The Shakti Peethas (holy areas of cosmic energy) are areas of worship consecrated to the goddess ‘Shakti’, the female principal of Hinduism and the principal deity of the Shakta sect. In Africa it is an age-old tradition and custom that a traditional wedding is preceded by lobola” negotiations. Lobola is stated to be a system whereby a groom pays the father of the bride or her relatives a bride’s price” of a certain quantity of cattle or in modern day times an amount of money and hence the misconception that the bride becomes the property” of her husband. Traditionally cattle was a sign of wealth in Africa culture and by paying in the paying of cattle to the bride’s father meant or symbolizes that the groom was financially capable to set up home and give for his wife.
Nearly constantly with lots of Snow, these days the center of the Ukrainian capital turns into the gorgeous fairy tale, with a Colorful Illumination everywhere, Christmas trees, Snow and Ice Rinks. Whilst travelling in Kiev, you could see one particular of the nicest Cristmas Tree in Europe which will be on the Sophiivska (Sophia) Square. Fluffy 20 meters tree, brought from the mountains of western Ukraine will be set from 16 December as a central portion of holiday composition – Christmas Village with Christmas Maret, Santa Home, Ice Rink, gingerbread homes and impressive golden saint Sophia Cathedral on the background. The theme in 2014 is Homeliness on Christmas.
Traditionally the wedding ceremony can only take location after the lobola is paid. Lobola is also a sign of gratitude on the portion of the groom’s household toward the family of the bride for the taking care and upbringing of her. There is no private enrichment by the father of the bride in lobola as it is used in many situations to aid the young bride to set up home. It is like trousseau or dowry in the European countries.
An additional reference is when Vayu, the Wind God and Adishesha, the serpent on which Lord Vishnu rests, had a bitter fight about their individual strengths. Vayu sneered at Adishesha’s strength as he could be very easily caught by Garuda, the bird. Adishesha then coiled himself around Mount Kailash and challenged Vayu to attack Mount Kailash. Vayu turned into a hurricane and attacked Mount Kailash. All the gods and goddesses prayed to Lord Shiva to save them. Lord Shiva asked Brahma to produce another Kailash in the South and came to reside at Lanka, also known as Dakshina Kashi. Adishesha lifted his 3 hoods out of 1000 hoods to listen to Lord Shiva, in the course of which time, Vayu blew over 3 peaks of Mount Kailash. These 3 pieces fell in Thondai Naadu (Thiru kalahasti), Chozha Naadu, (Thiruchirupalli) and in Eezha Naadu, Trinkomalee, also Thirukonnamalai in Sri Lanka. The third hill is identified as Thirukkonamalai and it lies along the identical longitude as Kailash.
It is believed that Kamakshi was originally a Ugra Swaroopini, and that Aadi Sankaracharya, upon establishing the Sri Chakra, personified her as the Shanta Swaroopini (see also Akhilandeswari at Tiruvanaikkaval). It is believed that during the days of Adi Sankara, the presence of the Ugra Swaroopini was felt outdoors the temple precincts, and that Sankaracharya had requested her not to leave the temple complex. Symbolic of this, the festival image of Kamakshi, takes leave from Sankaracharya, at his shrine in the inner prakaram, every time she is taken out in procession.
The capital of Spain is another fine place for Christmas holidays. Madrid is beautifully decorated, with a set of Christmas markets and Events for youngsters and adults. The holiday begins on December 15th, with a show in Plaza de Oriente (which is Metro Opera). Covered in Christmas lights, the city invites to several Xmas markets, and the greatest a single is on Plaza Mayor, which opens in late 20s of November.
Yet another supportive evidence about the temple was obtained when we enquired local residents, Each and every year in the course of magha maasa (About February) a festival by name MELA TAALA of about 30 days duration is celebrated in the premises of the minar which is attended by nearby hindu and muslim communities in big numbers (Much more than 1 lakh). It is 1 of the essential celebration of that spot.
This city attracts vacationers with its beautiful and the biggest in the world floating Christmas Tree is the location definitely worth to see. It placed at Rodrigo de Freitas Lake. Close to, atop Corcovado mountain, “hovers in the air” the statue of Jesus Christ(Cristo Redentor), illuminated with a particular Xmas lights, looks particularly magically in the evening. To feel the spirit of the Chrismas in Rio – go to The Old Cathedral of Rio (Praca XV square) or modern styled Rio de Janeiro Cathedral, where Nativity Scenes could be noticed.