amethyst is a violet variety of quartz.the name comes from the koine greek ἀμέθυστος amethystos from ἀ- a-, 'not' and μεθύσκω methysko / μεθύω methyo, 'intoxicate', a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. the ancient greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.
the 182-carat star of bombay, mined in sri lanka and located in the national museum of natural history in washington, d.c., is another example of a large blue star sapphire. the value of a star sapphire depends not only on the weight of the stone, but also the body color, visibility, and intensity of the asterism. a common mistake made by .
deposits of moonstone occur in armenia mainly from lake sevan , australia, the austrian alps, mexico, madagascar, myanmar, norway, poland, india, sri lanka and the united states.. in popular culture. the moonstone is the florida state gemstone; it was designated as such in 1970 to commemorate the moon landings, which took off from kennedy space center. .
background early. the island of sri lanka was disrupted by south india, following raja raja chola i's invasion of sri lanka in 993. these regions remained under chola control until the reign of vijayabahu i 1055–1100 . vijayabahu i successfully drove the chola invaders out of the island and beginning of his reign by shifted the capital of rajarata from anuradhapura to a planned city .
tamarind tamarindus indica is a leguminous tree family fabaceae bearing edible fruit that is indigenous to tropical africa.the genus tamarindus is monotypic, meaning that it contains only this species.. the tamarind tree produces pod-like fruit that contains a brown, edible pulp used in cuisines around the world. the pulp is also used in traditional medicine and as a metal polish.
sai baba of shirdi, also known as shirdi sai baba, was an indian spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees as a saint and a fakir.he is revered by both his hindu and muslim devotees during, as well as after his lifetime.. according to accounts from his life, he preached the importance of realization of the self and criticized love towards perishable things.
sri venkateswara brahmotsavams, a nine-day event, which is celebrated every year during month of october, is the major event of sri venkateswara temple. during brahmotsavams the processional deity malayappa along with his consorts sridevi and bhudevi, is taken in a procession in four mada streets around the temple on different vahanams.
religion from o.fr. religion religious community, from l. religionem nom. religio 'respect for what is sacred, reverence for the gods, sense of right, moral obligation, sanctity', 'obligation, the bond between man and the gods' is derived from the latin religiō, the ultimate origins of which are
ganesha is a popular figure in indian art. unlike those of some deities, representations of ganesha show wide variations and distinct patterns changing over time. he may be portrayed standing, dancing, heroically taking action against demons, playing with his family as a boy, or sitting down on an elevated seat, or engaging in a range of contemporary situations.
as a result of unsustainable harvesting, many species yielding ebony are now considered threatened. africa in particular has had most of its indigenous ebony cut down illegally. legislation. in sri lanka, ebony is a protected species and harvesting and sale of ebony is illegal and punishable by imprisonment.