It says that once in ancient China there was a great flood believed to be caused by one of the gods, the Lo river. People offered sacrifices in order to calm the angry god. While the great King Yu was trying to channel the water out to sea, a magical turtle emerged. On its shell was the Lo Shu pattern, all the even numbers were on the corners while the odd numbers were in the middle. All the columns, rows, and diagonal lines added up to 15; the pattern shown to the side has dots connected to represent each number 1 to 9.
The lovely hymns sung by Gnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar are exclusively found in the Thillai Nataraja temple only. By some historical texts the Thillai Nataraja temple is known to be lord Shiva’s three most significant shrines in India. It is highly glorified and was also visited by patanjali. A very rare and unique worshipping protocol is still followed through, involving six pooja services, in the Thillai Nataraja temple even today, which was originally prescribed by
Background Homo Floresiensis, also known as the “Hobbit”, derived from J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy series, was discovered in the Liang Bua cave on the island of Flores in eastern Indonesia in October 2004. Two individuals were found in the cave, a “nearly complete skeleton” from one (LB1), and the “isolated lower premolar” from the second (LB2), (Groves, 2007). LB1 dates to about 18,000 years ago, while LB2 is much older (Groves, 2007). From the remains of the skeleton, (LB1), we understand that it was a fully grown adult, but that it stood at only 1m tall and weighed between 16 – 29 kg (Scarre, 2013).
He is believed to be the reincarnation of Lord Shiva. The tomb of this famous saint belonging to 15th century, lies in the temple. A small shrine of Veerabhadra Swamy is installed in the basement of the temple. Most of the temples found on the way from here belongs to the heritage of Hoysala Dynasty. Turuvekere Pic 4) PC: Mayasandra
It is a strong and dry wind, which blows at the speed up to 100 km/h from the southeast or east, usually 3, 7 or 21 days at a stretch. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE HISTORICAL FACTS AND MONUMENTS Prehistoric period: the world-famous archeological site next to Pančevo, provides the evidence that this region was inhabited in the Neolithic Age (5 500 years B.C.) In that period, people provided their living by fishing, hunting, collecting fruit and primitive farming. They lived in semi-dugout huts (with light thatched roofs, covered with mud and straw or
Almora Attractions Binsar temple: This temple complex is situated about 8 km from Almora. Apart from enjoying the serene atmosphere you can also appreciate the beautiful view from the nearby Binsar Top. Shiva Temples in Jageshwar: Jaheshwar Dham is a famous holy place in this region which is known for housing temples dating to hundreds of years. The place is associated with Hindu mythology and you would require atleast 4 days to explore all the shrines found here. Kalimut: As the name suggests, this scenic spot is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is located about 5kms from Almora.
2. Ciaruteun (Replika) Inscription Material : Fiber Place : Ciaruteun river, Ciampea, Bogor, West Java Period : Before Century King : Purnawarmman Script : Pallawa Language : Sanskrit Size : Length 200 cm, width150 cm Inventory Number : none The original inscription is a large stone slab which is now still on the banks of the Ciaruteun river, that near the mouth of the Cisadane river. It was dating from the reign of King Purnawarmman of Tarumanegara. This inscription does not contain the digits of the year, based on the form of letters supposedly from 5th century a.d. the contents about the Purnawarmman to King praises treads his feet foot footprint associated with Vishnu. On the top there is the sculpture of animals such as spiders and footprints.
I. Introduction Pampanga’s Background Geography (Photos from google images) Pampanga can be found in Central Luzon region, bordered in the North by Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, in the East by Bulacan, in the South east by the Manila bay, and in the West by Bataan and Zambales. It’s exact co-ordinates on the map are 15°04′N 120°40′E. Pampanga has a total of 206,247 hectares of land area, and it is known to be quite flat in terrain with only one mountain, Mt. Arayat—an extinct volcano with its last eruption date unknown—and the distinct Pampanga River.
Assam is home to the country’s best variants in teas exported all across the globe. Assam is known for the Kaziranga National Park that conserves the endangered Indian one- horned rhinoceros and the Muga, golden silk which is the only produced in the state. Assam also has rich deposits of petroleum, minerals, coal, limestone, iron and natural gas. Assam was ruled by two dynasties, the Tibeto- Burmese’s Koch and the Tai dynasty’s Ahom. Interestingly, when the Indian subcontinent was dominated by several Western powers in the medieval times, Assam was never ruled by until the British entered.