Located deep in a jungle 120 kms away from the Angkor site, Siam Reap, Cambodia is the site of the mysterious Koh Ker pyramid. Part of the Kymer empire, this massive 10th century 7 tier pyramid stands ~120 ft tall and houses two large Shivling each over 7ft tall..!
📸Scott Sharick | Yoi_Tabi | FUKAI Toshihisa
Koh Ker was earlier known as Lingaura ("city of lingams") and was the capital of the Khymer Empire. It was developed by Kings Jayavarman IV and Harshavarman II, both of whom were adrent Shiva devotees.
Scarab was believed to be an Egyptian symbol dating to 2000 B.C. However Petroglyph of a scarab discovered at Ratnagiri in 2018 is believed to 12000 years old and points to the existence of an advanced civilization far older with knowledge of Scarab, a symbol of life and death..!
📸BBC | Morguefile
Ref: Ratnagiri Yourism | Kevin Standage
The most effective way to establish domination over and demoralize a country is to wipe out it's history and cultural heritage. This thread aims to provide some instances where temples were desecrated by invaders in an attempt to establish dominion over Bharat. (1/n) @ShefVaidya
The original temple was destroyed by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1194 CE. It has since been rebuilt and destroyed several times. Aurangzeb destroyed the temple in 1669 CE and built the Gyanvapi Mosque. The present temple was built in 1780 CE few feet from the mosque.
After the original temple was demolished in 1017 CE the temple was rebuilt and demolished several time. Aurangzeb also destroyed it and Shahi Idgah mosque was built above the Temple. The temple was rebuilt in the 1950s near the mosque.
While Bharat is correctly credited for the discovery of Chess; it may have been discovered here far earlier than the credited 6th century C.E. The artefacts discovered at Lothal seem to be complete chess boards. Carbon Dating arttibutes them to around 2300 B.C. Incredible.!
📸 ASI | R Harding
As per Memoirs Of The ASI No.78; Vol.2, a quote reads "From the various types of gamesmen available it appears a game similar to the modern chess". It seems our ancestors were busy playing chess 4000+ years back. Amazing.!
The history of Japan and India are more intertwined than one might think. A lot of gods and goddesses are common. Here is the Ganesha Temple in Asakusa. Ganesha is worshipped in Japan as Kangiten god of Conjugal Harmony, Child-Giving and Long Life. #TeamLostTemples@LostTemple7
📸 credit: Manish Prabhune
In Japan Kangiten is usually shown as a pair of two-armed, elephant-headed deities in embrace. Images of Kangiten are rare and many are kept as secret images in temples and shrines.
Whenever we are in trouble, we invariably end up seeking help from Hanuman-ji. But, how many of us are aware that there are belived to be physical traces of his prescence in the form of his footprints etched in solid stone. Here are few of them. #TeamLostTemples@LostTemple7
📸credit: Talk Pandit
The above photos are from Thailand and Sri Lanka. The footprints are gargantuam and massive. Besides these places, his footprints are said to exist in Malaysia and Cambodia too. ~Jai Hanuman~
One of the greatest places of worship ever built is the Chennakesava Temple, Belur. Initially commisioned in the 12th century CE by the Hoysala ruler, Vishnuvardhana, the temple was built over three generations & took over 100 years to complete #TeamLostTemples@LostTemple7
Probably the greatest architectural triumph in the world, every nook and corner of the temple represents a story and leaves you in awe of its sheer chiselled brilliance. I can go on and on about the temple, but the fact is there can NEVER be another one like this. @Sanjay_Dixit
One can post a 1000 pics of the wonder but still not cover 5% of the marvel. This is one temple that has to be experienced. ChennaKesava means "Beautiful Vishnu" and it seems to have been created by Vishnu himself.
📸credit: travel_with_sre| Charles Haynes |Sajit Ravindran
Bhagwan Vishnu`s third avatar was the fierce Narasimha avatar. As per the Agni Purana, the demon Hiranyaksha the king of the Asuras who can been slain by Varaha or the third avatar of Vishnu had a bother called Hiranyakashipu #TeamLostTemples@LostTemple7#Thread
Hiranyakashipu on learning of the death of is brother went into a fit of rage and vowed to kill Bhagwan Vishnu. Through rigorous meditation be began praying to Brahma. This pleased Brahma and he offered to grant a boon. @Sanjay_Dixit@desimojito@anuradhagoyal
Initially Hiranyakashipu asked for immortality, but Brahma refused this. So he then asked for the following boon the he cannot be killed
-In day or night
-By a man, woman or beast
-In sky water or earth
This boon was granted by Lord Brahma.
Bhagwan Vishnu`s third avataar was that of a boar or the Varaha avtaar. As per the Agni Purana, the sage Kashyapa and his wife Diti had a son named Hiranyaksha who became the king of the asuras. He was an ardent devotee of Brahma. #TeamLostTemples #THREAD @LostTemple7
Hiranyaksha's meditation pleased Brahma and Brahma granted him the boon that he would be invincible in battle. Armed with this book, Hiranyaksha fought the devas. He comprehensively defeated the gods and conquered heaven. He also defeated Varuna, the god of the ocean. @OGSaffron
Hiranyaksha became the king of the heaven, the earth and the underworld. As he was not fond of earth, he began
living in Varuna's palace under the ocean. He pulled the into the depths of the ocean. The gods went to Vishnu and prayed that something might be done about
Featured below is the relatively unknown Frog Temple at Oel, Uttar Pradesh. Acording to Tantra Vidhya, frog is a symbol of luck and prosperity. However, in the temple the presiding deity is Bhagwan Shiva. There temple has a unique backstory. #TeamLostTemples @LostTemple7
As per legends, a Rajput King Bakhat Singh who ruled Oel in 1860-1870 was blessed by sighting a frog post which his empire and future generations prospered. He went ahead and built this temple which is the only known frog temple in the world. @OGSaffron@DivyaSoti@Tarunvijay
Even today, the bloodline of Raja Bakhat Singh hold the temple in regard regard and manage the shrine through the family trust.
What is ManiDvipa?
According to Shaktism, metaphysical reality is considered feminine. ManiDipa is the eternal abode of Maa Shakti, the supreme being. It is an island int he middle of the ocean called Sudha Samudra or the Ocean of Nectar #TeamLostTemples @LostTemple7
ManiDvipa is Sarvaloka, the highest world, and is considered superior to all other realms. It is the island of gems and pearls. It is also called Śrī Nagara. It is not reachable even for Gods like Indra. It is through Maa Shakti`s grace alone, that one can reach it. @ashwinsanghi
Maṇidvīpa is situated at the top of all the regions, and resembles an umbrella. Its shadow falls on the Brahmāṇḍa and destroys the pains and sufferings of this world. A detaled description of the MAniDvipa can be found in the Devi Bhagavata Purana.
What is Shambhala?
According tot he Vishnu Purana (4.24), Shambhala will be the birthplace of Kalki, the final incarnation of Vishnu who will usher in a new Yuga (Satya Yuga). Shambhala is said to be the land of a thousand names. #TeamLostTemples @LostTemple7 @OGSaffron
It has been called the Forbidden Land, the Land of White Waters, Land of Radiant Spirits, Land of Living Fire, Land of the Living Gods and Land of Wonders. The name Shambhala derives from Sanskrit texts, and is thought to mean place of tranquility. @gopugoswami@rightwingchora
Vishnu Purana mentions that in 2026 Kalki will be born in Shambala. As mentioned in Vishnu Purana, Shambhala is the land that is holding the destiny of mankind, a celestial kingdom, where only the God’s will reigns. As per the legends, Shambhala is well guarded by holy spirits.
Any scientific discovery or invention is through exploring, experimenting and interpreting. For this, one needs to bank on prior knowledge, facts that are documented. In this context that Vedas, which are the primary texts of Hinduism, assume great importance. @LostTemple7
The Vedas contain hymns, incantations and rituals. Apart from their spiritual values, they provide mankind with values for every day life. The most holy hymns and mantras have been put together into four collections and these are called the Rig, Sarna, Yajur and Atharva Vedas.
Tri means three. Shul means suffering. When unified, the Trishul signifies that which destroys the three-fold suffering arising from the three types of pain: 1. Aadibhautik (physical) 2. Aadhyaatmik (spiritual), and 3. Aadidaivik (ethereal) #TeamLostTemples @LostTemple7
As the Trident or Trishul is held upright in the hand of the Divine Lord Shiva, it is held as the one who COMMANDS this healing energy of the divine. The trishul is the primary weapon of Lord Shiva and was also used as a weapon of his ten-armed consort Maa Durga. #SanataniYoddha
It is probably the most powerful weapon mentioned along with Vishnu’s Sudarshan Chakra.The three pointed blades of the Trishul represent Brahma, Vishnu and Lord Shiva himself and are said to hold their divine energy. @OGSaffron
There was once an elephant named Gajendra who lived in a garden called Ṛtumat which was created by Varuna. This garden was located on Mount Trikuta, the Three-Peaked Mountain. Gajendra ruled over all the other elephants in the herd. @LostTemple7 #TeamLostTemples
One day as usual he went to the lake near by to pick lotus flowers to offer prayer to Lord Vishnu. Suddenly, a crocodile living in the lake attacked Gajendra and caught him by the leg. Gajendra tried for a long time to escape from the crocodile's clutches. #SanataniYoddha
All his family members, relatives and friends gathered around to help him, but in vain. The crocodile simply would not let go.
When they realised that ‘death’ had come close to Gajendra, they left him alone. He trumpeted in pain and helplessness until he was hoarse.
Tridevi represents the the triad of three goddesses.
Each of the goddesses depicted as one, has a rich and complex history. Maa Lakshmi is to the left Maa Parvati is in the middle, and Maa Saraswati is to the right. @LostTemple7 #TeamLostTemples #SanataniYoddha
The triple-goddess is standing on a lotus, which is rich in mythological significance. For one thing it represents purity, for another thing it may be associated with chakras (wheels, padmas, vortexes, most of the main ones along the spine area).
Each devi has many arms, which represents several functions. One of their hand gestures is one of fearlessness - the abhaya mudra. At times a devi is represented as having two arms, at other times four arms, and still other times as having eight arms.
HOW TO CONTROL AN UNCONTROLLABLE MIND???
Arjuna asked: Oh! Krishna, since the mind is unsteady, turbulent, obstinate and very strong, controlling the mind is more difficult than controlling the wind."
(Bhagavad Gita 6:34)
. #TeamLostTemples #SantaniYoddha @LostTemple7
Lord Krishna answered: "Arjuna, no doubt the mind is very difficult to control. however, it can be controlled by constant practice and detachment." (Bhagavad Gita 6:35)
Without DETACHMENT to people and things, MIND cannot be controlled. @OGSaffron@ReclaimTemples
Lord Krishna said :When a person constantly think about objects attachment for those objects arises in mind
From attachment, desire is born and from desire, anger is born From anger comes delusion from delusion comes loss of memory. @avinashasks@caa_nrc_best
Every once in a while, you come across stories of extraordinary courage and unmatched determination. One such story is that of @sinha_arunima.Dr. Arunima Sinha is the worlds first female amputee to scale Mt Everest. Lets witness her story #InternationalWomensDay #WomensDay
In 2011, Arunima, a national level volleyball player was travelling in a train. Some burglars enterered the coach and demanded her gold chain, and on her refusal, pushed her her out of the moving train. She was hit by a passing train and suffered severe injuries. #HappyWomensDay
This incident , which she describes as her “darkest hour”, changed her life completely. After the train incident, doctors had to amputate her leg below the knee to save her life. A rod was inserted inside her leg to provide support to the damaged limb. #InternationalWomenDay2020
One of the ancient chants for invocation which lies in the heart of Vedas is “Om Namah Shivaay”. This chant has deeply rooted in many cultures. Devotees have dedicated this chant in order to sing the greatness of Lord Shiva.
~Thread #TeamLostTemples #SanataniYoddha @LostTemple7
Lord Shiva is “the Destroyer” among the Trinity gods in terms of divine. “The Auspicious One”, “Mahadev”, “Shankar”, “Maheshwor”, and “Devendra (Chief of Gods)” are other holy names of Lord Shiva. Mahadev has always been regarded as one of the primary forms of Gods.
All three Gods of Trinity have their own purpose. Lord Brahma is also known as Creator, following Lord Shiva known as The Destroyer and Lord Vishnu as The preserver.
Lord Shiva is iconized as all knowing Yogi who lives a simple life in Mount Kailash.
#Thread on NDTV. Everyone wonders why NDTV is anti-government and pro-letifst. Let's see
-61% is held between Pranoy Roy (PR) & Radhika Roy (RR)
-RR is the sister of Brinda Karat -member of Communist P.I (Marxist) and husband of Prakash Karat - ex Gen Sec CPI (M)
-PR is the cousin of Suzanna Arundhati Roy. Everyone knows where her loyalties lie.
- A sizeable chunk is held by companies linked with former Congress M.P & industrialist Naveen Jindal.
See a clear idealogical bias in the shareholding.
Lets get to the management team
-Sonia Singh - Executive Editor is married to Congress leader Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh.
-Ravish Kumar`s Editor of NDTV Indiabrother Brajesh Kumar is a Congress Leader from Bihar
-Nidhi Razdan Executive editor was alleged to be in an affair with Omar Abduallah