Sword, a traditional symbol

Hasselt is the capital of Limburg, Belgium. Normally it is a quite town, but the city is always active during weekends with different activities. Hasselt is famous for speculoos (spiced biscuit), Jenever drink (traditional liqour) etc., At the city centre stands an old building named as ‘The Sweert’, a pharmacy. Since 1713, this building is continuously used as a pharmacy. At the corner of the building … Continue reading Sword, a traditional symbol

Indian culture followers in Belgium, Radhadesh

In the hilly region of  Ardennes Belgium you can find a beautiful temple Radhadesh. This is exactly not a temple but a fairy tale castle. Lord Radha-Krishna is worshiped in this castle. The castle was built at around 11th  century and was bought by ISKON in the year 1979. The main mission of ISKON includes, Spreading and educating spiritual knowledge to achieve unity and peace … Continue reading Indian culture followers in Belgium, Radhadesh

Belgium-Netherlands border

Baarle is a village in the border of two countries, Belgium and Netherlands. This village is divided into two municipalities namely Baarle-Nassau, belonging to North Brabant province in Netherlands and Baarle-Hertog which belongs to province of Antwerp in Belgium. The border which runs in between these municipalities is not curved or straight. Instead the border runs between 22 small pieces of land. Image: Wikipedia In … Continue reading Belgium-Netherlands border

Mother’s day in Belgium

Mother’s day originated in 19th century, when in United states, Ann Reeves Jarvis, a social activist, helped in starting ‘mothers day work clubs’. The aim of the club was to teach local women how to take care of their children. After death of Ann Reeves Jarvis, her daughter wanted to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children and with her efforts, mothers day was … Continue reading Mother’s day in Belgium