Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Papanasam is good tourist place

Papanasam is a small beautiful village away from the tourist trail and located at the foot hills of Western Ghats, on the banks of river Thamiraparni. The place is easily approachable from the nearest town Tirunelveli. Papanasam Temple. It is 45km from Tirunelveli from where buses ply to Papanasam. It is located in tirunelveli district of tamilnadu. It is 35km away from courtalam falls tourist place.

It is believed, once there was a Pandyan king who converted to Buddhism and ill-treated those amongst his subjects who did not convert to Buddhism as he decreed. Unable to face the harassment, a family with who were ardent devotees of Lord Shiva, left their home with their two children and went to a neighboring state. Unfortunately the family got caught up in a war that was raging there and the children, one boy and the other a girl, got separated from each other. Many years later they arrived in Banares the holy city, where they met each other, fell in love and got married without realising that they were brother and sister. They establish out their mistake afterwards and sought ways of absolving their sin. By chance they met each other, fell in love and got married without realising that they were siblings. They were advised to wear black and to bathe in all the sacred waters in India and when their black clothes turning white sill be an indication that they were absolved of their sin. Accordingly they go from place to place in search of redemption and finally when they bathed in the river Thamiraparni at Papanasam their clothes turned white thus indicating the absolution of their sin. Hence the deity in this temple, Siva, is refered to as ‘Papavinaseswarar’ - the redeemer of sins. The river Thamiraparni passes in front of the Temple. The Papanasam water falls and Banatheertham water falls in the river up hills are very sacred, beautiful places.

There is a Siva temple in Papanasam worshipped by sage Agasthiyar. The deity here is known by the name ‘Papa Vinasar’ meaning one who removes our sins. People have a faith that their sins will be removed if they take a bath in Agasthiyar Falls and worship Lord Papavinasar. A huge mass of people gather here everyyear on the full moon day of the Tamil month Chittirai.

Papavinaseshvara Temple which is nearer to the water fall has broad flights of steps leading down to the water.

Panatheertham: The holy river Tambrabarni commences its course from "Panar theertham". It is located just opposite to the upper dam. One can reach this spot crossing the dam by boat.
Kalyanitheertham : This is a holy Pool which is located at an elevation of 125 feet from Agasthiyar falls is getting water flow from this Pool only. Near the Pool, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Siva.
Agasthiyar Falls & Temple: Legend has it that it was close to the Papanasam Falls, on the banks of the Tamiraparani river that as Siva and Parvati appeared before Agasthiya, the falls came to be known as the "Agasthiya falls". When Shiva married Parvati, he was worried that the influx of people from the South attending the wedding in the North would cause the North to sink, so he dispatched Agasthiyar to the South (to this waterfall, naturally) in order to balance the world.To commemorate the visit of the divine couple, The Agasthya temple was built there This is located half way to the Panatheertham which is at a distance of 4 Kms from Papanasam Siva Temple. One can reach these Agasthiyar Falls and temple by trekking a distance of 3 kms.

Papanasam is
45 kms west of Tirunelveli,
180 Kms. south from Madurai,
100 Kms. north from Kanniyakumari and
140 Kms. northeast from Thiruvananthapuram.

Airport: Trivandrum-international Airport (140 Kms) / Madurai-domestic Airport (180 kms.)
Railway station:Ambasamudram Railway station 5 kms.
Bus stop: Regular bus services are available to near by towns

Friday, December 12, 2008

Top 10 most searched on Google 2008

Google declared its India Zeitgeist, a look at 2008 through the collective eyes of the Indian users on the web.

The 2008 year-end India Zeitgeist offers a unique perspective on the year's major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted by users in India.

YouTube becomes is the fastest rising search term in 2008. Orkut and Gmail remain the most popular networking and communication properties for Indian users. Also Katrina Kaif was the most searched across various categories.

Google country head Vinay Goel who says the most searched celebrity Katrina Kaif is more Polular in Pakistan than in India.

“Katrina Kaif is not only the most searched for Bollywood celebrity, she is also the fastest rising search item across categories in India.

She is more popular in Pakistan than In India. So if she's ended up in the Top Ten list in India, she's in the top two or three list in Pakistan,” he said.

While developing the 2008 report, Google analyzed various aspects of the search queries to understand what was on the minds of Internet users in India.

Fastest Rising Searches

1. youtube

2. orkut

3. katrina kaif

4. cricket

5. irctc

6. facebook

7. genelia d'souza

8. beijing 2008 olympic games

9. sixth pay commission

10. ipl

Most Popular Searches

1. orkut

2. gmail

3. yahoo

4. google

5. youtube

6. yahoomail

7. indian railways

8. rediff

9. cricket

10. katrina kaif

Top searches on Mobile

1. orkut

2. yahoo

3. waptrick

4. gmail

5. games

6. katrina kaif

7. rediffmail

8. yahoomail

9. namitha

10. google

Top Bollywood Celebrities

1. katrina kaif

2. aishwarya rai

3. salman khan

4. hrithik roshan

5. kareena kapoor

6. shahid kapur

7. deepika padukone

8. shahrukh khan

9. mallika sherawat

10. genelia d'souza

Top holiday destinations

1. goa

2. kerala

3. kashmir

4. dubai

5. singapore

6. australia

7. london

8. shimla

9. switzerland

10. manali

Top 'how to' searches

1. how to reduce weight

2. how to kiss

3. how to earn money

4. how to get pregnant

5. how to learn english

6. how to gain weight

7. how to play guitar

8. how to create a website

9. how to impress a girl

10. how to tie a tie


Google reveals the internet "Zeitgeist" (German for "the spirit of the times") through an exploration of the billions of search queries Goolgle receives every year. In addition to the year-end Zeitgeist, which highlights the top trends of 2008, they also have several tools that give insight into global, regional, past and present search trends.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Beautiful bird peacock: mayil

The term "peacock" is normally used to refer to birds of both sexes. Technically, only males are peacocks. Females are peahens, and together, they are called peafowl. The female peafowl is brown or toned grey and brown. Normally the peacock is called as “mayil” or “ponmayil”. The village people say that using the word mayil.
Suitable males may gather harems of several females, each of which will lay three to five eggs. In fact, wild peafowl often roost in forest trees and gather in groups called parties. Peacocks are ground-feeders that eat insects, plants, and small creatures. Peafowl are omnivorous and eat ticks, termites, ants,locusts, mice, plant parts, flower petals, seed heads, scorpions and other arthropods, reptiles, and amphibians.

Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green) known for their iridescent tails. These tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colorful "eye" markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays. It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the bird's back and touches the ground on either side. Females are believed to choose their mates according to the size, color, and quality of these outrageous feather trains.

The Indian Blue Peacock has produced several mutations in captivity. These include the Black-shouldered, in which the male has the wings blue, green and black, the female being very pale; the White; and the Pied, in which the normal plumage of the Indian Blue is irregularly marked with white. The so-called 'Spalding' variey is a hybrid between the Indian and the Green species. It is very beautiful bird, intermediate between the two parents in colors, in hardiness and in temperament. Peafowl have left captivity and developed permanent, free-roaming populations in several parts of the world including Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, Rolling Hills Estates, California and Arcadia, California.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Rayappanadanoor is a small beautiful village. It is 12 km away from Tenkasi and 15 km away from kurtalam. This village is near to Avudayanoor. In this one primary school is there, its government school name is Primary union public school. This school was started on April 2000 at Raman kovil. At that time school building work was going on that why school education was started in the kovil. First 30 students in the class room and one men teacher appointed. Rayappnadanoor total population is now more 500 people is there. In this village full with trees with clear air. It's consisting of perhaps 100 to 150 families are living. Normally village is harm area. In this village contains more temples and festival comes year once. Rayappanadanoor is located at Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu.

Villages have been the usual form of community for societies that practice subsistence agriculture, and even for some non-agricultural societies. Towns and cities were few, and were home to only a small proportion of the population. The Industrial Revolution caused many villages to grow into towns and cities; this trend of urbanization has continued, though not always in connection with industrialization. Villages have thus been eclipsed in importance as units of human society and settlement.
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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Belgian Farting Pig Amazing Cartoon Video

This video its amazing dance for hen with la la sound. The Belgian farting kitchen room full up with hen and cow and the man dance up. Its wonderful cartoon video.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lots of TV and Internet harms kids health

Spending a lot of time watching TV, playing video games and surfing the Web makes children more prone to a range of health problems including obesity and smoking, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

U.S. National Institutes of Health, Yale University and the California Pacific Medical Center experts analyzed 173 studies done since 1980 in one of the most comprehensive assessments to date on how exposure to media sources impacts the physical health of children and adolescents.

The studies, most conducted in the United States, largely focused on television, but some looked at video games, films, music, and computer and Internet use. Three quarters of them found that increased media viewing was associated with negative health outcomes.

The studies offered strong evidence that children who get more media exposure are more likely to become obese, start smoking and begin earlier sexual activity than those who spend less time in front of a screen, the researchers said.

Studies also indicated more media exposure also was linked to drug and alcohol use and poorer school performance, while the evidence was less clear about an association with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, they added.

"I think we were pretty surprised by how overwhelming the number of studies was that showed this negative health impact," NIH bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the researchers in the report released by the advocacy group Common Sense Media, said in a telephone interview.

"The fact that it was probably more a matter of quantity than actual content is also a concern. We have a media-saturated life right now in the 21st century. And reducing the number of hours of exposure is going to be a big issue."

Experts for decades have worried about the impact on young viewers of the violence and sexual content in some TV programs, movies and video games. Another issue is that kids are spending time sitting on a couch watching TV or playing computer games when they could be running around outside.

One study cited in the report found that children who spent more than eight hours watching TV per week at age 3 were more likely to be obese at 7. And research shows that many U.S. children, even toddlers, watch far more.

Dr. Cary Gross of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, another of the researchers, said TV and other media content can have a profound impact on children's attitudes and beliefs, most notably among teens.

He cited a U.S. study by the RAND research organization published in November that showed that adolescents who watched more programing with sexual themes had a higher risk of becoming pregnant or causing a pregnancy.

Thirteen of 14 studies that evaluated sexual behavior found an association between media exposure and earlier initiation of sexual behavior.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Three brightest objects smile down from the night sky

The November last week the two planets moved closer together so that they appeared no more than two degrees apart, which equates to a finger's width when held out at arm's length. As they were joined by the moon on Monday night photographers around the world - from Bangkok to Kenya - captured the image.

"This certainly is an unusual coincidence for the crescent moon to be right there in the days when they are going to be closest together," said Alan MacRobert, senior editor of Sky and Telescope magazine.

The moon is the brightest, closest and smallest of the three and is 252,000 miles away. Venus, the second brightest, closest and smallest, is 94 million miles away, while Jupiter is 540 million miles away.

The three celestial objects come together from time to time, but often they are too close to the sun or unite at a time when they are less visible.

The next time the three will be as close and visible as this week will be Nov 18, 2052, according to Jack Horkheimer, director of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium.