Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Miss Nepal 2011 Malina Joshi

Miss Nepal 2011:- Malina Joshi Congratulation to you

Malina Joshi, 23, was crowned the Lux Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal 2011 amid a special function organised at Tribhuvan Army Club in the Capital on Tuesday. Malina (Contestant no 7), an origin of Sunsari district, is an MBA graduate.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hindu Temple In Africa

This Hindu Temple located at Accra in Ghana is not one founded by Hindus from India but by indigenous Africans. Ghana's first indigenous African Hindu Temple was established by Swami Ghanananda Saraswati. Swami Ghanananda was born in a village in Ghana. It was his quest to find answers to mysteries of nature and life that brought him closer to Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism).

Today, the Hindu Temple at Ghana serves more than fifty families who practice Hinduism along with native Ghanaian faith and Christianity.

As Hinduism is not a missionary religion there is no conversion and people of all faith come to the temple to find peace and solace. Attracted by the teachings of Hindu religion, now many people have not adopted it as their main faith.

Today, there are more than 2000 indigenous African Hindus in Ghana. Apart from this there are Hindus from India, especially Sindhis. There is also a Sindhi Temple in Ghana which was established in 1940s.

BBC reports about this unique Hindu temple in Ghana

The devotees here have no links with India and have never visited the country. Still they strictly follow religious rules and observe rituals in traditional Hindu way.

They say they have all converted to Hinduism but many still use their Christian names and African surnames.

However, they give their young ones Hindu names like Rama or Krishna.

Come evening and the devotees gather in the temple hall for evening prayer rituals. Holy offerings to the gods are distributed after prayers.
In the temple, Diyas or little lamps are lit in obeisance to the gods. Surprisingly, there is even a picture of Jesus Christ amid the idols of Hindu deities.

Swami Ghanananda Saraswati, the man who established Ghana's first African Hindu Monastery in 1975, oversees the prayers sitting in a high chair.

"I was born in a village nearby into a native Ghanaian faith," he says.

But his parents converted to Christianity. "From a very early age I would think about the mysteries of the universe and try to find the answers in religious texts. But I failed," Swami Ghanananda says.

Then he read some books on Hindu faith and embarked upon a new journey which took him to Rishikesh in north India.

He spent some time there with a spiritual guru who suggested him to open the monastery in Accra.

Ask Swami Ghanananda his original name and the reply comes promptly: "My real name is Guide!"

"We don't ask anyone to convert to Hinduism. Those who seek the truth enquire about the Hindu monastery. We write articles in newspapers before we observe big Hindu festivals like Navaratri or Dipawali," says DG Otchere, manager of the temple.
From BBC News

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Country Uses the Internet the Most

Internet is the service which is used among most of the people as it provides them with different benefits and services through which the user can carry out certain functions. There are different countries which are identified to be using the most of the internet. In most of the situations, the internet is mostly used by the people of the China and there each and every activity is carried out over the interest. The development of the population with the passage of time in a specific country allows them to make use of the internet or other applications. The presence of the people or the entire population in the country plays an important role in different activities.

China is the largest country that is using the internet on greater scale as it tends to have greater amount of population as well. People living in chine tend to spend much of their time over the internet as they are carrying our different activities over the internet. China is the leader of the internet from about 3-4 years. A lot of time is being spent by China over the internet but on estimation about 2 billion of the time is spent by the user over the internet.

However the average rate which is identified to be spent by the people of china over the internet is about 40 hours approximately a month. They are the people who are always over the web and even the United Kingdom is the country which also uses the internet on larger scale too. Other than this the United States is the next country, at number two, which is also using internet the most. On the whole in most of the Asian countries, internet is being used the most by the people.

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