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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:58

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:35

Manam (TELUGU)

Do you feel old and tired because of your eyes? It is really hard to feel fresh and alert when your eyes are tired and droopy, because of those annoying bags under them. They are a sign of stress and fatigue.

Fret not as Asian Roots Luxury Spa, Delhi, has come up with some totally handy and effective tips to get rid of under eye bags and dark circles.

1. Go potato: Slice a raw potato (after refrigerating for a couple of minutes) into two and circle the closed eyes gently with those halves. Place it on your eyes so that it also covers the puffed ares under your eyes and leave it like that for 15-20 minutes. You'll notice a tremendous change in those bags as they'll be diminished in size.

2. Milky way: If you have extremely puffed up eyes this is the regular regime that you will have to follow. Dip cotton pads in chilled milk and place on your eyelids and relax for 20-30 minutes. This well help your eyes in water retention and it would also cool them off .

3. Oily help: Take chilled water in a bowl and add a few drops of vitamin E oil to it, now mix the two well. Dip cotton pads in this mixture and place on the eyes for 20 minutes, this well help in reducing the swelling around the eyes.

4. Cucumber relief: Cucumbers are a fantastic natural remedy to get rid of under eye puffiness. Take 2 slices of fresh refrigerated cucumber and place it on your eyes for 25 minutes. Relax with the cool soothing slices over your eyes and slip into a short nap, it will help refresh your mind as well as your eyes, and the anti-inflammatory properties of the cool cucumber will naturally help reduce puffy tissues.

5. Chilled tea bags: If you are in a hurry and do not want to go with droopy eyes then teabags are the way to go. Moisten two tea bags in cold water and refrigerate them for a while. Then place them over your eyes for 25-30 minutes. Lie back and relax with the cool teabags over your eyes. Finish by washing your eyes and face with cold water, and dry your skin thoroughly. You would feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

6. Of spoons and iced water: The puffiness of the eyes can be reduced with the help of a glass of ice water and four stainless steel spoons. Chill the spoons in the water and then place one over each eye. Keep switching the spoons while letting the other one chill in the glass of water. Keep switching until you see improvement.

8. Egg white: Stiffly beat a few egg whites and apply it around your eyes with a brush. It will result in making the area around and under the eye feel tighter and look less puffy. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse your face in cold water.

9. Green tea bag: Settle down for 10-15 minutes with a chilled, steeped chamomile or green tea bag over each eye and then relax. The natural properties of these herbal teas will help bring puffy eyes back to their original size.

10. Hydrate your body: Drink as much water as possible. Yes, it seems counter-intuitive when you are retaining water, but hydrating reduces puffiness. So drink a glass of water whenever you notice your eyes getting a little droopy.

Source: TOI
Sunday, 19 May 2013 05:43

Kumaraswamy Temple

Sandur is a taluk headquarters in Bellary district. It is in a valley surrounded by hills, and the hills abound in quality iron and manganese ore. Sandur is derived from 'sandu' in Kannada, meaning a 'pass'. It was formerly under the Maratha rulers called the Ghorpades till 1947 and the palace surrounded by a fort is an attractive building. The town has a Vithoba temple with impressive pillars. One of the hill ranges has the attractive Kumaraswamy temple and also the Parvati temple. The Parvati temple perhaps was the original Kumaraswamy temple of Badami Chalukya times which now houses a recent Parvati figure and the Shanmukha {Kumaraswamy) temple is a Rashtrakuta structure with a modern image. The twin temples are excellent pieces of art and are in a sarene place, and are surrounded by rose gardens. The place is 12 km. from Sandur town. Not far away from here is the Nandihalli Post-Graduate Centre of the Gulbarga University and 16 km. away from Sandur is Ramanadurga or Ramgad. There is a Rama temple on this cool hill resort, commemorating Kumara Rama, a historical figure who died fighting against Delhi Sultan's army.

Krauncha Giri is famous for the Subramanya temple located in Bellary district in Karnataka. Krauncha Giri is believed to be the first abode of Subramanya in south India. It is located 10 km from Sandur in Bellary District of Karnataka.

Unique feature of the mountain is its elliptical shape with a diametric narrow pass. According to legend, this gap is made when Kartikeya pierced the mountain in the battle with the demon Tharaka, with his sphere weapon vel to kill the demons who were hidden inside mountain. This legend is held in high esteem in Hindu mythologies including Mahabharata (salya parva.46), Skanda Purana(asura kandam). Krauncha Giri is also associated with legends of the sages Agastya and Parasuram.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 05:42

Vittala Temple

The Vittala Temple of Hampi is situated northeast of Hampi. The Vittala temple Hampi is dedicated to Vittala (Vishnu). Vittala is one aspect of Lord Vishnu in which he is worshipped by Maratha community. A renowned rock chariot (Ratha) is situated in front of the Vittala temple. The chariot is carved of a single rock and also a place of worship.

The Musical Pillar of the Vittala Temple is great instance of artistic design. Each Musical Pillar that support the roof of Vittala temple represents one musical instrument. The festival of Purandaradasa is a annual festival of the temple.

From the eastern of Hampi Bazaar, a track, best covered on foot, leads left along the riverbank to the Vittala Temple, about 2km away. The undisputed highlight of the Hampi ruins, the 16th-century temple is in fairly good condition, though a few cement scaffolds have been erected to keep the main structure from collapsing.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 05:40

Hazara Ramaswami Temple

A temple which is immensely famous in Hampi is Hazara Ramaswami temple. This was supposed to be the temple where the royal families came to offer prayers. This temple was like the private worship place of the kings and their families. The pillars and walls of the temple exhibit Ramayana's episodes through beautiful engravings. On the other hand, the outer wall of the temple also put on view beautifully carved images of social activities of Vijaynagar's common public and images of deities and lords. Here you might also come across intricate engravings of dancing girls, elephants and horses.

Monolithic Statue of Ugra-Narasimha.Of the two temples completed during that period,the Hazara-Ramaswami Temple was the more important,because of its proximity to the Royal Palace and of the fact that personally Krishna Deva Raya seems to have been a devotee of Krishna-Vishnu in His Incarnation of Rama,which explains why the Ramaswami Temple was built so close to the Royal Palace.As such,the Hazara-Ramaswami Temple is much more lavish in the intricately beautiful carvings that decorate every conceivable part of the Temple.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 05:39

Ugra Narasimha Temple

Ugra Narasimha, which is also known as the Statue of Lakshmi Narasimha, happens to be the most widely advertised and well known relic of the Vijayanagara Empire.Sculpted out of a single block of huge granite during the reign of Krishna DevaRaya (1509-29),the era during which the Vijayanagara Empire reached its zenith,this statue is reported to have had a figure of Lakshmi sitting on the lap of the  figure of Narasimha.Incidentally,it was the figure of Lakshmi only that the marauding army of the combined forces of Bijapur,Bidar,Golkonda and Ahmadnagara could manage to destroy after having assaulting the statue continually for seven months in their determined attempt to destroy the statue completely following the fall of Hampi after the utter defeat of the Vijayanagara forces at the hand of the Combined Forces at the Battle of Talikota(1565).
Sunday, 19 May 2013 05:37

Veerabadra Temple

The temple is one of the famous tourist attractions in Hampi. The temple is associated with the culture of ancient days and arts f Indian architecture. Sati, she was the daughter of God Daksha; she wanted to marry with Lord Shiva. However, the kind do not like the marriage with Shiva.

Once King Daksha invited everyone but God did not invite to Sati and Shiva. After that Sati goes in the occasion and Daksha sheds abuses a lot to Lord Shiva Sati suicides jumping into the fire that was burning at the venue. When Lord Shiva came to know about this sad news, he got furious with Daksha.

He threw the piece of matted hair of his hair on the ground with anger. At this action furious demon Veerabhadra and Kali Goddess come at once. Finally, he was killed however, at the appeal of god Shiva offers to replace the head of Daksha as Goat in this way Daksha got his life again with goat head.

People believe that Veerabhadra was an image of Shiva and Kali. Later Sati became as Parvati and remarriages with Shiva. Uddana Veerabhadra temple in Hampi has many clues of having the existence of cults. Uddana Veerabhadra temple in Hampi is called also Muddu Veeranna. It has a very old story as Virupaksha temple at the brink of the river.

The temple has the idle of Veerabhadra 3.6 mtr high. Uddana Veerabhadra temple in Hampi has the main deity over here. The idol is engraved and carved. However; it has four arms with arrow, bow, sword and shield, having the warrior nature this also made the Uddana Veerabhadra temple tourist attractions. There is also a small statue of Daksha that is kept nearby.

The idols of both illustrate the previous story and have the tourist attractions in Hampi. The priest of the temple belongs to the Lingayath Community. Inside the temple, no one can have the photos. It is beautiful where the Veerabhadra is being worshipped. It gave Uddana Veerabhadra temple tourist attractions.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 05:35

Elephant Stable

Legendary Elephant Quarter, the stables, a building which is dome shaped served as the quarters of the royal elephants, is situated nearby the Zenana Enclosure. These stables are ancient monuments, constructed as long structure with resting places for the royal elephants.

There are a total of eleven domed tall chambers, out of which the center one is particularly decorated and big. This was supposed to be for the musicians and the connected band troupes to perform the talents during celebrations involving royal elephants. The metal hooks, which are used to knot the elephants, in the interior roof is still visible. The mahouts enter the elephant compartments through manholes located at the rear of each hall.
Sunday, 19 May 2013 05:33

Sasivekalu Ganesha

Ganesha statue is locally called Sasivekalu(mustard seed)Ganesha. This is located on the southern foothill of the Hemakuta Hill.

In Hindu mythology Lord Ganesha (also known as Ganapathi or Vinayaka) is notorious for his food habit. One day he ate so much of food that his tummy almost busted. He just caught a snake and tied it around his tummy as a belt to save his tummy from bursting.

On this statue you can see the snake carved around his tummy. Also he holds the goad, pasha (noose), and his broken tusk. The hand which holds modak (a kind of sweet ball) is broken and not reconstructed. This monolithic statue carved out of a huge boulder measures about 2.4 meters (8 feet). An open pavilion is build around the statue. According to inscriptions found nearby this pavilion was built by a trader from Chandragiri (in present day Andhra Pradesh)in 1506 AD, in memory of one of the Vijayanagara king – Narasimha II (1491-1505 AD)
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