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Thus temple rituals were not indifferent to social realities. They sought to create opportunities of employment using rituals. In many temples, the person donating a lamp was also expected to donate cows and goats to provide for the ghee. These cows and goats were given to cowherds and goatherds thus providing them with livelihood and a share in the fortune of the temple. That burning lamp supported many mouths. The temple saw the devotee as much as the devotee saw the deity.
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As much as I support the river linking project, this article highlights some very valid concerns. If not RLP, India desperately needs something similar, without impacting the natural course of nature.
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Know that an Asha rescues Nokia from near extinction and a struggling AMD gets such reviews for Kaveri. #FeelGood #India

http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/17/amd-kaveri-review-round-up/
It's been a busy week for AMD news, what with the launch of the Kaveri APU and then our first real evidence of how the new Mantle drivers can impact on
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New Movie " The American Indian" Randhir Reddy
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A.R. Rahman's legendary collaboration with PadmaBhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan for #cokestudioatmtv will add happiness to your day. Here's 'Aao Balma': http://CokeURL.com/52m2v
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Today is Amol Palekar's Birthday. Which is your favorite song from his movies?

uthe sab ke qadam - baton baton mein
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"Often the wheel is shown with two deer, one on either side. It is supposed to represent the first discourse of the Buddha in the deer park at Sarnath. This symbol of wheel with two deer is also found in Jain temples. In iconography, the deer represents restlessness and anxiety of the human mind and the wheel represents time that is constantly rotating, never pausing for anyone. Thus the deer symbolizes the human reaction to nature’s rhythms represented by the wheel. In other words, purusha and prakriti, the two principles that form the cornerstone of traditional Indian thought."
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Indeed. Time - the paradox of constancy and change. Einstein was right. It's all relative..
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An interesting read: "The Indus Valley civilization, that thrived around 3000 BC, built brilliant roads and drainage systems, but in all probability did not bother with any temples"

http://devdutt.com/articles/indian-mythology/the-rise-of-the-temple.html
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"The vivid images and stories include Indian labor in the building of US railroads and in farms and lumber mills in the 19th century, to the well-known journey of Swami Vivekananda to America later in the century."
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Sarojini Naidu (13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949)  also known  as the Nightingale of India, was a child prodigy, Indian independence activist and poet. She was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state. Her birthday is celebrated as Women's Day all over India.

#india   #amazingindians  
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yup, knew that.. interestingly, till I was in the 8th grade, I didn't know a great aspect of her life, that she was a poet.. and then I was asked to be a part of a school play/drama thingy and do the recitation part back stage.. this was the poem http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/indian-dancer/
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Check out how many desis make it to the list
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Wishing Bappi Lahiri a very Happy #Birthday. May God Bless Him.
Which is your favourite composition of Bappi Lahiri ?
a) Naino Mein Sapana - Himmatwala
b) Yaad Aa Raha Hai - Disco Dancer
c) Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re - Saaheb
d) Oh la la la - Dirty Picture
e) Others
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Tamma tamma n gori hai kaliyan
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Hell yeah. You want peace within. Remove yourself from situations and people who disturb it no matter how much u may miss them. So worth it in the long run. No pain no gain. As simple as that. 
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