Traditions of the New year in Japan
Japan is known for its abundance of tradition, here and new year's holidays was not an exception. Want to know what are the traditions of New year in Japan happened…

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July 17 - what a holiday today
17 July is the day, when began the history of Russian aviation. In 1916 on this day the Russian pilots won a major victory in the air battle, which took…

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Hina-Matsuri, the festival girls (Japan)

Girls holiday in Japan has several names: Momo-but sekku (feast of the flowering peach), Jesi-but sekku (the Celebration of the first day of the snake) and Hina-Matsuri (doll Festival). Previously it was celebrated on the third day of the third month as a seasonal event. In this day and perform the ritual of getting rid of illnesses and misfortune – Hina-okuri, which was made paper dolls nagashi-Bina (“dolls, lowered for the river”), which were thrown into the river, so they took away all unhappiness.

Dolls in Japan was considered not toys, and symbolic images of gods or people that bring good to people, repel the forces of evil, disease and natural disasters, preserve peace and tranquility in the home. Paper dolls were replaced by clay and wooden, and they are no longer thrown into the river, and kept at home, placing on the shelves.

Earlier the feast was celebrated only at court and among the military class, but it soon became widespread. In the eighteenth century, the girls Festival has gained national status. It then became the custom to arrange the exhibition a richly dressed dolls, which are placed on a special stand, consisting of three, five and seven steps, covered Continue reading

The Most amazing animals of the planet

In continuation of exploring the amazing plants of the planet are acquainted with the equally amazing animals of our planet. Unfortunately, many of them have become extremely rare, and in the near future our descendants will only be able to see in the photo .

The frilled Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus)

This amazing animal lives on dry plains of Central Argentina, overgrown with prickly bushes and cacti.

Reconozca (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

This mammal of the group of prosimians of the family reconozco can be found on the island of Madagascar.

The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)

The legs of the wolf envy of any fashion model. Due to such long limbs height at withers this dog may reach 90 centimeters. This animal inhabits the steppes South America, and long legs help a wolf to see over the grass surrounding landscape.

Deep-sea octopus found at depths up to 6 km.

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Atma Ananda – Sacred Asia: traditions and stories.

Sacred Asia: traditions and stories

Atma Ananda

Sacred Asia: traditions and stories

West is West, East is East

and with the place they will go,

until you see the Sky with the Earth

terrible on the Court of the Lord.

But there is no East and West no —

what tribe, country, race,

when a strong man strong face to face

at the edge of the earth rises?

(R. Kipling)

Introduction. East

Having lived in India for a total of five years, the last three years, leaving only for visas to Nepal and Sri Lanka, I essentially ran out for itself a space in the sense of “call to awareness”. Interaction with teachers of high level, many of which had world-wide fame, became a kind of everyday activity, and personal practice of yoga brought to “spiritual perfection” if such a combination is appropriate. But here we are not talking about my “personal achievements” but rather a more extended space in which I spent two years after he left India. My plans included quite deliberately to focus on Indochina, before I get in China. The center of travel was Thailand, around which were described several circles, covering neighboring countries: Indonesia – Malaysia – Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam – China and return to Thailand after each small circle. Continue reading

Atma Ananda - Sacred Asia: traditions and stories.
Sacred Asia: traditions and stories Atma Ananda Sacred Asia: traditions and stories West is West, East is East and with the place they will go, until you see the Sky…

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Packaging in Japan. A new reading tradition
Probably Japanese design is so popular nowadays because of its simplicity, elegance, originality of colors - all this is impossible without taking into account the traditions that permeate the daily…

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