World Heritage Day

The Indian infrastructure has been influenced by number of civilizations time to time.

The oldest religions in the world like Hinduism,Buddhism and Jainism have originated in a single country.These religions have a great impact on Indian infrastructures.

Besides this, Indian infrastructure has been influenced by various  civilizations like Indo Aaryan,Shaka,Hun,Greek,Yunani,Dravid,Portuguese,British civilizations.

And that’s why it’s unique.

Here are some of the  well known Heritages from my state Maharashtra, Located in West India.

Gateway of India, Mumbai

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

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Devagiri Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad

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Ajanta Caves

Ajanta caves are known worldwide for their architectural qualities, sculptural elegance and expressive painting work. These caves are excaved on U-shaped scarp of steep rock having height of approx. 76 meters.

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Ellora caves

Ellora caves near Aurangabad, Maharashtra state in India

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Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, Aurangabad

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Pratapgad Fort, Satara

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Raigad Fort, Raigad

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Harishchandragad Hill Fort, Ahmednagar

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Vijaydurg Fort, Sindhudurg

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Western ghats

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“A people’s relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother

Be the one who preserve them not the one who writes the name of the crushes or the one who rather sees  it as a place for hang out and party.

A nation’s culture resides in the Hearts and the soul of it’s people.”

Celebrating the #WorldHeritageDay

Singapore super series shows Indian badminton is progressing

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Promising Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth clinched his maiden Super Series title at the Singapore Open after defeating compatriot K Srikanth in a historic all-Indian final on Sunday.

World No.30 Praneeth, who had won the Canada Open Grand Prix last year and reached the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold final this year, outmaneuvered Srikanth 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 in the summit clash of the $350,000 event.

“It’s always difficult to play someone with whom you play everyday. I am very happy to win today. The way I played in the tournament, I’m very happy. The support here for the Indians has also been very nice,” an overwhelmed Praneeth said after the 54-minute clash.

It was the first time in the history of international badminton that two Indians were playing a Super Series final and it turned out to be a thrilling contest.

The two trainees of the Gopichand academy exploited every chink that they were aware of in each other’s game.

#Well done Guys

#SaiPraneeth

#KidambiShrikanth

 

The North East

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you’ll ever see. These “living bridges” are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made wooden structure bridges. Because […]

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What is better for a lay person- a weaker or stronger rupee?

US $ rate is decreasing & it hits 20 months lowest and its maintaining is downfall. It affects corporate sector and many experts have different opinions about it. It is beneficial for Importers and not for exporters. This issue has many view points.

So what? Does it really affect me as a lay person?  I think yes it’s good for me as I have to pay less for my LPG, Petrol, diesel, for the gold I purchase as investment and so on. Yes it’s good for me as a lay person. There is one more view point I am going to explain in this post is, you can save much more on your shopping!! Yes you heard it right!! This is a great opportunity to buy internationally. You can buy anything from USA, as we have to pay less in terms of INR.

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This is not a yearend sale or Diwali sale or Christmas Bonanza but you will get all you want in very low cost. There is a huge price difference in many branded products in India and in USA for example you will get Samsung Galaxy s7 in USA for $ 431 if we consider previous $ value we would have to pay Rs. 28877/- (considering $ rate Rs. 67/-) if we consider today’s rate we have to pay Rs. 27700/-($ rate 64.27) and same phone you will get it India for Rs. 42900/-

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But it is available in USA and I am in India n most of the online markets do not ship it to India?? Now what?? Don’t worry there are few companies like Transit Address which deliver your online shopping from USA to your doorstep with hassle free custom clearance. It’s as simple as your local online shopping like Flipkart or Snapdeal.

What are you waiting for? Go! Grab this opportunity!  As someone said “Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”

Happy International Shopping!!

Birth of Lord Rama-Sri Rama Navami

Sri Rama Navami is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Sri Ramachandra appeared in the month of Chaitra (March – April), on the ninth day of the growing moon (Chaitra Masa, Shukla Paksha, Navami Tithi) and this particular day is celebrated as Sri Rama Navami every year. This year we celebrate the festival on April 5, 2017.

 

Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

He was also the hero of the Ramayana, which is the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas.

The life and activities of Sri Rama are explained in detail by the great sage Valmiki in the epic Ramayana.

 

How is it celebrated?

Typically a continuous recital of the Ramayana takes place for about a week prior to the day itself.

On the day highlights of the story are in read in the temple, and prayers are recited.

In India, Hindu families clean and decorate their houses.

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Fruit and flowers are placed as offerings on the family shrine, and after bathing prayers are recited.

Typically the youngest female member of the family leads the prayers, and applies a red mark to the foreheads of other family members.

Overall the festival is a joyous event, but it is also used as a time for moral reflection.

 

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#When Rama is kept in the heart,Everything will come to you-Fame,Fortune,Freedom,Fullness..

Wonders of India-you must see before you die


 

1. Tulips in Srinagar will remind of you of Tulips in Amsterdam

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2.The scene of snow clad mountains at Gulmarg in Kashmir is quite similar to those in Switzerland

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3. The landscapes of Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh look like pastures of Switzerland

 

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4.The shape of the lake at Nainital in Uttarakhand is quite similar to Lake District in England

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5.You don’t need to go to the hills of Alaska to ski when you can have it in Auli of Uttarakhand

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6.The allure of Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is in the same league as that of Antelope Valley in USA

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7.You will be equally spellbound by the beauty of Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim as much as you would be by the beauty of Jökulsárlón Lake in Iceland

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8.India Gate in Delhi and Arc de Triomphe in France, do look identical, don’t they?

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9.The marvelous Jal Mahal in Jaipur can beat the Trakai Castle of Lithuania any given day

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10.Thar Desert in Jaisalmer and Sahara Desert in Morocco share the same folklores

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11.Similar charms of Lake Palace in Udaipur and Lazienki Palace in Poland

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12.You can live the same heritage on Kumbhalgarh Fort of Rajasthan as you would on Great Wall of China

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13.You will feel the same calmness at Rann of Kutch in Gujarat which you would feel at Bonneville Salt Flats in America

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14.The falling water gives the same whispering in both of these falls – Chitrakoot Falls in Chhattisgarh and Niagara Falls in Canada

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15.India’s very own Big Ben – Rajabai Tower of Mumbai

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16.Who said Grand Canyon is only in USA? We do have our personal Canyon at Gandikota Hills in Andhra Pradesh

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17.You need to be super observant to notice the difference between the experiences in Andaman and experiences in Spain

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18.Tea leaves at Munnar in Kerala and Boh Tea Plantation in Malaysia will be equally fragrant

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19.The ride in the backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala will be equally soothing as that of one in Venice at Italy

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Biodiversity facts about India-

 

 India is one of the mega-diverse nations in the world. It is called so because the country’s gamuts of life forms are wonderfully different wherever you might be. From extreme cold to extreme heat, coastal areas to rain forests, tropical jungles to mangrove belts, the extraordinary weather and climatic conditions have created homes and habitats for more than 50, 000 species of plants and 40,000 species of animals.

India is just 2 percent of the world land mass but 8 percent of the world’s biodiversity is found in the country.

16 types of forests are found in India including the evergreen tropical rain forests, dry alpine scrub forests, semi evergreen rain forests, deciduous monsoon forests, thorn forests, subtropical pine forests and more.  

India has some of the wettest, driest, hottest and coldest regions in the world.

There are 15,000 species of flowering plants in India.

11 percent of plant biodiversity in the world is found in India.

2546 species of fishes are found in India.

 India has 198 species of Amphibians.

423 species of mammals are present in India.In the country there are 1331 species of birds.

 408 species of reptiles inhabit India.

 There are 50,000 varieties of rice alone found in the country, making it the biggest reservoir of rice on earth

Among plants 33 percent of the species are endemic to India, which means they are found nowhere else in the world.

 

 

India is the only home for following wildlife creatures-

 The Indian One Horned Rhinoceros

The Royal Bengal Tiger whose roar travels over a distance of 2 kilometers

The Asiatic Wild Dog is as good a voice actor as Seth McFarlane

The Red Panda

The Snow Leopard which is on the way of extinction

The only home for Asiatic Lion

Most number of Asiatic Elephants

Lion Tailed Macaque

Most number of  king Cobra

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Gudi padwa/ugadi (India) Beginning of Hindu new year

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Science behind Gudi padwa,The beginning of Hindi new year,

Gudi Padwa also known as Padwa is celebrated by people across the state of Maharashtra(India) as the Marathi New Year.

In Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh (India), it is celebrated as Ugadi while Sindhis celebrate is as Cheti Chand.

The first day of the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar is significant for two reasons — it signifies the start of spring and according to the Brahma Puran, after a massive deluge destructed the world, Lord Brahma recreated it on this day.

That explains why the festival holds a special place among Hindus.

The holy bath

On this day, people young and old begin their day with a holy bath and wear new clothes.

Those who reside in the villages choose to take a dip in a sacred river next to the local temple.

This ritual is meant to cleanse their bodies and souls and prepare them for a new dawn.

Traditionally, Maharashtrian women wear a kashta or a nauvari — a nine-yard saree tucked at the back, while the men are dressed in a kurta pyjama and sport a saffron or red turban.

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The traditional rangoli

The women of the house wake up earlier than the men and draw a rangoli in the frontyard.

The rangoli is a colourful pattern made from powdered rice, vermillion and turmeric.

In modern times, people also make use of flowers and candles to make the rangoli more attractive.

The rangoli is meant to ward off negative energies and bring in good luck.

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Flower decoration

Diwali or Dusshera, any Indian festival is incomplete without the flowers.

Likewise, on Gudi Padwa too, colourful flowers are offered to Lord Brahma while the entrance of the house is adorned with bright coloured festoons and flowers.

Flowers signify purity and the fragrance is meant to spread positive energy.

The Gudi

On Gudi Padwa, a new kalash made of silver, copper or bronze covered in auspicious red, yellow or saffron cloth is hoisted upside down at the entrance of the house. This is called the Gudi.

The Gudi has to be positioned in such a way that is visible from far and doesn’t miss the eye.

It’s a sign of prosperity and good things to come.

Some people also hoist a saffron flag to commemorate the victories of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

In the evening, a procession is held where people unite and perform the lezim to entertain the audience.

 

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The holy prasad

Unlike most Indian festivals where prasad comprises something sweet, Gudi Padwa is one of the few festivals where people are treated to a unique preparation made from neem and jaggery.

The bitter-sweet flavour is resemblant of the journey of life — mixed with happiness and sorrows.

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Gudi padwa is the beginning of Marathi new year.

@Transit address  wishes you on this auspicious occasion of Gudi padwa amidst fanfare and religious fervor. May the day bestow on you and your family members.

#imported #international, #online.

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