Qutab Minar - Height of Uniqueness
Qutub Minar’ was built by ‘Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak’ in the 12th Century and was renovated by ‘Firoz Shah Tughlaq’ who was the founder of Delhi Sultanate also. Minaret and the complex is now the part of World Heritage Site and lies in Mehrauli, South Delhi. It is one of the main attractions in Delhi tourism which receives huge number of visitor everyday from all-over the world.
🌼Who is God Vishnu? 🌼Vishnu is a Hindu god, the Supreme God of Vaishnavism (one of the three principal denominations of Hinduism) and one of the three supreme deities (Trimurti) of Hinduism. .
🌼Vishnu is also known as Narayana and Hari. As one of the five primary forms of God in the Smarta tradition, he is conceived as “the Preserver or the Protector” within the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the divinity.
🌼Vishnu is one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon and, along with Brahma and Shiva, is considered a member of the holy trinity (trimurti) of Hinduism. He is the most important god of Vaishnavism, the largest Hindu sect. Indeed, to illustrate Vishnu’s superior status, Brahma is, in some accounts, considered to have been born from a lotus flower which grew from Vishnu’s naval. .
. 🌼Vishnu is the Preserver and guardian of men (Narayana), he protects the order of things (dharma) and, when necessary, he appears on earth in various incarnations or avatars to fight demons and fierce creatures and so maintain cosmic harmony. .
🌼Vishnu represents Sattvaguna and is the centripetal force as it were, responsible for sustenance, protection and maintenance of the created universe.
. 🌼 ‘Vishnu’ means ‘one who pervades, one who has entered into everything.’ So he is the transcendent as well the immanent reality of the universe. He is the inner cause and power by which things exist. God Vishnu Family .
🌼God Vishnu’s consort is Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth.
God Vishnu Iconography .
🌼Vishnu resides in the milky waters of Vaikunth on a bed made of the coils of the thousand hooded great serpent, Adishesha of infinite dimensions. Goddess Lakshmi, his consort attends upon him.
. 🌼Symbolically the ocean stands for bliss and consciousness, the serpent for time, diversity, desire and illusion, and the goddess Lakshmi for the material things and powers of the creation.
“🌼Om Namo Narayanaya. Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya🌼” ✨🐂🕉💖🗿🌷🙏🏻✨
Kailasa Temple in Ellora, Maharashtra, India, is the world’s largest monolithic piece of art. Master craftspeople carved the gigantic structure from a single piece of solid rock in a cave on a mountainside. The entire building took more than two decades to carve.
Learn more interesting and historical facts about India's cultural heritage on our 12 days journey of North India. Link on our bio.
Also known as the Shaking Minarets, they are playful but with a whir of quivering mystery. They have left the best of architects and pioneering design engineers intrigued and in unresolvable wonder. What they cannot unravel is when one minaret is shaken the other begins to vibrate, though the connecting passage between the two remains vibration-free; what causes this vibration is unknown. There are two well-known pairs of Shaking Minarets in Ahmedabad, one located opposite the Sarangpur Darwaja and the other near the Kalupur Railway Station Area. The one near Sarangpur Darwaja is within the vicinity of the Sidi Bashir Mosque built in 1452 AD by Sidi Bashir, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah. They are three storeys talls with carved balconies where visitors were once allowed to climb all the way up. The other set of minarets near the Railway Station is taller in height. However, these are not in a very good condition as it is believed that the British had dismantled them to understand the cause of vibrations. They could not resolve the engineering and it was not possible to put them back in their original condition. Demonstrations of the minarets shaking or vibrating are not carried out anymore.
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In 7 weeks we will be @artsattheofs , the incredible venue right in the heart of city of Oxford.
It is a privilege to be able to premier Sadir, a show that delves into a forgotten era, in a city like Oxford ,a city that is mysterious and shrouded in history!
Tickets are selling fast now as it gets closer .
Do book in advance to avoid disappointment!(link in bio)
Budha is the root of the word 'Budhavara' or Wednesday in the Hindu calendar. The word "Wednesday" in the Greco-Roman and other Indo-European calendars is also dedicated to planet Mercury ("day of Woden or Oden") A true politician, Mercury becomes auspicious when he conjoins with auspicious planets, and when he joins with malefic planets he himself becomes malefic.
Mercury's color is green, the green of the sacred durva. He has a splendid, slender body and eternally energetic. He speaks with distinct and sweet words and loves to use puns - words with double meanings. He is a Vaishya - a commercial planet. In Roman mythology, he is the god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence, messages, communication (including divination), travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery and thieves; he also serves as the guide of souls to the underworld.
Mercury rules the skin, the rational mind and speech. His metal is brass and gem is emerald.
His vahana is a Gaja Vyala - animal with elephant's head and lion's body.
Mercury, the messenger of the gods, is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo. Mercury being the closest planet to the sun is of dual nature , the side facing the sun is the hottest while the other side is the coldest.
It bestows a dual nature, and makes one detached and independent as well as an extremist. Budh loves the company of the learned. It is the lord of the north direction.
In Vedic numerology the number of Mercury is 5. It is the number of success, inheritance, business, communication and cleverness.
This year my dream is going to happen again to visit Agra I have a crush too but not only on the Taj Mahal but also on Agra Fort, we always end up saying it was built by Shah Jahan, a Mughal King, in the early 17th century. But do you know the Agra Fort was actually constructed as a brick fort by the Rajput kings before the Mughal dynasty came into power? Later on, it was controlled by the Lodis until the Mughal King Akbar renovated it by using red sandstone. However, the current building of the fort was shaped by Shah Jahan. Agra is an ancient city and finds mention in the Mahabharata where it is called Agraban which is part of the Brij Bhoomi(Birth place of Lord Krishna).
The Kheria Airforce station is amongst the major Air defence stations in India.
Speaking in a very puritan sense the language of Agra is not Hindi but Brij Bhasha. This applies for all of the Brij Region. Agra is the second most self employed city in India after Varanasi as per 2007. I have studied that Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodi, who was a king of the Delhi Sultanate, in the early 16th century. Philosophers like Surdas and Ghalib are both from Agra. I have also studied from many blogs and books that Agra has very ancient Lord Shiva #temples at all it’s four corners and during Shravan month of the Hindu calendar Kanwariyas(Shiv Pilgrims) take a pilgrimage to all these four temples.
Stay tuned for more after visit to #agra with me #dream#agra#tajmahal#fortofagra#ancientindia#medievalindia#shahjahan#surdas#mirzagalib#agraban#rajputkings#study#studied#mughal#philosophers#brijbhasa#brij#sikandarlodi#india#instagram@instagram
Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.
Ātman is a Sanskrit word that means inner self or soul. In Hinduism, especially in the Vedanta school of Hinduism, Ātman is the first principle,the true self of an individual beyond identification with phenomena, the essence of an individual. In order to attain liberation (moksha), a human being must acquire self-knowledge , which is to realize that one's true self is identical with the transcendent self Brahman .Shvetashvatara Upanishad(Sanskrit:श्वेताश्वतरोपनिशद) is an ancient Sanskrit text embedded in the Yajurveda. It is listed as number 14 in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads.The Upanishad contains 113 mantras or verses in six chapters.
Śvetāśvataropaniṣad is the earliest textual exposition of a systematic philosophy of Saivism.
In this Upanishad. There is a sloka
balagra sata bhagasya
satadha kalpitasya ca
bhago jivah sa vijneyah
sa canantyaya kalpate || Svetasvatara Upanishad (5.9)
Translation : When the upper tip of a hair follicle is divided into one hundred parts and again each of such parts is further divided into one hundred parts, each such part is the measurement of the dimension of the spirit soul.
That means, a hair tip has to be divided into ten thousand parts and one such part is Cit-Kana (particle of spirit).
Which means that the individual particle of spirit soul is a spiritual atom smaller than the material atoms, and such atoms are innumerable.
Bhagavad Gita also mentions size of soul.
It states that soul is imperishable and cannot be seen with naked eye.
avinasi tu tad viddhi
yena sarvam idam tatam
na kascit kartum arhati || Bhagavad Gita 2.17
Translation : That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible. No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.
Harihareshwar temple, Harihar, Karnataka
Harihateshwar temple in Harihar of Karnataka is 13th century Hoysala style structure built by Hoysala minister. The idol of Harihar is so realistic n resembles human face. Half of body is Shiva with Jata n Trishul n other half is Vishnu with Chakra in hand. It's believed to be Swayambhu. The pillars are lathe cut if we observe carefully. They still shine. Temple is in perfect symmetry. Harihar is also known as 'South Kashi'. This place is 13kms from Davanagere. A must visit as many people r unaware of this temple.
We tend to forget that we’re the ones responsible for our actions and it is these actions which pave our destinies. One of the Sanskrit shlokas meaning “I control my destiny” reminds us to take things on our hands.we are the Ruler of our own Destiny.
Here's something I painted a while ago. This is called the Cheriyal Scroll Painting, ancient art of Telangana, India. The scrolls are painted in a narrative format, much like a film roll or a comic strip, depicting stories from Indian mythology. The image here shows cows, decorated in gold, and a herder.
Attended along with members of Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan ,one day national seminar organized by Ministry of AYUSH on subject”Common Yoga Protocol For Wellness” at Talkatora Stadium. Eminent Experts in field of Yoga from Bhartiya Yog Sansthan , Patanjali, Isha’s Foundation , Brahm Kumari Ishwariya Vishvidalaya gave their views on benefits of Yoga and Meditation.
Main purpose of seminar as given in introductory paper and explained by Sh P N Ranjit Kumar Joint Secretary, Ministry ofAyush
Ministry of AYUSH, being the Nodal Ministry for Yoga activities, has come up with a Common Yoga Protocol (CYP), which can be practiced by the young and the old without any hassles. This was prepared in consultation with the Yoga experts and Heads of eminent Yoga institutions of the country. It was prepared on the basis of traditions of Yoga and the available scientific inputs on different practices of Yoga.
There is a genuine need to understand the science and art of this CYP by the Yoga professionals, who impart this to the common people. The professionals must understand the psycho-physiological aspects of the practices in the CYP, besides its traditional background. The Ministry is striving to make CYP accessible to more and more people, so that the far reaching effect of Yoga could reach to each and every individual of the society. #yogainspiration#ashtangayoga#patanjali#stayfit#patanjaliyoga#yogalife#yogafit#yogajourney#yogalovers#india#indiaculture#ancientindia
Urban India has lost them...The Wandering Sadhus & Minstrels were such an integral part of us 20-25 years ago. I haven’t seen them for more than a decade , we had them in huge numbers. Haunting Melody!" By Vinayak Sridhar ji 🙏🙏🕉️🕉️🚩🚩 **************************
What a mesmerizing song. Here's my humble translation of my favorite lines for English speaking friends: "Life is a two days show;
What have you got to loose; why not go slow?
Solitude is bliss; why do you call it pain?
It's a sheer truth of life from which you got only to gain.
What are you showing off? What do you think is exactly yours to treasure?
Even that body you are in will be taken away from you and burned to ash without measure.
All here is but Maya (illusion) its there but all in your mind,
Conquer the mind and you'd see how illusion ends.