Rejoice Photography Lovers!! A once in a lifetime experience in store for all you shutterbugs out there!
We are going for a photo capture trip to Ujjain- Kumbh Mela, a place full of unique people, faces, locations providing photo-opportunities in abundance!
This is going to be a 3 day/ 4 night(stay in Ujjain) photocapture trip to take some breathtaking photos, learn photography from peers, and be your creative self 24×7 leaving office and work behind!
Fee (per person): rs 9600/- and rs.9200/- for members (including registration fee). Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay & meals.
The city of lord Mahakal, Ujjain, is known by several names in Vedas and Puranas. The word ‘Avanti’ has repeatedly surfaced in the verses of Vedas. Another name Ujjayini has emerged in the sutra “Striyamwanti Kurubhyashcha” of great scholar Panini. The city was named after King Kartavirya Arjun’s son Avanti which was later called as Avantika, Avantipuri, Avanti Nagri or Avantikapuri. The city was even called as Vishala due to its large area and Padmavati due to its grand places and prosperity.
In ancient times, the city had several names including Padmavati, Swarnashringa, Kushashthali, Avantika, Amravati and Churamani. It was also called ’Kanakshringa’ due to the golden designs on its structures. It was named as ‘Kumudvati’ because flowers were found in abundance here. The city was called as ‘Pratikalpa’ as it was ruined and settled frequently.
According to the Brahmapuran, Ujjayini was described as one of the most significant city of the world. Equipped with all kinds of joys, it was called as ‘Bhogavati’ while the city was also known as ‘Hiranyavati’ due to the prosperity.
The city was called as ‘Vikrampuri’ as it was the capital of king Vikramaditya, the founder of Vikram Samvat calendar while it was named Mahakalpuri or Shivpuri as world’s famous Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is situated here. The city has been named as Avanti in the epics like Vedas, Valmiki Ramayan and Mahabharat. The most popular name ‘Ujjayini’ is still in use with a slight modification as Ujjain.
The city was prosperous due to its richness of gardens. In ‘Prakrit’ language, garden is called ‘Ujjain’ and thus the city was titled Ujjayini which was later named as Ujjain.