The lotus flower appeared in the ancient Egyptian iconography and mythology as one of the most commonly occurring motifs in Egyptian art. The lotus is depicted being carried, worn, displayed in bouquets, presented as an offering and it is one of the frequently employed structural elements. It is also used in architecture, as the lotus- form capitals were used from the Old Kingdom. The lotus was important to the ancient Egyptians to the extent that it could be described as a national symbol, which referred as the vegetation power of the Nile. Scenes showing individuals holding the lotus to their noses or sniffing the lotus are numerous.
The Sacred Garden is the main attraction in Lumbini. It is spread over 8 sq.km and consists of all noteworthy riches of this historic area. Many countries have built up or are building monasteries, temples and stupas in the International Monastery Zone near the Sacred Garden as a part of of the worldwide initiative to promote Lumbini. The International Gautami Nuns Temple, the Myanmar Temple, China Temple and the Nepal Buddha Temple are present there as the religious representations. The Myanmar Temple (Lokmani Cula Pagoda) is a gold and white gleaming structure gracefully soaring into the sky in the style of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
It refers to a supreme being, the soul, understanding of the universe and knowledge. The symbol is a commonly requested tattoo, even among non-believers. It is often inked in solid black, red or blue. Lotus – This flower, which grows out from the mud, is a sacred flower in the Hindu faith and is associated with divine beauty, purity, and enlightenment. Different color flowers are said to have different meanings but in tattoos, the popular hues are pink, mauve and light orange.
It is also associated with a Buddhist deity named “White Tara” which was adopted in Buddhism in the sixth century BC due to the influence of Hinduism. It symbolizes her perfect nature and colour of her body. Pink Lotus: This is the supreme lotus associated with the Buddha himself. Red Lotus: This signifies the original nature and purity of the heart. It is the lotus of love and compassion.
Stupa, CHorten, tope, chaitya, Pagoda, Dagaba are some of the words used to refer to the thousands of free standing monuments which were built throughout Buddhist Asia in order to house sacred relics, mark holy places or commemorate events. The birthplace of this architectural novelty was India, where eight hemispherical structures were constructed to fulfil all three functions. They protected Buddha’s remains, while simultaneously marking and honoring the events of his life. These eight simple monuments were the harbingers of a timeless tradition; the prototypes for the stupa, a form which was to grow and flourish, in tandem with the spread of Buddhism. When the disciple Ananda asked Shakyamuni Buddha how he wished to be commemorated after his impending death, the Buddha replied,’ A stupa should be erected at the crossroads so that whoever places garlands or perfumes or lamps there, or rejoices in speech or in thought, will have lasting
For example, according to History.com, “the mausoleum was constructed of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones (including jade, crystal, lapis lazuli, amethyst and turquoise) forming intricate designs in a technique known as pietra dura” (History.com, 2011). The central dome has a height of 240 feet and also has four other smaller domes on the corners. Another important feature is the top which is decorated with a lotus design. Also, there are verses from the Quran which are inscribed on the entrance of the Taj Mahal. Outside of the Taj Mahal is the garden and in between is the long pools of water.
In “the most sacred of all shrines” with Mount Kurokami in the distance, Basho observes: It is with awe that I beheld fresh leaves, green leaves bright in the sun. This meditative haiku was written in Nikko (which means the bright beams of the sun). There Basho appears to reach the transcendent center of his spiritual journey. Bashō’s poetry was a clever tool for enlightenment and revelation – through the artfully simple arrangement of words. The poems are valuable not because they are beautiful (though they are this too) but "because they can serve as a catalyst for some of the most important states of the soul" (Great Eastern Philosophers).
Madurai – “Primal Heaven on earth” (‘Boolokha Sivalokham’); The “Golden-Lotus Pond” even pre-dates the rivers Ganges and Kaveri; Agasthya explains the 64 ‘Lilas’ or 64 Divine Sports played by the Lord in Madurai; ‘Iravatham’ the White Elephant of Indra the Lord of the Angels cursed to be born on earth and Salvation by bathing in the holy pond The Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple’s Sivalinga and its ‘Golden-Lotus Pond’ (‘Porthamarai Kulam’) are said to be the oldest and foremost ones in not just the earth but in the seven upper and seven lower worlds. The Golden-lotus pond dates back to even before the creation of the holy river Ganges and Kaveri according to the holy Sage Agasthya himself . Agasthya mentions this fact in the introduction
Ali Jan a local business man modernized star mosque with Japanese, China and English clay tiles for glittering. The mosque is made with four corner towers in Mughal style. Star Mosque is the most beautiful building in Bangladesh. This mosque is situated in Armanitola area, Dhaka. Bhawal National Park Bhawal National Park located in Gazipur district under Dhaka division.
The idea of making the Persiaran Perdana or Putrajaya Boulevard is inspired by the Champ Elysees, Paris. Boulevard in Putrajaya is about 100 meter wide and 4.2 kilometre long. It really unique design really attract tourist to come to Putrajaya. However, in the original garden city concept, there are about 6 boulevards that connect other areas from the centre. Putrajaya Boulevard • Perdana Putra Perdana Putra is the office for the Prime Minister and it has become synonymous with the executive branch of the Malaysian federal government.