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ramanaduli

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Arunachala pradesh
« on: October 19, 2010, 05:24:39 PM »
 There is Arunachala Pradesh. Is there any story or temple of Arunachala. Why it is called Arunachala  Pradesh?



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Re: Arunachala pradesh
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 05:36:07 PM »



Dear ramanaduli,

Arunachala Pradesh is so called because in India, it is the first
place which gets the sunrise.  It is north eastern border of India.
Aruna means Sun.  So it was named as Arunachala Pradesh. It
is also one of the controversial mini state of India, which China
claims that it is not India's.  Its population is mainly of ancient
tribes and adivasis.



Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Arunachala pradesh
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 05:57:22 PM »
Arunachal Pradesh means "land of the dawn lit mountains" in Sanskrit.

It is also known as "land of the rising sun" in reference to its position as the easternmost state of India.

Most of the people native to and/or living in Arunachal Pradesh are of Tibeto-Burman origin.

The history of pre-modern Arunachal Pradesh remains shrouded in mystery. It is popularly believed, and may be speculatively assumed, that the first ancestors of most indigenous tribal groups migrated from pre-Buddhist Tibet two or three thousand years ago, if not before, and were joined by Tibetic and Thai-Burmese counterparts later.

The earliest written references to Arunachal are popularly believed to be found in the Mahabharata, Ramayana and other Vedic legends. Several characters, such as, King Bhismaka, are believed to represent people from the region in the Mahabharata; however, since corroborating information is unavailable, and since place-names cannot be verified at that historical time-depth, such associations are to a large extent speculative. For example, there is no evidence whatsoever that the name Bhismaka plausibly associates with any indigenous Arunachali tribes or languages at all.

Corruption in Arunachal Pradesh is endemic, and reputed to be among the worst in India. During 2009 elections, the Arunachal Times reported that virtually all of the leading candidates had reported personal fortunes to the equivalent of several million US dollars - in a state with no income tax and where the average per capita income is only a dollar or two per day.

Buddhism is practiced by 13% of the population.

Arunachal Pradesh attracts tourists from many parts of the world. Tourist attractions include Tawang, a beautiful town famous for its Buddhist monastery, Ziro, famous for cultural festivals, the Namdapha tiger project in Changlang district and Sela lake near Bomdila with its bamboo bridges overhanging the river. Religious places of interest include Malinithan in Lekhabali, Rukhmininagar near Roing (the place where Rukmini, Lord Krishna's wife in Hindu mythology, is said to have lived), and Parshuram Kund in Lohit district (which is believed to be the lake where Parshuram washed away his sins). Rafting and trekking are common activities. A visitor's permit from the tourism department is required. Places like Tuting have wonderful, undiscovered scenic beauty.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arunachal_Pradesh

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Re: Arunachala pradesh
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 09:44:07 PM »
Dear Subramaniyan ji
Dear Prasanth ji,


Thank you for the information.


Ramanaduli