Ladakh is a region in Jammu and Kashmir that currently extended from the Kuen Lun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.
The Dance Bible not only offers unique content about various dance styles informing the user about dance histories, biographies, health & nutrition etc; but also keeps the user informed of upcoming events in their city and keeps them entertained with interviews, audio and video playlists. There are two unique features in this website, The Portfolio and The Dance Forum section.
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgoan,which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu.
It is famous for Gorkha Durbar (palace), Kalika Temple, Tallo Durbar (palace museum), and Fort (kot) with superb view of valley and Himalayas including Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. Gorkha is district headquarter with village town known as Gorkha Bazaar. This place is famous because of modern Nepal founder also first Shah Dynasty King Prithvinarayan Shah’s reign was here in mid-18th century. This is old place according to history when King Ram Shah’s reign was in beginning of 17th century.
The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 meters, and is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 meters.
The present Kashi-Varanasi is a cosmopolitan city with exemplary religious-cultural harmony, tolerance and assimilation. The mixed population of Hindus, Muslims, Parasis, Buddhists, Jainas and western people has become the landmark of the city. The Indian population with different religious faith and cultural segments live in perfect harmony to represent Composite-Culture of India in true spirit.
Yoga has several exercises or postures that work wonders on a woman’s health and in pregnancy conditions. Varying widely in application and style, these exercises (postures) gently stretch and explore all parts of your body.During pregnancy, yoga Asanas are a gentle way to keep active and supple.
Travel agents are professionals who provide assistance with organizing and booking travel. At one time, it was very difficult for people to book tickets for plane, train, and boat trips without the assistance of a travel agent, although this changed with the advent of web sites geared at travelers who wanted to make their own arrangements. The services of a travel agent can still be quite valuable, especially for people who are not experienced travelers. At the most basic level, travel agents are salespeople.
A comedy is a play, book, movie or TV show that is fun, entertaining and often makes us laugh. It can be full of surprises or silly situations that we don’t expect and it almost always has a happy ending. The word comedy can also be used to describe an event or occurrence that was funny.
The Valley of the Ten Peaks is a group of 10 mountains that are located on the continental divide rising above Moraine Lake. The peaks appeared on the reverse side of the 1970 and 1978 Canadian 20 dollar bill and on a 2 Mountcent stamp.Probably the most photographed scene in Canada,
Nottingham Castle is a castle in Nottingham, England. It is located in a commanding position on a natural promontory known as “Castle Rock”, with cliffs 130 feet high to the south and west.
The formation of coastal potholes is a geological phenomenon. They circular depressions found on wave cut platforms. They are formed in the rocky channel of a turbulent stream. They are further enlarged by the constant the motion of waves and the abrading action of pebbles.
The 5165-m-high, double-peaked stratovolcano Mount Ararat, also known as Agri Dagi, is Turkey’s highest, largest volume, and easternmost volcano.Glacier-clad Ararat, along with its twin volcano, 3925-m-high Kucuk Ararat (or Lesser Ararat), covers an area of 1000 sq km at the eastern end of a SSW-ESE line of volcanoes extending from Nemrut Dagi.
Horsetail Fall is seasonal waterfall which flows in winter and early spring. The fall comes off the El Capitan mountain in two distinct streams and drops some 1570 feet onto steep slabs spraying up in a mist before continuing down another 500 feet to the bottom of the mountain.
“Glass Beach” is on the Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg, California, 120 miles north of San Francisco. Believed to have the highest concentration of sea glass in the world.
It is quite sure that the origins of Riomaggiore date back to the 8th Century, when the inhabitants of the Vara valley, searching a milder climate to raise grapevines and olive-trees without the fear of pirate raids, moved towards the coast. The town climbs up along the ridges overlooking the sea and it is characterized from the typical stone houses with coloured façades and slate-roofs.
Aogashima is a small, tropical volcanic island in the Philippine Sea, under the administration of Tokyo despite being located some 358 kilometers away from the country’s capital. It is the southernmost and the most isolated inhabited island of the Izu archipelago
Chili plant is a small, perennial shrub with woody stem, growing up to a meter in height. It is native to Central American region where it employed as one the chief spice ingredients in Mexican cuisine for centuries. Later, it was introduced to the rest of the world by Spanish and Portuguese explorers during the 16th and 17th centuries. Today chili pepper is grown widely in many parts of the world as an important commercial crop.
The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays.
Trekking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wilderness.” The great mountain ranges are some of the most beautiful and interesting areas of the world to visit.
Fiji is blessed with 333 magnificent islands some inhabited, most not. We are a land where there is still room to move. Set in the tropical South Pacific, the Fiji islands are a vision of a tropical island paradise that’s real. White sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees.
It has two wheels (of the same size), and the rider sat between the two wheels, but there were no pedals; to move, you had to propel the bicycle forward using your feet (a bit like a scooter). He exhibited his bicycle in Paris on April 6, 1818. Kirkpatrick MacMillan (1812-1878), a blacksmith from Dumfriesshire, Scotland, invented the first bicycle with foot pedals in the 1830 to 1840’s, but he never patented it and his idea did not catch on locally.
The prehistoric reptiles known as dinosaurs arose during the Middle to Late Triassic Period of the Mesozoic Era, some 230 million years ago.
Tristan and Isolde
Tokyo Sky Tree, formerly known as New Tokyo Tower, is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan.
FIFA also called The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. FIFA was founded on 21 May 1904 in Paris with the aim of governing association football internationally. For the 110 years, it has managed to expand to 208 member countries.
At 1,353 feet and 110 stories above the streets of downtown Chicago, The Ledge at Willis Tower’s Skydeck will transform any visitor’s–or local’s for that matter–experience with the Windy City. In January 2009, Willis Tower owners began a major renovation of the beloved Skydeck.
The Marwari horse is a rare breed known for its hardiness and upturned ears. A descendant of native Indian ponies crossed with Arabian horses
Capilano Suspension Bridge & Cliffwalk
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is one of the most visited attractions in Norway, and one of the most photographed sites. To visit this popular rock formation 604 meters above the Lysefjord is a fantastic nature experience. in 2011 Preikestolen was listed as one of the world’s most spectacular views and natural attractions by Lonely Planet and CNN GO travel magazine.Hiking to Preikestolen (“The Pulpit Rock”)
Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of a Sakyamuni Buddha, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong.Once merely a remote monastery hidden by lush, mountain scenery.
The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora exudes an effortless luxury. Located on the northeastern side of the island along the outer coral reef, this exclusive enclave is one of the premier resort options in Bora Bora.
The valley of love, no one ever heard more about it because it is the lost wonder of the world. The valley of love, it is hidden from the world for many years. It is one mile high and wide and is beautiful place in Ireland. It is said that this valley is built by the ancient race in the country that is still inhabited in the remote area of the country.
Antelope Canyon is located near Page on Navajo Nation land, just outside Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and close to AZ 98 a few miles east of town (at milepost 299).
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves
The Cave of Swallows, also called Cave of the Swallows, is an open air pit cave in the Municipality of Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. it is also Known as a pit cave
The name ‘Fingal’s Cave’ is wrapped in myth. Around 250 AD Finn MacCumhaill, or Fingal, was possibly an Irish general who had a band of faithful warriors – a Celtic parallel to King Arthur and his Round Table. Fingal is supposed to have been the father of Ossian, traditional bard of the Gaels.
The white Lotus
Cherry Blossoms are some of the most beautiful flowers, coming in bright colors. The Cherry Blossom tree in full bloom, during the arrival of spring, is one of the most beautiful sights to behold.
Leafy vegetables are ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories. They are useful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat; high in dietary fiber; and rich in folic acid; vitamin C; potassium and magnesium; as well as containing a host of phytochemicals; such as lutein; beta-cryptoxanthin; zeaxanthin; and beta-carotene.
Haridwar is city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state in India. Haridwar is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 250 kms from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges.
The word mantra comes from the Sanskrit, “mantrana”, meaning suggestion. Mantras are sacred, potent words, which yield tremendous results in the physical, mental and spiritual levels,
Kali is thought to have originated as a tribal goddess indigenous to one of India’s inaccessible mountainous regions. The Matsyapurana gives her place of origin as Mount Kalanjara in north central India, east of the Indus Valley floodplain. But owing to the late date of the Puranas’ composition, this evidence regarding Kali’s place of origin cannot be taken as particularly reliable.
Muqbool Fida Hussain (1915 – 2011), popularly known as simply MF, was an Indian modernist painter who is said to have produced over 50,000 works of art in his career. His paintings depict a violent understanding of the human condition, which in some cases have led to controversy. M.F Hussein’s art was prolific in both theme and technique and put the Indian art-scene on the international map.
The name ‘Sai Baba’ is a combination of Persian and Indian origin; is the Persian term for “holy one” or “saint”, usually attributed to Islamic ascetics, whereas Bābā is a word meaning “father” used in Indian languages. The appellative thus refers to SaiBaba as being a “holy father” or “saintly father”.
The Sun is a huge ball of incandescent plasma at the center of our Solar System. It accounts for more than 99.86% of the mass of the Solar System, and provides all the energy we need for life here on Earth. Ancient civilizations, such as the Romans worshiped the Sun because they saw it as something that brought life. It was given various names such as Sol by the Romans and Helios by the Greeks. And perhaps that worship was reasonable, for without the Sun, life on Earth just wouldn’t be possible.
The term Aghor goes back to the farthest reaches of time. One of the five faces of Shiva was known as Aghor. The word is as old as Shiva himself. In the SHIVA PURANA, one of India’s oldest legends, there is a hymn to the glory of Shiva by Pushpadanta, head of the Gandharvas, called the Shiva Mahimnah Stotram.
Nowruz is the traditional Iranian festival of spring which starts at the exact moment of the vernal equinox, commencing the start of the spring. It is considered as the start of the New Year among Iranians. The name comes from Avestan meaning “new day/daylight”
The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two full weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for fifty years.
Vesak Poya – The festival of Lights
Tamshing Phala Choepa is a festival, which is held at Tamshing monastery in Bumthang, and which is headed by Ringpoche, the 11th incarnation of Pema Lingpa.
Red wine has well known health benefits. However, drinking any alcoholic beverage in excess can lead to alcoholism and the serious health problems associated with it, so limit your red wine consumption to no more than 24 ounces per day. The mechanism is the antioxidants in red wine. Antioxidants sop up damaging free radicals that play a role in aging and age-related diseases.
The Temple of Heaven is considered the most holy of Beijing’s imperial temples. It has been described as “a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design”. The Temple of Heaven has also been listed as one of the World Cultural Relics by the UNESCO. The Temple of Heaven was built in the Ming Dynasty (AD 1420) by the emperor Zhu Di in the royal garden. Once a year, at winter solstice, the emperors came here to worship Heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest.
Shravanabelagola is situated about 150 km northwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. The town has been a prominent centre for Jain art, architecture, religion and culture for over two millennia. About two thousand years ago, Bhagawan Bhadrabahu, the earliest among the great Jain Acharyas came to Shravanabelagola from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, with his disciples.
Hakone Shrine stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. The shrine buildings are hidden in the dense forest, but are well advertised by its huge torii gates, one standing prominently in the lake and two others over the main street of Moto-Hakone.
Ta Prohm is the undisputed capital of the kingdom of the Trees’. It has been left untouched by archaeologists except for the clearing of a path for visitors and structural strengthening to stave off further deterioration. Because of its natural state, it is possible to experience at this temple the wonder of the early explorers when they came upon these monuments in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Venice’s Carnival takes place in February, in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday. It used to last ten days but now in order to extend this high-earning tourist season, events often start the weekend before that.
Every July, as part of Agitagueda art festival, hundreds of vivid umbrellas are hung over promenades in the streets of Agueda, a municipality in Portugal. The beautiful tradition started only 3 years ago, but has already earned world fame for the place. The people loved it so much that the repetitive nature of the installation…
This fiesta is celebrated in New Mexico, US and is one of the biggest hot air balloons festival. It goes on for about 9 days and hundreds of balloons touch the sky each year.
The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival which takes place during the summer in Boryeong, a town around 200 km south of Seoul, South Korea.
The Elephant Festival is an annual festival which is held every year in the Pink City, Jaipur. This matchless event is organised on the full moon day of Phalgun Purnima which falls in the month of February/March. It is celebrated on the day before the festivals of colors Holi.
The Twins Days Festival is the largest annual gathering of twins and other multiples in the world.The Twins Days Festival, which takes place every year in Twinsburg, Ohio, began in 1976 as part of the town’s bicentennial celebration. Since then it has become an international event, drawing twins from as far away as Japan and Nigeria.
Carnival in Cadiz
The Baby Jumping Festival held each year in Castillo de Murcia near Burgos. Anyone who has a newborn addition to their family can bring their baby along to this festival known as the El Colacho which has taken place on an annual basis since way back in the 1620’s.
The Maasai (sometimes spelled “Masai”) are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people inhabiting southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.
The Huli clan call the Hela Province and Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea home. They regard themselves as one people descendant from a male ancestor called Huli.
Ritual Finger Amputation
Carrying Wife over Coal
The most famous Egyptian pharaoh today is, without doubt, Tutankhamun. However, before the spectacular discovery of his almost intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings in November 1922, Tutankhamun was only a little known figure of the late 18th Dynasty.
Prithviraj Chauhan was born at Ajaymeru (Ajmer) in 1166 A.D. His father was Someshwar Chauhan and mother Karpuri Devi, a Kalachuri (Chedi) princess, daughter of Achalaraja of Tripuri.Muhammad Ghori attacked India multiple times. First time he was routed in present day Gujarat by Rajputs. Mularaja-II was not even a teen yet and his mother organized the defences of Pattan.
King Alfred the Great
Akhenaten was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who reigned about 3,500 years ago. He made some major, but rather short-lived changes to various aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, the most notable one being his religious revolution. Akhenaten also made major changes in the ancient Egyptian art style, and presented himself in a very different manner from any of his predecessors.
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997.
The creator of comedy was born in London in April of 1889. His parents, Charles Chaplin and Hanna Hill were music hall entertainers but separated shortly after Charlie was born, leaving Hanna to provide for her children. Unfortunately his father died of alcoholism in 1901 and his mother became ill, constantly going in and out of mental institutions. Chaplin lived his childhood in and out of run-down furnished rooms, state poorhouses, and an orphanage.
The verdin is a species of penduline tit. It is the only species in the genus Auriparus and the only species in the family to be found in the New World. The verdin is a very small bird.