The various rooms at Bajaj Indian Home Stay are named after popular Indian mythological and historical characters as well as some of the avatars* revered by the Hindus. Each room is a different experience. Each has a different story to tell.
Mughal (moogh ‘l) is an Indian word generally used to refer to a series of moslem dynasties and emperors who ruled India for nearly 400 years. The Mughal epoch saw a gradual fusion of Hindu and Islamic thought, art and architecture. This guest room reflects the grandeur of the Mughal epoch. Ornately carved furniture, lamps and miniature paintings from the Mughal school provide an opportunity to relive a rich era gone by.
Rajputana (raj-poot-a-na) is a name used to collectively refer to the former princely states which together formed the Rajput empire. Even to this day tales of Rajput gallantry and chivalry abound popular Indian folklore.Rajputana – the home of the glorious Rajputs. Refurbished with modern amenities, this large and elegant room retains the traditional Rajputana charm.
Rama (raa ‘m) is the protagonist of the great Indian epic Ramayana which is believed to be probably more than 5000 years old. According to Hindus, Rama is the seventh avatar of Vishnu. The story of how the young crown prince Rama is cleverly banished to a 14 years’exile by his step mother and later how he rescues his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana, makes not only a fascinating reading but also provides ample food for the mind even in the present day. This room prides itself for the quiet elegance of its ambience. This very aesthetically decorated room pays homage to Lord Rama.
Krishna (krsh-na) is the eighth avatar of Vishnu. Depicted as a flute playing cowherd and also as the divine lover of Radha, Krishna is the most enduring icon of the devotionalism which marked the classical period of Indian history .Bhagwad Geeta (The Divine Song) contains his famous sermon to Arjuna and forms a chapter of the Indian epic Mahabharata – the longest poem ever composed. This large guest room pays homage to Lord Krishna, the most humane of the Hindu pantheon of gods. The masonry and decor have a very soothing appeal, reminiscent of the Brij Style.
Konark (co-narc) is the name of an Indian city, situated in the eastern state of Orissa. Konark is famous for the medieval Temple dedicated to the Sun God, Surya. The stone sculpted chariot wheel of Surya from the Konark Sun Temple is a popular Indian emblem even today. This master double bed room pays tribute to the elegant aura and the crowning glory of ancient Konark, a city in Orissa.
Brahma (bruh-ma) depicted as reclining on a lotus, is the first God of the Hindu Trinity. Hindus believe Brahma to be the creator of all living and non living, both physical as well as all ethereal entities of the Brahmand (the entire universe). Brahma is also depicted with four heads, each symbolising one of the directions on a compass. His four hands are adorned with the four Vedas. This king-sized bed room is a tribute to Lord Brahma. Over the centuries, Lord Brahma is revered by the Hindus as the God of all Creations.
Vishnu (veesh-noo) is second God of the Hindu Trinity. He is the divine sustainer of the universe. Hindus believe that Lord Vishnu has already appeared in nine incarnations to protect right-eousness as also the humankind itself from extinction.Some Hindu devouts believe that the last and final incarnation of Vishnu as the Kalki avatar is yet to materialise. This large room with twin beds is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The masonry as well as the intricately designed woodwork, offer a unique ambience.
Mahesh (muh-esh) is the third God of the Hindu Trinity and is also known as Nataraj, the dancer of Tandav-nrittya (the cosmic dance of anhilation) or as Shiva (the Auspicious One). He is believed to be a simultaneous destroyer and creator.Mahesh is also worshipped by women desirous of being blessed with a good husband! One of the larger rooms, the Mahesh is dedicated to the Indian God, Lord Shiva. Mahesh captivates the positive vibrations of an artistically decorated interior.
Ganesha (gan-esh-a’) the single-tusk, elephant headed Ganesh is revered throughout India as the “Lord of Beginnings”, the benign “Remover of Obstacles” and the “Patron of Letters & Learning”.Famed for His keen wit, Ganesh’s ever-jovial willingness to solve problems endears Him to devotees. His preferred animal mount is a rat. This terrace-top room having twin beds and other facilities, including window has a cubicle shower in the attached bathroom; is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, the elder son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.
Buddha (Bud-dh-a’) (the “Awakened One”) was born Gautama Siddhartha, a prince of the Shakyas clan in circa 563 BC. A series of incidents, described as the “Four Signs”‘ set the future Buddha on his predestined path. At the age of 35 he reached the city of Bodh Gaya.After 49 days of solitary meditation he attained Nirvana*, becoming thus The Buddha or “One Who is Fully Awake”. Buddhism remains a major living religion of Asia even today. Incidently, Buddha is also revered as the Ninth Avatar** of Lord Vishnu. This terrace-top room with its large bed as well as window has a cubicle shower in the attached bathroom; Dedicated to Lord Buddha.