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32-feet tall Shiva Murti at Koneshwaran Temple in Sri Lanka – The tallest Hindu God Statue on the Island

The tallest Hindu God murti in Sri Lanka was erected in the eastern port city of Trincomalee. The 32 feet statue of the Hindu God Shiva stands on the hill top at the KoneshwaranTemple close to the main Trincomalee town.
The murti was built by an architect from Tamil Nadu and unveiled on January 9, 2012.

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Swami Sivananda on Concentration

Once a Sanskrit scholar approached Kabir and asked him, “O Kabir, what are you doing now?” Kabir replied, “O Pundit, I am detaching the mind from worldly objects and attaching it to the lotus-feet of the Lord.” This is concentration.
Concentration or Dharana is centering the mind on one single thought. Vedantins try to fix the mind on the Atman. This is their Dharana. Hatha Yogins and Raja Yogins concentrate their mind on the Six Chakras. Bhaktas concentrate on their Ishta Devata. Concentration is a great necessity for all aspirants.
During concentration, the various rays of the mind are collected and focused on the object of concentration. There will be no tossing of the mind. One idea occupies the mind. The whole energy of the mind is concentrated on that one idea. The senses become still. They do not function. When there is deep concentration, there is no consciousness of the body and surroundings.
When you study a book with profound interest, you do not hear if a man shouts and c…