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Send Flowers To Sri Lanka
- Send Flowers is the debut album release from Black Lungs, the side project of Alexisonfire guitarist and backing vocalist Wade MacNeil. MacNeil's sound has been described as "the soundtrack for punk rockers, hip hoppers, pill poppers, young ladies and show stoppers."
- An island country off the southeastern coast of India; pop. 19,905,000; capital, Colombo; languages, Sinhalese (official) and Tamil
- Sri Lanka (, , or ; ; ????? ????, ??????), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known as Ceylon (, , or ) before 1972, is an island country in South Asia, located about off the southern coast of India.
- a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
- (sri lankan) of or relating to Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) or its people or culture; "Sri Lankan beaches"; "Sri Lankan forces fighting the Sinhalese rebels"
send flowers to sri lanka - At the
At the Water's Edge
Assured and accomplished, Pradeep Jeganathan's long awaited debut collection of short fiction is a spare, controlled meditation on the details of inhabitation: power and inequality, friendship and enmity, love and loss, violence and its memories. The seven interconnected stories span a near thirty years of his county's recent past; each traces a delicately textured frame of troubling, telling beauty, weaving together, with almost incredible economy, not the often composed image of Sri Lanka - a paradise isle where 'only man is vile' - but a life world, live and remembered, to be lived in again.
Koneswaram temple, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Koneswaram temple of Trincomalee (also historically known as the Thirukonamamalai Konesar Kovil, the Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Thiru-Konamamalai Maccakeswaram Kovil) is an Hindu temple in Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka venerated by Saivites throughout the continent. It is built atop Swami Rock, a rocky promontory cape overlooking Trincomalee, a classical period harbour port town. The primary deity is the Hindu god Lord Shiva in the form Konesar. At its zenith, the original Konesar temple was the main shrine of the Trincomalee Koneswaram Temple Compounds, one of three ancient connected Hindu temples on Swami rock with a considerably sized gopuram. This temple stood distinctly in the middle of the cape, at its highest eminence. The other two connected temple shrines of the Koneswaram complex, to deities Ganesh, Vishnu (Thirumal), Ambal-Shakti and Murukan stretched across the cape to its extremities. The complex has lay in ruins, been restored, renovated and enlarged by various royals and devotees throughout its history. Heralded as one of the richest and most visited temple compounds in Asia, Koneswaram became one of the most important surviving and influential structures of the classical Dravidian architectural period by the early 17th century. Developed between 300 CE and 1600 CE by kings of the Pandyan and Chola empires, decorations and structural additions such as its tthousand pillared mandapam hall were furnished by kings of the Pallava dynasty, the Jaffna kingdom as well as their local Vannimai feudal chiefs. Elaborate sculptural ornamentation adorned the megalith, embodying the popular rock-cut architectural style of the subcontinent carved out of black-coloured granite with characteristically large gopuram towers that were visible to sailors at sea. The village of Thirukonamalai (Trincomalee) was located on the isthmus of the cape within the compounds. The Trincomalee District makes up the entire property and land of the city and the surrounding villages that Thirukonamalai Koneswaram Kovil owned in its floruit, affirmed through several royal grants in the early medieval period; the shrine thus gave the city and district its name and services were provided to Trincomalee residents with the temple's revenue. Koneswaram is the most famous Hindu temple of the island, and at its peak, revered as the "Rome of the Pagans/Hindus of the Orient" in Europe and the Middle East. In 1624, the Koneswaram compounds were largely destroyed by Portuguese colonials; Fort Fredrick was built bordering the temple complex's premises from the debris. Hindus built a successor temple at a nearby site in 1632 CE - the Ati Konanayakar temple in Tampalakamam - to house some of the destroyed temple's idols, where they are still worshipped. In the 1950s, the ruins of the original temple were discovered underwater beside Swami Rock by author Arthur C. Clarke and photographer Mike Wilson. It was rebuilt of much more modest dimensions at its original site by local Hindu Tamils 350 years after its destruction. Surviving sculptures and idols at the site are reinstalled in the reconstructed building. The Lingam form of Shiva here is believed to be Swayambhu and was retrieved from the ruins. Legends surrounding the temple associate it with the popular epic Ramayana and Swami Rock connected to Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology. The temple also has been a source of conflict between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils due to its historic position in a geo-strategically important area. Koneswaram is a Paadal Petra Sthalam, one of the 275 Shiva Sthalams heralded as a grand seat of Shiva worship in the 6th-7th century CE Tamil hymns Tevaram of the Tirumurai canon by the Nayanar saints Thirugnana Sambandhar and Sundarar. This added greatly to its fame, as do its ancient bronze idols which reflect the high points of Chola art. Its longitudinal position and preeminence in Saivite belief earned it the epithet Dakshina/Then Kailasam (Mount Kailash of the South). Koneswaram is the easternmost shrine of the 5 ancient Iswarams of Shiva on the island. The temple has been administered and frequented by Tamil Hindus throughout its history. The modern temple is built based on classical Dravidian Hindu architecture at the cape end closest to the sea. The annual Koneswaram Temple Ther Thiruvilah festival attracts Hindus from around the continent and involves the Pathirakali Amman Temple of Trincomalee, the Papanasam Theertham at the temple's ancient Papanasachunai holy well and the proximal Back Bay Sea (Theertham Karatkarai) surrounding Swami Rock. In Kanda Puranam, the epic authored by Kachiyappa Sivachariar of Kanchipuram, Koneswaram is venerated as one of the three foremost Shiva abodes in the world, alongside Thillai Chidambaram Temple and Mount Kailash. EtymologyIn Tamil, ancient temples are known as kovils,; thus the Koneswaram temple is known locally as Koneswaram Kovil. The presiding Shiva deity's
Petrea volubilis (Sandpaper Vine) - hotel garden in Butembo, DRC, May 2010 André de Gr
English: Purple Wreath, Purple-wreath, Queen's-wreath, Sandpaper Vine, Sand-paper, Bluebird Vine, Queen's Wreath, Queenswreath (U.S.A.), Tropical Wisteria (U.S.A.), Blue Petrea (Australia), Adolfina (Sri Lanka) Bengali: ????????? pronounced 'nilmanilata' Estonian: Roniv Petrea French: Liane de la veuve Hindi: ?????? ??? pronounced 'nilmani lata' Mayan: Yoch op Tsimin (Quintana Roo) Singhala: ? pronounced 'koniya' Spanish: ---Castellano: Capitan Lila, Lazo de Amor, Lija, Petrea, Corona Purpura*, Corona de Flores Purpura*, Corona de la Reina* ---Colombia: Petrea, Corona de Reina, Corona Purpura ---Costa Rica: Choreque ---Guatemala: Corona de la Reina, Petrea, Nazareno, Cuero de Sapo ---Uruguay: Petrea ---Venezuela: Cenizo Swedish: Propellerbuske Tamil: ? pronounced 'kudirai valuppu' *Although from a blog from Spain, I am quite sure these names were actually lifted off the Colombian website. Andre de Groot sent me this photo taken at a hotel in Butembo, in the Goma region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, requesting identification. I I.D.ed it when I realised those lavender flowers are actually the calyxes of unopened flowers, which I then noticed were zygomorphic. This with the other characters made me think of Lamiales, so using 'purple' 'calyx' and the names of likely families I Googled it. Native Distribution: (GRIN, Tela Botanica, Flora of Barbados + Smithsonian's Flora of Panama; can't be bothered to double-check everything) Mexico: ---North: Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas ---Central: Guerrero, Hidalgo, Mexico, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz ---South: Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Yucatan Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala: Found naturally between 0-1800m. Honduras Nicaragua Panama: Area del Canal, Chiriqui, Cocle, Darien, Los Santos, Panama, San Blas, Veraguas Antigua and Barbuda Barbados: (not mentioned in GRIN) Cuba Dominican Republic Grenada: (not mentioned in GRIN) Guadeloupe Haiti: (not mentioned in GRIN) Jamaica Martinique: (not mentioned in GRIN, unclear in Tela Botanica) Puerto Rico Santa Lucia: (not mentioned in GRIN) Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad Bolivia: Beni Brazil Colombia Ecuador: Guayas, Morona-Santiago, Napo French Guiana Guyana Paraguay Peru Suriname Venezuela Unclear: Bahamas, Bermuda Naturalized/Introduced throughout the tropics: Florida (U.S.A.), India, Sri Lanka, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Reunion, Mauritius, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa, possibly in Mozambique. It was already cultivated in the Netherlands in the 1730's (in the De Hartecamp estate).