According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. Originally, the games were part of a religious festival to honor Zeus. He was the god of the sky and the leader of the Greek gods who lived on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece. They continued for…
Day: April 26, 2016
शिव तांडव स्तोत्रम् – Shiv Tandav Stotram
शिव तांडव स्तोत्रम् ||सार्थशिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम् || ||श्रीगणेशाय नमः || जटा टवी गलज्जल प्रवाह पावितस्थले, गलेवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्ग तुङ्ग मालिकाम् | डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनाद वड्डमर्वयं, चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् ||१|| जटा कटा हसंभ्रम भ्रमन्निलिम्प निर्झरी, विलो लवी चिवल्लरी विराजमान मूर्धनि | धगद् धगद् धगज्ज्वलल् ललाट पट्ट पावके किशोर चन्द्र शेखरे रतिः प्रतिक्षणं मम ||२|| धरा धरेन्द्र…
Jai Shri Sankat Mochan – Jakhoo Temple, Shimla
Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman. This temple is very easily approachable and is one of the most sought after site to be visited not only by the devotees and pilgrims but also by the tourists of all age groups visiting Shimla, the Hill capital of Himachal Pradesh….
The Calendar Systems – The Maya Calendar
The calendar systems used in the ancient world reflect the agricultural, political and ritual needs characteristic of the societies in which they flourished. Astronomical observations to establish the winter and summer solstices were in use three to four millennia ago. The ancient Maya were accomplished observers of the sky.The ancient Maya had a fascination with cycles of time. The most commonly known Maya cyclical calendars are the Haab, the Tzolk’in, and the Calendar Round.The Classic Maya civilization of southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize flourished in the fourth through tenth century CE. They were accomplished astronomers and crafted a fascinating calendar system.