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World's Oldest The Mundeshwari Devi Temple

 World's Oldest Living Temple The Mundeshwari Devi Temple   The Mundeshwari Devi Temple is located at Kaura in Kaimur District in the state of Bihar. It is an ancient temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva & Shakti and is considered one of the oldest functional Hindu temples in India. Hindu inscriptions dated 625 CE were found in the temple. The temple is a protected monument under ASI since 1915. In 2008 The Bihar State Religious Trust Board fixed the date to be 108 AD The temple is made out of stone and is constructed in the Nagara style of temple architecture. This temple is not only the oldest but also the oldest 'active' temple. This means the temple is have been actively worshipped for the past 1500-2000 years. Inside, there is a murti of Maa Mundeshvari Devi and Panchmukhi (5 face Shiva).   At the entrance to the temple, the door are seen with carved images of Dvarpalas, Ganga, Yamuna. Many other deities like Gane

World's Widest Tree Is In India

        The Great Banyan Tree Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden near Kolkata. It is over two hundred and fifty years old and covers about 14,500 square meters of land (3.5 acres) making it the widest tree in the world. From a distance, the tree has the appearance of a forest, but what appear to be individual trees are actually aerial roots- around 3,600 of them.   Subjects Spirituality    Bhagvad Gita   Bhagwad Puran   Buddhism   Krishna   Guru First & Earliest    Influence of Culture   Knowledge     History   Past Glories    Unique India   Chanakya   Video

World's Earliest Quality Steel

  Rust-resistant steel  2000 years ago.  Gupta era iron clamps at the foundation base ruins of ancient temples at the Dashavatar temple complex at Dewgarh, Uttar Pradesh. These clamps are rust-resistant! The Dashavatar temple at this site happens to be India's first existing sikhara temple. The site originally had nine temples with a Garuda stand in front of the main temple (Dashavatar temple). Out of these 9 temples at this site, only the main stands tall in ruins. These temples were attacked several times by Islamic invaders including Alauddin Khilji. 8 of the temples were razed to the ground by the plunderers. The iron clamps lay in all the base ruins of destroyed temples. Western historians including few Indians have distorted the chronology of Indian historical events. So as per distorted historians, Gupta era that lasted for nearly 300 years is projected to be from 3rd to 6th century CE. But according to ‘Puranas’, inscriptions, and several Indian literary historical evidence

Changu Narayan Temple of Nepal

  Changu Narayan Temple : The Second Oldest in  Nepal: Changu Narayan Temple located In Bhaktapur District, Nepal dates back to the fourth century. It is widely considered to be one of the oldest in Nepal.   This temple is of great historical importance as it is one of the oldest continuously functioning shrines in Kathmandu valley—dating from the 4th century onward—and preserves a pillar inscribed with Sanskrit text from the 5th century reign of King Manadeva a Licchavi-dynasty king. In later centuries, we do see a record from around the year 610 of King Amsuvarman in Harigaon donating to support the Changu Narayan, strongly suggesting an unbroken continuity of use from the 4th to the 7th centuries, Built on top of a high hill about seven miles directly east of Kathmandu, the temple is dedicated to Bhagvan Vishnu, although shrines to Lord Shiva, Ashta Matrika, Chhinnamasta, Kileshwor, and Lord Krishna are also found within the wider temple complex. Pictures of some old sculptues

Rāma of Ancient Xinjiang, China.

The Story of Rāma in Ancient Xinjiang, China. Ancient Indian Texts Call Xinjiang 'Uttarakuru' Ancient Khotan or modern Hotan is a major oasis town in southwestern Xinjiang, Khotanese kings were Mahāyāna Buddhist but this sect incorporates Vedic and Tantric systems, with all the devas such as Indra, Śiva, Vi ṣṇ u and Sarasvatī, and just places the Buddha at the head of the system . There was also Krishna worship in Khotan and we find the Rāma story in Khotanese language, of which there is also a Tibetan version. The Buddhists put a spin on the Rāma story,  that has had immense power on the imagination of the people all over Asia. The Khotanese Rāmāya ṇ a is not the standard Rāma story. In it Daśaratha, who is called Sahasrabāhu (“thousand-armed”), fights with Paraśurāma and gets killed, and his sons Rāma and Lak ṣ ma ṇ a are saved by a queen. When they grow older they slay Paraśurāma in revenge and become masters of all Jambudvīpa. Meanwhile, the Rāk ṣ asas are ruled by

Indian Buddhist Monk Created Shaolin Kungfu

Ancient cave in Dengfeng , Henan Province in China w here Indian Monk Bodhidharma did meditation for 9 years and founded Shaolin Kung Fu by teaching Monks. Bodhidharma  was a Buddhist monk who arrived in China from India around AD 480. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the monks of Shaolin Monastery that led to the creation of Shaolin Kungfu. In Japan, he is known as  Daruma. Shaolin Kung Fu:  is one of the oldest, largest, and most famous styles of Kung Fu. It combines Zen Buddhism and martial arts. It originated and was developed in the Shaolin temple in Henan province, China. Chinese monasteries were large landed estates, sources of considerable regular income and monks required protection. A painting of Bodhidharma Shaolin temple has two main legacies:  Chan , which refers to Chan Buddhism, the religion of Shaolin, and  Quan   , which refers to the