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Video Tour India

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Chris Kapuscik

on 15 April 2016

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Transcript of Video Tour India

Taj Mahal
Holi (Festival of Colors)
Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple)
Diwali Festival
Virupaksha Temple
Pushkar Camel Fair
Built between 1632 and 1653 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife

Took 22,000 people and 1,000 elephants to build this structure! (22 yrs to finish)

Jahan and his wife are buried beneath the main chamber
Diwali marks the Hindu New Year on the 23rd of October, lasting for 5 days.
Day 1: On the first day, the ‘Spring clean’ takes place.
Day 2: Decorations begin to take place with lamps
Day 4: The start of the Hindu New Year. Friends and family gather to exchange gifts and best wishes

Spring festival that celebrates good harvests and fertility of the land, good over evil, and anyone can join
Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colours and saying farewell to winter.
A time to renew ruptured relationships and end conflicts.

The entire top of the temple is made of pure gold
One of the oldest temples for Sikhs
The temple is entered from four different sides to show openness and acceptance.
Sikhs believe in One God, and burial (not cremation)
Hair is a gift of god (Sikh's never cut it)
Important pilgrimage centre for the worshipers of lord Shiva
Shiva is the destroyer of the world

The temple has remained buried for over four hundred years before it was discovered in the 1980’
Pushkar Camel Fair is one of India’s most highly-rated travel experiences, 11,000 camels and 400,000 people join in the 14 day festival
Brings livestock, farmers, traders, and villagers from all over.
Video Tour of India
Mythological Story
According to the legend there was a powerful king named Hiranyakshyap who considered himself to be God. Hiranyakshyap wanted everybody to worship him. However, against his wishes, his own son Prahlad began worshiping Lord Vishnu.

With a view to kill his son, Hiranyakshyap he requested his sister, Holika to enter a burning fire with Prahlad sitting in her lap. Holika had a boon to enter fire unscathed. Legend has it that because of his extreme devotion to Lord Vishnu, Prahlad was saved while Holika paid a price for her evil desire.
Ajanta Caves
21 Things to do in New Delhi
30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC
Ajanta had a large emphasis on teaching, and was divided into several different caves for living, education and worship, under a central direction for monks

Mandala
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