Char Dham, Solophok Namchi
"CHARDHAM" Pilgrimage cum Cultural Centre, at Solophok Hill - 5 kms from Namchi`Sikkim is a replica of the actual Chardham. It has been built, in such a manner, so as to bring "Chardham" - India's Four geographically differently located Pilgrimages, together at one Place.This Monumental project has a 108 feet high statue of Lord Shiva sitting, right at the top surrounded by the replica of his Twelve Temples known as Twelve Lingas, which are spread all over India.
Built directly in front of Lord Shiva's statue will be the replica of the four most revered Hindu Temples - the "Chardham". These four Dhams are as 1) Sri Badrinath at North, 2) Sri Dwarka at West, 3) Sri Jaganathpuri at East and 4) Sri Rameshwaram at South of India.
A Statue of Lord Kriteshwara and A Replica of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple is planned in the front side of the Centre. Lord Kriteshwara was an incarnation of Lord Shiva during the time of Mahabharata.
Musical fountain along with Ganga Vithi will add to the splendor of the place, in tune with transcendental music.
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Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.