, crossings, sleepers, plates, channels, wide rods etc.
Maitri Bagh: It is a combination of a landscaped garden and a zoo, and was established by Bhilai Steel Plant. Also known as the ‘Friendship Garden’, it stands as a symbol of India-USSR friendship.
Uwasaggharam Parshwa Teerth: It is a Jain Temple in Nagpura. Dedicated to Shri Parshwanath it houses several beautiful temples, guesthouses and gardens and is worth visiting.
Dhamdha: The Dhamdha Shrine about 35 kilometres from Bhilai and is one of the most prominent tourist spot for Hindus.
Tandula Dam: About 60 kilometres from Bhilai, it is a famous tourist spot and attracts hundreds of tourists, especially during the winter. Various restaurants and accommodation options are available here.
Deobalod: At about 3 kilometres from Bhilai, it is home to an ancient Shiv Mandir.
Civic Center: Known to be the shopping hub of Bhilai, it offers a variety of options for social activities, entertainment and shopping.
Ganga Maiya Temple: About 60 kilometres from Bhilai, this temple located at Jhalmala has its own importance among the locals as well as tourists.
Hajra Falls: Situated at about 100 kilometres from Bhilai, amongst dense forests, hills and tunnels, this place is a popular picnic spot and a visual delight for the tourists.
Siyadevi: Located amidst a forest, this place is known for the famous temple dedicated to Sita Maiya and a natural waterfall between July and February.
Kali Bari: This temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is located in sector 6 of Bhilai.
Kharkhara: A dam built across the Kharkhara river and its surroundings in Durg is a favourite among the nature lovers.
Ganga Maiya Temple
About 61 kilometres from Bhilai, it takes about an hour to reach the temple by road. You could take a train from Bhilai to Balod and then reach Jhalmala by road. A more convenient option would be to travel via private vehicles or taxis offered by travel agencies.
Maa Bamleshwari Temple
Located in Dongargarh, this is a famous temple located on the peak of a mountain, about 1600 feet high, dedicated to Bagulamukhi Devi, a powerful manifestation of Goddess Durga. While some believe this temple was built by king Vikramaditya, others believe that it was constructed by Raja Veersen. Devotees have to ascend about 1100 stairs to reach the shrine of Badi Bamleshwari. Aerial Ropeway or cable car facilities are also available as a substitute. It is a major tourist attraction, as it is the only ropeway constructed in the state of Chhattisgarh. Another temple called Chhoti Bamleshwari Temple is located at ground level near the main temple, for the devotees who find it difficult to climb the 1100 stairs to the main temple. One can have a picturesque view of the surroundings from the top of the mountain. An enormous golden Buddha Statue can also be viewed on the opposite mountain. Pilgrims from all over the country flock here during the Navaratri festival, to participate in the celebrations.
Maa Bamleshwari Temple
Dongargarh is situated around 80 km from bhilai and the travel time by road is approximately one and a half hours depending on the traffic conditions. There are a number of trains from Bhilai Power House to Dongargarh. One can hire a private vehicle from the station to the temple.
Shree Uwassaggaharam Parshwa Tirth
Meru Mountain with the Jinalaya of all the 24 Tirthankers, Tirthankar Udyan or the garden of renunciation, Aarogya Dham- a 30 bedded hospital of Naturopathy are other major highlights of this holy place. The holy nectar or the ‘Amiya’ oozes out of the statue here, leaving the visitors wonderstruck. This nectar is belived to have curative properties. This place attracts thousands of pilgrims from nook and corners of the country on the full moon night, who come here to experience spiritual ecstacy.
Uwassaggaharam Parshwa Tirth
It takes about 15 minutes by road to reach Durg from Bhilai. There are a number of trains from Bhilai Power House to Durg. You can reach this shrine in about 20 minutes from Durg station by road, in private buses or taxis.
Shiva Temple in Deobalod
It is home to one of the oldest temples in Chhattisgarh dedicated to Lord Shiva, dating back to about 5th century. The ancient linga is present in the garbhagriha, below the ground level, even though the shikhara of the temple had been destroyed over time. The main mandapa is supported by exquisitely sculpted two rows of five pillars each. There is a pond next to the temple, which is believed to have an underground link to the town of Arang in Chhattisgarh. Apart from the main Shiva Linga, there are sculptures of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh, and carvings of dancing men, demi-gods and warriors. The Nandi statue is another special feature of this temple. The peaceful atmosphere and the enchanting sculptures attract visitors in large numbers.
It is located at a distance of about 3 kilometres from Bhilai in Charoda. One can take autos or private vehicles to reach this place.
Apart from these famous temples and pilgrim centres, there are a number of places of worship in different areas within as well as around the city of Bhilai. They include Balaji Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Kali Bari Temple, Sai Baba Temple, Ganesh Temple, Siyadevi Temple, Bhoramdeo Temple etc. The tranquillity, sanctity and the palpable energy radiated from these temples will help you satisfy your spiritual quests and fill you with immense joy and pure bliss, indescribable by mere words.
Last but not least :
Never forget to Collect Donations and Souvenir Advertisements which will help the Reception Committee to conduct the Conference in a Memorable manner.
P. Thirugnana Sampantham,