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Sacred Sites at Sacred Destinations - Explore sacred sites, religious sites, sacred places

Sacred Sites at Sacred Destinations - Explore sacred sites, religious sites, sacred places
Welcome Nearly every culture in human history has sought to honor the divine, the mysterious, the supernatural, or the extraordinary in some way. Most often this happens at sacred sites - special places where the physical world seems to meet the spiritual world. These might be awe-inspiring natural places, sites connected to a god, a saint, or a hero, places where miracles or visions were reported, or buildings consecrated for worship or ritual. Sacred sites remain spiritually meaningful to millions today and the ancient practice of pilgrimage is as popular as ever. But you don't have to be a believer to recognize that holy places, religious architecture, and sacred art are some of the most beautiful and interesting sights you'll encounter in your travels.

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Crystal River - The most beautiful river on earth [Pics] Cano Cristales - Crystal River. River of five colors, as the locals call it, originates in the south of the mountain chain Macarena, Colombia, and flows eastward to its confluence with the Guayabero river. In the Cano Cristales found five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. All of them are waste product of many algae and, depending on time of year, color saturation, or weakened or strengthened. Share on Tumblr

A Giant Energy Machine? 5 Incredible characteristics of the Bosnian Pyramid Ivan Ivan has been part of the team at Universe Explorers since February 2015.He is a freelance writer, editor-in-chief of ancient-code.com He also writes for Svemir Online and Ancient Origins.History, Archaeology, Space and world’s mysteries are some of the topics he writes about.You can follow Ivan on Facebook" Latest posts by Ivan (see all) From the presence of a mysterious underground energy beam with a radius of s 4.5 meters and a frequency of 28 kHz with a strength of 3,9 V, to the presence of ultrasound Beams at the Pyramids of the Sun, here we have 5 incredible characteristics of the Bosnian Pyramid which suggests this could, in fact, be an extremely advanced ancient structure. The idea that the Bosnian Pyramid is, in fact, one of the oldest Pyramids on the surface of the planet, and that it belongs to a set of other ancient structures in the area is heavily disputed by numerous scientists who refuse to accept the notion that there are highly advanced structure located in Europe.

UNESCO World Heritage List #: As for 19 Natural and Mixed Properties inscribed for geological values before 1994, criteria numbering of this property has changed. See Decision 30.COM 8D.1 21 Roads to Drive Before you Die There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of some of the most beautiful, challenging and unforgettable roads in the world. While hardly exhaustive, this list should provide great inspiration and bucket list fodder for those planning an upcoming trip. Please feel free to share any additional roads in the comments and perhaps a pt II will be compiled :) 1.

Ziyarat Bibi Zaynab [a.s.] Ziyarat Bibi Zaynab [a.s.] Sent by: I H Malik Peace be upon you, O' daughter of the Chief of prophets. Greco-Roman mysteries See Western esotericism for modern "mystery religions" in the Western cultural sphere. Definition[edit] The term "Mystery" derives from Latin mysterium, from Greek mysterion (usually as the plural mysteria μυστήρια), in this context meaning "secret rite or doctrine". An individual who followed such a "Mystery" was a mystes, "one who has been initiated", from myein "to close, shut", a reference to secrecy (closure of "the eyes and mouth")[4]:56 or that only initiates were allowed to observe and participate in rituals. The Mysteries were thus cults in which all religious functions were closed to the uninitiated and for which the inner workings of the cult were kept secret from the general public.

The Cool Hunter Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Hazrat Zainab (S)'s ziyarat Jafariya News Network The ziyarat (verbal salutation) for Sharikah-tul-Hussein Hazrat Sayyidah Zainab (S), the daughter of Hazrat Imam Ali Al-Murtaza (A) and Hazrat Sayyidah Fatimah Zahra (S), is recited while pilgrimage to her holy shrine, on the days of her birth, martyrdom, and during the month of Muharram-ul-Haram to obtain divine blessing: Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Chief of prophets (S), Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Master of the sanctuary and the banner, Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who was made to ascend to (highest) heaven and reached the station of two bows' length (to Allah) or even closer, Peace be upon you, O daughter of the Leader of the pious.

9 Unique & Unusual Travel Destinations A big part of travel is that feeling you get when experiencing something completely new, something you haven't seen or done before. Many travel destinations offer an amenity or two that other places don't - but there are only a few locations in the world that offer a truly unique experience. Here are some places that could be a reference for your vacation. Great And Never Explained Mysteries Of Nevada's History MessageToEagle.com - Nevada is full of archaeological and anthropological discoveries - antiquities, no one is able to explain. One of these shocking discoveries gives us evidence that man existed in Nevada more than 200 million years ago. Further on was another line of sewing, and in the center, where the foot would have rested had the object been really a shoe sole, there was an indentation, exactly such as would have been made by the bone of the heel rubbing upon and wearing down the material of which the sole had been made. Thus was found a fossil which is the foremost mystery of science today. For the rock in which it was found is at least 5,000,000 years old." Reid brought the specimen to New York, where he tried to bring it to the attention of other scientists.

10 Amazing Real-World Locations for Fantasy Worldbuilding When you’re crafting the setting of your fantasy opus, it’s tempting to layer on impossibilities like islands floating in the sky and huge arboreal elf cities. It turns out the world we live in is full of fantastical settings and bizarre natural formations aplenty. Want to ground your fantasy world in reality? Check out these 10 real-world fantastic places.

Zaynab bint Ali Early life[edit] The name "Zaynab" means "the adornment of her father" (Baap ki Zeenat in Urdu). Three of Ali’s daughters were in fact named Zaynab so sometimes the Zaynab we are concerned with is referred to as “Zaynab the elder”[2] Fatimah died when Zaynab was seven years old. This tragic event at an early age may help to explain her special closeness with her brothers Hassan and Husayn. 12 Most Amazing Bionic Buildings 12 Most Amazing Bionic Buildings sciencetech” /> This is a guest post written by Andy Boyd Have you ever pictured what the high-rise buildings of the future might look like? If so, you’re not alone. One 21st Century movement (among others) which may give an indication as to what future architecture will look like, is bionic architecture; a movement which is more in tune with the natural earth. Bionic architecture ignores the traditional rectangular format of buildings that we’ve been used to for so long and instead takes its design cues from the curved lines of biological structures and the natural world.

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