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A One-Two Punch. Editor’s Note: Today’s caption is the answer to Earth Observatory’s November puzzler. About 290 million years ago, two large asteroids smashed into Earth. The massive craters they left behind—now lakes—are still visible from space. Astronauts have noticed and photographed the craters for decades, and the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 captured a new image of Clearwater Lakes (Lac à l‘Eau Claire) on June 29, 2013. The small inset box toward the lower left marks the area shown in the lower image. When they struck, the binary asteroids crashed into a part of Earth’s crust that was fairly close to the equator.

In the images above, the impact of that glacial scouring is evident. While simple craters have a circular, bowl-shaped form, large asteroids leave more complex shapes. The central peak on Clearwater West went through another geologic twist. References and Further ReadingEncyclopedia of Earth (2007, April 23) Eastern Canadian Shield Taiga. Instrument(s): Landsat 8 - OLI. 'Giant asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs from Earth fell in India' | Brahmand News. Article Posted on : - Oct 21, 2009 TEXAS (BNS): Most scientists since long have believed that dinosaurs one of the largest roaming mammals on Earth were wiped out when a huge asteroid crashed on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico many million years ago, creating the Chicxulub crater and causing widespread devastation. However, differing from this popular belief, an Indian-born American scientist at the Texas University has claimed that the impact site of the giant asteroid was the western coast of India near Bombay High.

The Shiva crater, submerged on the western shelf of India around the Bombay High, is the largest known impact crater on Earth, measuring 500 kilometers in diameter. This crater, according to Professor Sankar Chatterjee, could well be the buried remnant of the fateful dinosaur-killing event. Richard Lazzara - #ShivaCrater,#BinaryAsteroidsKTExtinction... Cannabis Hypocrisy; Why India's Ban On Weed Is Unnecessary by Ayush Kaushik | Sone Ki Chidiya. Rahul Roy and his four friends decided to spend an extended weekend in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh. He packed his bags and moved out in search of peace and tranquility at this small town surrounded by the Himalayas; tired of all the stress he had to bear pursuing a job in the IT industry. Rahul had always abstained from trying weed, though he occasionally drank alcohol and smoked cigarette. But this time he was pretty sure about trying the ‘maal‘, as we call it in North India. All four of his friends had already smoked weed in the capital before.

So, counting on their experience with the drug, he decided to company them to Kasol and try the heavenly Malana Cream (charas) in the valley of apples and peaches. They boarded the bus in October, the most favored month to travel to Kasol, as harvesting soared high in October. They took a private cab to the national capital. Aniket had just smoked a joint before beginning the long journey to Delhi.

This is what happened to my friends! Men of God.

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Shankaracharya samadhi swept away. Why Shiva Flies Into A Rage | Mysticism Article on Speakingtree.in. Q: Why does Shiva fly into a rage – he is believed to do the rudra tandava as expression of his anger. How important is the Shiva mythology to our understanding of Self? A: Though this vast emptiness which we refer to as Shiva is a boundless non-entity that is eternal and always, since human perception is limited to form, we created many wonderful forms for Shiva in tradition and culture. The enigmatic, non-perceivable Ishwara; the auspicious Shambho; the disarmingly naïve Bhola; Dakshinamurthy, the great master and teacher of the vedas, shastras and tantras; the easily forgiving Ashuthosh; Bhairava, the one tainted with the very blood of the creator; absolute stillness, Achaleshwara; the most dynamic of dancers, Nataraja – as many aspects as there are to life, that many aspects have been offered to him. Generally, in most parts of the world, anything that people refer to as divine is always referred to as good.

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Satsang. Darshan Of Prachin Shiv Mandir - Golamath - Madhya Pradesh - Indian Temple Tours. Temple Darshan of Sri Hanuman Garhi Tirth Sidharth Nagar Basti - Utter Pradesh - Indian Temple Tours. H. W. L. Poonja. H. W. L. Poonja. Sri H. W. Biography[edit] Early life[edit] H. At the age of eight he experienced an unusual state of consciousness: The experience was so overwhelming it had effectively paralysed my ability to respond to any ex­ternal stimuli. He was persuaded by his mother that he could regain this experience by devotion to the Hindu God Krishna, and so he gave himself over to this and began to have visions of Krishna.

As an adult he led a normal life: he married, raised two children and joined the British army, while secretly his love for Krishna and his visions continued. Meeting Ramana Maharshi[edit] After all his attempts had failed he returned to his family in Lyallpur. However, rather than giving another vision of God, Ramana pointed him in the direction of his own self: I cannot show you God or enable you to see God because God is not an object that can be seen. Transformation[edit] Then he looked at me intently. Teaching others[edit] Poonja died on September 6, 1997. The process[edit] Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati death reaction at Kashi Ashram : Treasure Coast Photo Galleries : TCPalm.com: Local Treasure Coast, Florida News Delivered Throughout the Day. On the Passing of my Root Guru | Talking Dharma. The picture to left of this text was taken twenty-one years ago tonight, at Neem Karoli Baba – Kashi Ashram , in Sebastian, Florida. It was taken just after the conclusion of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati’s weekly darśana (live public teaching).

Just 20 minutes earlier, Ma would, in what I was told was rare form, bestowed on me my Dharma name, Gurudas. I was also told that it was the first time she’d ever given anyone that name, so I should be particularly grateful for the auspicious circumstances surrounding that blessing. Very few of the 80 or so residents of the ashram realised that just twenty-four hours earlier, when I came to Kashi for the very first time, my intention was to find some clear and rational basis to justify convincing my friends, Stephen, Kurt and Jim that they needed to be careful of this strange new “guru” of theirs. I couldn’t imagine that any realised spiritual teacher could really have an ashram in the heart of hillbilly haven, on Florida’s Spacecoast.

Namasté. In her passing we see how many Ma Jaya touched, on Treasure Coast and beyond. Soma Gail Melnick, Sebastian Letter: In her passing we see how many Ma Jaya touched, on Treasure Coast and beyond In Sanskrit, "Gu" means dark and "Ru" means light; so "guru," one who takes the student from the darkness into the light.

My guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, passed away April 13. Having first met Ma Jaya in Sebastian in 1978, I am, of course, aware of the huge community of people she touched over the many years. It was truly an amazing family reunion, together in sorrow, sadness, and celebration for this unique and truly amazing human being who did so much for so many. Her legacy will continue forever through all who have been so deeply touched and taught by Ma over the more than 40 years of her profound inspiration, 36 of which were spent at Kashi Ashram on Roseland Road in Sebastian. Kashi Ashram, of course, goes on in Ma's name and remembrance, welcoming all as always. Spiritual leader Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati dies. Internationally Known Spiritual Leader Ma Jaya Dies at 71 at Kashi Ashram - The Business Journals.

ROSELAND, Fla., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beloved spiritual teacher, leader and guru to many, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on April 13th at her home at Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, Florida. She was surrounded by family and several hundred of her students who came to visit Ma shortly before she passed away. A Gandhi Foundation award winner, she is widely known for her humor; compassion for the sick, suffering and dying; and advocacy for human rights of those with AIDS and the GLBT community. She has been honored internationally as a humanitarian and was an accomplished author and artist. Ma founded the Kashi interfaith, spiritual community 35 years ago, and it has since grown into an international spiritual and service outreach organization. A memorial in Ma's honor will be held on her birthday, May 26th, at Kashi.

Ma grew up in an impoverished Jewish family in Brooklyn. When asked what her own legacy would be, Ma simply said, "non-judgement. " Remembering Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati at Parliament of the World's Religions. Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, a former Brooklyn Jewish housewife turned Guru, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer last week at her home, Kashi Ashram, an interfaith spiritual community, which she founded 35 years ago in the central Florida town of Sebastian. A memorial service will be held at Kashi Ashram on Ma’s birthday, May 26, and will be open to the public. Thousands followed Ma’s teachings and way of life through a network of affiliated communities and charities throughout the globe.

As actress Julia Roberts said, “There are a few people in one’s life that create only the warmest and most powerfully positive impact imaginable. Founded by Ma in 1976, Kashi Ashram blends Eastern and Western philosophies. Ma was the founder of Kashi Church Foundation, The River School, The River Fund, Kashi School of Yoga, the Village of Kashi, and By the River affordable senior housing. Click here to read article featuring remembrances of Arlo Guthrie. Internationally Known Spiritual Leader Ma Jaya Dies at 71 at Kashi Ashram -- ROSELAND, Fla., April 25, 2012. ROSELAND, Fla., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beloved spiritual teacher, leader and guru to many, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on April 13th at her home at Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, Florida. She was surrounded by family and several hundred of her students who came to visit Ma shortly before she passed away. A Gandhi Foundation award winner, she is widely known for her humor; compassion for the sick, suffering and dying; and advocacy for human rights of those with AIDS and the GLBT community.

She has been honored internationally as a humanitarian and was an accomplished author and artist. Ma founded the Kashi interfaith, spiritual community 35 years ago, and it has since grown into an international spiritual and service outreach organization. A memorial in Ma's honor will be held on her birthday, May 26th, at Kashi. (Photo: ) Ma grew up in an impoverished Jewish family in Brooklyn.

SOURCE Kashi Ashram. Ma Jaya Bhagavati: Memorial service planned. Spiritual leader Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, who died April 13 of pancreatic cancer, will be remembered at a memorial service May 26 at her Kashi Ashram near Sebastian, Fla. She was 71. The service is set for 6 to 8 p.m. at Kashi, 11155 Roseland Road. It will take place at the Kashi Ganga, the pond on the 80-acre grounds. Bhagavati's remains were cremated April 19. Bhagavati was an eclectic teacher who combined Hindu, Christian and spiritualist approaches.

In the 1990s, she often visited South Florida, especially nursing homes in the West Palm Beach area. "She was dramatic, charismatic, inspiring, entertaining," says Nathan Katz, director of the FIU program. Friends of Bhagavati remembered her colorful combination of spirituality and earthy talk from her Brooklyn hometown. Born Joyce Green in Brooklyn, she said she started her spiritual trek after visions of the late Indian gurus Swami Nityananda and Neem Karoli Baba, as well as Jesus Christ. "It was never about worshiping Ma," Anjani says. Arlo Guthrie - "Darkest Hour" Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati's Sacred Art. 11 Karmic Spaces | Kashi Ashram. Grand Bassin, Maha Shivaratri, Travel Mauritius, WLH, island light holidays,Sun Resorts | indianspice.

Mauritius is a spectacular island nation situated on the south western side of the Indian Ocean, encompassing other islands like Agalega, Rodrigues and St. Brandon. Mauritius is replete with scenic spots, romantic gardens, salubrious beaches, exotic wildlife parks, historic monuments, medieval ruins and few awesome religious sites – along with modern infrastructure and transportation facilities – all the ingredients to make it a veritable tourist paradise. World Leisure Holidays makes your journey to this island one to remember! We were to visit the heart of some of the popular towns and experience the Grand Bassin and Troix au Cerfs. What made these landmarks special was the following – the Grand Bassin is famed for the legendary Shiva Temple, a very holy site that is revered every year by over 400, 000 visitors who come to pay respects to the Hindu Gods and specifically Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

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Maha Shivratri - a peaceful walk | Maha Shivrati in Mauritius. Mahashivratri is celebrated widely in Mauritius and with great devotion from the predominently Hindu population. Devotees principally worship and offer Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, while fasting all day and through the night. As well as undergoing a pilgramage to Grand Bassin, devotees perform penances as well as meditation, in an effort to faster attain “the highest good” Throughout the week up to six thousand devotees will make their way to the sacred lake either from all over the island. These pilgrams chant mantras along the way to Lord Shiva – heard in the video below.

Preparation often starts over a month in advance with a huge amount of time and effort put into preparing colourfully decorated ‘Kanwars’ – a traditional Kanwar is a decorative bamboo pole, carried on shoulder with covered water pots balanced at its two ends. Lord Shiva’s devotees are often known as “Kanwarias”. These days a Kanwar in Mauritius can be an elaborate, colourful structure several meters tall.

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Shivabalayogi Bhajans. Songs and Chants in Praise of the Many Names of God "God is one, but the wise call God by many names. " — The Vedas Bhajans are devotional songs sung in praise of the many divine manifestations of God. Shivabalayogi's public programs consisted of an hour of meditation followed by an hour of bhajans. During the bhajans, Shri Swamiji gives various spiritual experiences. He would explain that the energies evoked through the devotion and the bhajans is the same as that from meditation. Here are links to bhajans and sacred chants, their text and translations, and music files available for download without charge.

Recordings of Spiritual Chants free downloads Shivabalayogi chants Om Namah Shivaya. 108 names of Shivabalayogi — The complete Sanskrit words with English translations including downloads of two recordings of this "Garland of 108 Names". Bhajan Recordings Bhajans on Shivabalayogi — Links to many bhajans on Shivabalayogi, the Shivabalayogi arthi, and downloads of their recordings.

Office Chair for a Yogi. Today at Kauai's Hindu Monastery, 10/28/2011: Mahasamadhi Final Day Morning. Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/01-DSC_5214.jpg Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/04-DSC_5226.jpg Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/05-DSC_5229.jpg Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/06-DSC_5232.jpg Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/02-DSC_5219.jpg Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/03-DSC_5222.jpg Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/09-DSC_5249.JPG Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/07-DSC_5235.jpg Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/12-DSC_5257.JPG Image not found: /slideshows/aadheenam/2011/2011-10-25_mahasamadhi-final-day-morning/08-DSC_5241.jpg.

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Brahma Murari Surarchita Lingam Lingashtakam – Sri Manjunatha – Keyboard Music Notes | HitXP by Gurudev. MahaShivaRatri Prasad-2010 by Richard Lazzara : un album.