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Natural Vishnu Temple in Grand Canyon

In Hinduism on July 10, 2014 at 07:49

The formation of Rock in Grand Canyon is called the Vishnu Temple.

 

And there are formations called Shiva, Rama Temples.

 

Vishnu Temple,Grand Canyon.jpg

Vishnu Temple,Grand Canyon.

 

The Theory is some Geologists were in the habit of naming ancient natural formation after Hindu Gods and Goddesses,which I doubt.

 

If naming after Gods were to have been practiced by the Christians, as in the case of many cities and natural phenomenon, they would have named it after some legend in Christianity, not after Hinduism, which they vilify, in many a case subtly.

 

Please read my Post Americas, The Patala Loka of Hinduism.

 

In the Mayan-derived dialects along Mexico’s northern east coast down to and including the Central America republics, Patal means ‘abandoned or deserted land; without people.’

Naga-like derivatives also exist in Mexico . In Sanskrit, Nag-asta means Western Naga Land . The Mayan lowlands down to and including Costa Rica are called Nacaste.

According to Hindu legends, a naga could turn into a human being. In Mexico, a nagual was a were-animal. Nagual derived from the Sanskrit Nag-Baal, meaning Snake Demon…

The Hindu Naga Mayas also belonged to a powerful Dravidian group of Nagas calledAsuras. Whether or not the Asuras were demi-gods or demons depended on one’s point of view. The leader of these Naga Asuras was the Hindu (really a Bulgarian) god of precious metals, wealth, traders and even agriculturists (really a group) named Kubera or Khyber (Kheever). “

 

 

Geologists frequently name rock layers after surrounding landmarks (especially if the landmark is near an outcrop of the layer that is a good representation of the type). For example, the Hermit Shale layer in the canyon is named for Hermit Canyon where that rock layer is easily reached and where it was first scientifically described in detail.

Each of the rock layers that you mention derived their name from nearby canyon buttes and mesas. Specifically the Vishnu Schist was named by geologist Charles Walcott in the 1880s after Vishnu Temple, a prominent rock formation on the north side of the canyon near Cape Royale. The Brahma Schist was named by geologists Campbell and Maxson in the 1930s after Brahma Temple, a butte overlooking Bright Angel Canyon. I am not sure who named the Rama Schist (probably Campbell and Maxson), but it probably derived its name from Rama Temple, a rock spire near Vishnu Temple. All of these landmarks can be seen from the major overlooks on the South Rim.

The logical next question is how did these mesas and buttes get their names in the first place? Many of the canyon’s landmarks were named by geologist Charles Dutton who published one of the earliest (and best) detailed geologic studies of the canyon in 1882. Dutton believed that the canyon was such an important and impressive feature on the planet, that the names of its features should reflect all the world’s cultures and thus he chose many names from mythologies and legends from around the world. Other examples of canyon landmarks named in this way are Wotan’s Throne, Cheops Pyramid, Budda Temple, Solomon Temple, Jupiter Temple and Tower of Ra (all of these are major buttes, spires or mesas in the canyon).

Source:

Arizona resident, frequent Grand Canyon visitor and hiker, and historian who has researched and written about scientific studies in the canyon.

For an excellent overview of the early canyon geologists and their impact on how we view the canyon today, I recommend the excellent book “How the Canyon Became Grand” by Stephen Pyne

Dutton’s classic work (where many of the formations were officially named for the first time) is “Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District” (published the United States Geological Survey in 1882 and republished by the University of Arizona Press in 2001)

In describing the panorama from Point Sublime he writes:

“The finest butte of the chasm is situated near the upper end of the Kaibab division; but it is not visible from Point Sublime. It is more than 5,000 feet high, and has a surprising resemblance to an Oriental pagoda. We named it Vishnu’s Temple.”

At Cape Final in the Ottoman Amphitheatre “we command a view of the head of the Grand Canyon. The scenery is in a large measure changed, not only in the arrangement of its parts but in its character. The portion of the panorama which includes the chasm is, in the main, similar to what we have seen from other commanding points, and so far is it from being diminished in grandeur that it may in some respects be regarded as the finest of all. But the chasm is only half the scene before us. To the eastward is spread out in full view the great expanse of the Marble Canyon platform, the Echo Cliffs beyond, and in the dim distance the Cretaceous mesas about the San Juan. To the southward is the far off mesa country around the Moquis villages sixty or seventy miles away, and to the southward fifty miles distant rise the grand volcanic piles of the San Francisco Mountains.

As we mount the parapet which looks down upon the canyon the eye is at once caught by an object which seems to surpass in beauty anything we have yet seen. It is a gigantic butte, so admirably designed and so exquisitely decorated that the sight of it must call forth an expression of wonder and delight from the most apathetic beholder. Its summit is more than 5,000 feet above the river. Mr. Holmes’ picture will convey a much more accurate idea of it than any verbal description can possibly do. We named it Vishnu’s Temple.”

Travelers Route of South Rim: The East Rim Drive-Arizona Hwy. 64, begins just south of Mather Point. The drive skirts the rim for 23 miles to Desert View with numerous pull offs for long views of the main canyon. Turn off at Yaki Point for a fine view of the darkly shining Granite Gorge, the innermost canyon. The imposing pyramid-shaped profile of Vishnu Temple, 7,829 feet high dominates the eastern skyline.

http://demythic.com/GCanyon-b.htm

 

 

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Lived In Mars 17 Years US Marine Corps Audio

In audio, Interesting and funny on June 27, 2014 at 17:35

An ex Marine,pseudonym Captain Kaye says he has spent the last 17 years living on Mars defending the human colonies from Martians.

 

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Little Naked Green Figures in Mars.

The retired officer has recently made claims that he has been part of a secret on going military mission that includes all the major players in field of space exploration, including the United States, Russia, and China.
The operation was claimed to be called the Earth Defense Force.

 

The ex-naval infantryman, who uses the pseudonym Captain Kaye, says he was posted to the Red Planet to protect five human colonies from indigenous Martian life forms.

He claims he then spent nearly three years serving in a secret ‘space fleet’ run by a multinational organisation called the Earth Defense Force, which recruits military personnel from countries including the US, Russia and China.

In testimony released to ExoNews TV, Captain Kaye said he was trained to fly three different types of space fighters and three bombers.

He added that training took place on a secret moon base called Lunar Operations Command, Saturn’s moon Titan, and in deep space.

Captain Kaye says he retired after a 20 year tour of duty, describing a retirement ceremony on the moon that he claims was presided over by VIPs including ex-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Citation.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/secret-alien-base-mars-marine-3745652

 

Image Credit.

http://metro.co.uk/2008/01/22/little-green-naked-alien-discovered-on-mars-608522/

Crimea For Russia US Action Illegal

In US on March 24, 2014 at 08:01

There is a lot of talk about the Occupation of Crimea by Russia and the referendum in Crimea to join The Russian Federation.

The West, led by, as usual by the US, followed ardently by the Third World Countries, have joined the Chorus and threaten the Russian Federation with Economic Sanctions and ostracizing of Russia.

Referundum on Crimea in Crimea

Crimea wants to join Russia- Referendum.Image Credit.Global research.ca.

 

“You just don’t, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext”, he pontificated on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”_John Kerry, US Secretary of State

 

Who invaded Kuwait and Iraq?

I had a call from my grandson in Sweden and we got to talking about Crimea issue.

In tune with the common perception he expressed his opinion that Russia must leave Crimea.

Such is the disinformation by the Media that the History of Crimea is swept under the carpet.

Loot any hotspot of Terrorism or Territorial issues, you shall find Britain being the culprit for the present confusion.

Palestine,Sri Lanka,India,Pakistan.

They occupied these lands and when the conditions became too hot for them to handle, they complicated the issue by playing both sides of the coin and left the place in a mess to be sort out by what remained of a Country.

Before the Vote in the UN  for granting Statehood to the Jews, while leaving Palestine, Britain promised both the Arabs and the Jews Palestine!

Today none can sort the Palestine issue and in the process we have millions of Stateless people in Palestine.

In Srilanka they played the same game with the Tamils and the Sinhalese on the one hand and on the other among the Tamils of the North,of Estate workers and Muslims.

We know what has happened in Lanka and what is happening now.

India , a double game was played by inciting Jinnah and the animosity between India and Pakistan shows no signs of abating.

In Crimea they have done the same thing.

The history of the Crimean peninsula covers more than 2,000 years, with many different conquerors and settlers throughout time. In ancient times, it was the home of Cimmerians and Scythians, as well as the site of Greek colonies. The most important city was Chersonesos at the edge of today’s Sevastopol. Later occupiers included the Romans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Khazars, the state of Kievan Rus’, the Byzantine Empire, the Kipchaks, and the Golden Horde. In the 13th century, portions were controlled by the Republic of Venice and by the Republic of Genoa.

The Crimean Khanate, a state ruled by Crimean Tatars and generally subject to the Ottoman Empire, succeeded the Golden Horde and lasted from 1441 to 1783. The Khanate was conquered by the Russian Empire under Catherine the Great in 1783. From 1853 to 1856, the peninsula was the site of the principal engagements of the Crimean War, a conflict fought between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Duchy of Nassau.

During the Russian Civil War, Crimea was controlled by the White Army. After they were defeated by the Red Army, Crimea became part of the Soviet Union in 1921 as Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In the Second World War the peninsula was occupied by Nazi Germany for several years.

In 1954, it was transferred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic within the Soviet Union. In 1991, it became part of independent Ukraine.

Crimea was once again a site of conflict in 2014, when the region reacted negatively to the Euromaidan revolution in Kiev and came under Russian Federation control. Ukraine continues to claim Crimea as an integral part of its territory.”

Britain’s Role in Crimean War.

 

Please check the British Archives on Crimea.

The Right to Sovereignty is based on three counts.

1.Those who have been living in the land for the most time.

2.In case of invasions, at the time of settlement, the one who has been occupying the place or if there is a contention with the one who happened to a winner in the War and,the one who held the place for a longer period of time, gets the land/Country.

3.As Democratic system has come into vogue, it is to be decided by a Referendum by the people of this country.

By the standard of having controlled Crimea more number of years after Romans nad Ottoman Empire, both are extinct now, Russia has the Right.

Most importantly the people of Crimea have voted for joining Russia.

“A fraction under 97% voted to cede to Russia, with a turnout of over 80% – an electoral enthusiasm of which Western governments could only dream.”

What is Illegal here?

The Illegality is with he US and those who nod with the US as if they have Parkinson’s for the their greed to get a foothold for Oil in Ukraine and other Territories nearby , including the Black sea.

 

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Capturing Terrorist Live Video

In terrorism, US on February 11, 2014 at 07:28

It is knows that the US comes down hard on Terrorists.

But how hard ?

“Al-Libi, who had been wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, was spirited from his Delta Force captors eventually to a Navy ship in the Mediterranean where he was believed to be questioned by the U.S. government’s High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group.

Al-Libi was then brought to New York to face terrorism-related charges. He has pleaded not guilty. Al-Libi’s attorney, Bernard Kleinman, told The Washington Post his client never swore allegiance to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and was not involved in the embassy attacks.

The former special operations soldier who spoke to ABC News, who has been on similar “snatch” missions, said that the October operation was likely carried out by an eight- to ten-man team. Another source with knowledge of the operation said the men were disguised to appear like locals.

Source:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/60-seconds-video-shows-us-secret-snatch-operation/story?id=22449318US

 

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Al Qaeda Mushrooms Pose Serious Threat

In terrorism on January 29, 2014 at 17:22

Al Qaeda has long been a monolith, though operating as a Multinational Corporate.

It had a Central Command and the structures though cut off directly from the directly,had a strict Unitary structure.

No longer.

Al Qaeda Splits

Al Qaeda Cells

The Syrian Branch or the Franchisee of the Al Qaeda brushed aside  the instruction from to stay away  by Ayman al-Zawahri, the leader of Al Qaeda

It was the first time in the history of the world’s most notorious terrorist organization that one of the affiliates had publicly broken with the international leadership, and the news sent shock waves through the online forums where jihadists meet. In no uncertain terms, ISIS had gone rogue.

That split, in June, was a watershed moment in the vast decentralization of Al Qaeda and its ideology since 9/11. As the power of the central leadership created by Osama bin Laden has declined, the vanguard of violent jihad has been taken up by an array of groups in a dozen countries across Africa and the Middle East, attacking Western interests in Algeria and Libya, training bombers in Yemen, seizing territory in Syria and Iraq, and gunning down shoppers in Kenya.

What links these groups, experts say, is no longer a centralized organization but a loose ideology that any group can appropriate and apply as it sees fit while gaining the mystique of a recognized brand name. In short, Al Qaeda today is less a corporation than a vision driving a diverse spread of militant groups.

“Al Qaeda is kind of a ready-made kit now,” said William McCants, a scholar of militant Islam at the Brookings Institution. “It is a portable ideology that is entirely fleshed out, with its own symbols and ways of mobilizing people and money to the cause. In many ways, you don’t have to join the actual organization anymore to get those benefits.”

For policy makers and terrorism analysts, this has made it harder to define what it means to be “Al Qaeda” and to gauge and combat threats. In addition, disagreements over definitions of Al Qaeda have animated debates in Washington about the perpetrators of the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, especially over the Benghazi militant group Ansar al-Shariah. Although intelligence agencies and the State Department do not consider the group an affiliate of Al Qaeda, some Republican critics of President Obama argue that its puritanical, anti-Western vision makes it one.”

The US has made it tough for Al Qaeda Central command to function effectively after Osama Bin Laden’s Death.

Armed with Data from Osama’s hardD rive, the Al Qaeda Cells have been immobilized.

To operate effectively, a minimum autonomy was needed.

When that was granted, the Franchisees began to assert themselves.

This causes even more serious concern as it would be difficult to identify the Groups which operate under Al Qaeda and becomes very tough in handling Terrorist threats.

News Source:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/sunday-review/the-franchising-of-al-qaeda.html?ref=world&_r=0&referrer=

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