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    Genda : Marygold - Caléndula

    by elpariente Updated Apr 10, 2013

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    Favorite thing: A la Genda , Caléndula , se la conoce como la hierba del sol y se utiliza para hacer ofrendas religiosas , pujas, en las bodas Indias, para dar la bienvenida y para adornar a los dioses, las casas...pues se cree que traen buena suerte y felicidad
    El color azafrán / naranja significa renuncia y por tanto se ofrece a los Dioses como símbolo de rendición, además es una flor muy resistente que tiene un tallo muy grueso y simboliza la confianza en la divinidad y la voluntad de superar los obstáculos . Todas las flores se consideran puras, por tanto son aceptables para hacer ofrendas a los Dioses a los antepasados y a los espíritus
    A pesar de tener un olor fuerte y especial se utiliza en las ofrendas con otras flores que huelen mejor y con aroma e inciensos , así que además de su valor estético , tienen la función de repeler a los insectos
    Ojo! Si le vas a hacer una ofrenda de una guirnalda a los Dioses no la huelas antes , pues estará ya usada cuando hagas la ofrenda
    The Genda, Marigold, is known as the herb of the sun and is used to make religious offerings, pujas, in the Indian weddings, to welcome and to adorn the gods, the houses ... , because they are believed to bring good luck and happiness
    The saffron / orange colour signifies renunciation and hence is offered to God as a symbol of surrender., and it has a very hardy flower has a very thick stem that It symbolizes a trust in the divine and a will to overcome the obstacles. All flowers are considered pure therefore acceptable to make offerings to the gods , spirits and ancestors
    Despite having a strong and special odour ,it is used in the offerings with other best smelling flowers and incense and scented, so in addition to its aesthetic value, it has the function to repel insects
    Atention ! If you're going to make an offering of a garland to the Gods, do not smell it before before, because then, it will be considered as used when you make the offering

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    La ciudad de las tiendas / Tent city

    by elpariente Updated Apr 5, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Las riberas del Ganges y del Yamuna se llenan de tiendas con colores brillantes , donde se aloja la gente que viene a Allahabad .
    Aquí la gente vive, come, vende , reza, camina... y todo esto tiene que estar previsto preparado. La labor de Ingeniería es impresionante para abrir caminos , iluminación , hospitales, policía...
    Vamos a dar unos números para que nos podamos hacer una idea :
    - Duración 55 días
    - 100 millones de peregrinos
    - 1936 Hectáreas
    - 30 estaciones de bomberos y otras 30 de policías con 12900 miembros
    - 156 Kms de carreteras con 18 pontones
    - 550 kms de tubería de agua
    - 770 Kms de cableado eléctrico con 22.000 puntos de luz
    - 14 hospitales
    - Consumo de trigo 16.200t, arroz 9600T, azúcar 6.000 T
    Te lo puedes imaginar ?

    The banks of the Ganges and the Yamuna are filled with tents of bright colors, which houses the people who come to Allahabad.
    Here people live, eat, sell, pray, walk ... and all this has to be foreseen and ready.
    Engineering work is impressive to open roads, lighting, hospitals, police ...
    We will give some numbers so we can get an idea:
    - Duration 55 days
    - 100 million pilgrims
    - 1936 Hectares
    - 30 fire stations and 30 police stations with 12,900 officers
    - 156 km of roads with 18 pontoons
    - 550 km of water pipe
    - 770 Kms of electrical wiring with 22,000 points of light
    - 14 hospitals
    - Consumption 16.200t wheat, rice 9600T, 6000 T sugar
    Can you imagine ?

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    Vista aerea - Air view

    by elpariente Written Apr 5, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Unas fotos tomadas desde un satélite nos darán una idea del tamaño y las dimensiones del Kumbh Mela .
    Hay que tener en cuenta , que esta celebración se hace en los cauces de los ríos Ganges y Yamuna ( sin olvidar el río Saraswati ) cuando llevan poca agua . Se ha construido todo para el festival , y hay que retirarlo a continuación pues cuando lleguen los monzones toda esta zona se anegará

    Some pictures taken from a satellite will give us an idea of ​​the size and dimensions of the Kumbh Mela.
    Keep in mind that this celebration is done in the beds of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna ( do not forget Saraswati ) the mythical when they carry little water. It has been built especially for the festival, and then it has to be removed before the monsoon arrive and this whole area be swamped

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    MG Marg

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 27, 2007

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    Favorite thing: MG Marg is the main road that runs through the middle of the Civil Lines area near the city's main train station. This wide dual-carriageway road is lined with hotels, restaurants, ice cream parlors and bakeries selling western cakes. Basically, all you need whilst staying in Allahabad. The whole Civil Lines area in rather upmarket with nice Raj-era buildings and broad tree lined avenues.

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    Allahabad museum

    by bradbeaman Updated Sep 20, 2006

    Favorite thing: The Allahabad Museum has 18 galleries featuring stone sculptures dating from the 2nd century BC and many other historical collections.

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