April 15, 2010
I found this interesting piece of trivia regarding Kumbh Mela. Sharing it…
The Kumbh Mela derives from Hindu mythology, which holds that gods and demons struggled over a pitcher, or kumbh, containing the drink of immortality. As the gods raced toward heaven, drops of the sacred nectar spilled out onto four locations on the river: Allahabad, Ujjaink, Nashik and Haridwar. Today, the Kumbh Mela is held every three years, rotating among the four cities, meaning that each hosts every 12 years.
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Tucked in the foothills of the Himalayas, Haridwar is a challenging place to host tens of millions of people. The Kumbh Mela is conducted in the middle of the city, and many pilgrims insist on taking their dip in the holiest spot, known as Har Ki Pauri, which is roughly the size of three Olympic swimming pools.
Taking a Sacred Plunge, One Wave of Humanity at a Time
September 26, 2009
Pyramids have always amazed me. Pyramids are built by different civilization Egyptians, Incas and Mayans.
I can possibly do some reading on pyramids and probably some day I’ll be able to visit each of them.
April 25, 2008
I stumbled upon this very very interesting topic in Wikipedia The God Delusion. I now am really dying to read this entire article and the book obviously, will read it sometime when I’m free.
The concept is kind of true. Anything that is abstruse for humans to understand, something that defies the known or understood logic is generally attributed to some super-natural force called God. Events that have no scientific explanation is assumed to be due to God’s grace or assumed to be the affects his wrath.
What will happen the day we are able to explain everything with logic on the basis of science. Will such day really come ? if It does, Will the faith in go still remain ?
I personally think faith in god will still persist. We need a faith in some power, so that rationality prevails in the society. If the faith in God seizes, it would be hard to define what is good and bad. The faith in god is one of the very few things that can unite masses together, for a good cause or a bad one is a different issue.
Doesn’t matter if god really exists or not, the faith should remain.