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Vidyaranya---FOUNDER OF VIJAYANAGARA EMPIRE

Vidyāraṇya also known as Mādhava Vidyāranya is variously known as being a kingmaker, patron saint and high priest to Harihara Raya I and Bukka Raya I, the founders of the Vijayanagar Empire.

He was born to Māyaṇācārya and Śrīmatīdevī in Pampakṣetra (modern day Hampi) in 1268 CE. Another account has it that he was born in Ekasila nagari (modern Warangal).

Vidyaranya was an exponent of the Advaita school of philosophy in Hinduism. He was a Hindu statesman and philosopher who lived at the court of Vijayanagara, the Southern Hindu kingdom.

 His younger brother, Shyapa,  was a famous commentator on the Rigveda. Shyapa's commentaries were influenced by and dedicated to Mādhava.



Founding of Vijayanagara empire
Harihara Raya I and Bukka Raya I were two Kannada Hoysala Dynasty Army Chiefs. After the Kakatiyas were defeated by Muslim sultans, Harahara and Bukka were forced to convert to Islam. Vidyaranya identified them, reconverted them back and asked them to identify a place to establish a Hin…

MANSA MUSA KING OF MALI

MANSA MUSA OF MALI, RICHEST  KING OF THE PLANET -- SRI PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE -- IBN BATTUTA'S  TRAVEL ACCOUNTS IN MECCA, MALI , --  BARTER OF GOLD FOR VEDIC BOOKS OF KNOWLEDGE 


Stepping through a low doorway into his small house, Fida Ag Mohammed sits at a table and pats a pile of books in front of him. Even in the dim light it's clear that these are no ordinary volumes. The books are covered with intricately hand-tooled sheep- or goatskin; inside, hundreds of pages of yellowed paper are filled with Arabic calligraphy — the painstaking penmanship of Mohammed's forebears centuries ago. "One of my ancestors from the 12th century began our family library," Mohammed says. "There are hundreds of collections like this."


Those collections — stashed in libraries, locked away in closets or buried in the desert sands — have been preserved, in large part, by Timbuktu's isolation from the rest of the world. Landing in this blisteringly hot Malian town in the s…

“Alive is Awesome”

When I feel the thrill of water spraying and the chill, I feel awesome



When I’m splashing about and just want to shout, I feel awesome

When I’m soaked to the bone but made it all on my own, I feel awesome
I feel Alive, I feel Alive, Alive is awesome


When I’m out in the wild, I feel like a child and it’s awesome

When the cold makes me shiver and the rush makes me quiver, I feel awesome

When my muscles just ache but my spirit won’t break, I feel awesome.

I feel Alive, I feel Alive, Alive is awesome To sweat from pores you never existed, Is awesome To lunge into the depths of sparking unknown waters, Is awesome


I feel Alive, I feel Alive, Alive is awesome




Jab Chhite Favare, Mere Dil Ko Chhu Jaaye, I Feel Awesome Masti Ke Chhapake Pass Aaye Lahraake, I Feel Awesome Khushiyon Se Lamho Dil Ko Tay Kih Ho Manzil, I Feel Awesome I Feel Alive, I Feel Alive, Alive Is Awesome

Na Fikrh Jab Sataaye, Aur Bachpan Lautaye, I Feel Awesome
Jab Ruhh Tharh-Tharaye, Aur Man Sahel Jaye, It's Awesome Tan Yeh Tute Bhi To …