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Family Travel DestinationsThe 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 …