NAMASTE!

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story   |  AGE OF DISCOVERIES

FORT COCHIN & LISBON'S CROWS

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The coat of arms of Lisbon commemorates the voyage of the relics of Saint Vincent, to the city. According to legend, ravens protected his graves and even accompanied him on his voyage. Their craws are heard in Fort Cochin.

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story   |  THE TREE VENERATION IN THE CIRCASSIAN CULTURE

05: Trees in Circassian Mythology

ZAINA EL-SAID

Mythology is a reflection of the people’s soul, and unlike common belief that they are fantastical stories, myths carry the core of the ancient world, safeguarding profound information, which relate human and world progression through the ages.

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story   |  100+1 SYMBOLS

ARDHANARISHVARA

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Ardhanarishvara symbolizes that the male and female principles are inseparable. The composite form conveys the unity of opposites in the universe. The male half of Ardhanarishvara stands for Purusha and female half is Prakriti.

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HARI-HARA

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Hari-Hara is composite form of God Vishnu (Hari) and God Shiva (Hara). Shiva, the ash-smeared ascetic, represents the realized soul who withdraw from the world. Vishnu, the gold-bedecked king, represents the realized soul who participates in the world.

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TRIDEVI

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Around us are the goddesses. Within us are the gods. Inside are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - creating, sustaining and destroying. Outside are Saraswati, Lakshmi and Shakti - enlightening, enriching and empowering.

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DHANVANTARI
The God of Ayurveda

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Dhanvantari, an incarnation of the God Vishnu, the immanent Divine consciousness, represents Divine healer in the tradition of ayurveda. Within all of us is a Divine healer. To heal ourselves we must set this Divine healer in motion within ourselves.

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