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Day 4 : Temple no 16 #Kashmir #ReclaimTemples

Sh Thameshwar Mahraj Bhairav Tumlahaal #pulwama where Bhairav Puja was done with great festive and Kashmiri Shaivism style. Whats left is just a flat piece of land overseen by Sufi Mosque and abandoned temple pond.
Day 4 : Temple no 17 #Kashmir #ReclaimTemples
Bhairav Mandir Village Achchan #Pulwama the doors were shut and finally in 30 years the crumbling structures are falling apart.
Day 4 : Temple no 18 #Kashmir #ReclaimTemples

Mata Pingla Devi Temple Asthapan in #Pulwama who can imagine the grandeur of Navratra and big fair is reduced to 10 by 10 small dilapted hut. And then someone asks me Whats Kashmiriyat ?
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Okay.

Now that the dust for the day has settled down, and only my homies are awake,

I'm going to do a quick recap of today's #MorningRide

One of those long ones, where the destination makes up for everything
150 kms to and fro, to the *vicinity* of Nandi Hills - which hills I was misled into thinking we're going to

And the route to which - once populated with only grape sellers, & monkeys - was clogged with the bearded, bespectacled youth of Bangalore, and cafés & dhabas for them
#MorningRide

As we reached the fork in the road that would have led to Nandi Hills, suddenly we took a right & went past fields upon fields of golden millets & grapes
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How powerful could #ASI become? Note that when an AI gets better than a human at something it gets much, much, much better. (Also note the terrifying scenario of an AGI/ASI running 1:1 for office.) @MIRIBerkeley #sketchnotes
A favorite concept from the book is that “we already have something that does everything that humans can do, which is humans.” But the charming _bon mot_ is a disservice to the potential at-scale effects of ANI.
Eventually ANI may be able to do everything that humans can do, but do it faster, tirelessly, and cheaper than humans. We are going to have to get psych, civics, and law ahead of the potential displacement of humans. Some good news is that ANI will always need human partners.
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#NorthEast is not a far flung branch of the tree of Bharat but a place holding its roots. Mata #Tripura Sundari has grand temples all the way in south India. Kamakhya Devi (Assam) & Nartiang Durga (Meghalaya) are other ‘Shakti Peeth’s in NE. More interesting facts in this thread
Unakoti (#Tripura) is an >1000 yr old site with amazing carvings by an unknown sculptor. There is a 30 ft. high carving of Lord Shiva (Unikotiswara Kal Bhairava) & gigantic figures of Ganesha, Nandi and Durga on a lion

#UNESCOHeritageNomination

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Sri Surya Pahar (Assam) is a site with numerous Shiva linga carvings - belief is that 99999 Shiva Lingas were engraved by Vyasa in order to build a 2nd Kashi (where there were 100000 Lingas)
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