Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Hindu Theme Park in Uttaranchal


If you haven't heard the scoop yet, here it is: Shiv Sagar, the grandson of Ramanand Sagar (Producer/Director of the serial Ramayan) is planning on building a huge 25 acre Hindu Theme Park right next to the Ganges, called the Gangadham. Being a very big mythological fan, I will certainly visit it after it is built. It's planned to be ready in 2007 before the Kumbh Mela in 2010 <Read More>.

22 Comments:

Blogger Me said...

that was an intersting news

neenga porudha irundha oru 2012-2013ku ponga appadhan adhu mudiyum ;)

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger Krish said...

yep..that's interesting..

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 1:11:00 AM  
Blogger JaganLee said...

interesting, but how can religion and entertainment go together? Did RSS,shivsena said ok for this? hmmm thats more interesting!!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 1:24:00 AM  
Blogger satosphere said...

Yeah. Came across in Sepia Mutiny. What will they think of next.

And yeah. XBOX rules - though I am never planning to buy one.

I shall stick to the traditional configuration of PC + "More Controls" Keyboard + "Responsive" Mouse

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 1:25:00 AM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

idhu nalla irukke... interesting stuff.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:43:00 AM  
Blogger Cogito said...

Pretty interesting .I am glad they are building such a theme park. My guess is by that time majors like Disney would have announced their India plans too ...

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger Maran said...

Cool idea!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Me,
I think they will try to complete it by Kumbh Mela in 2010, as Kumbh Mela happens once in 12 years in each of the 4 locations (Ujjain, Haridwar, Payarg and Nasik). The venue keeps rotating between these 4 places every three years, so at the same place it happens once in 12 years.

Krish,
In San Jose now?

Jaganlee,
There are, of course, some people who are not happy with this. But whats wrong in this, no one will want to go to an amusement park for just knowing about mythology. Some entertainment on the way will make it easy on the whole family.

Sat,
Thanks for the link. Pretty cool blog.
XBOX rocks and XBOX rules!

Chakra,
The future generation will visit theme parks instead of temples! :-)

Cogito,
Actually in Sephia's blog, he's mentioned about Disney's visit also, so there could be more to this than what we know right now.

Maran,
Yes, it will be like going on a Lanka Jump or Sanjeevini vertical drop or even a Lav-Kush Cradle ride.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger Srikar said...

I seriously don't understand why they have to make such a big hoo-haa about religion???

Thursday, May 05, 2005 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Well, thats partly because of our culture. People with the old school of thoughts still believe in religion being part of everything that they do in life, and hold it very sacrosanct to their beliefs. We might probably see a similar reaction if it had happenned with any other religion.

Thursday, May 05, 2005 12:41:00 AM  
Blogger IBH said...

It depends on how they are going to present it!there is nothing wrong in presenting the goodness of one religion in a way that our coming generation can appreciate it more...I read somewhere that it is in this 21 century that people are turning to religion more than what their counterparts used to do in previous centuries!

IMHO, there is nothing wrong in giving a chance for one theme park to come up! as i said in the begining itis all in the way it is going to be presented!

Thursday, May 05, 2005 9:31:00 AM  
Blogger None said...

ha ha! but good opportunity to hold a swayamvara for you there! :)what say? if you can wait until 2007, that is! :)

cheers!

ramya

Thursday, May 05, 2005 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger thennavan said...

Hope interest in Hinduism is at least resurrected this way. I am alarmed at the apparent neglect of the modern day youngsters in knowing even basic stuff on Hinduism, thanks to all the "Macaulay" education we are getting.

Thursday, May 05, 2005 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Kika Gops said...

hi,
i read ur article on autofeed and set it in my site. But now I dont understand how to use it for me to check on updates in other webpages. please let me know.

Thursday, May 05, 2005 1:46:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Hi Kika Gops,
The Feed that you have on your blog will be for the use of others. For you to read other blogs' updates, you will either need a software like RSS Reader or Sharp Reader (Google should tell you where to find them) - these are softwares that sit on your desktop and constantly check for updates from XML feeds that other blogs provide. Or if you dont want to use softwares, then you can use the web based Readers like Bloglines, and there you should be able to add your favorite blogs.

Usually many blogs have XML/RSS/Atom links posted prominently for you to use in these RSS softwares or websites. If you have any other questions, please ask.

Thursday, May 05, 2005 2:21:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

If you are looking for XML links of most of the Madras Bloggers (or people who hail from Madras), here it is: http://india.blogstreet.com/bsibin/directory.cgi?city=Chennai, for other cities use their directory per city.

Thursday, May 05, 2005 2:24:00 PM  
Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

Hey, Did not realize you are from SVCE? I am a SVCE alum!

Thursday, May 05, 2005 10:57:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Oh I see, which year?

Thursday, May 05, 2005 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Vidya said...

Interesting bit of news this is!
I am wondering though.. a theme park is usually for entertainment and fun, where people just go out and enjoy and forget everything else. Now if u add 'religious' to that... hmm.. that would by itself add a few restrictions perhaps..

A novel idea though..

Friday, May 06, 2005 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger saranyan said...

interesting.

on the banks of the ganges, doesn't sound like a good idea. ganges is already heavily polluted.

Friday, May 06, 2005 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Vidya,
It's mainly to capture the Kumbh Mela crowd, so even if it sucks big time, I think, they will profit out of it.

Saranyan,
Let's see how it turns out.

Sunday, May 08, 2005 2:15:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

I didnt realize until now that I missed out on replying to a couple of comments:

IBH,
Very true. Let's see how it shapes up.

Ramya (aka None),
2007 konjam lateuu...aana not a bad idea if someone wants to get married that year :-)

Thennavan,
It's more to do with the present day culture, in general, not just the education.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 8:59:00 PM  

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