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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the history and culture of Mount Abu?

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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A:Amidst the ancient Aravali range, steeped in history and adorned effortlessly by mythical tales, stands the gorgeous Mount Abu. It has witnessed the valour of many a mighty Chauhan and Rajput rulers and was once a favourite retreat spot for the extravagant British as well.

You might be interested in knowing a bit of the history that goes behind this pristine hill station? Well, here are some tidbits. Legend goes that Mount Abu got its name from the serpent Arbuda. When Shiva's bull - Nandi got stuck in a gorge, Arbuda chalked out a rescue plan for the bull. Apart from the many hindu legends that run along these hills, the temple remnants echo aloud a magnificent Jain history.

Taking this divine air to a whole new level, the age long teachings and meditation practices of the Brahma Kumaris have become an integral part of Mount Abu. Amidst luring legends and serene spirituality, Mount Abu unfurls a surreal being. There are some fascinating places to visit in Mount Abu, which offers a new view into its culture and history.

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