Sunday, September 6, 2015

Butter Stealing Lord Krishna Sculpture

Butter Stealing Lord Krishna Sculpture
This elegant relief work of Hindu Lord Krishna (as a Baby) can be seen in the First floor of the main Gopuram. Since there are no proper ladders, I climbed 12 feet height through the temporary wooden posts installed for maintenance work. Thanks to the construction workers who assisted me here. Thirukkurungudi - Sri Nindra Nambi Perumal Temple is one of the 108 Divya desam (Vaishnavite - Hindu temples that are sacred for Lord Vishnu) and was sung (Mangalasasanam) by four Azhwars(Vaishnavite saints), namely Thirumazhisai Azhwar, Nammalvar, Periazhwar and Thirumangai Azhwar. The inscriptions on the temple walls tell the construction dates back to 10th century. But most of the present architecture and sculpture works were done by Vijayanagar Nayak rulers (15th-16th century). Thirukurungudi is 45 km from Tirunelveli, South India.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bharath Varsha Historical Map

A Map Of Bharat From The Time Of Mahabharat around 6th century. Illustrating the old Kingdoms, Places, Mountains, valleys in Old times with New boundaries Of India. Its Historical accuracy may be questionable, but it helps us to find the Locations of various places mentioned in Mahabharata.

 As Written in the Epic Mahabharata, the Map is illustrated with Historical  settlements in Mahabharata period like Ujjaiyini (settlements in mahabharata period), Malayagiri (Mountains), Meruparvatas (peaks), Kuru(Kindoms/states) etc.
You can see the locations of various places Gandhara, Kamboja, Kekaya, Valhika, Sindhu Sauvira, Surasena, Kosala, Kashi Avanti, Surashtra, Vidarbha, Kuntala, Kalinga, Magadha, Videha etc.

Map Of india during Mahabharat times


Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Powerful Exercise To Take Away Your Tension

Develop Your Praanic Energy
Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight. Interlace your fingers and rest your hands comfortably in your lap. Keep your eyes open. Purse your lips and push them out, making them into a straw through which you can suck in air. Continuously inhale through the mouth in powerful, rhythmic strokes (1 second per stroke). Do not take time to exhale. Inhale under your own automatic system. Inhale and keep on inhaling. The exhale will be automatic. Don't worry about the exhale, it will automatically leak out somewhere. That is none of your problem. This kriya will make you sweat and make you a little cold. It is a very youthful process. It will relax you. You are trying to overload the praana.. Don't meditate. Don't close your eyes. Drink the air through the mouth. Do it with your full strength. 5 Minutes Maximum. To Finish: Inhale deeply and calmly hold the breath for 30 Seconds. Exhale and relax. 
After doing this exercise, you will never again be as you were when you walked in. We did it for five minutes. That is all it takes. It has to be done in a very, very honorable manner. It is not a joke. It develops the praana  energy to multi-million cycles. It is a very powerful exercise. It will change you completely. It changes the way you think. It takes away tension.

Before doing this kriya, the mind doubts that the body can continuously inhale for five minutes without a conscious exhalation. That is just the mind. The body finds this very easy to do, once it gets into the rhythmic inhalation. The inhalation is very similar to trying to suck a very thick milkshake through a straw. Have you ever done that? Very powerful bursts of air are sucked in through the mouth and create a rhythmic beat at the thoracic diaphragm. Throughout this exercise, Imagine you are a duck and you are drinking the air through your lips the way a duck drinks water by sucking it up through its bill.