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Sugriva
In the Hindu
Hindu
epic Ramayana
Ramayana
, SUGRIVA ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: सुग्रीव, lit. beautiful necked) was younger brother of Vali , whom he succeeded as ruler of the vanara or monkey kingdom of Kishkindha . Rumā
Rumā
was his first wife and Tara was his second wife. He was son of Surya
Surya
, the Hindu
Hindu
deity of sun. As the king of monkeys, Sugriva
Sugriva
aided Rama
Rama
in his quest to liberate his wife Sita
Sita
from captivity at the hands of the Rakshasa
Rakshasa
king Ravana
Ravana
. This aid is referred to as Sugrivajne (Sugriva pledge)
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Burmese Language
The BURMESE LANGUAGE (Burmese: မြန်မာဘာသာ, MLCTS : mranmabhasa, IPA: ) is the official language of Myanmar
Myanmar
. Although the Constitution of Myanmar
Myanmar
officially recognizes the English name of the language as the MYANMAR LANGUAGE, most English speakers continue to refer to the language as Burmese. In 2007, it was spoken as a first language by 34 million, primarily the Bamar (Burman) people and related ethnic groups, and as a second language by 10 million, particularly ethnic minorities in Myanmar
Myanmar
and neighboring countries. Burmese is a tonal , pitch-register , and syllable-timed language , largely monosyllabic and analytic , with a subject–object–verb word order. It is a member of the Lolo-Burmese grouping of the Sino-Tibetan language family . The Burmese alphabet is ultimately descended from a Brahmic script , either Kadamba or Pallava
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Mahabharata
The MAHāBHāRATA ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: महाभारतम्, Mahābhāratam, pronounced ) is one of the two major Sanskrit
Sanskrit
epics of ancient India
India
, the other being the Rāmāyaṇa . The Mahābhārata is an epic narrative of the Kurukṣetra War and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pāṇḍava princes. It also contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or puruṣārtha (12.161). Among the principal works and stories in the Mahābhārata are the Bhagavad Gita , the story of Damayanti , an abbreviated version of the Rāmāyaṇa, and the story of Ṛṣyasringa , often considered as works in their own right. Traditionally, the authorship of the Mahābhārata is attributed to Vyāsa . There have been many attempts to unravel its historical growth and compositional layers
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Maayaavi
MAYAVI ( Malayalam
Malayalam
: മായാവി) is a Malayalam
Malayalam
comics strip appearing in the Indian comic magazine Balarama owned by Malayala Manorama group . The series, created by Mumbai
Mumbai
-based artist Pradeep Sathe and NM Mohan , was first published in the August 1984 issue of Balarama. Artist M. Mohandas gradually took over the drawing of the series after Balarama became a fortnightly. Mayavi, the protagonist in the series, is a little devil, who helps to keep the forest safe from villains and dark wizards. Most of the stories revolve around how a dark wizard Kuttusan and his cadre of wizards aim at capturing Mayavi, but fail with drastic consequences. Mayavi
Mayavi
takes place in a secluded forest in Kerala
Kerala
. It is not exactly known when the story takes place
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Tamil Language
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Singapore
Singapore
India
India
: * Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
* Puducherry * Andaman line-height:1.1em; padding-right:0.5em;"> Recognised minority language in Malaysia
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mauritius
South Africa
South Africa
LANGUAGE CODES ISO 639-1 ta ISO 639-2 tam ISO 639-3 Variously: tam – Modern Tamil oty – Old Tamil ptq – Pattapu Bhashai LINGUIST LIST oty Old Tamil GLOTTOLOG tamil1289 Modern Tamil oldt1248 Old Tamil LINGUASPHERE 49-EBE-a THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS IPA PHONETIC SYMBOLS. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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Creole Language
A CREOLE LANGUAGE is a stable natural language developed from a mixture of different languages. While the concept is similar to that of a mixed or hybrid language , in the strict sense of the term, a mixed/hybrid language has derived from two or more languages, to such an extent that it is no longer closely related to the source languages. Creoles also differ from pidgins in that, while a pidgin has a highly simplified linguistic structure that develops as a means of establishing communication between two or more disparate language groups, a creole language is more complex, used for day-to-day purposes in a community, and acquired by children as a native language . Creole languages, therefore, have a fully developed vocabulary and system of grammar . The precise number of creole languages is not known, particularly as many are poorly attested or documented, but the list of creole languages shows that creoles exist around the world
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Lao Language
LAO, also sometimes referred to as LAOTIAN (ລາວ 'Lao' or ພາສາລາວ 'Lao language') is a tonal language of the Tai–Kadai language family. It is the official language of Laos
Laos
, and also spoken in the northeast of Thailand
Thailand
, where it is usually referred to as the Isan language . The Lao language
Lao language
serves as an important lingua franca as the country of Laos
Laos
consists of multiple ethnic groups, whose population speaks about 86 different languages. Spoken Lao is mutually intelligible with the Thai language
Thai language
(the two languages are written with slightly different scripts but are linguistically similar). Lao, like many languages in Laos, is written in the Lao script , an abugida . Although there is no official standard, the Vientiane dialect has become the de facto standard
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Khmer Language
KHMER /kmɛər/ or CAMBODIAN (natively ភាសាខ្មែរ , or more formally ខេមរភាសា ) is the language of the Khmer people
Khmer people
and the official language of Cambodia
Cambodia
. With approximately 16 million speakers, it is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language (after Vietnamese ). Khmer has been influenced considerably by Sanskrit
Sanskrit
and Pali , especially in the royal and religious registers , through Hinduism
Hinduism
and Buddhism
Buddhism
. The more colloquial registers have influenced, and have been influenced by, Thai , Lao , Vietnamese , and Cham , all of which, due to geographical proximity and long-term cultural contact, form a sprachbund in peninsular Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia

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Vishnu
VISHNU ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
pronunciation: ; Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: विष्णु, IAST
IAST
: Viṣṇu) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism
Hinduism
, and the Supreme Being in its Vaishnavism
Vaishnavism
tradition. Vishnu
Vishnu
is the "preserver" in the Hindu
Hindu
trinity ( Trimurti
Trimurti
) that includes Brahma
Brahma
and Shiva
Shiva

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Ashvamedha
The ASHVAMEDHA ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: अश्वमेध aśvamedhá) is a horse sacrifice ritual followed by the Śrauta tradition of Vedic religion . It was used by ancient Indian kings to prove their imperial sovereignty: a horse accompanied by the king's warriors would be released to wander for a period of one year. In the territory traversed by the horse, any rival could dispute the king's authority by challenging the warriors accompanying it. After one year, if no enemy had managed to kill or capture the horse, the animal would be guided back to the king's capital. It would be then sacrificed, and the king would be declared as an undisputed sovereign. CONTENTS * 1 Broad outline * 2 List of performers * 3 Reception * 3.1 In Hindu revivalism * 4 See also * 5 Footnotes * 6 References BROAD OUTLINE A 19th-century painting, depicting the preparation of army to follow the sacrificial horse
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Tympanum (architecture)
In architecture, a TYMPANUM (plural, TYMPANA) is the semi-circular or triangular decorative wall surface over an entrance, door or window, bounded by a lintel and arch . It often contains sculpture or other imagery or ornaments. Most architectural styles include this element. In ancient Greek, Roman and Christian architecture , tympana usually contain religious imagery, when on religious buildings. A tympanum over a doorway is very often the most important, or only, location for monumental sculpture on the outside of a building. In classical architecture, and in classicising styles from the Renaissance
Renaissance
onwards, major examples are usually triangular; in Romanesque architecture
Romanesque architecture
, tympana have a semi-circular shape, or that of a thinner slice from the top of a circle, and in Gothic architecture they have a more vertical shape, coming to a point at the top
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Khmer People
KHMER PEOPLE (Khmer : ខ្មែរ, Khmer pronunciation: , Northern Khmer pronunciation: ) are a Southeast Asian ethnic group native to Cambodia
Cambodia
, accounting for 97.6% of the country's 15.9 million people. They speak the Khmer language
Khmer language
, which is part of the larger Austroasiatic language family found throughout eastern and central India
India
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
, in other parts of Southeast Asia (including Vietnam
Vietnam
), South China and numerous islands in the Indian Ocean . The majority of the Khmer are followers of the Khmer style of Buddhism , a highly syncretic version that blends elements of Theravada
Theravada
Buddhism, Hinduism
Hinduism
, animism and veneration of the dead
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Moksha (Jainism)
Sanskrit
Sanskrit
MOKSHA or Prakrit
Prakrit
MOKKHA means liberation or salvation. It is a blissful state of existence of a soul, completely free from the karmic bondage, free from saṃsāra , the cycle of birth and death. A liberated soul is said to have attained its true and pristine nature of infinite bliss, infinite knowledge and infinite perception. Such a soul is called siddha and is revered in Jainism
Jainism
. In Jainism
Jainism
, it is the highest and the noblest objective that a soul should strive to achieve. In fact, it is the only objective that a person should have; other objectives are contrary to the true nature of soul. With the right view, knowledge and efforts all souls can attain this state. That is why Jainism
Jainism
is also known as mokṣamārga or the "path to liberation"
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Jain Monasticism
JAIN MONASTICISM refers to the order of monks and nuns in the Jain community . The term nirgrantha ("bondless") was used for Jain monks in the past. The monastic practices of two major sects ( Digambara
Digambara
and Śvētāmbara
Śvētāmbara
) vary greatly, but the major principles of both are identical. CONTENTS * 1 Terminology * 2 Overview * 3 Digambara
Digambara
monks * 4 Initiation * 5 Rules of conduct * 6 Ranks * 7 Attire and possessions * 8 Chaturmas
Chaturmas
* 9 Mahavira\'s asceticism * 10 See also * 11 Notes * 12 References * 13 External links TERMINOLOGYDigambaras use the word muṇi for male monastics and aryika for female monastics. Digambara
Digambara
monks are also called nirgrantha (without bonds)
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Samadhi
SAMADHI ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: समाधि, Hindi pronunciation: ), also called samāpatti , in Hinduism
Hinduism
, Buddhism
Buddhism
, Jainism
Jainism
, Sikhism
Sikhism
and yogic schools refers to a state of meditative consciousness. It is a meditative absorption or trance, attained by the practice of dhyāna . In samādhi the mind becomes still. It is a state of being totally aware of the present moment; a one-pointedness of mind. In Buddhism, it is the last of the eight elements of the Noble Eightfold Path . In the Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga
tradition, it is the eighth and final limb identified in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
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Jain Texts
JAIN LITERATURE comprises Jain Agamas
Jain Agamas
and subsequent commentaries on them by various Jain asectics . Jain literature
Jain literature
is primarily divided between Digambara
Digambara
literature and Svetambara literature. Jains literature exists mainly in Magadhi Prakrit , Sanskrit
Sanskrit
, Marathi , Tamil , Rajasthani , Dhundari , Marwari , Hindi , Gujarati , Kannada
Kannada
, Malayalam
Malayalam
, Tulu and more recently in English
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