Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The four entrance gates of Jagannath Temple

The Jagannath Temple is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Vishnu – one of the trinity of supreme divinity in Hinduism. Puri is in the state of Odisha, on the eastern coast of India. King Indradyumna of Avanti has built the main temple of Jagannath at Puri. The temple is one of the 108 Abhimana Kshethram of Vaishnavate tradition.

The four entrance gates of Jagannath Temple in Puri are:
1. Singhadwara (Lion Gate): This is the main gate of the temple, located in the east, and it is the most commonly used entrance by devotees.
2. Ashwadwara (Horse Gate): Located in the south of the temple, this gate is named after the horse sculptures that adorn it.
3. Vyaghradwara (Tiger Gate): Situated in the west, this gate is named after the tiger sculptures that guard it.
4. Hastidwara (Elephant Gate): Located in the north of the temple, this gate is named after the elephant sculptures that flank it. These four gates are symbolic and represent different aspects of life and spirituality. The Lion Gate is associated with Moksha (liberation), the Horse Gate with Victory, the Tiger Gate with Dharma (righteousness), and the Elephant Gate with Wealth.
In its first Cabinet meeting, Odisha's new BJP government approved a proposal to re-open all four gates of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri early on Thursday morning.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2024

The CODISSIA Defence Innovation and Atal Incubation Centre (CDIIC) and the Indian Army will organise in Coimbatore on May 28 and 29 the “Southern Star Army Academia Industry Interface”.

The "Southern Star Army Academia Industry Interface" (S2A212) and the Center for Defense Innovation and Industry Collaboration (CDIIC) are initiatives aimed at fostering collaboration between the military, academia, and industry to promote indigenous defense technology and self-reliance in defense production. The S2A212 event, organized by the Regional Technology Node (RTN) of the Southern Command in collaboration with the Army Institute of Technology, focuses on the transformation to Atmanirbhar Bharat in defense technology. The event includes seminars and exhibitions, showcasing upcoming technological trends in the defense arena and promoting tangible interaction with academia and industry to develop indigenous defense technology. On the other hand, the Codissia Defense Innovation and Incubation Centre (CDIIC) is a key contributor to the Southern Defence Corridor, enabling the MSMEs of the region to become import substitution partners to the armed forces. CDIIC is partnering with the Indian Army to organize the prestigious "Southern Star Army Academia Industry Interface – S2A2I2" at Coimbatore on the 28th & 29th May 2024. This event aims to identify existing problems in the defense sector and find solutions to overcome them, encouraging industries of Coimbatore to enhance Research & Development for defence related equipment to mutually benefit and fulfil the dual need of National Security & Indian defence forces.

These initiatives emphasize the importance of academia in developing next-generation defense technologies and the role of industry in supporting the Indian Army's technological needs, ultimately striving towards self-reliance in defense production. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

ஆலம் விழுதுகள்

Oh, the mighty Baniyan tree! It's not just any ordinary tree; it's a symbol of unity, power, and eternal life, at least according to the good folks in Bali. This tree is so majestic, it's like the king of the forest, reigning supreme over its subjects with its sprawling branches and aerial roots that look like they're reaching out to give the world a big, leafy hug. But wait, there's more! The Baniyan tree is also a symbol of the eternal cycle of death and rebirth. It's like the tree version of a phoenix, rising from the ashes to start anew. And let's not forget about its spiritual significance. In Hindu mythology, the Baniyan tree is believed to provide the fulfillment of wishes and provide material gains. It's like the tree is saying, "Make a wish, and I'll make it happen...well, within reason, of course." So, the next time you see a Baniyan tree, take a moment to appreciate its grandeur and the rich history and symbolism that it represents. It's not just a tree; it's a symbol of unity, power, and the eternal cycle of life. 

Monday, May 20, 2024

மகா மிருத்யுஞ்சய #மந்திரம்

"ஓம் த்ரியம்பகம் யஜாமஹே ஸூகந்திம் புஷ்டிவர்த்தனம் உர்வாருகமிவ பந்தனான் ம்ருத்யோர் முக்ஷீய மாம்ருதாத்"

 

The four entrance gates of Jagannath Temple

The Jagannath Temple is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Vishnu – one of the trinity of supreme divinity in Hindu...