an AIRTEL experience

Right now some offers with Airtel on STD rates announced.,at bangalore...

It directs the customer to top up with 77INR to get rate cutter for 50p A to A, 60P Other mobiles...

One fine day of 27 th oct,I recevied a SMS for 77 offer with 77INR talk time & 1 year validity...stated that I will be benefitted with Rs10 immediately & offer + 67 RS bal.,after 36 hrs of recharge....

I recharged on the same day for 77Rs....and benefited with 10Rs + rate cutter offer...
I was waiting for my balance amount to be credited....

After 2 days[29th oct] i called customer care people.,notified them as i didnt receive the benefit....finally they registered my complaint....and promised me that i wil get my money back by 3rd Nov....

By 5th Nov, still I didn't recevied any call from them or any benefits so for....
So decided to call the customer care people.....
They replied me that my complaint was registered...but they didn't have any notification in their system as...such the offer msg I received....

Now my temper level seemed little increased....[I have 2 more such experiences happened with them i dont want to leave them too...]
I asked the guy...what will he do if i take the issue with consumer court?...he stopped talking with me and gave the connection call to his superior....

Now,the superior advised me to contact the nearby AIRTEL CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE to gain the benefit...and the call ended there...

By 6th Nov, Me & My hubby was standing before the AIRTEL CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE....they received soon as i said the problem...they said it is not applicable with me..

....>they gave call to another superior...he made a big argument on the issue...asked the centre people to check my msg received on the particular day...

....>now he said he cannot do any more with the issue and disconnected..

....>we asked the centre people that.,"so now nothing can be done with you,as per now we came only with the instruction directed by AIRTEL service its our decision we are going for court.,is that OK with you"

....>Now we could realize a little shock from him.,again he called some other...

The other guy in the call promised us that,he will call back on the issue by 9th of NOV..also he cannot send any SMS stating as 'AIRTEL wil get back in the issue by 9th Nov'

....>We asked him back.,"how can we trust you...",

He replied us,' You have to trust....'..
But we asked for proof to show in future.,he cannot answer more on the issue..he gave us the connection to his superior..

....>Now its a lady.,

The lady answering us.,"We cannot do with the issue...all those are done by marketing people and we are not responsible.....we have many departments...."

something same as before the arguement was continuing....

...........the temper level for us went bad...

Again we remarked the lady stating.,

1. For 67 Rs, AIRTEL makes us to plead.,that too..with a customer with proof.,
now if something have to be done with the we will meet in consumer court...

2. We are conversing not in our private place but AIRTEL CUSTOMER CARE CENTERE lot more your customers are watching us...

3.You have many departments only to serve a customer.,not to loot them..and make their time to get worried...

4.Now you assume some breakages in the centre may happen by us.,when you people ask for the reasonable reply and money back..we ask you to solve the issue with court same as u did for us...

Now the lady got intimdated.,

she promised us by giving back money in 1hr time...she gave the complaint num to call her back.,

the call was transfered to AIRTEL CUSTOMER CARE CENTERE people....

next 3 mins..I got the money back..with SMS money was updated..
next few more SMS's saying thank you everything...

AIRTEL states itself as 2345 crore INR company....

Now,67Rs with 1 customer.,
Assume if 67Rs with some 10000 customers?????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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long time :P

its long time...
now am in India :)
still to settle down...wil update soon :D

Great Chola Temple,Tamilnadu

The Great Living Chola Temples are temples built during the Chola rule in the South of India,Tamilnadu These temples are the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram. The Brihadisvara Temple was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987; the Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram were added as extensions to the site in 2004. The site is now known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".

Must watch:

The above links are the documentry about chola temples by BBC. Its a very experience
to know best about the temple the life of past decade...

Brihadisvara Temple at Tanjavur

The Brihadisvara temple at Thanjavur was built by the great ruler Rajaraja Chola of the Chola dynasty, and was included as a World Heritage Site in 1987.The 10th century AD site is a brilliant example of Dravidian temple architecture. The central temple called the Periya Koyil, or big temple, stands inside a fort whose walls were built later on in the 16th century. The Vimana, or tower, of the temple is seventy meters high and is the biggest in the world.The Sikaram, or crown, is an octagonal cupola and weighs around eighty-two tones. It was believed to be carved from a single stone, but this theory has since been refuted. The difficult task of raising the seventy meter tower to the top of the temple was achieved by constructing a scaffolding of sand nearly eleven kilometers long. The main deity who has been worshipped here since that time is Lord Shiva in the form of a Shivaling. The Shivaling at Brihadisvara is perhaps the most glorious in existence. With a height of 8.7 meters, it is the largest Shivaling in the world. Another notable feature of the temple is the stone bull Nandi. It is immense in size and the ceiling of its enclosure is covered with beautiful frescoes in the typical Thanjavur style. The Nandi weighs twenty-seven tones and is the second largest in the world. Life size representations of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, and various forms of Shiva like Natesa, and Ardhanariswara adorn the walls and inner passages. Architecturally the temple is the most ambitious structural granite temple to be ever built in the world.The mural paintings of the lower ambulatory side are fine examples of Chola period art. A local Maratha ruler named Sarfoji rebuilt the Ganesha shrine. Later the celebrated Thanjavurstyle of paintings was superimposed over the Chola murals.The temples encouraged fine arts. The sculptures and paintings on the walls of the sanctum and even inscription in elegant Chola and Tamil letters are proof of the artistic and literary progress under Rajaraja. Dance and music were greatly cultivated under the service of the temple. Every evening as part of entertainment and ritual the townspeople gathered at the mandapa, watching the song and dance.

Brihadisvara temple at Gangaikondacholapuram

Another jewel in Chola architecture is the Brihadisvara temple at Gangaikondacholapuram built by the equally illustrious Boldson of Rajaraja Chola, namelyRajendra Chola. The Cholas had just completed successful incursions into northern India, where Rajendra Chola captured the territories of Madurai and Ellum, expanding the Chola Empire to the banks of the River Ganga. Rajendra Chola then collected water from the River Ganga and sanctified his local reservoir with it. With this action he was given the name Gangaikondan, literally meaning “one who brought the Ganges”. Gangaikondacholapuram, located right next to modern Kumbakonam, was established as his capital city. The Gangaikondacholapuram temple was thus built in the golden era of Chola rule, and was an effort by Rajendra Chola to advance the architectural passion of his father. Rajendra Chola wanted to build a temple that equaled the Brihadwisvara temple of Tanjavur in grandeur. The Gangaikondacholapuram temple was built in between 1020 and 1029 AD. The temple is 54.86 meters tall and follows the arrangement of the temple at Thanjavur.Compared to that one, though, this temple is shorter, more graceful and delicate in its contours The temple has intricate carvings on its vimana, or tower, and is influenced by the Northern Chalukya style of architecture. It is built on hard southern granite stone and with the influence of Pallava and Dynasty styles. A ruined gopura, or temple entrance, can be seen at the inner wall of the temple complex. The gopuras of the larger outer walls were pillaged a long time ago. On entering, the huge Nandi or bull can be seen, though it is not a monolithic structure like its counterpart atThanjavur. Some of the outstanding figures of this temple are the figures of Nataraja, or the Dancing Shiva, the coronation of Rajendra Chola by Shiva andParvati, dancing Ganesha, and Ardhanarisa, or half male-half female Shiva. The sanctum contains a five-meter high Shivalingam.Two walls surround the sanctum to provide a private worship space for the royal family. Chalukyan style images of Gods and Goddesses adorn the surrounding walls.The temple also shows the fondness of the Cholas to keep records of their history. Inscriptions are found in plenty on the temple walls. The walls provide different anecdotes such as victories of Rajendra Chola, land grants made during his reign, details of his ascension and many other stories. The temple was to witness many wars after the Chola era. It was used as a garrison and cantonment first by the Pandyas and then by the British. It was also looted on many occasions.

Airavatesvara temple at Darsuram

The third temple in this threesome is the Airavatesvara temple built by Rajaraja Chola II. Built at Darsuram, it features a 24-m Vimana and a stone image of Siva. The three temples are a living example of the brilliant art and architecture of the Chola dynasty.The temples are open from 6am to noon and from 4 to 8 pm. No trip to South India is complete without a trip to these Great Living Chola Temples.


1.The three Chola temples of Southern India represent an outstanding creative achievement in the architectural conception of the pure form of the dravida type of temple.

2.The Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur became the first great example of the Chola temples, followed by a development of which the other two properties also bear witness.

3.The three Great Chola Temples are an exceptional and the most outstanding testimony to the development of the architecture of the Chola Empire and the Tamil civilisation in Southern India.

4.The Great Chola temples at Thanjavur, at Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram are outstanding examples of the architecture and the representation of the Chola ideology.

For Travel:

----> 55 kms from thrichirapalli airport.

---->163 kms from madurai airport.

---->Travelers can board train or flight to trichy or madurai and get travel to thanjavur but local traval availabilities.

---->Travelers can check the hotel availabilities in Thanjavur or Thrichy or Madurai via online even as per their convinence.

Visual Treat:

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Experience the Dravidian culture from chola temple, ur Travel know the Tamil culture :) :) :)

Mahabodhi Temple

The Mahabodhi Temple (Literally: "Great Awakening Temple") is a Buddist temple in Bodh Gaya, the location where Siddartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightment.It is possibly 1000 year old temple.

The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick, still standing in India, from the late Gupta period.

The temple lost its texture in Islamic era of kingdoms later and restored in British era.


---> The grand 50m high Mahabodhi Temple of the 5th-6th centuries is of immense importance, being one of the earliest temple constructions existing in the Indian sub-continent. It is one of the few representations of the architectural genius of the Indian people in constructing fully developed brick temples in that era.

--->The Mahabodhi Temple, one of the few surviving examples of early brick structures in India, has had significant influence in the development of architecture over the centuries.

--->The site of the Mahabodhi Temple provides exceptional records for the events associated with the life of Buddha and subsequent worship, particularly since Emperor Asoka built the first temple, the balustrades, and the memorial column.

--->The present Temple is one of the earliest and most imposing structures built entirely in brick from the late Gupta period. The sculpted stone balustrades are an outstanding early example of sculptural reliefs in stone.

--->The Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Bodh Gaya has direct association with the life of the Lord Buddha, being the place where He attained the supreme and perfect insight

What to See:

>>The ground level of the temple is 45 meters square, stretching up in a pyramid shape that ends in a smaller square platform. The central tower of Mahabodhi stands 180 feet (54 meters) tall. The brickwork on the outside of the temple depicts scenes from the life of the Buddha.

>>Inside the temple is a colossal image of a seated Buddha touching the earth with his right hand (a gesture known as the earth-witness mudra). In this posture the Buddha accomplished the supreme enlightenment. The statue is of black stone but it has been covered in gold and dressed in bright orange robes.

>>The courtyard of the temple is studded with many smaller stupas and Buddha statues, some of which are several hundred years old. Parts of the railing that surrounds the area are among the oldest elements of Mahabodhi Temple that survive today.

>>Immediately next to the Mahabodhi Temple is the Bodhi Tree, a descendent of the very tree under which the Buddha was enlightened, and the Jewel Walk, marking the place where the Buddha is said to have practiced walking meditation for seven days after his enlightenment.


Bodh Gaya is located about 96 km (60 miles) from Patna, Bihar state, India. Next to the temple, to its western side, is the holy Bodhi tree.

visual treat:



plan ur next vist to mahabodhi temple :P :P :P :P :P

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