Thursday, January 26, 2017

Only Siva temple Re-built by British-Baijnath Mahadev Temple

Baijnath Mahadev Temple is located in southern banks of Banganga river in Agar Malwa of Madhya Pradesh, India. The Shiv Ling (the sacred stone form of Lord Shiva) in the Baijnath temple is believed to belong to 13th century, while some legends say it is probably more than thousand years old. As written in the foundation stone of the temple at the end of 16th century, the local inhabitants built a small mutt like mandhir and mandap (a type of small temple structure). Then after 300 years, in 1883, with the inspiration from British army Hindu officials, and financial help of British Commander Lt. Colonel C. Martin and other local people, 11000 rupees was donated for the renovation of the temple, making it large, and also building few other temples around it.

There is also another piece of writing on one of the pillars in middle of the temple suggesting that it was built (renovated) with the orders of C. Martin in 1883. The official website of Shajapur district in Madhya Pradesh (shajapur.nic.in), where this temple is located, also mentions about this story. It is said that when the British Commander Martin was in a war, his wife went to Baijnath mahadev temple and made a request for his returning. Then Martin successfully came back from the war, and thereafter a beautiful temple was constructed.

Legend around the temple
In 1879, when the British were ruling India, Lt. Col. Martin of Agar Malva was leading the army in the war against Afghanistan.
Col. Martin used to regularly send messages of his well-being to his wife. The war continued for long & Lady Martin stopped getting messages. She was very upset.
Once riding on her horse, she passed by the temple of Baijnath Mahadev. She was attracted by the sound of Conch & Mantra. She went inside and came to know that the Brahmanas were worshipping Lord Shiva. They saw her sad face and asked her problem. She explained everything to them. They told her that Lord Shiva listens to the prayers of devotees and takes them out of difficult situations in no time. With the advice of the Brahmanas she started the ‘Laghurudri Anushtthan’ of the Mantra:
‘Om Namah Shivaya’ for 11 days. She prayed to Lord Shiva that if her husband reaches home safely, then she would get the temple renovated.

On the last of the ‘Laghurudri’ a messenger came and gave a letter to her. Her husband had written: ‘I was regularly sending messages to you from the battle grounds but suddenly the Pathans surrounded us from all sides. We were entrapped in a situation where there was no scope of escaping death. Suddenly I saw a Yogi of India with long hair, carrying a weapon with three pointers (Trishul). His personality was amazing and he was maneuvering his weapon with a magnificent style. Seeing this great man, the Pathans started running back. With his grace our bad times turned into moments of victory. This was possible only because of that man of India wearing a lion skin & carrying a three-pointer weapon (Trishul). That great Yogi told me that I should not worry and that he had come to rescue me because he was very pleased with my wife’s prayers.’

Tears of joy were falling down Lady Martin’s eyes while reading the letter. Her heart was overwhelmed. She fell into the feet of Lord Shiva’s statue and burst in tears.
After a few weeks Col. Martin returned. Lady Martin narrated the whole incident to him. Now both husband & wife became devotees of Lord Shiva. In 1883 they donated Rs. 15,000 for renovating the temple. The information engraved slab for the same is still there in the Baijnath Mahadev Temple of Agar Malva. This is the only Hindu temple built by a Britisher

Monday, January 23, 2017

Women with X-Ray Vision - Natasha Demkina


German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen announced his discovery of an invisible form of radiation that could make photographs of bones and organs inside a living human body. At first, many scientists called the discovery of "X-rays" a hoax, but when the skeptics put Roentgen's claims to the test, they quickly were convinced about one of the greatest discoveries in science and medicine. Indeed, just six years after his discovery, Roentgen was awarded the first Nobel Prize in physics.


Would you believe if I told you this women Natalya "Natasha" Nikolayevna Demkina can do the same as Roentgen inventation with her own eyes and its true.In 2004 she appeared on television shows in the United Kingdom, on the Discovery Channel and in Japan. Since 2004 Demkina has been a full-time student of the Semashko State Stomatological University, Moscow. Since January 2006, Demkina has worked for the Center of Special Diagnostics of the Natalya Demkina (TSSD), whose stated purpose is to diagnose and treat illness in cooperation with "experts possessing unusual abilities, folk healers and professionals of traditional medicine."


Natasha Demkina has a growing number of patients, doctors, journalists, and others who are convinced her powers are real. That following is proving lucrative for Natasha and her family. The young psychic reportedly charged about $13 per reading and provided about ten readings each weekday night. That income, about $2,600 a month, is more than forty times the average monthly income of government workers in Saransk.


Click here to view more on report on Natasha done by CSI

Japan: Abandoned Buddhist temple turned into bra sanctuary

Locals and visitors are calling an abandoned Buddhist temple situated in Ibaraki, a remote area in Tokyo, a bra sanctuary. Someone has covered the temple, closed over a fraud case involving alleged fortune telling, with bras and naked Barbie dolls. The temple has begun to charge tourists a fee for visiting the premises.

5 world's narrowest street

1.Spreuerhofstraße,Germany

Spreuerhofstraße is the world's narrowest street, found in the city of Reutlingen, Germany It ranges from 31 centimetres (12.2 in) at its narrowest to 50 centimetres (19.7 in) at its widest.The lane was built in 1727 during the reconstruction efforts after the area was completely destroyed in the massive city-wide fire of 1726 and is officially listed in the Land-Registry Office as City Street Number 77.

2.L'Androuno,France

L'Androuno is one of the world's narrowest streets,found in the city of Gassin, France.It measures 29 centimeters (11.41 inches) at its narrowest point.




3.Fan Tan Alley

Fan Tan Alley is an alley in Victoria, British Columbia's Chinatown. It runs south from Fisgard Avenue to Pandora Avenue in the block between Government Street and Store Street. It was originally a gambling district with restaurants, shops, and opium dens. Today it is a tourist destination with many small shops including a barber shop, art gallery, Chinese cafe, apartments and offices. It is the narrowest street in Canada. At its narrowest point it is only 0.9 metres (35 in) wide. It was designated as a heritage property by the local government in 2001

4.Mårten Trotzigs Gränd


Mårten Trotzigs gränd (Swedish: "Alley of Mårten Trotzig") is an alley in Gamla stan, the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. Leading from Västerlånggatan and Järntorget up to Prästgatan and Tyska Stallplan, the width of its 36 steps tapers down to a mere 90 centimetres (35 in), making the alley the narrowest street in Stockholm.

5.Parliament Street, Exeter

Parliament Street is a 50-metre (160 ft) long street in the city of Exeter, Devon, England. It links the High Street to Waterbeer Street and dates from the 14th century. At about 0.64 metres (2 ft 1 in) at its narrowest and approximately 1.22 metres (4 ft 0 in) at its widest, it has been claimed to be the world's narrowest street,although this title actually belongs to the Spreuerhofstraße in Reutlingen, Germany.

It was formerly called Small Lane and was renamed when Parliament was derided by the city council for passing the 1832 Reform Bill.In 1836 the residents of Waterbeer Street subscribed £130 to have Parliament Street widened, but nothing was done about this.

An App to test Male potency - YO Sperm

Yes you heard me right ..!! With Yo Sperm you could actually test if your Sperm is fertile.

YO Sperm Test from Medical Electronic Systems is a $50 male fertility kit that is FDA approved for at-home use. It includes everything needed to collect a sample, including a sample collection cup, a testing slide, a plastic pipette, and a special liquefying powder. A mini-microscope attaches to a smartphone’s camera and measures sperm motility — the ability to move spontaneously and actively — and count, and even lets interested parties watch swimmers on their smartphone’s screen.

Once the supplies are assembled and the sample produced, users mix the aforementioned powder into the collection cup, swirl it around for 10 to 15 seconds and let it rest for 10 minutes. After a bit of the sample’s piped onto the slide and inserted into the clip, the app takes and analyzes a 30-second video.

The commercial-grade semen analyzer is 97 percent accurate, the company says, and the results are encrypted in the companion app’s special health report vault. It’s geared specifically toward men who want to know more about their reproductive health, or who want to know if reproductive problems are the result of infertility.

“The explosion of apps and wearables dedicated to optimizing the chance of pregnancy is evidenced [by the fact] that people crave more awareness of their fertility status. However, the bulk of these new technology tools cater to women. No other company is tackling male reproductive health in this manner,” Marcia Deutsch, CEO of Medical Electronic Systems, said in a statement.

“If a man is producing 100 million sperm and they are all dead or not swimming, it’s useless to know your sperm concentration is “normal.” The key is to assess sperm that are moving, as these are the sperm that will fertilize an egg during normal conception,” Deutsch said. “YO is trailblazing a new approach [by] offering consumers valuable and reliable information and bringing clarity to one of life’s biggest moments, that of starting a family.”


The kit is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, and all recent models of iPhone with the exception of the Plus variants. It’s available from the Medical Electronic Systems website.


You could pre-order your device here


World's Most dangerous airport-Kasai International Airport,Japan

Kansai International Airport  is an international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, 38 km (24 mi) southwest of Ōsaka Station, located within three municipalities, including Izumisano (north), Sennan (south), and Tajiri (central), in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The airport is off the Honshu shore and was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The airport serves as an international hub for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, and Nippon Cargo Airlines, and also serves as a hub for Peach, the first international low-cost carrier in Japan.

An artificial island, 4 km (2.5 mi) long and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) wide, was proposed. Engineers needed to overcome the extremely high risks of earthquakes and typhoons (with storm surges of up to 3 m (10 ft)).

Construction started in 1987. The sea wall was finished in 1989 (made of rock and 48,000 tetrapods). Three mountains were excavated for 21,000,000 m3 (27,000,000 cu yd) of landfill. 10 000 workers and 10 million work hours over three years, using eighty ships, were needed to complete the 30-metre (98 ft) layer of earth over the sea floor and inside the sea wall. In 1990, a three kilometer bridge was completed to connect the island to the mainland at Rinku Town, at a cost of $1 billion.[citation needed] Completion of the artificial island increased the area of Osaka Prefecture just enough to move it past Kagawa Prefecture in size (leaving Kagawa as the smallest by area in Japan).

The bidding and construction of the airport was a source of international trade friction during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone responded to American concerns, particularly from Senator Frank Murkowski, that bids would be rigged in Japanese companies' favour by providing special offices for prospective international contractors, which ultimately did little to ease the participation of foreign contractors in the bidding process. Later, foreign airlines complained that two-thirds of the departure hall counter space had been allocated to Japanese carriers, disproportionately to the actual carriage of passengers through the airport.

The island had been predicted to sink 5.7 m (19 ft) by the most optimistic estimate as the weight of the material used for construction compressed the seabed silts. However, by 1999, the island had sunk 8.2 m (27 ft) – much more than predicted. The project became the most expensive civil works project in modern history after twenty years of planning, three years of construction and fifteen billion (US) dollars of investment. Much of what was learned went into the successful artificial islands in silt deposits for New Kitakyushu Airport, Kobe Airport, and Chūbu Centrair International Airport. The lessons of Kansai Airport were also applied in the construction of Hong Kong International Airport.

In 1991, the terminal construction commenced. To compensate for the sinking of the island, adjustable columns were designed to support the terminal building. These are extended by inserting thick metal plates at their bases. Government officials proposed reducing the length of the terminal to cut costs, but architect Renzo Piano insisted on keeping the terminal at its full planned length. The airport opened in 1994.

On 17 January 1995, Japan was struck by the Kobe earthquake, whose epicenter was about 20 km (12 mi) away from KIX and killed 6,434 people on Japan's main island of Honshū. Due to its earthquake engineering, the airport emerged unscathed, mostly due to the use of sliding joints. Even the glass in the windows remained intact. In 1998, the airport survived a typhoon with wind speeds of up to 200 km/h (120 mph).

Palani Murgan Temple


Palani Arulmigu Shri Dhandayuthapani temple is one of the Six Abodes of Murugan. It is located in the town of Palani in Dindigul, 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Coimbatore and northwest of Madurai in the foot-hills of the Palani hills, Tamil Nadu, India. Palani temple is considered synonymous with Panchamirtam, a sweet mixture made of five ingredients.

Legend behind the temple

Sage Narada once visited the celestial court of Shiva at Mount Kailash to present to him a fruit, the gyana-palam (literally, the fruit of knowledge), that held in it the elixir of wisdom. Upon Shiva expressing his intention of dividing the fruit between his two sons, Ganesha and Murugan,the sage counseled against cutting it. He decided to award it to whichever of his two sons first circled the world thrice. Accepting the challenge, Karthikeya started his journey around the globe on his mount peacock. However, Ganesha, who surmised that the world was no more than his parents Shiva and Shakti combined, circumambulated them. Pleased with their son's discernment, Shiva awarded the fruit to Ganesha. When Kartikeya returned, he was furious to learn that his efforts had been in vain. He left Kailash and took up his abode in Palani hills in South India. It is believed that Karthikeya felt the need to get matured from boyhood and hence chose to remain as a hermit and discarded all his robes and ornaments. He went into meditation to know about himself.


As per another legend, once all sages and gods assembled in Kailash, the abode of Shiva. It resulted in the tilting of earth towards one direction. Shiva asked sage Agasthya to move towards South to balance the tilt. Agastya employed a demon by name Ettumba to carry two hills in his shoulders to be placed in the South. The demon carried the hills down south and rested in a place. When he tried to lift one of the hills, it didn't budge and he found a young man standing at the top of the hill not allowing it to be moved. The demon tried to attack the young man, but was defeated. Sage Agastya identified the young man as Karthikeya and asked him to pardon the demon. Karthikeya readily did so and let the hill remain there at Pazhani. It is a practice followed in the modern times where people carry milk in both their shoulders as a devotion to please Karthikeya. The demon carried the other hill to Swamimalai, which is another abode of Karthikeya

History behind Palani Temple

The temple was believed to be constructed by Cheraman Perumal – A king of the chera dynasty. There is an interesting story about it. When the king was touring the Palani hills, Lord Murugan came and gave a darshan in his dream. He instructed the king to rebuild the hill temple. The Chera King went up the hill and really found the idol of Murugan. He with all devotion rebuilt the present temple.




Next came Cholas and Pandyas; they also expanded the small temple by adding mandapams and gopurams between 8th and 13th centuries. The Nayaka kings did their part by adding beautiful sculptures.

The edicts on the walls of the Temple stand as proof of the gifts for conducting poojas and constructions made by several kings.

The names found are – Jadavarma Sundara Pandian (1259 A.D), Sadayavarman sundarapandiyan, Sadayavarman veerapandian, Veera Nanjana wudaiyar, Mallikarjuna Devarayar II and others. Mallikarjuna Devaryar belonged to Nayaka Dynasty.

There is also mention about Palani temple in Sangam Literature where it is called as ‘Podhini’.The book is ‘Thirumurugattrupadai’.The poems refer Palani as the third Padai Veedu of Murugan in his fights against the Asuras.

Speciality of Palani Murgan Idol

Bhogar, the creator of the unique idol for Palani Andavar are found in the hymns of Tirumular called Tirumantiram. Tirumular is the pillar of Saiva Siddhanta who showed the right path for spiritual evolution of souls by self realisation, a process for our soul to merge with the Ultimate.

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After cleverly compounding the amalgam, Bhogar chose to sculpt the figure of Lord Murukan in an unconventional style. Normally, in all the temples of Lord Murukan, the deity is sculpted with a splendour of beauty and an expression of charming adolescence. The idols always faced east. In contrast, the idol at Palani temple is quite slim with a saintly expression facing westwards with a shaven head, clad in a saffron loin cloth and holding his baton staff called the dandayudham. The recluse and renunciation brought out in the idol's expression, clearly flashes the message, "I am the Fruit of Wisdom".

It is astonishing to note that this cleverly composed and delicately sculpted figure of the Lord has stood the effects of devotees pouring their love and devotion in the form of abhishekams. About 6-700 abhishekams are performed every month on kiruttikai days. This delicate idol has withstood all this miraculously and beyond human explanation.

Nevertheless, a close examination of the idol will disturb anyone. For the region below the neck, the idol has lost its proportionate shape. The hands and feet are totally eroded by the corrosive action of the abhishekam materials. The region below the knees has become very thin and slender and now the legs look like polio affected legs, thin like two steel rods resting on a pedestal.

The body region is not only eroded but appear rugged, with uneven surface and with sharp angular edges. During abhishekam, the archakas are not able to smear and rub oil on the idol, fearing possible cuts from its sharp and rugged surface. At one stage, people thought that the idol would soon buckle and fall for lack of support for the eroded legs.

The devotees and the public became concerned about such a condition of the idol of the presiding deity. Several representations were sent to the Tamil Nadu State Government. Realising the seriousness of the situation, the Government took up the issue during the year 1983-84 and started considering various possibilities to ensure that the valuable idol would be preserved without any further damage at the powerful temple at Palani.

The Government at one stage considered the possibility of replacing it with a new idol. At this point, the real problem cropped up. There is a code laid down by the agamas that every twelve years a temple should be renovated. On completing the renovation, a kumbabishekam (consecration) of the temple should be performed. But this has never involved the replacement of the idol. This was never done and there was no precedent.

The replacement idea never occurred even in temples where the idol is sculpted out of granite. In such cases, the idol is temporarily moved to another location in the temple complex. The idol is re-installed in it's original location with new astabandhanam (an adhesive material made out of herbs and made into a paste by mixing with butter).

At Palani, the scenario is totally different. The strong belief is based on the tradition that the idol of the presiding deity is made out of a unique amalgam formulated by Bhogar with his divine power and futuristic thoughts reflecting his concern for future generations. The amalgam is widely believed to have medicinal qualities and curative abilities.


Mogao Caves China

Carved into the cliffs above the Dachuan River, the Mogao Caves south-east of the Dunhuang oasis, Gansu Province, comprise the largest, most richly endowed, and longest used treasure house of Buddhist art in the world. It was first constructed in 366AD and represents the great achievement of Buddhist art from the 4th to the 14th century. 492 caves are presently preserved, housing about 45,000 square meters of murals and more than 2,000 painted sculptures. Cave 302 of the Sui dynasty contains one of the oldest and most vivid scenes of cultural exchanges along the Silk Road, depicting a camel pulling a cart typical of trade missions of that period. Caves 23 and 156 of the Tang dynasty show workers in the fields and a line of warriors respectively and in the Song dynasty Cave 61, the celebrated landscape of Mount Wutai is an early example of artistic Chinese cartography, where nothing has been left out – mountains, rivers, cities, temples, roads and caravans are all depicted.

As evidence of the evolution of Buddhist art in the northwest region of China, the Mogao Caves are of unmatched historical value. These works provide an abundance of vivid materials depicting various aspects of medieval politics, economics, culture, arts, religion, ethnic relations, and daily dress in western China. The unique artistic style of Dunhuang art is not only the amalgamation of Han Chinese artistic tradition and styles assimilated from ancient Indian and Gandharan customs, but also an integration of the arts of the Turks, ancient Tibetans and other Chinese ethnic minorities. Many of these masterpieces are creations of an unparalleled aesthetic talent.


The discovery of the Library Cave at the Mogao Caves in 1990, together with the tens of thousands of manuscripts and relics it contained, has been acclaimed as the world’s greatest discovery of ancient Oriental culture. This significant heritage provides invaluable reference for studying the complex history of ancient China and Central Asia.


Dunhuang was established as a frontier garrison outpost by the Han Dynasty Emperor Wudi to protect against the Xiongnu in 111 BC. It also became an important gateway to the West, a centre of commerce along the Silk Road, as well as a meeting place of various people and religions such as Buddhism.

The construction of the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang is generally taken to have begun sometime in the fourth century AD. According to a book written during the reign of Tang Empress Wu, Fokan Ji (佛龕記, An Account of Buddhist Shrines) by Li Junxiu (李君修), a Buddhist monk named Lè Zūn (樂尊, which may also be pronounced Yuezun) had a vision of a thousand Buddhas bathed in golden light at the site in 366 AD, inspiring him to build a cave here. The story is also found in other sources, such as in inscriptions on a stele in cave 332; an earlier date of 353 however was given in another document, Shazhou Tujing (沙州土鏡, Geography of Shazhou). He was later joined by a second monk Faliang (法良), and the site gradually grew, by the time of the Northern Liang a small community of monks had formed at the site. Members of the ruling family of Northern Wei and Northern Zhou constructed many caves here, and it flourished in the short-lived Sui Dynasty. By the Tang Dynasty, the number of caves had reached over a thousand.


The caves initially served only as a place of meditation for hermit monks, but developed to serve the monasteries that sprang up nearby in the early periods, and by the Sui and Tang dynasties, Mogao Caves had become a place of worship and pilgrimage for the public.From the 4th until the 14th century, caves were constructed by monks to serve as shrines with funds from donors. These caves were elaborately painted, the cave paintings and architecture serving as aids to meditation, as visual representations of the quest for enlightenment, as mnemonic devices, and as teaching tools to inform those illiterate about Buddhist beliefs and stories. The major caves were sponsored by patrons such as important clergy, local ruling elite, foreign dignitaries, as well as Chinese emperors. Other caves may have been funded by merchants, military officers, and other local people such as women's groups.




During the Tang Dynasty, Dunhuang became the main hub of commerce of the Silk Road and a major religious centre. A large number of the caves were constructed at Mogao during this era, including the two large statues of Buddha at the site, the largest one constructed in 695 following an edict a year earlier by Tang Empress Wu Zetian to build giant statues across the country. The site escaped the persecution of Buddhists ordered by Emperor Wuzong in 845 as it was then under Tibetan control. As a frontier town, Dunhuang had been occupied at various times by other non-Han Chinese people. After the Tang Dynasty, the site went into a gradual decline, and construction of new caves ceased entirely after the Yuan Dynasty. By then Islam had conquered much of Central Asia, and the Silk Road declined in importance when trading via sea-routes began to dominate Chinese trade with the outside world. During the Ming Dynasty, the Silk Road was finally officially abandoned, and Dunhuang slowly became depopulated and largely forgotten by the outside world. Most of the Mogao caves were abandoned; the site, however, was still a place of pilgrimage and was used as a place of worship by local people at the beginning of the twentieth century when there was renewed interest in the site.

 

Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela


In a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia, some 645 km from Addis Ababa, eleven medieval monolithic churches were carved out of rock. Their building is attributed to King Lalibela who set out to construct in the 12th century a ‘New Jerusalem’, after Muslim conquests halted Christian pilgrimages to the holy Land. Lalibela flourished after the decline of the Aksum Empire.


There are two main groups of churches – to the north of the river Jordan: Biete Medhani Alem  (House of the Saviour of the World), Biete  Mariam (House of Mary), Biete  Maskal (House of the Cross), Biete Denagel (House of Virgins), Biete Golgotha Mikael (House of Golgotha Mikael); and to the south of the river, Biete Amanuel (House of Emmanuel), Biete Qeddus Mercoreus (House of St. Mercoreos), Biete Abba Libanos (House of Abbot Libanos), Biete Gabriel Raphael (House of Gabriel Raphael), and Biete Lehem (House of Holy Bread). The eleventh church, Biete Ghiorgis (House of St. George), is isolated from the others, but connected by a system of trenches.
The churches were not constructed in a traditional way but rather were hewn from the living rock of monolithic blocks. These blocks were further chiselled out, forming doors, windows, columns, various floors, roofs etc. This gigantic work was further completed with an extensive system of drainage ditches, trenches and ceremonial passages, some with openings to hermit caves and catacombs.



Biete Medhani Alem, with its five aisles, is believed to be the largest monolithic church in the world, while Biete Ghiorgis has a remarkable cruciform plan. Most were probably used as churches from the outset, but Biete Mercoreos and Biete Gabriel Rafael may formerly have been royal residences. Several of the interiors are decorated with mural paintings.



Near the churches, the village of Lalibela has two storey round houses, constructed of local red stone, and known as the Lasta Tukuls. These exceptional churches have been the focus of pilgrimage for Coptic Christians since the 12th century.

Quick Facts on Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela

When was Lalibela built?
The 11 churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia were commissioned in the 12th Century when travel to the Hold Land became dangerous.
Built on stretches of volcanic tuff, workers carved down into the ground to form the churches inside and out.
In 1978 the churches became a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Who was King Lalibela?
Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (reigned early 13th century), also called simply Lalibela, which means "the bees recognise his sovereignty" in Old Agaw, was negus or king of Ethiopia and a member of the Zagwe dynasty. He is also considered a saint by the Ethiopian church.

When were churches built?

After the death of the Roman emperor Constantine in 337 A.D. Christians were allowed to have buildings to worship in. These first churches were built on a similar plan to Roman basilicas. This plan was later used for the fine Gothic cathedrals and churches that were built at the end of the Middle Ages.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mysterious UFO like image dated 10000 years old discovered in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region in Kanker district in tribal Bastar region


According to archaeologist JR Bhagat, these paintings have depicted aliens like those shown in Hollywood and Bollywood flicks. Located about 130km from Raipur, the caves come under village Chandeli and Gotitola.
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here are several beliefs among locals in these villages. While few worship the paintings, others narrate stories they have heard from ancestors about "rohela people" — the small sized ones — who used to land from sky in a round shaped flying object and take away one or two persons of village who never returned.

"The paintings are done in natural colours that have hardly faded despite the years. The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear features. Specially, the nose and mouth are missing. In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits. We can't refute possibility of imagination by prehistoric men but humans usually fancy such things," the archaeologist said.He added that it is a co-incidence that such ancient images appear to have sharp resemblance to UFOs shown in alien movies. "The fan-like antenna and three legs of vehicle's stand clearly show a similarity to UFO type craft," he said.

Hyperloop the next step for faster transport

 How it would be if we are able to travel to any part of India within 30 mins to 2.5 hrs ,would not be amazing ,well how is it possible .. well the answer is very simple Hyper loop.

 Hyperloop is US-based company which has embarked on an ambitious project to revolutionise the way people moved from one city to another has set its eyes on Chennai
.The brainchild of Elon Musk, HyperLoop One proposes to propel people in travel pods at 1,200kmph through a tube propped up on concrete pillars. The pod or train is able to achieve the speed because it floats in a vacuum inside the tunnel.
What is the Hyperloop?
The Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed transportation system originally put forward by Elon Musk, incorporating reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors.

How is the Hyperloop powered?
Hyperloop is a proposed method of travel that would transport people at 745mph (1,200km/h) between distant locations. It was unveiled by Elon Musk in 2013, who said it could take passengers the 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes - half the time it takes a plane.


What is Hyperloop technologies?
Hyperloop Technologies is a United States company formed to explore Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept. One of its competitors is the crowdsourced Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. The company is currently building a short (1.9 mi (3 km)) test track in the Nevada desert to test lightweight prototype Hyperloop pods.

How does it works?
Hyperloop is based on three scientific principles.
Magnetism: The moving shuttle would be magnetically suspended within minutues  the vacuum tube without touching any part of the tunnel while it is traveling. So no contact, no friction.
Vacuum: The Hyperloop transport tube would be airless to virtually eradicate any air resistance.
Inertia: The Hyperloop technology uses nearly linear channels so the turns would be less sharp or there would be no turns at all. This ensures continuity of momentum without sharp turning points which serve as intermittent speed breakers.
All of the above mentioned factors give Hyperloop technology a great advantage over other four modes of transports, including air travel.


Jallikattu!! Why it's shouldn't be BAN

Jallikattu or Sallikkattu , also known as Eru thazhuvuthal  and Manju virattu , is a traditional spectacle in which a Brahman bull is released into a crowd of people. Multiple human participants attempt to grab and tightly "hug" the large hump of the bull and hang while the bull attempts to escape. Participants hug the hump for as long as possible, attempting to bring the bull to a stop.In some cases, participants must ride long enough to remove flags affixed to the bull's horns.

How old is Jallikattu?
Jallikattu has been known to be practiced during the Tamil classical period (400-100 BC).It was common among the ancient people Aayars who lived in the ‘Mullai’ geographical division of the ancient Tamil country.Later, it became a platform for display of bravery and prize money was introduced for participation encouragement. A seal from the Indus Valley Civilization depicting the practice is preserved in the National Museum, New Delhi. 

How is jallikattu associated to agriculture?
Native cattle have evolved over millennia, adapting to the local environmental conditions. They are an integral part of farming, especially for small and marginal farmers as they serve multiple purposes like ploughing, transportation, source for farmyard manure, organic treatments like panchagavya, jeevamritham, and as a source of A2 milk.Stud bulls are reared by people for jallikattu. The ones that win are much in demand for servicing the cows. Small farmers cannot afford to keep stud bulls, so each village has a common temple bull which services the cows of the village. Jallikattu is the show where bulls are brought and exhibited. The ones which are most agile (and virile) are preferred by farmers. The calves from such bulls are in demand.
The intricate connect between these events and farming can be seen from the chronological order in which showcase events like jallikattu happen first, then the shandies and then the main farming season starts. Once harvest is done, farmers take their bulls to participate in such events over the next few months; spectators and visitors make a note of the top bulls and seek them out in sandhais (cattle shandies/markets) which happen from December till April all over Tamil Nadu. The calves and bulls are bought for jallikattu and some of their offspring will be castrated and used as draught animals in transport/farming.


What is the breeding process?
Jallikattu is a system evolved over a period by Tamil society to conserve animal by allowing them to co exist in the habitat they live. It encourages the skill development of person who is involved in handling the animals and support In-situ conservation of a domesticated gene pool through gaming . This responsibility of In-situ conservation of gene pools & skill development has ensured harmonious society in Tamil society through Jallikattu.

Jallikattu & Breeding :
Tamil society always puts up a science behind a practice as preaching science also bores like preaching a religion. Though even in western world animal breeding was considered as a Science only after Sir Robert Bakewell (1725–1795) tamil society were practicing animal breeding as a science.
Jallikattu is one of the open system adopted by tamil society for selecting a gene pool for breeding and domestication .

Breeding is a boring and time consuming art & science. With out incentive it would be difficult to enthuse one who does this practice. Jallikattu/ Eru Thazuvuthal was a breeding system created with gaming & incentive to enthuse society for selecting a gene pool for breeding.

How does it indirectly effect us?
In order to know how it a effects us indirectly we need to the know about A1, A2,milk type.
Many of us do not know the difference between an Indian cow and a western cow. The cows you see on the streets now are hybrid-western cows. The poisonous A1 milk you now drink is from this breed. The indigenous cow breeds of our country has a hump on it's back and it gives nutritious, safe A2 milk. We had about 70 indigenous breeds which is now reduced to 30, thanks to the lobbying west and our mindless corrupt politicians. And this 30 left overs are also waiting to go extinct, thanks to the slaughter houses and the ban on Jallikattu and bullock cart racing. 

 The milk you get from Aavin and other companies are toxic A1 milk. Cow's milk contains proteins, fats, carbohydrates (in the form of lactose), minerals and water. There are two types of cow's milk : A1 & A2. The main difference between the A1 & A2 milk is their protein component. The protein is of two types : Casein and Whey. There are different types of casein proteins and one particular type is called the BETA-CASEIN which has two variations : A1 & A2. The A1 beta casein is a highly toxic component while the A2 is harmless and safe. Your mother's milk is A2 and so is the Indian cow's. It has micronutrients like cytokines and minerals which enhances your immune system. But the western cow's milk which we drink today, is highly toxic and not suitable for human consumption. 
 
Bottom line is, once people drink milk, the western cow's milk (which contains A1 beta casein) digests differently than the Indian Cow's milk (which has A2 beta casein). With the A1 beta casein, there's a release of a 'peptide' which a small fragment of protein called " Beta-Caso-Morphin-7 " the devil in the milk.
The BCM7 is an opioid (psychoactive chemical) and when it gets through from the stomach into the blood, it can cause all sorts of problems. The human body simply doesn't like this opioid and it tries to react against it, and depending on the individual's genetic make up, one could get all sorts of diseases ranging from juvenile diabetes, autism, allergies and etc. To make it worse, BCM7 crosses the Blood Brain Barrier. Which means, it could get in to your brain, resulting in schizophrenia and auto-immune diseases such as MS and Parkinson's. In children, it could cause several issues for their psychomotor and physical development (a recent study made by Russian scientists has confirmed this). 
 
The west has now woken up to the truth and more and more people are going to A2 milk. This has made the western diary industry nervous. So they're in the process of converting their useless, toxic A1 cows to A2 cows. They come to India for the A2 cow embryos as a result of which, now some of our wonderful native breeds like the Punganur and Vechur cows are nearly extinct. And thanks to the lack of a mechanism to check the illegal export of embryos at Indian sea ports, they're doing this with no issues. Today we see western humpless cow in indian diaries , and Indian humped cow in western diaries. Aavin and other milks we get in India now is the toxic A1 kind. The Indian hospitals and doctors are well aware of the health issues caused by the A1 milk, but they keep quiet. After all the business is booming right?

How did this corruption of native breed started? 


The White Revolution Of India (should be read as 'The Ethnic Cleansing Of Desi Cows" )
It all began in the early 1960s.So supposedly, back in the early 60s, India wanted to improve her milk production and wanted to become milk sufficient. So she started the 'White revolution" a project by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) which was the world's biggest dairy development program. Now, you may think this program was about improving the values, knowledge, ethnoveterinary practices, healers and the local biodiversity associated with the native Indian breeds to make the Indian cows more productive, but you're wrong. This was a program devised by the western cattle industries who wanted to make moolah out of the gullible Indian public. They propagated 'mix breeding' as a solution to improve the milk yield of the Indian cattle. And through heavy lobbying, there were able to make our government agree! So instead of improving the milk production of the Indian cows like any sane government would do, Our tax money was spent in buying the exotic western bulls and semen, which made the western cattle industry very happy. They even made our government pass laws that will prohibit breeding of cows with Indian bulls without a license! One good example would be the Kerala livestock act of 1962, which PROHIBITS the maintenance of productive, indigenous bulls by the farmers. If you happened to have a bull that can mate, the agri inspector will come and cut it's balls off!!. Such has been the power of the lobbying west!
So friends let's not poison the milk our future generations consume and leave them with this curse. Let's unite together for  greater cause by saving jallikattu and saving out native cattle breed
Please support jallikattu. Jai hind !! 

Source :Wikipedia, wire, Quora

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Superbug : A nightmare that started to unveiled


What is a Antibiotics?
Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections or diseases caused by bacteria (e.g. respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia and whooping cough). Antibiotics are used for a range of other infections caused by bacteria, including urinary tract infections, skin infections and infected wounds.

How do antibiotics work?

Some antibiotics work by killing germs (bacteria or the parasite). This is often done by interfering with the structure of the cell wall of the bacterium or parasite. Some work by stopping bacteria or the parasite from multiplying.

Ok What if a Antibiotics does not works on your body?Is it really possible that antibiotics does not works on our body.

 Well, the answer is YES !!

Here is a case that happened in United States.

And such infections it maybe Bacteria or Virus ,and its termed as "Super Bug"

 A woman in the US died after being infected by a superbug during her visit to India, say doctors who found that the ‘nightmare’ bacteria was resistant to all available antibiotics.

The infection was caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a multidrug-resistant organism associated with high mortality.

While CRE are not new to the US, what was new in this case is that the infection was resistant or non-susceptible to all available antimicrobial drugs, researchers said.

The 70-year-old patient in the US was admitted to an acute care hospital last year after an extended trip to India.

She was given a primary diagnosis of systemic inflammatory response syndrome, likely resulting from an infected right hip seroma. The infection was serious – none of the 14 antibiotics physicians used to treat the woman worked.

After the CRE – identified as Klebsiella pneumoniae – was confirmed by lab testing, an isolate from a wound specimen was sent to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for further susceptibility testing and to determine the mechanism of resistance.

That testing confirmed the presence of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1), an enzyme that directly breaks down carbapenems, a powerful class of antibiotics that are often used to treat multidrug-resistant infections.

The CDC’s antimicrobial testing showed the isolate was resistant to 26 different antibiotics, including all aminoglycosides and polymixins – another class of last-resort antibiotics.

It was also intermittently resistant to tigecycline, an antibiotic developed specifically to overcome drug-resistant organisms. Essentially, there were no treatment options.

Meanwhile, the patients condition was deteriorating quickly. She died of septic shock in early September last year, less than two months after admission.

The woman had been in India for two years and had been hospitalized at least four times for a right femur fracture and a subsequent hip fracture.

“We feel comfortable saying that she most likely obtained the bug in India,” said Lei Chen, senior epidemiologist with the Washoe County Health District in the US.

CRE have been labelled as a “nightmare” bacteria not only because they are already resistant to most antibiotics, but also because they spread easily in hospital settings.

Devi Asavari- Lord Shiva's Sister

Did you know that Lord Shiva also had a sister? Many of who you would question this belief, as to how the one whose existence is beyond birth and death, can have a sister?
But it is in fact true, if going by legends mentioned in Shiv Purana. Devi Asavari was created by Lord Shiva, on his wife Goddess Parvati’s insistence.

After their marriage, when Goddess Parvati came to Kailasha, she missed her family and sisters. Although, she was always taken care of by Lord Shiva’s beloved devotee, Nandi, Parvati still felt the need to have a companion.She expressed her desire to Lord Shiva, wishing to have sister-like companion on Kailasha, with whom she could share her thoughts, and spend her day with, when he’s away meditating.As Kailasha was swarmed with men, Goddess Parvati was the only women, who lived there. He gently asked her if this is what she wanted.

Her insistence convinced Lord Shiva, so he obliged to her demand. Although he told her that he would only create his sister, if Parvati promises to take care of her for the rest of her life.An eager Parvati, happily agreed. Being the God of Dead, Lord Shiva had no idea of how to create a woman, so, with all his sacred powers and knowledge, he formed a woman, similar to him.She was quite plump, with long and open hair (unkepmt), cracked feet; wearing nothing, but animal skin.Lord Shiva took her to Goddess Parvati and introduced her as his sister Devi Asavari. Parvati was happy to have finally got a sister-in-law. She bathed her, and provided her new clothes to wear.

Devi Asavari, asked Goddess Parvati to feed her from her kitchen. Parvati prepared scrumptious meals, and offered them to Asavari, who ate it all in once; she kept asking for more, until all the food from Kailasha was finished, leaving Goddess Parvati helpless.When Goddess Parvati was on her way to Lord Shiva, to seek his help into satiating Asavari’s appetite, the latter tripped her and mischievously hid her in the cracks of her heel. Lord Shiva, who knew it all, came to Parvati’s aid.

Pretending to be unaware, he politely asked Asavari about Parvati’s whereabouts. She lied to him saying, “How would I know, where did sister Parvati go?” Knowing her lies, he warned her. Asavari ultimately admitted and jerked her foot so hard that Goddess Parvati fell out her the cracked heel.Hurt and upset by her discourtesy and rudeness, Parvati asked her to leave Kailasha. Lord Shiva, reminded her of the promise to ‘take care of Asavari’, to which Parvati asked for forgiveness and explained her inability to have Asavari on Kailasha.Lord Shiva decided to instill some good behavior in Asavari and then marry her off, to which Parvati said, “If Asavari will become more polite, and full of manners, then I do wouldn’t have any problems, having her here on Kailasha.”

Malcha Mahal

Malcha Mahal is located in Malcha, one of the historical villages around Raisina Hill. Malcha, along with Raisina, Todapur, Aliganj, Pillanji, Jaisinghpura, and Kushak villages was moved by the British during the construction of capital New Delhi in 1920s, especially the Viceroy's House, which is now known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


Malcha Mahal, also known as Wilayat Mahal, is a Tughlak era hunting lodge in the Chanakyapuri area of New Delhi, India next to the Delhi Earth Station of the Indian Space Research Organisation. It was built by Firuz Shah Tughlaq, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi, in 1325. It was renamed to Wilayat Mahal after Begum Wilayat Mahal of Awadh who was reportedly given the place by the Government of India in May 1985. On 10 September 1993, Begum committed suicide at the age of 62 by consuming crushed diamonds.

The building is now mostly in ruins, though it is still inhabited by the Begum's daughter Sakina Mahal, and son Prince Ali Raza. During her battle with Government she housed herself along with her two kids in a in the VIP lounge of railway station in delhi for nine years. In the 1985, Government finally allotted Malcha Mahal to these descendants. This was surely not less than a ghostly place for a human being full of lizards, snakes, and other insects.

In December 1993, out of stress and pain Begum Wilayat Mahal committed suicide by drinking crushed pieces of diamonds. But she left behind her two kids Prince Riaz and Princess Sakina, few Dobermans and some royal treasure. The body of begum was lying on her study table for ten days while her kids mourning with grief these days near to her body. Both the kids slept with the dead body a night prior to bury her body.

After some months few people tried to attack the kids in the search of royal treasure. The frightened siblings dig the grave of their mother and burned her body from being vandalized. The siblings have kept the ashes in a crystal Vial where she was graves till the date. There are many attempts by the thiefs who had once stolen the large silver table some gold and silver tableware from the Mahal.

From then these siblings are staying in the Malcha Mahal without any water, electricity, doors or even windows. They have no connection with the outside world. Even there is no kitchen in the palace. Prince only often come outside hiding his face for water and other basic amenities, often here implies to months.

Prince has been provided a gun and its license to shoot in self-protection by the Lt. Governor of Delhi in 1990’s when they were attacked. Due to terror and pain these siblings havenot talk to outside world since years.

From so many years they are surviving on the treasure which their mother has left for them which might have been vanished by now. Now they have no one to trust since they are betrayed by their servants, journalists who misquoted them and government officials who had broken their promise.

The siblings have just given two interviews by far. They don’t let anyone inside the palace if someone tries to come they leave their dogs on them.

Once someone has the chance to see Sakina full of trenches in the face, sad wild hair although her English was flawless. Both the kids are bright but burdened under the sorrows of the Oudh house. It has been from the facts the siblings have been reached to mid age roughly 50-55 years.

Some people call Malcha Mahal a haunted house or ghostly house but the real ghost is the time who has put these royal siblings in the dense forests without basic amenities since ages.

In an interview in the starting years it Prince said that he would die before his sister and then Sakina would commit suicide in the royal way of eating crushed diamonds. It was asked to him if she dies first on which he replied I have not decided for that now.

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