Archive for March 2008

Travel to Kodaikanal !!

March 31, 2008

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This Green (Bamboo) Trail can be seen on the way to the lake namely “Berijam” which is located above the “Kodaikanal”, This one is the Natural lake which was used for boat riding, and excursion purpose, On the way to this spot, you can find “cap hogging spot” which is surrounded by the mist, and gives the feeling of “entering into the cool clouds“, later this had blocked by the Forest Department to avoid the fire accidents on the way and to avoid suicides here….

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This lake is situated in the heart of the kodaikanal city, where all the travellers use to visit, commonly this lake covers 10 – 15 kilometers of circumference as its borders, here you can enjoy boating, horse riding, and a visit to a park of flowers, and the road side shops also available here for shopping jackets and sweaters etc., And this shot is taken from the place called “Lake View” …….

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This Spot is Known as “Pillar Rock”, which covers the most of the travellers because of its view and cool climate, this view is the front view which is common and the another view can be obtained from the back, which doesn’t have a regular path, the path to the back of this rock is very slippery and sloppy hence that way is blocked. You can find it from the left of the spot, where the “toll gate to Berijam lake” is situated……..

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The hill which is appearing in a far distance (30 kilometers from kodaikanal), is said to be the holy city “Palani” and you are looking the Palani hill here, what a cool shot……

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This falls is known as “Silver Cascade Falls” Which is located on the way to the Kodaikanal City, this is 20 kilometers before the City, here you can enjoy the natural sceneries of the mount and the fall, but the hard luck is  we cannot take bath in this falls because of the two reasons, 1)  The Height of the falls is nearly 30 meters high, 2) The temperature of the falls is very very Low. But you can enjoy the beauty of the falls till the sun set,  such an admiring one……

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This view is obtained from the cottage where i was used to stay at kodaikanal, since this kind of  shots normally found out of the city, hence i took this from my camera and I do not have any Idea about the crop which would be planted here, but the Tea/Coffee plantations and fruits are the famous plantations and Crops here, the fruits which were cultivated here will be very tasty and very fresh….

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This spot is known as “Guna Cave“, since this spot was used to shoot a film’s major shots in this cave, since it was known with this name. Nowadays, this spot have been closed by the Forest Department because of the damage caused by the nature by land sliding before 3-4 years…. but it is very thrilling to get into this spot, I knew the experience since I had been there for couple of times….


About Tamil…. The Ancient Language !!

March 31, 2008

Hi Buddies…..

Tamil (தமிழ் tamiḻ; IPA: [t̪ɐmɨɻ]) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India, Sri Lanka and Singapore where it has an official status; with significant minorities in Malaysia, Mauritius, and Réunion, and emigrant communities around the world. It is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, classical language in India, and has official status in India , Sri Lanka and Singapore. With more than 77 million speakers, Tamil is one of the widely spoken languages in the world.

Tamil has a known literary tradition of over two thousand years. The earliest epigraphic records found date to around 300 BC and the Tolkāppiyam (தொல்காப்பியம்), oldest known treatise in Tamil, has been dated variously between second century BC and tenth century AD. Tamil was declared a classical language of India by the Government of India in 2004 and was the first Indian language to have been accorded the status.

Tamil employs agglutinative grammar, where suffixes are used to mark noun class, number, and case, verb tense and other grammatical categories. Unlike other Dravidian languages, the metalanguage of Tamil, the language used to describe the technical linguistic terms of the language and its structure, is also Tamil (rather than Sanskrit). According to a 2001 survey, there were 1,863 newspapers published in Tamil, of which 353 were dailies.

Tamil is one of the ancient languages of the world with a 2200 year history. The origins of Tamil are not transparent, but it developed and flourished in India as an independent language with a rich literature. More than 55% of the epigraphical inscriptions, about 55,000, found by the Archaeological Survey of India in India are in Tamil language Unlike the neighbouring Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh where early inscriptions were written in Sanskrit, the early inscriptions in Tamil Nadu used Tamil exclusively. Tamil has the oldest extant literature amongst the Dravidian languages, but dating the language and the literature precisely is difficult. Literary works in India were preserved either in palm leaf manuscripts (implying repeated copying and recopying) or through oral transmission, making direct dating impossible. External chronological records and internal linguistic evidence, however, indicate that the oldest extant works were probably compiled sometime between the 2nd century BC and the 10th century AD.

        Epigraphic attestation of Tamil begins with rock inscriptions from the 2nd century BC, written in Tamil-Brahmi, an adapted form of the Brahmi script. The earliest extant literary text is the Tolkāppiyam, a work on poetics and grammar which describes the language of the classical period, dated variously between the 1st BC and 10th AD.

Tamil scholars categorise the Tamil literature and language into the following periods:

  1. Sangam (100 BC to 300 AD)
  2. Post-Sangam period (300 to 600 CE)
  3. Bhakthi period (600 to 1200 CE)
  4. Mediaeval Period (1200 to 1800 CE)
  5. Modern (1800 to the present)

The Sangam literature contains about 50,000 lines of poetry contained in 2381 poems attributed to 473 poets including many women poets. Many of the poems of Sangam period were also set to music. During the post-Sangam period, important works like Thirukkural, and epic poems like Silappatikaram, Manimekalai, Sīvakacintāmani were composed. The Bhakthi period is known for the great outpouring of devotional songs set to pann music. Of those 9,295 Tevaram songs on Saivism and 4,000 songs on Vaishnavism are well known. The early mediaeval Period gave rise to one of the best known adaptations of the Ramayana in Tamil, known as Kamba Ramayanam and a story of 63 Nayanmars known as Periyapuranam.

 

 

 

Tamil is one of the Ancient n most POWERFUL language in the World.

March 31, 2008


 

>1 = ONDRU -one

>10 = PATTU -ten

>100 = NOORU -hundred

>1000 = AaYIRAM -thousand

>10000 = PATHTHAYIRAM -ten thousand

>100000 = LATCHAM (NOORAYIRAM) -hundred Thousand

>1000000 = PATTU LATCHAM – one million

>10000000 = KODI -ten million

 

 

 

>100000000 = ARPUTHAM -hundred million

>1000000000 = NIGARPUTAM – one billion

>10000000000 = KUMBAM -ten billion

>100000000000 = KANAM -hundred billion

>1000000000000 = KARPAM -one trillion

>10000000000000 = NIKARPAM -ten trillion

>100000000000000 = PATHUMAM -hundred trillion

>1000000000000000 = SANGGAM -one zillion

>10000000000000000 = VELLAM -ten zillion

>100000000000000000 = ANNIYAM -hundred zillion

>1000000000000000000 = ARTTAM -?????????

>1000000000000000000 0 = PARARTTAM – ??????????

>1000000000000000000 00 = POORIYAM – ????????

>1000000000000000000 000 = MUKKODI – ????????

>1000000000000000000 0000 = MAHAYUGAM -??????????? ?????

Again Kashmir !!

March 28, 2008

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Its About Colombia !!

March 28, 2008

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Places in & around Madurai.

March 27, 2008

Important places Around Madurai…..

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Athisayam Park, just 20 kilometers from Madurai city, which is on the way to Dindigul. Where you can find coaster roller, swimming pool, children games etc.,

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This is one of the falls available near the City Madurai, which will be dry in summer season, this is located interior to the Dindigul Highway, have to go through palamedu village and just 2 kilometer from the Kutladampatti, a small village. you can use Bikes and cars to reach the spot, the government’s transportation is available up to kutladampatti village….

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This is called ” Alagur Kovil ” means a temple of God Perumal alias Alagur, this is located at the bottom of the mount alagur, this temple has one famous celebration called “Chitirai tiruvila” which is held in the month of April which is a traditional function in the city madurai which is celebrated for the 10 days in a very grand manner. People in and around madurai will hang-out in the city to celebrate this function…

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This is called “Pamban Bridge”, which is constructed across the sea which lies in between ramnad district and rameswaram , this is constructed by the British people while they are ruling the Indian country.. Its age is approximately 250 years, it is an railway bridge hence the indian government constructed one more bridge for the road transportation from where this photograph have been taken …..

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This temple is at the city called rameswaram, which is a holy & historical place in tamil nadu, this city is some how 150 kilometers far from the city madurai, even though it is one of the nearer place to visit while visiting the city Madurai….

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This is called “Vivekanda Memorial, at Kanyakumari”, Here a Holy man called Vivekanda who concentrate for meditation before his death… this is one of the important place to visit in this city, this city is about 300 kilometers from madurai . The speciality of this city is you can see 3 major oceans joining in this city namely, Bay of bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea ….

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This Statue belong to The Great Poet called “Valluvar”, his life time was not yet found exactly, but it is approxly said to 1500 years. his writtings are famous and even translated to all languages in the world because of logical reason given to lead a peaceful and logical life, it contains 1330 poems with 133 modules….. ( I would like to give a salute for him )

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this is the sun-rise view from the city Kanyakumari…

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this is the sun-set view from Kanyakumari,….

Important places in Madurai…..

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this is a Hall which contains thousand pillars in it.. this is located inside the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai.. this hall is also called as meditation hall..

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This is a memorial hall for the freedom fighter “Great Mahatma Gandhi”, he is known all over the world for his new rule called, “Ahimsa” which teaches the non-violence.. he is also having influence for his rule in south africa ….

These are the two important places which is to be visited when you visit madurai. and few local cites are there which doesn’t have photo shots……..

Hope you enjoyed the blog , give me your comment to develop my blogs in future…….

Its Important Message!!

March 27, 2008

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