sanmay my childhood friend, lots of knowledge on different sectors. as i know him he sings songs very well. thanxs to him as being friend to me.......
Holi the celebration of colors is reaching the whole world. I love that people from around the globe like this. I f you want to feel the thrill of Holi come once to holi, you can see our gods and goddesses play holi with us. I remembered we used to throw colors to foreigners when they visit beach near my home in Puri, they love to play with us and became a part of the colorful world.
Today I read a blog post by Boston based magazine The Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/holi_2010.html about holi. And I like the way they took each real expression of happiness with a true close up. And also I liked the follwing comments. Please pay attention to these comments on the blog post.
Chilika is india's biggest salt water lake located at a distance of 35 kms from Berhampur, which is my hometown...... Many times I have been to chilika to enjoy the nature's beauty along with the dolphins. You can find the greenery whole around the lake, temple. And also you can find INS Chilika (indian naval services), which is the largest sailors tr aining base in Asia.
Ratnagiri was a part of the Puspagiri University, together with Lalitgiri andUdayagiri. Puspagiri ranks along with Nalanda ,Vikramshila and Takshila universities as one of the primary institutions of higher learning in ancient India. The three universities were mentioned in the travelogues of the famous Chinese traveler Xuanzang (Huien Tsang), who visited it in 639 CE, asPuspagiri Mahavihara, as well as in medieval Tibetan texts.
According to Amit Jha, a lecturer in the Department of History at Sri Aurobindo College, Delhi University, "Ratnagiri comprises two magnificent monasteries, also rebuilt more than once. One of them was double-storyed and had an extensive courtyard with two-sides of it having a number of cells for habitation of monks. Besides, we have archaeological remains of six temples, thousands of small stupas, 1386 seals, myriad sculptural relics and architectural pieces of daily use. The largest stupa was 47 feet (14 m) square and 17 feet (5.2 m) high surrounded by four minor stupas. There are hundreds of miniature votive stupas decorated with lotus, petal and beaded tassels."
Below is a video from a tourist who is in search of Buddha!