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Sitting in the cramped high school library I sat a table chicken scratching a script outline for a Western style video game.

Hampsterdance plays endlessly on loop as a bunch of freshman giggle uncontrollably at the classic meme.
The principle big bellies up to my desk and asks me to explain what I was doing.

I tell him, “I’ve got this cool idea for a video game. These rough sketches are storyboarding the major plot points… I think there’s room for deeper storytelling in video games.”
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#Legalish #storytimethread🧵

Dear Future Self,

This law degree you’re holding in your hand was not a fly-by-night kind of thing. It’s crazy to think that you’ve come so far. You should be proud to know that you are leaving this chapter of your life with so many new skills…
You are now a factum writing machine! Alongside that, look at the career you’ve built in hand with your education! Your storytelling skills are off the charts now. Congrats on the new documentary series deal with @netflix. Your story of hope, perseverance and renewal will…
certainly change lives.

With no prior reputation, you saw @RyersonULaw as a place where you could help write a new story as a part of the inaugural class. It was the first new law school in Toronto since 1889. And as a Black man, enrolling in the school made so much sense…
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Magnificent &Unique Pancha loha Natarajar -taller than Chidambaram Natarajar

World's Largest Nataraja -measuring abt 7 ft is in
Uma Maheswarar #Temple , Thirunallam,Konerirajapuram,TN

An interesting #story related to this beautiful natarajar &Sivagami Devi. Do read #Thread 👇
#Legend #story - Raja Varaguna Pandyan wanted to create a life-size Natarajar,so asked sculptor (Sthapathi)to do so in panchaloha metal.Despite his continuous efforts,sthapathi was unable to make a murti taller than 3 feet.Raja gave him some more time to work on Nataraja murthi
Raja warned Sculptor that if he did not accomplish the task,his head would be chopped off.As the deadline approached,worried & frantic head sthapathi prayed to Bhagwan Shiva for help.Sthapathi kept the next batch of molten metal ready to pour into the mold.
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Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal #temple -Gunaseelam,Near Trichy,TN #Thread

Gunaseela Mahatmyam,a chapter of Bhavishyottara Purana describes greatness of this place.

Venkatachlapathi of Tirumala Tirupati appeared b4 Gunaseela Rishi here,so Gunaseelam is known as Ten(South)Tirupati
Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal is in a standing posture with 4 arms holding sankha & chakra in the upper hands.The lower right hand is in abhaya pose,blessing devotees &left hand is in kati hasta,resting on waist.
A sceptre(senkkol)rests on right shoulder,with which this murti is believed to cure people affected by mental illness.These patient stay here for a period-48 days& participate in poojas&most of them get relieved of their problems.There is a temple run Mental Rehabilitation center
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Vaikathashtami #Thread

Observed in Malayalam month Vrishchikam(Nov-Dec) on 8th day after full moon day.This year it is on Dec8.
This festival is held at famous Vaikom #Mahadeva Temple - one of the oldest temples in South India - located in Kottayam,Kerala- dedicated to Shiva. ImageImage
Shiva Linga here is believed to be from Treta Yuga.Vaikom's Shiva is called Vaikkathappan.On an Ashtami day of Month Vrischikam, Shiva along with Parvathi gave Darshan to Vyagarapada & blessed him.Shiva told that this place will be called Vyagrapadapuram,now it has become Vaikom ImageImageImageImage
#storytime #Thread - Legend behind this temple is mentioned in ancient texts Bhargava Purana & Sanalkumar Samhita.

An Asura named Khara- an ardent devotee of Bhagwan Shiva & he went to Chidambaram to worship Shiva after attaining Shaiva Vidya Upadesham from Rishi Malyavan.
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i'm not crazy i promise 💀 . but my mom got like a whole box of tasers for whatever reason 😐. & she just gave me one . & i went home & showed josh . he didn't care 🙁 .i kept pressing the button .
he told me to stop . & he was just being mean 😐 . i was fake crying . & when he came over to me i pressed the button on the taser . he got scared & took it from me 😭 .
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‘ ok soo i was laying on the foot of the bed and I was watching anime (7 deadly sins) and I was really into it and D’Jour was on his phone and was massaging my feet then he started massaging my butt and I was still into my show. He moved my leg up so one of my legs was straight .
‘ and the other was bent a (pic but on my stomach) he started rubbing my pussy through my underwear and I was moaning lightly because it felt good.
D: mama slide these off
A: ima make him eat me out while i’m watching anime😌
D: mane stfu come here
So i was in front off him .
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Baijnath #Temple,Baijnath,HP
One of the oldest temples of Shiva as Vaidyanath.

There are 2 Nandi present in front of is in usual sitting posture..other is in standing posture.Very this temple.
Legend #story of this temple related to Ravana ImageImage
#storytimethread -Asura King Ravana was a devotee of Shiva, did penance in Kailash & even sacrificed his ten heads one by one in to attain immortality.
Shiva was impressed & not only restored his beheaded heads and healed his injuries but also granted him with invincible powers.
Ravana requested Shiva to come with him to Lanka. Shiva gave him a Atma linga and told him not to place the shiv ling in ground until he reach Lanka. By the time Ravana reached Baijnath,he felt uneasy,On seeing a shepherd, Ravana handed over Shivling to him.Shepherd was ganesha.
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#Thread about #Pradosham

Pradosham means ‘removal of sins.’Pradosha Kalam is best time to offer prayers to Bhagwan Shiva.

Pradosha Kalam-4:30pm to 6pm 13thday(Trayodasi) comes twice in a month -Moon’s waxing (Shukla Paksha)&waning(Krishna Paksha)fortnights is very auspicious.
Prasodha Kala Pooja has immense importance there is a legend story.This story is related to the churning of milky ocean by Devas & Asuras using Mandara mountain as the center rod & serpent Vasuki as churning rope, to obtain Amrith for their immortality.
It was during this time that Shiva is believed to have consumed lethal Alahala poison for saving the world from its evil effects.
Parvathi Devi held his throat to avoid the poison to reach inside his body.Because of that Shiva’s neck turned Blue - so the name Neelakanta
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Bhagnath temple, Bhageshwar, Near Kausani,HP #Thread

7th Century temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Shiva. Do ring the brass bells while entering to offer prayers to Bhagnath,the Tiger God.

Here Shiva took the form of a tiger There is a legend #story related to this incident.
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#storytimethread - Rishi Vashishtha prayed to Brahma for bringing the Sarayu River to this Bhoomi.On the river’s path,he found that Rishi Markandeya was doing penance &could not be disturbed.As the river was rising, he prayed to Shiva to help him find a solution.
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Shiva &Parvathi descended on earth as a tiger &a cow respectively.Disturbed by roar of tiger &helpless screams of cow, Markandeya ran to save cow from clutches of tiger.Finding path cleared of Rishi,Sarayu flowed peacefully meeting her sister Gomati,daughter of Rishi Vasisht
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Beautiful #sculpture of
Kshetrapuraneswarar & Ambal -
Lalithambigai #temple,
Thirumeeyachur,Near Mayiladuthurai,TN

This is the place where Lalitha Sahasranamam(1000 sacred Names) originated.

There is an interesting #story related to this sculpture.
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Legend #story - It is believed that this is temple is birth place of Kashyapa Maharishi’s sons, Arunan& Garudan.Arunan(charioteer of Surya)was physically handicapped
He was a Shiva devotee.Arunan wanted to visit Kailash to have Shiva Darshan,but Surya denied permission.

Hence Arunan took the form of a girl & was on his way to Kailasam. On the way Surya saw this girl & outraged her modesty. Shiva was very angry with Surya Bhagavan for misbehaviour & cursed him to get darkened. Whole world plunged into darkness.Suryan pleaded to forgive him.

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Darshan of Panchamukhi Hanuman #temple -hanuman ji in middle along with faces - Narasimha,Adivaraha,Garuda and Hayagriva in Rameshwaram,TN

We can also see few floating stones that were used for building Sethu bridge here !!!

#Ramayana is not is our itihas.

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#storytimethread - during war between Rama & Ravana, Ravana had seeked the help of Mahiravana-king of PatalaLok Hanuman to protect Ram & Lakshman,built a huge fortress around them with his tail.Mahiravana disguised himself as Vibhishana -took Rama & Lakshman to Patala Loka
Hanuman reached patha lok found that in order to kill Mahiravana he is supposed to extinguish all 5 lamps at the same time; these 5 lamps were burning in different directions. Hanuman took the form of Panchmukhi Hanuman & puts out all lamps at the same time killing Mahiravana
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Every stone sculpture...narrates a story.This temple dedicated to Shiva has stunning sculptures & vimana is sculpured to look like
a chariot with wheels &horses was build during the reign of Kulothunga Chola

Amirthakadeswarar Temple,Mela Kadambur,Near Cuddalore,TN

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#storytimethread -Devas who churned amrit began to consume it without worshipping Ganesha, so he got angry n took away amrit pot.When he passed through this place,a drop of amrit fell on earth & it became a Swayambu Linga.So deity is called Amirthakateshwarar

Realizing their mistake, Indira and Devas came here n worshipped forVinayaka’s pardon who in turn advised them to worship Shiva linga. Athithi, mother of Devas worshipped Shiva - Amirtha kateshwarar here for granting amrit to her children(devas).
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#storytimethread - Atma linga - Gokarna - Bhagwan Shiva

Entire story of Atma Linga is beautifully sculptured in cave below Shiva in Kanduka Hill -Murudeshwar #temple

5 temple's where parts of Atma Lingam fell-Gokarna, Murudeshwar,Gunuvanteshwar, Sajjeshwar & Dareshwar

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Ravana's mother -Kaikesi worships Shiva linga made with sand near the beach at Lanka.But everytime linga gets washed away on the seashore snd she would have to make one again.Ravana promises to his mother that he would get Shiva's atma linga.

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Ravana performs intense tapas to please Bhagwan Shiva so that he grants Atma linga.Narada muni informs about this to Vishnu so as change Ravana's mind.Due to Vishnu's play,Ravana asks for Goddess Parvati, &Shiva grants his wish.

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#DoYouKnow -Unique #Ganesha deity which is believed to be made of sea shells, snail hoods, sea foam &other substances from

On night before #Vinayaka Chaturthi a spl Abishek will be
performed to this Ganesha with honey,it absorbs completely

Thiruppurambiyum #temple,TN
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This place is near Kumbakonam Temple was built by Cholas during the 9th Century.There is an Interesting story related to this
#Ganesha as he is called as Pralayam Katha Vinayagar.
(Pralayam–Destruction of Earth by the Sea, Katha –Safeguard, Vinayagar(#Ganesh )
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#storytimethread - End of every yuga is marked by a huge flood that leads to destruction of all living beings on earth - Pralayam
End of Thretha yuga, Earth was destroyed by 7 seas.Shiva instructed Vinayaka to save this temple at Thiru Purambayam.

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Horanadu Aadishaktiyatmaka Annapoorneshwari #temple

Route to this temple traverses through ghats,dense forests& vegetation,located on banks of River Bhadra-Chikmagalur district,Karnataka

Dedicated to Anna(food/grains) poorani(complete/perfect) -incarnation of Parvathi Devi
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Goddess Annapoorneshwari can been seen here in a standing pose on a peetha -holding Shanku, Chakra, Sri Chakra and Devi Gayatri in her 4 hands -gold plated from head to toe,& it is believed that Rishi Agasthya in 8th century established(prana parthista) in this place.
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#Legend #storytimethread -
Once Shiva & Parvati had an argument.Shiva declared everything in world including food to be Maya or illusion.To prove food is not illusion Parvati disappeared resulting in the nature to become still causing draught in the world.
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Amazing sculptures at Athmanatha Swamy #temple

Just zoom in & see the detailing done on stone...just can see the nerves in hand of Bhagwan Shiva who took the form of Kuthirai Swamy wearing horseman dress with a whip in hand.
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#Story -This temple is also called Thirupendhurai Kovil.Dedicated to Shiva - was built in 9th century by minister of King Arimarthana Pandyan.Manickavasagar(Vadhavooran)had built this temple with
money the king had entrusted him for purchasing Arabian horses.

He had to pass by a place called Tirupperunthurai.As he was passing by place,heard chants of Vedic hymns & was drawn to it.He saw an old man sitting under a Kurunthu tree,that very moment he felt, that saint was his Guru. Sage blessed him with the Mantra Shivayanama
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World's Largest Nataraja -measuring abt 7 ft
Uma Maheswarar #Temple, Thirunallam, Konerirajapuram,TN

Magnificent -Unique Pancha loha Nataraja -taller than Chidambaram Nataraja

An interesting story related to this beautiful natarajar & Sivagami.Do read #Thread 👇
#storytimethread -King Varaguna Pandya wanted to create a life-size Natarajar,so ordered to sculptor(Sthapathi)to do so in panchaloha metal.Despite his continuous efforts,sthapathi was unable to make an idol taller than 3 feet.King gave him some more time to work on the idol
King warned Sculptor that if he did not accomplish the task,his head would be chopped off.As the deadline approached,the worried and frantic sculptor prayed to Bhagwan Shiva for help.

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Gnana Saraswati #temple - located on banks of Godavari River at Basar,Telangana
One of the famous Saraswati temples in India,the other is Sharada Peeth.
Gnana Saraswathi Devi’, is in a seated position with a ‘Veena’ in hand.This temple also is abode of Goddess Lakshmi and Kali. ImageImageImage
#storytimethread- Rishi Veda Vyasa after Kurukshetra war was searching for peace & reached Basara on the banks of River Godavari.He found this place very serene,so started meditating here.
Goddess ordered rishi to place three handful of sand at three places every day.

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With that 3 small heaps,Rishi Vyasa made images of Saraswati, Lakshmi& Kali with his mystic power,later conducted prayers. As Maharishi Vyasa spent considerable time in prayers, place was then called Vasara,turned into Basara due to influence of Marathi lang in this region.
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Kalinga Nardhana Krishna - with Rukmini & Satyabhama .Also we see Nandini and Patti,calves of
divine Kamadhenu on either sides.

Dakshina Gokulam - Kalinga Narthana #Temple ,Oothukadu
near Kumbakonam,TN - ancient temple dates back to Chozha period

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Unique #sculpture of Krishna-left foot on serpent's head,right leg in air.Krishna is depicted holding tail of serpent with left hand & showing Abhaya Mudra with right hand.One can also see scars on right leg of Krishna due to violent beating from Kalinga's tail
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#storytimethread -Naradha witnessed Kalinga Narthana that Krishna performed in front of divine calfs Nandini & Patti, children of Kamadhenu.Naradha prayed to Krishna to remain here in dance posture.Hence it is believed that Krishna remained in dancing posture in Oothukkadu.

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Legend of the Sri Jambukeswarar Akilandeswari #Temple of Thiruvanaikoil
in a #sculpture
#storytimethread - 3 stories depicted

1-Devi Parvati mocked at Shiva’s penance for World betterment.Shiva wanted to condemn her act ,so directed her to go to the earth & do penance.

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Devi Parvathi(Akilandeswari) as per Shiva’s wish went to Jambu forest (Thiruvanaikoil) to do her penance.
Devi made a Lingam out of water of river Cauvery under ‘Venn' White Naaval tree( on top of Rishi Jambu) & worshipped. So, Lingam is known as Appu(Water) Lingam.

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Siva at last gave darshan to Akilandeswari & taught her Gnana.Devi &Shiva were like a Student n Guru in this temple,so no marriage conducted.Noon pooja is very famous - the ‘Archakar’(priest) dresses like a female( Akilandeswari) -does Pooja to Bhagwan Shiva in this temple.

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Pancharama Kshetrams #Thread - Five #ancient Shiva #temples - where 5 shattered pieces of a single Shivalinga worn by Asura King Tarakasuran are worshipped after he was defeated by Karthikeya
#omnamahshivaya 🙏🏻
#storytimethread - Karthikeya went on battle with Tarakasuran, he was unable to defeat the Asura King due to power of Shiva Linga worn by him.So had to destroy the protective Shivalinga to defeat the demon and attacked him with Agni Astra.

Karthikeya's attack with astra broke the Shivalinga into 5 pieces, which were installed & worshipped in five temples across Andhra Pradesh -Amaravathi, Draksharamam,Bhimavaram,Palakollu
& Samalkota.These temples are known as
#Pancharama Kshetras.

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Darshan from #SankaranKovil #Temple -10th day of Aadi Thapasu festival 2020

Main deity is Sri Sankara Narayanar
(which is half - Bhagwan Shiva & the other half -Bhagwan Vishnu)
Sri Sankareswarar (Vanmeeganathar) &
Goddess Gomathi Amman

More details...see the #Thread 👇

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#storytimethread - #SankaranKovil #Temple

A fight broke out between two Naga kings, Sangan & Pathuman.Sangan- a Shiva Devotee.Pathuman- a Vishnu Devotee. Both were frequently debating about the supremacy of their respective god.The two went to goddess Parvati & appealed.

Sri Gomati Amman- a form of Parvati , performs penance from the tip of a needle for Shiva Darshana ,wanted to see Hari &Hara as one.
Shiva appeared as Sankara narayana as goddess wish to prove both gods are equal & that they can be attained only through love and sacrifice.

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Story time.
I was in 10th grade, we had a special speaker come in for “political correctness training”... for high schoolers... this went about as well as you’d think it could. Anyway, we were on the topic of “mentally challenged” people.
We were instructed to henceforth refer to them as “cognitively impaired”, to which someone yelled out “THAT SOUNDS RETARDED”. Now I don’t know if this lady has ever worked with remorseless highschoolers before, but let me tell you, this lady was SHOOK.
Her face went as red as a dying star and started her “how dare you” speech. She demanded whoever said it stand up, to which another student shouted “if you think he gonna tattle on himself you might be cOGnITiVeLy IMpaiReD” this ladies soul left her body right then and there.
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