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Showing posts from May 4, 2007

Britain’s First State Funded Hindu Primary School to be Eco Friendly

Krishna-Avanti school, the first government-funded Hindu primary in United Kingdom, will echo Hinduism’s deep rooted link with Nature. The school is due to open in 2008 and is partnered with ISKCON. According to Times Education Supplement, the school will have a grass-covered roof and toilets that use rainwater. The school will use electricity from solar energy and an underground water tank to regulate temperature. The Supplement reportsThe school building will be surrounded by plants with religious significance such as fig and neem trees and money plants. The roof, planted with grass-like sedum, will change from green to pink and yellow according to the seasons. It will also produce plenty of butterfly-attracting nectar.

Major Archeological Find at Dwarka

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found a wooden block at Dwarka, Guajarat, which can help in dating the structures found here. The wooden block was found in its original place at a depth of two to three meters near seashore. ASI's Underwater Archaeology Wing (UAW), which has been conducting excavations in the area, found this wooden block.Dwarka is associated with Lord Krishna and legend has it that the city was swallowed by sea when Krishna returned to heaven. From The HinduAlok Tripathi, Superintending Archaeologist, UAW, who led the excavation, said: ‘The discovery of this wooden block is of great importance because these submerged stone structures are known for the past 40 years. But no material was available from these structures, which can be dated. Stones cannot be easily dated. Dates given earlier were based on different interpretations."The block, made of local beach wood, would be sent for carbon-14 dating and "it will give the final date for the submer…