Palace on water

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Indeed there are many strange places in this world. One such location is defined such that it looks like a palace inside water body. That sounds really surprising. How can entire palace be made inside a water body (and it floats)?

This palace is called Jal Mahal and located in Jaipur, India. It was crafted in 17th century and exists in a lake. The lake is surrounded by vast flora and fauna.

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The history dates back to 16th century when the ruler constructed the dams. From time to time, the situation changed and the new king restored the entire place and finally a palace was created in midst of the Man Sagar Lake.

This development story does not really end here. Not only palace, but various other forts were developed in the vicinity of the area of which Amer Fort is really famous and was always been a tourist destination.

Nevertheless, this has worried the ecological department as they believe that the quality of water is degrading down and since Jaipur is basically a desert area, this seriously affects the place. To address the issues, several restoration works are planned which attempt to restore the area without affecting the ecological department. This involved: re – involvement of city drains, lake de – silting and sewage management plans. This resulted in removal of half a million cubic metres of waste from the area. Through the process, the habitats for birds was also developed and the growing concern of environmental problem was addressed.

The palace is open for various tourists worldwide and tourists like the scenic beauty of the place.

Let us purchase garbage

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This post is about Sweden. This European nation has planned to recycle waste. The nation is known for promoting environmental friendly policies. There is no surprise that majority of fuel in Sweden is made up of garbage.

They burn what we call garbage today and create energy from the same. They call this as green energy mechanism.

The factcheck

In fact, only 1% of Swedish garbage remains a waste and everything else is recycled in a number of ways. This is recycling revolution as per Swedish authorities. In 1975, only 38.1% of Swedish waste was actually wasted. On the other hand, in 2012, more than 2.3 million tonnes were recycled.

At least 47% of the Swedish household waste is directly burnt and converted to energy while the rest is reused for the benefit of the society.

It is worth noting that there are special 32 plants in Sweden so far which produced sufficient heat energy for 815000 homes and electricity for 250000 families. The first plant was setup in early 1904.

While the waste recycling in Sweden is unique of its kind, it should be noted that the rule does not limit waste generation process in Sweden. In order to go green, Sweden decided to use only waste management as a tool to produce energy. This recycle revolution is seeing tremendous rise and Sweden is hopeful that soon this model will be implemented in rest of the world as well. This is counted among world’s most innovative green ideas.

The conclusion

Every resource ends in due course of time. Even waste (household / industrial etc.) gets depleted over time. Sweden used up all waste and recycled to the max and now they are short of waste. They demanded nearby countries to help them provide waste so that they can continue recycling. Norway is one of the countries supporting this.

Fortress built on a hill

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This is about a wonder place. Most of the world may not know about it at all. There is actually a fortress located in Tallinn, Estonia. 90% of the Europeans may not know that there is a wonder fortress. Well, this is located in the capital of Estonia exactly in the centre of the city.

It is a wonder place. The fortress made built in 10th Century AD and that too, on top of a hill. The fortress is located on top of the Talinn Hill and is a beautiful place to be seen at least once in the lifetime.

It is a great place as it portrays a wall made in 14th century. The wall is still intact despite so many invasions the place witnessed so far. No doubt, it is a really great place including arts and artifacts ranging from 10th to 18th century. It is counted among UNESCO World Heritage sites too.

It is a place to be enjoyed by any traveller. If you happen to visit here, you will probably be shocked to see its level of artistic beauty. It is not weird as such but is not known to many. This is included here to inform that something like this really exists. If you are exited, you may visit. It is worth it.

A view of the fortress from Top

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Sorry! But this politics is not recommended

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In one of my previous post, I discussed how some barbarians attempted to destroy world peace and harmony. Now, we shall discuss what happened next.

After witnessing such a barbaric attack, world forces united to fight. USA and France joined hands to fire rockets and destroy terrorist forces. Russia too joined the fight and started bombing.

Probably you cannot imagine USA and Russia united for the same cause. So, USA started blaming Russia for escalating the tension in the area. Recently, white House mentioned that we cannot have peace in the area and no peace talks can be resumed unless Russia stops bombing. Everything went viral and Kremlin spokesmen had to comment – we are not bombing, we are preventing our troops from getting attacked.

See the level of politics on a very sensitive issue. But this does not end here.

Middle East was told to intervene and alliances were formed to end terrorism. Saudi Arabia and Turkey joined the battle. Initially, USA did not like this but later agreed. But, this does not end refugee tradition. Refugees are still rising and probably will do so.

Whatever Saudi do, faces tough criticism from their neighbor – Iran. Iranian representative asserted that Saudi & Turkey will worsen the situation rather than solving it. It is to be noted that Iran did not send any troops to solve the problem. Actually, the present president of the disputed area is backed by Iran. The terrorists actually did not like this. That’s why the problem begin.

Still, world is not serious in tackling terrorism. USA says Russia does not want peace to happen. Russia says we are just protecting our troops. Iran says – Saudi shall worsen the problem. Saudi says – we are just here to overthrow the president.

So many forces against terrorism but still terrorists are rejoicing.

What could be worse than terrorism? Politics over terrorism is 10 times worse than terrorism itself.

 

Probably the loveliest Valentine Day

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14th Feb is celebrated worldwide as Valentine Day. I need not describe the festival  significance and its spirit.

While I disbelieve that love can be confined to 1 day per year yet there is a strong need of having at least 1 day dedicated to love. In today’s busy scenario and due to ever increasing demand of money, we do not have time for love and relationships. At this stage, the world needs a Valentine Day so that people can focus on relationship more than work at least for 1 day. Love is actually a continuous and gradual process which is sense of care and emotion / feeling between 2 groups / people. But today, this definition is getting extinct.

Anyways, this post is about Velentine Day celebration tradition happening at a relatively small location. Different countries have different tradition related to Valentine Day. But this is a special case. It is in Philippines.

You know how Filipinos celebrate Valentine Day? They call for mass wedding. Different couples join together and wed again. What actually could be an expression of love better than this?

Filipinos join together for a mass wedding in Manila

As per the local government, the primary purpose of such a tradition is to promote unity and love. This is a really great tradition and probably the loveliest way to celebrate the festival which speaks of love. After all, mass wedding is a tool to show others how much you love each other.

Year after year, many people have joined Valentine Day celebration. In 2013 alone, Around 4000 Couples have reported to opt for mass wedding.

This GOD is happy by you killing yourself

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This is another religious place – In Euthanasia. This is a Church in Massachusetts, United States of America.

The mission

While it is a church, it has its own mission statement. It calls itself a non profit organization. the mission statement reads that the Church works for restoring balance between humans and remaining species (may be animals) on the planet.

As per Rev. Chris Korda, the founder; the Church is actually an anti – human religion.

As per Judeo – Christianity, GOD did provide 10 Commandment to Moses. All the future prophets (including Jesus Christ) came to fulfill those commadnments.

For this Church, there is 1 commandment (probably coming from GOD directly)

THOU SHALT NOT PROCREATE

AND

SAVE THE PLANET, KILL YOURSELF

Yes, you would have shocked on reading this. The Church mentions that population reduction is the only way to save planet Earth from getting destroyed. It stresses on the point that Earth cannot and will not sustain itself if population keeps on increasing like this.

The operation

Well, this is not a simple process. No, they don’t advocate murdering others. Rather, they believe in suicide, abortion and even cannibalism. They often market sodomy as well and their methodology is similar to Dadaist movement.

The Church hates sex and promotes birth control as a tool to promote environmental concerns. They have hosted several campaigns raising environmental awareness.

The Church was notorious as they had posted a video linking sex with 9/11 US terrorism attacks. The Church had only 1 motto – No humans will make the world a safer place.

They underwent controversies too because people committed suicide following their ways and this literally caused a legal case on the Church administrators.

The crying lion

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This is another post on a monument. This is not a religious building as such yet a very important monument. This is called as lion monument and located in Switzerland.

The history

Don’t get confused with the title. The monument has nothing to do with any lion. You might be wondering what is strange here.

Well, its theme is strange. You shall see a crying lion in the front of the monument. But, it really is not dependent on a lion. It is made in memory of some Swiss guards who were killed during French revolution.

More than 600 Swiss guards were killed during August of 1792. The idea to build the monument was by Karl Pfiffer von Altisofen. Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen tried to build the monument.

Lukas Ahorn did hewn this monument in 1821 AD.

The exact structure

The monument does depict a crying lion. Impaled by a spear and covered by a shield. The length is 10 metres and its height is 6 metres.

At the bottom of the lion, there is an inscription which states the essence of the monument is about the dead scene of Swiss Guard. It mentioned that approx. 760 were killed and 350 were wounded. This is unique of its kind type of monument as a dying lion is depicted to show the sufferings of some security guards.

Mark Twain did mark the sculpture as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world” and called it the most impressive monument ever.

The most ultimate temple

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This is another post on one more temple. This time in Karnataka. Probably such a temple would have been seen nowhere. It is a temple dedicated to dogs.

While it is true that people would love dogs. Some call them cute pets while some consider them best possible friend of mankind.

A scholarly resource where dogs are considered management guru and points out 6 important leadership lessons we learn from dogs.

But the idea of having a temple dedicated to dogs is marvelous. The local villagers have developed a temple dedicated to a dog couple. Yes, that isn’t a joke; you shall see the statues of a dog and a bitch. The statues are well decorated and respected as if the GOD is inside that dog family.

The local villagers think that if dogs are happy with you, no theft cases shall be reported. WOW! What a belief. It should not be doubted that dogs are friends of mankind  but to this level – you must develop their religious buildings and worship them?

This is hilarious concept. It is really strange as this is what is probably seen nowhere. The temple exist in Chennapat Taluka in Ramnagar district and is considered as holy as the main deity. This temple is near to the main temple of the village. Daily people visit this place and consider it auspicious to please the dog diety.

GOD! Please provide me VISA

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Let us see one more strange place. Another temple! this time Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh – Chilkur Balaji.

As per Indian beliefs, Balaji is a form of almighty Vishnu – the preserving GOD. (Indians believe that GOD has 3 forms – Creator Brahma, Preservor Vishnu and Terminator Rudra)

So, in this temple dedicated to Balaji; you will find a huge population of devotee. The GOD of this temple is a special one – lord Balaji shall decide who shall get VISA for international temple and who shall not.

Don’t get confused – Balaji is not going to send VISA to your home. Actually, as we all know that VISA is a lengthy and interview involving process, people often develop a fear that their VISA application may not be approved.

Therefore, they apply for a VISA, come to this temple, pray and offer holy food, do the worship including (but not limited to) multiple circumambulations and request GOD to simplify further processes for them. Once all this is done, they happily go back in a relaxed mood as they are now sure that GOD is with them.

In a cheerful and relaxed mood, they prepare for the upcoming VISA processes.

It works in most of the cases. However, I think it is their confidence which helps them get the VISA and not any GOD’s intervention; but let it be.

The temple is famed for being called VISA offering temple. Due to this going trend, more temples are carved which claim to aid you in VISA approval process. Khadia temple in Ahmedabad, Gujarat is one of them.

GOD’s own motorcycle

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This post is about what no one on this planet can ever imagine. It is about a temple where a motorbike is worshipped.

Strange temples are built in India. This is about a shrine in Pali district in Rajasthan and is known by the name Bullet Baba.

Note: Don’t confuse the term bullet with the weapon used in guns. Bullet is a famous name of a motorcycle brand in India.

The motorcycle belonged to a man named Shri OM Banna. One day, while riding the bike; he met with an accident. Mr. Banna died on the spot. As per Indian beliefs, only body dies, the soul doesn’t.

It is believed that his aatma still rides the bike. This assumption has a logic. Post the death of Mr. Banna; the police tried to separate the bike from the dead body and they managed to do during day time. However, by evening; the bike was back on the same place. The trend did not change even after replacing the location and emptying the fuel tank.

The police surrendered to this divine miracle. Not all policemen are staunch atheists, right?

This is counted in world records where the motorcycle shows her immense love for its owner.

A temple has been built and it is a tradition to visit here while moving out from homes. The spirit of the almighty Bullet Baba shall save you from troubles during any journey.

It is also a coincidence that after that day, not even a single incidence of road accidents is reported.

P.S. the upcoming posts shall cover more wonderful temples. Wait for new surprises.

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