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Buddha Purnima: The Observances

Buddha Purnima: The Observances

Vesak, commemorating the birth, Enlightenment and death of Buddha, is observed as a public holiday in many Southeast Asian countries. Specially in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand. In Japan and other Mahayana countries, however, the three events of Buddha are observed on separate days. In some countries the birth date is April 8, the Enlightenment date …

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Shiva – Who is he – What does Shiva look like?

Shiva - Who is he - What does Shiva look like?

Shiva is the third god in the Hindu triumvirate. The triumvirate consists of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. The other two gods are Brahma and Vishnu. Brahma is the creator of the universe while Vishnu is the preserver of it. Shiva’s role is to destroy the universe in order to re-create …

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James Rinaldi Book Review: Saviours and Fools

James Rinaldi Book Review: Saviours and Fools

Publisher: Pentagon Press Pages: 251 Price: Rs 895 Astounding as it may sound, but the arguments put forth by the current Director of Himalayan Aid in a recent book bluntly show that the United States as well as the Western world has lost track of what it set out to achieve from the “Free Tibet” movement. And this is not …

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Kashmiri Pashmina Shawls अदभुत “पश्मीना” शॉल

Kashmiri Pashmina Shawls अदभुत "पश्मीना" शॉल

पशमीना शॉल बुनने की पारम्परिक कला वक़्त के साथ खोने लगी है। हालांकि, खूबसूरत कश्मीर घाटी की एक सदियों पुरानी कला को संरक्षित रखने के लिए प्रयास किए जा रहे हैं। सर्दियों के मौसम में अच्छी गुणवत्ता वाले गर्म कपड़े हर किसी की पसंद होते हैं, फिर चाहे इनके लिए कुछ अतिरिक्त खर्च ही क्यों न करना पड़े। पशमीना शॉल …

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Nepal – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

Nepal – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Kathmandu Location: Central Himalayas; Nepal has borders with India to the south, east and west, and China to the north Area: 140,797 sq km National composition: Numerous hills clans, the largest being the Gurkhas Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism Official language: Nepali Currency: Nepali rupee = 100 paisa Highest elevation: Everest (Sagarmatha) in the Himalayas Chief rivers: …

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Burma – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

Burma – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Rangoon Location: On the Bay of Bengal, Burma has borders with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand Area: 676,552 sq km National composition: Mostly Tibeto-Burmese, many hill tribes Religions: Mainly Buddhism; Islam, Christianity Official language: Burmese Currency: Kyat = 100 pyas Administrative divisions: Myanmar is divided into twenty-one administrative subdivisions Other major cities: Mandalay, Bassin, …

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Bhutan – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

Bhutan – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Thimphu. In winter, the royal court moves to Punakha, which has a milder climate than Thimphu Location: Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas. It is sandwiched between India to the south and China to north Area: 47,000 sq km National composition: The Bhutias, who live in the eastern part of the country, migrated to Bhutan …

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India – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

India – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Federal republic Capital: Delhi Location: On the Indian subcontinent, between the Himalayas in the north and the Indian Ocean in the south. India has borders with Pakistan in the West, China, Nepal and Bhutan in the north, and Bangladesh and Burma in the east. India also includes the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, …

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आई अब की साल दिवाली मुँह पर अपने खून मले – कैफ़ी आज़मी

आई अब की साल दिवाली मुँह पर अपने खून मले - कैफ़ी आज़मी

आई अब की साल दिवाली मुँह पर अपने खून मले आई अब की साल दिवाली चारों तरफ़ है घोर अन्धेरा घर में कैसे दीप जले आई अब की साल … बालक तरसे फुलझड़ियों को (दीपों को दीवारें – २) माँ की गोदी सूनी सूनी (आँगन कैसे संवारे – २) राह में उनकी जाओ उजालों बन में जिनकी शाम ढले आई …

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Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Old Classic Poem about Himalayas मेरे नगपति! मेरे विशाल!

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Old Classic Poem about Himalayas मेरे नगपति! मेरे विशाल!

मेरे नगपति! मेरे विशाल! साकार दिव्य गौरव विराट्, पौरुष के पुंजीभूत ज्वाल! मेरी जननी के हिम–किरीट! मेरे भारत के दिव्य भाल! मेरे नगपति! मेरे विशाल! युग–युग अजेय, निर्बन्ध मुक्त, युग–युग शुचि, गर्वोन्नत, महान्, निस्सीम व्योम में तान रहा युग से किस महिमा का वितान्? कैसी अखण्ड यह चिर समाधि? यतिवर! यह कैसा अमिट ध्यान? तू महा शून्य में खोज रहा …

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