Taj Mahal one of the Wonders of the World

Taj Mahal in Morning
The Taj Mahal (pronounced /tɑdʒ məˈhɑl/; Hindi: ताज महल; Persian/Urdu: تاج محل) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Southwest Angle of Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Ottoman, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."

While the white domed marble mausoleum is its most familiar component, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures. Building began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, and employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision including Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan, and the Persian Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, although Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer.

Grand Canyon one of the Wonders of the World

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.

Longstanding scientific consensus has been that the canyon was created by the Colorado River over a six million year period. The canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km) and attains a depth of over a mile (1.83 km) (6000 feet). Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. The "canyon began in the west, followed by another that formed in the east. Eventually, the two broke through and met as a single majestic rent in the earth some six million years ago. [...] The merger apparently occurred where the river today bends to the west, in the area known as the Kaibab Arch."

Grand Canyon Rail RoadBefore European immigration, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.

Eiffel Tower one of the Wonders of the World

Location Paris, France
Status Complete
Constructed 1887 – 1889
Use Observation tower
Radio broadcasting tower

Antenna/Spire 324 metres (1,063 ft)
Roof 300.65 metres (986 ft)

Architect Gustave Eiffel
Gustave Eiffel

Thought of the Day - Awesome Quotes

To be a winner, you have to think like winner. - Donald Trump

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those in love, time is eternity.....

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

Package tours are a lot more fun than traveling independently

Egyptian pyramids one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt.

There are over 100 pyramids in Egypt. Most were built as tombs for the country's Pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods.

The earliest known Egyptian pyramid is the Pyramid of Djoser which was built during the third dynasty. This pyramid and its surrounding complex were designed by the architect Imhotep, and are generally considered to be the world's oldest monumental structures constructed of dressed masonry.

The best known Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Several of the Giza pyramids are counted among the largest structures ever built.

The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aɡnɛs ɡɔnˈdʒa bɔˈjadʒju]), was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

By the 1970s she was internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless, due in part to a documentary, and book, Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to expand, and at the time of her death it was operating 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, orphanages, and schools.

She has been praised by many individuals, governments and organizations; however, she has also faced a diverse range of criticism. These include objections by various individuals and groups, including Christopher Hitchens, Michael Parenti, Aroup Chatterjee, Vishva Hindu Parishad, against the proselytizing focus of her work including a strong stance against abortion, a belief in the spiritual goodness of poverty and alleged baptisms of the dying. Several medical journals also criticised the standard of medical care in her hospices and concerns were raised about the opaque nature in which donated money was spent.

Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

Beautiful Railway Images

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Awesome Words by Great People

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can. - Sydney Smith

Success requires that you have a motivating inner power to push you forward. - Remez Sasson

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. Henry Ford

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott

Happiness, unlike unhappiness, is a proactive choice. - Stephen R Covey

Thought for the Day - Awesome Thoughts

Meditation is nothing but coming to terms with your inner emptiness: -"recognizing it, not escaping; living through it, not escaping; being through it, not escaping. Then suddenly the emptiness becomes the fullness of life. When you don’t escape from it, it is the most beautiful thing, the purest, because only emptiness can be pure."

Always defend and respect your partner.

Life is like making investment... sometimes you need to take risk to get through it...

Success is never certain and failure is never final.

Shri Siddi Vinayak Ganapati ...

The Birth of Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati
Ganesha the Divine
The old temple was consecrated on Thursday, 19th November 1801. According to our Hindu Calendar it falls on Kartik Shudha Chaturdashi, Shake 1723 in “Durmukh Sanvatsar”. It's build-up area was 3.60mtr. x 3.60mtr. square. It was ground floor structure (see picture no.1). It had 450mm thick brick walls and old type dome, again of brick with a Kalash above. Around the dome, a parapet walls with grills was structure of the temple. The floor level of the temple and road level were also same.

This temple is on the corner of Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg and S.K.Bole Marg in Prabhadevi, which is facing heavy vehicular traffic It was built by a professional contractor, Late Mr.Laxman Vithu Patil as per the financial support and instructions of Late Mrs.Deubai Patil, who was a rich lady of Agri Samaj from Matunga. Although she was rich enough, she had no child.
The idea of the construction of the temple struck to Late Deubai during the prayer time, she humbly requested Lord Ganesh and said, “Although I cannot have a child, let other ladies who are childless get the pleasure of child on visiting the temple and praying you”. Looking at successful subsequent history of the temple, it appears like the Lord Ganesh nodded to this humble request and pious thoughts and deeds of Late Deubai Patil. It is, therefore, this Siddhivinayak is famous for it and known as “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” in Marathi (Ganapati bestows whenever humbly genuinely prayed a wish) among devotees.

The idol of Shree Siddhivinayak was carved out of a single black stone and is 2'6” (750mm) high and 2' (600mm) wide with the trunk on the right. This is rather unusual appearance of Lord Ganesh. The upper right and left hands hold a lotus and an axe respectively while the lower right and left hands hold a rosary (japmala) and bowl full of “Modak” respectively. As it resembles the sacred thread, a snake appears on the left shoulder to right side belly. On the forehead of deity is an eye, which almost looks like the third eye of Lord Shiva. On both sides of the Lord Ganesh idol, are placed one idol each of Riddhi and Siddhi goddesses who are appearing like peeping out of the Ganesh idol from behind. Because of these two deities along with Lord Ganesh, this temple is known as the Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. These goddesses signify sanctity, success, wealth and prosperity.

Around 125 years ago, Shri Akkalkot Swami Samarth's great disciple, Late Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, who was also ardent devotee of Lord Ganesh and Gayatri Mantra was blessed with Assyssinian ( Siddhi ). One day Swami Samarth asked Shri Jambhekar to bring divine idols. Out of the idols, except two idols, Swami Samarth told to bury in the front courtyard of the house of Swami Samarth's another disciple Shri Cholappa, where Swami Samarth used to temporarily reside. Shri Jambhekar was also told to inhume remaining two idols in front of Lord Ganesh that he usually worshipped. During his attendance with Swami Samarth, Shri Jambhekar foretold that a Mandaar tree would grow on the place after 21 years, Swayambhu ( Swayambhu ) Ganesh would appear on the sacred place. From that onward people's devotion would grow in leaps and beyond.

After few years, Jambhekar Maharaj whose Math is near sea-shore at Dadar, Mumbai, asked Late Priest Govind Chintaman Phatak to look after, perform regular religious pooja etc. of Shree Siddhivinayak Temple. The predecessor of Priest Phatak, there was Late Namdev Kelkar performing priest-wood job in the temple.

From the available information and records, the land of the temple complex was around 2550 sq.mtrs. There was a lake towards eastern and southern side of temple admeasuring approx. 30 x 40 sq.mtrs. This lake was built by Nardulla in early 19th century, to overcome the scarcity of the water, faced by the area. The lake was, later on, filled up, and now it is playground and a part of Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg.

There was also a rest house, sought of Dharmashala and a pair of beautiful 3.6 in high, stone masonry “Deepmalas”. There was also a dwelling unit for the owner of this complex. In the earlier days when there were not many structures of residential and commercial type in its neighborhood area. The devotees in large numbers started visiting the temple only after 1952 and the long standing Q's were seen in 1965 onwards.

Since the owner had divided the original plot and subleased it to different parties and naturally the space available around this old temple reduced and became quite small. After 1975, the number of devotees visiting the temple started growing by real sense of Geometrical Progression. It became difficult to enter the temple or even to have “Darshan” of Lord Ganesh, the devotees were finding it quite troublesome to enter through the two small doors

Mind blowing & truly inspiring...(Gud one must read)

Monica married Hitesh this day. At the end of the wedding party, Monica's mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook. With Rs. 1000 deposit amount.

She said to her, "Monica, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your marriage life. When there's something happy and memorable happened in your new life, put some money in. Write down what it's about next to the line. The more memorable the event is, the more money you can put in. I've done the first one for you today. Do the others with Hitesh. When you look back after years, you can know how much happiness you've had."

Monica shared this with Hitesh when getting home. They both thought it was a great idea and were anxious to know when the second deposit can be made. This was what they did after certain time:

- 7 Feb : Rs.100, first birthday celebration for Hitesh after marriage
- 1 Mar : Rs.300, salary raise for Monica
- 20 Mar: Rs.200, vacation trip to Bali
- 15 Apr: Rs.2000, Monica got pregnant
- 1 Jun : Rs.1000, Hitesh got promoted...... and so on...

However, after years, they started fighting and arguing for trivial things. They didn't talk much. They regretted that they had married the most nasty people in the world... no more love... kind of typical nowadays, huh?

One day Monica talked to her Mother, "Mom, we can't stand it anymore. We agree to divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to marry this guy!"

Her mother said, "Sure, girl, that's no big deal. Just do whatever you want if you really can't stand it. But before that, do one thing first. Remember the saving passbook I gave you on your wedding day? Take out all money and spend it first. You shouldn't keep any record of such a poor marriage."

Monica thought it was true. So she went to the bank, waiting at the queue and planning to cancel the account. While she was waiting, she took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joy and happiness just came up her mind. Her eyes were then filled with tears. She left and went home. When she was home, she handed the passbook to Hitesh, asked him to spend the money before getting divorce.

The next day, Hitesh gave the passbook back to Monica.

She found a new deposit of Rs. 5000.

And a line next to the record: This is the day I noticed how much I've loved you thru out all these years. How much happiness you've brought me.

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back to the safe. Do you know how much money they had saved when they retired?

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When you fall, in any way, don't see the place where you fell!

Instead see the place from where you slipped!!

Life is about correcting the mistakes! Take it on!!

7 Wonders of the World !!! Touching Words

Definitely check this one :D Funny Words

u r Ultimate
u r Lovely
u r Likeable
u r Unique
In short... u r ULLU !!!


I am getting married next week.
There will be small party
and only a few people will be invited.
Don't brings any gifts.
just brings SOMEONE to marry me.


Galileo : Great Mind
Einstein : Genius Mind
Newton : Extraordinary Mind
Bill Gates : Brilliant Mind
ME : Master Mind
YOU : Never Mind


Good Person : Its YOU
Good Friend : Its YOU again
Good Heart : That's YOU !
Good Will : Its also YOU !
Good Looking Ahh....
hold it. Its 2 much 4 u..... Now its ME


I wanted 2 kill the SWEETEST, SMARTEST
& the most beautiful person on the earth,
but then I thought.........
SUICIDE is a crime.


I Look at the moon,
the moon is beautiful...
I look at you... I... I...I'd rather
look at the moon again...


Popat ! Agar samj nahi aa raha ho
to padh kyon rahe ho....?

Why do we drink water ?
Because we cannot eat it.


Dad : Son, what do you want for your birthday?
Son : Not much dad, just a radio
with a sports car around it.


Zindagi mein teen chijen kabhi bhi aa sakti hain....
AUR ......


Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
kuch nahi bas tumhari shakal yaad aagayi
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

To ani Tii ... Marathi Touching Words

Cool Answers ....!! Very Funny Read the Whole Answer

Gita Updesh for Technical Guys ... Good Funny one :D


Increment nahin mila, bura hua

Salary cut ho rahi hai, bura ho raha hai

Retrenchment hoga, wo bhi bura hi hoga...

Tum pichhla review na hone ka paschataap na karo

Tum agle review na hone ki chinta na karo

Recession chal raha hai...

Tumhari pocket se kya gaya jo tum rote ho ?

Tum company ke liye kya business laye the jo tumne kho diya ?

Tumne aisa kaun sa product banaya tha jo scrap hogaya ?

Tum koi experience le kar nahin aaye the...

Jo experience liya company se liya...

Jo project kiya company ko diya...

Degree le kar aaye, experience lekar chale...

Jo function aaj tumhara hai,

Kal kisi aur ka tha... parson kisi aur ka hoga...

Tum ise apna samajh kar magn ho rahe ho

Bas yahi khushi tumhari tension ka kaaran hai...

Kyon wyarth tension lete ho, kis se wyarth darte ho

Kaun tumhein nikaal sakta hai ?

Policy change company ka rule hai

Jise tum policy change kehte ho, wahi to trick hai...

Ek pal mein tum millionaire ho jaate ho

Doosre hi pal mein tum stipend par aa jate ho...

Review, increment etc. etc. man se hata do

Vichar se mita do phir company tumhari hai, tum company ke ho...

Na yeh increments tumhare liye hain, na tum iske kabil ho

Parantu job secure hai, phir tumhein tension kyon hai

Tum apne aap ko Company ko arpit karo

Yahin sabse bada Golden Rule hai...

Jo is Golden Rule ko janta hai

Wo review, incentive, recession se sarvada muqt hai.

ITS BEAUTIFUL ! ! Touching Story

!A Little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.
The father was kind of scared so he asked his little
daughter, "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that
you don't fall into the river." The little girl said,
"No, Dad. You hold my hand."

"What's the difference?" Asked the puzzled father.

"There's a big difference," replied the little girl.

"If I hold your hand and something happens to me,
chances are that I may let your hand go.

But if you hold my hand, I know for sure

that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."

In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind,

but in its bond. So hold the hand of the person whom you love

rather than expecting them to hold yours...

Why Did God give only one Heart

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What does Ganesha Symbolize ??

A Friend Is... Beautiful Words Friendship

True Love...Sorry I had to do it...

True Love...Sorry I had to do it...

A girl asked a guy if he thought she was pretty, he said...no.
She asked him if he would want to be with her forever...and he said no.
She then asked him if she were to leave would he cry, and once again he replied with a no.

She had heard enough. As she walked away, tears streaming down her face the boy grabbed her arm and said....

You're not pretty you're beautiful.
I don't want to be with you forever. I NEED to be with you forever.
And I wouldn't cry if you walked away...I'd die...

TO MY CHILD - Touching Words


Just for this morning, I am going to
smile when I see your face and laugh
when I feel like crying.

Just for this morning, I will let you

choose what you want to wear,
and smile and say how perfect it is.

Just for this morning, I am going to step

over the laundry and pick you up and take you to
the park to play.

Just for this morning, I will leave the
dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put
that puzzle of yours together.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug
the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with
you in the backyard and blow bubbles.

Just for this afternoon, I will not yell
once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and
whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you one
if he comes by.

Just for this afternoon, I won't worry
about what you are going to be when you grow up, or
second guess every decision I have made where you are

Just for this afternoon, I will let you
help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you
trying to fix them.

Just for this afternoon, I will take us
to McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal so you can
have both toys.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in
my arms and tell you a story about how you were
born and how much I love you.

Just for this evening, I will let you
splash in the tub and not get angry.

Just for this evening, I will let you

stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.

Just for this evening, I will snuggle

beside you for hours, and miss my favorite TV shows.

Just for this evening when I run my
finger through your hair as you pray, I will simply be
grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given.

I will think about the mothers and
fathers who are searching for their missing children, the
mothers and fathers who are visiting their children s
graves instead of their bedrooms. The mothers
and fathers who are in hospital rooms

watching their children suffer senselessly and screaming
inside that little body

And when I kiss you goodnight I will hold

you a little tighter, a little longer. It is then,
that I will thank God for you, and ask him for

nothing, except one more day..............

हे प्रेम आहे - मराठी कविता

Happy Mother's Day

When I came home in the rain,

Brother asked why didn't you take an umbrella.

Sister advised, Why didn't you wait till rain stopped.

Father angrily warned, only after getting cold, you will realize.

But Mother, while drying my hair, said, stupid rain! Couldn't it wait, till my child came home?


Guys will love this! :) 3rd Set of Funny Jokes

The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.... - Nash

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to. - Anonymous

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met. - Henny Youngman

A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong. - Rodney Dangerfield

A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a hundred letters.
They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'

- Anonymous

First Guy (proudly): 'My wife's an angel!'
Second Guy: 'You're lucky, mine's still alive.'

- Anonymous

Guys will love this! - 2nd Set of Funny Words/Jokes

I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me. - Sigmund Freud

'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.' - Anonymous

'There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.' - Sam Kinison

'I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn't.' - James Holt McGavra

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming
1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it,
2. Whenever you're right, shut up.

- Patrick Murra

Guys will love this! Funny Jokes

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. - David Bissonette

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together. - Sacha Guitry

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them. - Anonymous

The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What does a woman want?" - Dumas

Awesome Quotes

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return...

One old nice and romantic memory can make someone's day.
"It can bring back to u the whole nice time u spent with the nice loving ppl u had the time with , it also can remind u every nice words , warm smiles , romantic music , beautiful places and how hearts was dancing and hoping "

Respect yourself and the world will respect you.

you are judged by your actions and words -

Beautiful Quotes

Mother's Love for her children is unconditional, unique,the strongest...."full of adoration, pride and affection."

Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life.

No difficulties, no discovery; no pain, no gain

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

Touching Quotes

In some relations "Letting Go" is the most difficult and the last thing you desire...

Sometimes it takes just a moment to create a memory of a lifetime.

Stress is as much physical as psychological. "Referring to the op "Psychology problems can manifest into physical problems."

A life without dreams is harder to live...

Beautiful Words by Great People

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration. - Confucius

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. - Harrison Ford

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. - William Faulkner

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. - Wayne Dyer

Awesome Quotes by Great people

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. - Henry David Thoreau

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. - Quintilian

Underpromise; overdeliver - Tom Peters

We do not keep the outward form of order, where there is deep disorder in the mind. - William Shakespeare

Awesome Words by Great People

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end. - William Shakespeare

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. - Mark Twain

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - William Shakespeare

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. - Albert Schweitzer

"Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate."
- Captain Jack Sparrow; 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'

Awesome Quotes

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

There is no Limitation for ... imagination

Whatever you do, do it with good heart

The purpose of any true relationship is not to have someone who might complete you, but to have someone with whom you might share your incompleteness.

Beautiful Quotes

Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices

There are a thousand Paths to every Right and even more to every Wrong!
"People who want to do good would do it anyway, and People who want to do bad would find even more ways,"

We need to achieve a balance between the stresses of daily life, personal goals, and romantic desires / relationship goals

Love is the strongest feeling that exists on earth!

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.

Hee kavita forward kara!