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Some Plants Want to be Eaten.

Animals run & cry when attacked by predators. But plants have adapted to appeal to animals and birds that spread their seeds. Over millions of years, these plants have developed ways to communicate with animals through fruits, new research suggests, saying something like “choose me.” With traits evolved to match each animal’s sensory capacities or physical abilities, fruits can signal dinner time, and further their plant’s survival as a species. Red berries and orange figs hang in the rain forest’s canopy. They are waiting for monkeys, apes or birds to scan the foliage, eat the ripe fruit and either spit or defecate seeds far from their sources, spreading their next generation to a new location. In the similarly mountainous rain forests of Madagascar’s Ranomafana National Park, yellow berries or fragrant, green figs await lemurs. They will search the forest all night for their feast, later scattering the seeds. Kim Valenta, an evolutionary ecologist at

Definition of Bhagvan or God.

Who can be called Bhagvan? Maharishi  Parashara   was the author of many ancient Indian texts. He is accredited as the author of the first Purana, the Vishnu Purana, before his son Vyasa wrote it in its present form. He was the grandson of Vasishtha, the son of Śakti Maharṣi, and the father of Vyasa. ऐश्वर्यस्य समग्रस्य वीर्यस्य यशसः श्रियः। ज्ञान - वैराग्ययोश्चैव षण्णां भग इतीरणा॥ aiśvaryasya samagrasya vīryasya yaśasaḥ śriyaḥ  jñāna-vairāgyayoś caiva ṣaṇṇāṁ bhagam itīṅganā (Viṣṇu Purāṇa 6.5.47) The term ‘Bhagavan’ or God, is thus defined by Parasara Muni as one who is full in six opulences— 1.    who has unlimited strength 2.    fame 3.    wealth 4.    knowledge 5.    beauty and 6.    renunciation . Prashar Lake with blue and clear waters is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is regarded to have meditated there.     *** At a distance of 65 km from Kullu, 51 km from Mandi and 103 km from Manali, Prashar Lake is