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Indonesia’s Prambanan Temple Compounds: Centuries-Old Heritage, Part 1 of 2

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Indonesia’s Prambanan Temple Compounds: Centuries-Old Heritage, Part 1 of 2

The temple of Prambanan is a complex consisting of over 200 temples and is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. Together with the Buddhist temples of Lumbung, Bubrah, and Sewu, Prambanan was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. Known collectively as Prambanan Temple Compounds, these historically significant structures are located within the Prambanan Archaeological Park.We had the pleasure of learning more about the Prambanan Temple Compounds’ rich heritage from Mr. Andi Putranto, an archaeologist and historian who lectures at Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Department of Archaeology. He begins by explaining the history of the Prambanan Temple. The stone construction of the Prambanan Temple dates from the middle of the 9th century AD, an era when the Sanjaya dynasty rose to sovereignty in the Central Javanese Medang Kingdom. The building of the Prambanan Temple complex was likely instigated by the King Rakai Pikatan in dedication to the Hindu Trimurti – the three aspects, or manifestations, of God – Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva.Mr. Andi Putranto describes the Prambanan Temple Complex. “It has around 224 Perwara temples, and there are 16 main temples. Wahana Temple, Kelir Temple, and Apit Temple are on the first yard.” “The construction of temples for Hinduism and Buddhism, but that can be built side by side in the sense that the location is not too far away, shows the peace and tolerance between religions that developed during that time.”“According to local legend that developed in the community around the Prambanan Temple location and also in Yogyakarta, and Central Java in general, there is a story about Roro Jonggrang with Bandung Bondowoso.” Prince Bandung Bondowoso turned the princess into stone, into the very Durga statue that can be seen at the northern chamber of the central spire of Shiva’s shrine, at Prambanan Temple. “Now this is a goddess figure named Durga Mahishasura Mardini. This character is actually a female, or Sakti aspect, or a partner of Lord Shiva in a fierce form, a form that may be scary.” “She is the symbol of the eradication of evil.”
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-05-21   141 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-05-21

Ukraine’s Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans: An Architectural Masterpiece

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Ukraine’s Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans: An Architectural Masterpiece

Constructed over a period of 18 years, from 1864 until 1882, the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatia Metropolitans is located in the city of Chernivtsi in southwestern Ukraine. It became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2011. The listing cites the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans as an outstanding scientific, cultural, and artistic achievement, and describing it as a “significant example of European ensemble architecture of the late 19th century,” a “genuine masterpiece of human culture,” and “an immense creation of human genius.” The remarkably well-preserved eight-hectare property of the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans includes its palace, seminary buildings, monastery, church, and residential buildings, as well as elaborate courtyards and manicured surrounding parklands. All were designed by the renowned 19th-century Czech architect and philanthropist Josef Hlávka, who had also created the famous Vienna State Opera, in Austria, amongst many other outstanding architectural achievements during the Austro-Hungarian era. Broadly speaking, the structural design of the residence primarily employs both Roman and Byzantine features while notably incorporating architecture from a number of European cultures, including Greek, Czech, Ukrainian, Romanian, Polish, German, and Spanish styles. Another remarkable aspect of the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans design is its inclusiveness. All three Abrahamic religions are evident in its use of Moorish Islamic themes, together with Christian and Hebrew architectural motifs. The intricate glazed tile roof patterns, with their bright varying colors and unique geometrical designs, reflect Medieval European culture, also inspired by Bukovina folk carpets. The vivid color schemes are particularly exquisite in fine and sunny weather. The characteristic elements of Byzantine architecture are a historical reflection of the Orthodox Church traditions. The choice of facade colors, for instance, hold Christian significance. Red bricks symbolize Christ’s suffering for the benefit of others, while the use of white, particularly in decorations, is a symbol of sanctity, such as the archangels carved from white stone.
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-05-09   242 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-05-09

Ukrainian Baroque Glory: St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery

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Ukrainian Baroque Glory: St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery

Located in Upper Kyiv, Ukraine, on the right bank of the Dnieper River and overlooking Podil, the Old Town quarter of the capital, a majestic monastery glistens across the horizon. This is St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, dedicated in name to the Archangel Michael, who is also the patron saint of Kyiv. St. Michael’s Golden Domed-Monastery is a fantastic sky blue, perfectly contrasting with its brightly gilded golden domes, each one crowned with the universal emblem of Lord Jesus Christ’s great sacrifice, the cross.As it is seen today, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery was fully completed on May 28, 2000. The side chapels, of Saint Barbara and Saint Catherine of Alexandria, were consecrated in 2001. The monastery became the headquarters of the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine in 2018 and is a primary sanctuary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv patriarchate.Rebuilding and expansion of the main church of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery continued into the 18th century, primarily in the Baroque style, the most notable being six additional gilded cupolas. The reconstruction that occurred at the end of the 20th century retained the Baroque-style plan, and its Byzantine design aspects remain only in the interior.Initially invoking a feeling of power and awe, St. Michael’s is a gracious piece of architecture, with its Corinthian columns and pylons of sturdy beauty and the six magnificent octagonal drums with narrow arched windows supporting the monastery’s crowning glory, its namesake: the gilded gold domes. The inside walls and arched passageways are adorned with copies of original frescos depicting various Christian scenes. Numerous angels, saints, kings, and queens from Ukraine’s past occupy almost every part of the walls, ceilings, drum, and central dome at the cathedral of St. Michael’s. All are augmented by wooden baroque style icons and lavish gilding.St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery remains today a strong, beautiful, and enduring symbol for all Ukrainians, a people with both strong faith and determination.
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-30   507 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-30

God Bless Ukraine: St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv

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God Bless Ukraine: St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv

Today, we explore the unique beauty of the St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv, Ukraine, which is well-known the world over for its distinct Baroque-style architecture. Since 1987, St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv has been under the administrative umbrella of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv,” which also includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saint-Sophia Cathedral and related 18th century monastic buildings. It is said that Saint Andrew spent a night upon Starokievska Hill, where the current church now stands. He then erected a cross there proclaiming that, in the future, the surrounding lands would host a great city that would be filled with many churches, all giving glory to God through the Lord Jesus Christ. In the mid-18th century, after summering in Kyiv, the reigning monarch, Her Majesty Empress Elizaveta Petrovna, was enthralled by the beautiful view of the Dnieper River, then known as Old Kyiv Mountain. Soon after, by imperial decree, the construction of present-day St. Andrew’s Church commenced, with the Empress Elizaveta Petrovna laying the first three foundation bricks herself on September 9, 1744. The imperial architect, Parisian-born Franceso Bartolomeo Rastrelli, was eventually appointed to design St. Andrew’s Church, and architect Ivan Michurin oversaw its construction. Thirty-nine of the 68 oil-painted canvases found in St. Andrew’s Church are on the iconostasis. These were created between 1751 and 1752 by a group of artists from St. Petersburg. The group included a notable artist of that era, Alexei Antropov, whose works here include “The Repose of the Virgin,” found on the iconostasis; “The Scene of the Annunciation,” upon the Holy Doors; and “The Last Supper,” upon the altar-piece. May the beautiful architecture and devotional origins of St. Andrew’s Church continue to serve as a reminder of Lord Jesus Christ’s teachings and fortify our faith in God. Our hearts go out to Ukraine people as we pray for God’s All-Merciful Love and Protection, and a swift return to peace.
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-23   551 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-23

L’viv: Ukrainian Beauty in a Historic City

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L’viv: Ukrainian Beauty in a Historic City

L’viv city is the largest city in western Ukraine and the sixth largest city of the country. Situated around 70 kilometers (40 miles) from the border of Poland, the city is made up of two parts. First, there is the castle, its surrounding area, and city center; and second, a smaller area which sits on St. Yuri’s Hill. In the late Middle Ages around 1256, King Daniel of Galicia founded L’viv and named it in honor of his son Lev.L’viv was very cosmopolitan even in medieval times, as the city was positioned on a key route where merchants from other parts of Europe gathered, met, and traded. The political and commercial role of L’viv attracted a number of ethnic groups with different cultural and religious traditions. Ukrainians, Poles, Armenians, Jews, and Germans have harmoniously lived together in L’viv for hundreds of years, together creating a flourishing administrative, religious, and commercial center over many centuries.The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) placed L’viv on its World Heritage list in 1998. L’viv’s medieval urban topography has been preserved to reflect the synthesis of eastern European traditions and architecture, and the influences from Italy and Germany.L’viv is a city renowned for classical arts. The works of one of the most distinguished sculptors in Europe, Johann Georg Pinsel, can be seen on the façade of St. George’s Cathedral. What’s more, L’viv holds the third-largest theater in central Europe, the Skarbek Theatre, which was opened in 1842. Some of the most prominent music academies and music colleges of Ukraine are also in L’viv, along with a factory that specifically makes stringed musical instruments.As for tourism, L’viv is understandably one of Ukraine’s major tourist destinations. L’viv has nationally been designated as a historical and architectural treasure and was preserved on June 12, 1975, under the Law on Monuments of History and Culture. The council of ministers has listed 209 historic monuments as national landmarks. We pray such historic and cultural treasures such as those found in L’viv may long be enjoyed by the heroic people of Ukraine and their global family.
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-19   556 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-19

Memoirs of Goryeo: Historic Monuments in Kaesong, Part 2 of 2

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Memoirs of Goryeo: Historic Monuments in Kaesong, Part 2 of 2

Kaesong prospered for 500 years as the capital of Goryeo, the unified Korean Peninsula of 918, named after the founding Goryeo Dynasty. The city sits in a basin enclosed by four mountains, including Songaksan in the north. Two rivers, the Yesung River and the Imjin River, surround Kaesong and serve as a transportation hub. In 2013, the “Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong” were listed as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. The World Heritage Site encompasses the palace, the tomb complex, defensive walls, gates, astronomical and meteorological observatory, two schools (including one dedicated to educating national officials) and the commemorative steles.UNESCO announced that the 12 Kaesong sites embodied “the political, cultural, philosophical and spiritual values of a crucial era in the region’s history.” Goryeo made Buddhism the state religion and cultivated spirituality, but politically adopted Confucianism as the principle of governing the country. In this way, Buddhism and Confucianism developed together, and this integration is evident in Kaesong’s historic monuments.Kaesong Namdaemun is a famous landmark, and the structure features a stone base topped by a wooden pavilion. Aside from its role as a gateway, controlling the movements of people in and out of Kaesong, it also served as a clock. Manwoldae was built at the birthplace of Taejo Wang Geon, the first king of Goryeo. Hoegyeongjeon Hall, the central building of Manwoldae, was a two-story building measuring 43 meters (141 feet) wide and 23 meters (75 feet) long.Situated west of Manwoldae is the Kaesong Chomsongdae Observatory. It served as an astronomy observatory in the Goryeo era. Goryeo Songgyungwan Confucian Academy was a highly regarded educational institution, established during the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties. There, they trained government officials in Confucian literacy. The Sonjuk Bridge, Sungyang Academy, and Phyochung Monuments are sites historically related to Jeong Mong-ju, a respected Confucian scholar of Goryeo. The remaining historical relics are the ancient tombs.May the glory of the Golden Age return to this historic city as we follow the wise teachings of the enlightened Masters, and may peace prevail on the Korean Peninsula and throughout the world.
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-18   320 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-18

Memoirs of Goryeo: Historic Monuments in Kaesong, Part 1 of 2

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Memoirs of Goryeo: Historic Monuments in Kaesong, Part 1 of 2

The country’s name “Korea” originates from Goryeo, a Korean dynasty which unified the Korean Peninsula in 918 and ruled until 1392. The capital of Goryeo was Kaesong, which was also the hometown of Taejo Wang Geon, the founder of the Goryeo Dynasty. Located 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Seoul, Kaesong became the capital and center of Korean culture for 500 years and remained famous for trading and commerce for a thousand years. According to records, Kaesong was a metropolis with a population of 100,000 households and over 300 temples, and one-third of Goryeo’s total population were monks. Many nobles and princes became monks. In addition, a greatly respected, virtuous, and enlightened monk, called a “National Preceptor,” served as the king’s advisor.Under the influence of benevolent Buddhism, the kings of Goryeo issued several bans on the slaughter of cattle-people, and those who violated the bans were strictly admonished with punishment for murder. Goryeo people did not like meat. Their plant-based dishes were highly developed and kept evolving. Moreover, when ancestral rites were held, they did not place offerings of fish-people or animal-people, but instead served cookies with fried flour.The historical value of the Tripiṭaka Koreana is described by UNESCO as “one of the most important and most complete corpus of Buddhist doctrinal texts in the world.” “Jikji” was written by the monk Baegun and was inscribed on the Memory of the World Register by UNESCO, with World Heritage status in 2001. The key surviving historical record of the Goryeo dynasty is “The History of Goryeo” or “Goryeosa.” It was composed during the reign of His Majesty King Sejong the Great, who was a vegetarian.During the Goryeo Dynasty, Kaesong was an international trading city, trading with the Arabian, Persian, Indian, Thai, Aulacese, also known as Vietnamese, and the Chinese Song dynasties. Even with the change of dynasties, Kaesong maintained its position as a center of domestic and foreign commerce. Kaesong’s long and historical reputation in the commercial and financial sector brought the Kaesong Industrial Complex to fruition in 2003. The construction of the Kaesong Industrial Complex was started jointly by the southern and northern parts of Korea.
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-12   385 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-12

Dayak Losarang Community - Living in Harmony with Our Co-inhabitants, Part 2 of 2

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Dayak Losarang Community - Living in Harmony with Our Co-inhabitants, Part 2 of 2

Living in harmony with other beings, their beliefs center around the idea that nature is the best teacher for humans. This spiritual community follows a vegan diet, shows compassion to all beings, and takes part in certain practices to purify themselves and realize their inner nature. The spokesman for the group, the honorable Mr. Wardi, continues to share with us about the Dayak Losarang Community who live in harmony with nature and also within the family.The pepe and kungkum rituals are a large part of the spiritual practices the community engages in and each part has significance. Mr. Wardi shared with us the purpose of the ritual what they want to achieve with these rituals. The Dayak Losarang Community uses the example of the model of the Five Pandavas with Semar as the wise Guru. Mr. Wardi explains the values taken from the Pandavas and Semar as the wise teacher.The Dayak Losarang community teaches the followers not to try to comprehend others, but to firstly learn for ourselves about what is right and wrong. Mr. Wardi shared with our viewers how to learn about ourselves and how it can be done. The Dayak Losarang teachings also aim to achieve self-purification.As Mr Wardi explains, the practitioners of Dayak Losarang Community have strong family ties and make sure their wives and families are provided for during the time of year when they focus on their spiritual practice. The Dayak Losarang people dress very simply, wearing only knee-length trousers, are bare-chested, without footwear and wear bamboo accessories. Mr. Wardi explains the philosophies that underly this simple way of dressing.The Community has hope that the future will bring peace to the world. When asked if there were any messages they would like to convey to our viewers regarding the huge problem of global warming facing the world today, the Community believes that learning to be in balance with nature is a good place to start. When asked about their reasons for being vegan, the Community agreed that it was the best option for the planet.
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-06   405 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-03-06

Dayak Losarang Community - Living in Harmony with Our Co-inhabitants, Part 1 of 2

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Dayak Losarang Community - Living in Harmony with Our Co-inhabitants, Part 1 of 2

In the Krimun village of western Java, Indonesia, a vegan spiritual group lives side by side with the surrounding community and is known to be honest, pure, friendly, and helpful. Founded in 1970, the formal name of this group is the Suku Dayak Adat Jawa Petani Bumi Segandu Dermayu Indramayu but they are known as the Dayak Losarang Community. The Reverend Master Eran Takmad Diningrat Gusti Alam is the founder of Dayak Losarang Community.The members of the group are known for their distinctive attire of black and white pants, with necklaces and bracelets on their hands and feet and no clothing on their upper bodies.The community believes that returning to nature is useful for teaching humans and that getting closer to nature is the essence of human life. Mr. Wardi shares with us the philosophy of “getting closer to nature” being the essence of human life. “In this universe, there are many life forms. One of them is invisible creatures. How do we also embrace the non-visible and, love them? There are also creatures that animate, such as fish, chickens, and others. We do not eat any animals because animals are fellow human beings, the creatures of God. Finally, there is another creature that breathes, the plant. They are not lifeless but breathing. Humans have blood, they have sap. We respect those three creatures: the unseen/invisible, animal and plant. As we respect humans, we also respect these three creatures.”The Segandu Indramayu community follows an annual ritual. During the space of a year, they use four months for spiritual practice or rituals and eight months for work. The ritual or spiritual practice is called “kungkum” and “pepe.” Before performing the “kungkum” and “pepe” rituals, practitioners will say some prayers, including “Praise of Nature,” “Chant of Alas Turi” and “pewayangan.”
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-02-27   454 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-02-27

The Mystery of Ancient Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres, Part 2 of 2

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The Mystery of Ancient Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres, Part 2 of 2

Today, we are again honored to have Dr. Francisco Corrales Ulloa, an archaeologist from the Anthropology and History Department of the National Museum of Costa Rica, to share with us his studies of the stone spheres. “So, it’s evident that they had the capacity to make these kind of works, enough technology, and that they were associated with their cosmovision, with their religious conceptions, even though we do not know many of them, but in the contexts in which we found them, they evidently had a social function and also a symbolic one.” “Animals had a very important role in religion or worldview, so we see a great representation of animals such as felines, jaguars, or other smaller ones, saurians, reptiles, lizards, crocodiles, and also of other animals. Animals that sometimes they had and respected, they were incorporated into the belief system. This same society that made the stone spheres were those that made the gold objects, which is so remarkable in Costa Rican archeology.” Along with the stone spheres, archaeologists have found settlements of ancient societies related to Central America. “This group of settlements represented a society that had a particular development, and in trying to understand the development of humanity as a whole, it was necessary to investigate and make the sites available to visitors or the nation.” In 2014, the “Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís” were collectively listed as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. Dr. Corrales Ulloa reiterates why it is so important to protect the sites. “It forces us to take measures to conserve what are called the ‘outstanding values’ conserved in those sites. And one of them is integrity. As the zone is in such a low-lying area, at 10 meters above sea level, it is subject to the danger of flooding, and so it is threatened by climate change. And considering the impacts these floods have on this archaeological resource, this will obviously have to be taken into account in the management of these sites from now on.” All information concerning the scientific evidence of climate change and its solution is in Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Book, “From Crisis to Peace.” Free for download at: Crisis2Peace.org
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-01-14   375 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-01-14

The Mystery of Ancient Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres, Part 1 of 2

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The Mystery of Ancient Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres, Part 1 of 2

Across the Diquís Delta and on Isla del Caño of Costa Rica, one may find more than 300 stone balls of various sizes. These fascinating stone spheres, or “bolas de piedra” in Spanish, are commonly attributed to the extinct Diquís culture and are also sometimes referred to as the Diquís Spheres. However, their exact purpose and construction remain largely a mystery. In 2014, they were listed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List as the “Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís.” To learn more about these remarkable stone spheres, we are honored to introduce Dr. Francisco Corrales Ulloa, an archaeologist from the History Anthropology Department of the National Museum of Costa Rica. Dr. Corrales Ulloa tells how the stone spheres were shaped. “These spheres of stone are very, very particular artifacts that break away a bit from the logic of other artifacts. They are very clearly inspired by elements of nature in animals or in humans. This concept of the sphericity is new, or is different, and becomes a characteristic of its groups. There are various explanations that have been proposed for its meaning; however, the evidence is very limited. The stone spheres stand out in that region in several factors. One, the period in which they were made – that is more than 1,000 years ago. Another is the quantity. They were also made in different sizes.” “And the other important element that we have with the spheres is the diversity of contexts. There are spheres in other parts of the world – no, it was not exclusive. But no other society produced them in such a large number, in such contexts, and in such materials.” Some of the spheres were arranged to form lines, circles, or triangles. Researchers ask themselves why the people would go through all the effort to create such elaborate and unique stonework. There are many theories: some people believe they came from Atlantis or were created by visiting extraterrestrials. Local legends hold that the rock was softened by the powerful magic of the ancient natives. “One of the most frequent questions is: How did they make them?”
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2022-01-07   656 అభిప్రాయాలు
మన చుట్టూ ఉన్న ప్రపంచం
2022-01-07
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