Facts about India and Why Lord Shiva Is Worshipped In Sawan Month

Feb 21, 2021 12:26 | Feature & Viewpoint

Facts about India 



The city's former name, *Calcutta* , is an Anglicized version of the Bengali name Kalikata. According to some, Kalikata is derived from the Bengali word Kalikshetra, meaning “Ground of (the goddess) Kali.” Some say The name comes from the location of the original settlement beside a khal ("canal" in Bengali) The place was known for its manufacture of shell-lime, the name deriving from kali ("lime") and kata ("burnt shell") The name is derived from the Bengali kilkila ("flat area"), which is mentioned in the old literature.







  
Why can’t animals talk?


The Broca’s area in the cerebrum of our brain is closely associated with speech comprehension. This part of the brain is less developed, or absent, in other animals. Therefore, it is said to confer upon us the ability to talk. There is also the presence of certain pathways found only in some animals, humans among them. These pathways are supposed to be instrumental in our vocal abilities. The other groups of animals who are said to possess these pathways are birds, like hummingbirds, songbirds and parrots, as well as mammals like bats and cetaceans.
Parrots can mimic the sound made by humans. these  do not understand the meaning of these words.



 How do animals see in the dark?


Nocturnal hunters like owls and cats eyes are tubular, rather than spherical, with a very large lens positioned close to the retina. This structure allows a lot of light to register on the retina. 
Many nocturnal animals have a mirror-like layer, called the tapetum, behind the retina, which helps them make the most of small amounts of light. Light that passes through the retina is reflected off the tapetum, giving the retinal cells a second chance to sense it. This makes some animals’ eyes shine in the glare of car headlights. The color you see is the pigment on the inner layer of the retina.
At the heart of all vision is the retina, which contains two types of light-sensing cells: rods and cones. Cones account for color vision but require bright, focused light, whereas rods can sense very dim, scattered light, but don’t produce a color image. 
One should not get the impression that an animal’s night vision is perfect – even nocturnal animals aren’t active in the darkest hours of a moonless night. 



Dhola Sadiya Bridge, Arunachal Pradesh


Dhola Sadiya Bridge on Lohit river is the longest road bridge in India,* located on the Brahmaputra river in Assam connect the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The 9.15 kilometres long 




VEDIK GNAN


 Why Lord Shiva Is Worshipped In Sawan Month



 Sawan month is considered to be quite auspicious. It is also considered to be the favourite month of Lord Shiva. Devotees of Lord Shiva, Many mythological stories associated with it. One such story is of Samundra Manthan (the churning of the ocean). When Gods and demons were churning the ocean to gain the divine Amrit (nectar), the first thing that came out was Halahal, a deadly poison.   Moreover, if this Halahal wasn't consumed then it could destroy the whole universe. So everyone pleaded Lord Shiva to suggest something.  , Lord Shiva kept that poison in his throat only. He didn't let it reach his stomach as his stomach represents the Universe. This turned his neck blue and since then Lord Shiva is known as 'Neelkanth'.
Moreover, after this, the next month that came was Sawan and during this month, Earth receives plenty of rainfall which ensures that the temperature is cool and pleasant. Thus people started worshipping Lord Shiva during this month for not only saving the universe from Poison (Halahal) but also to offer Him things that would provide Him the necessary cold and comfort..



HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES



( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not)


  *Turmeric* and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits.


1. It helps your body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage.
2. Turmeric Dramatically Increases the Antioxidant Capacity of the Body.