Devnarayan a Gurjar warrior from Rajasthan, who founded Baisla Clan. Mythology has it that he was an incarnation of Vishnu and he is worshipped as a folk deity in Rajasthan and north-western Madhya Pradesh. According to tradition, he was born to Sri Savai Bhoj and Sadu mata Gurjari on the seventh day of the bright half of the month of Maagh in the Hindu Calendar in Vikram Samvat 968. According to one view historical Devnarayan belonged to 10th century of Vikram Samvat, according another view, he lived in between 1200-1400. First view is endorsed by many scholars; the epic of Devnarayan is one of the longest and most popular religious oral narratives of Rajasthan. The epic of Devnarayan has been classified under the category of'martial epics; the oral epic of Devnarayan consists of a number of episodes related to the narrative of Devnarayan. This epic is sung by the Bhopas, the traditional priest-singers of Devnarayan during the nights of the months, November to July in the villages of Rajasthan and Malwa.
The narrative of Devnarayan begins with an invocation of a number of deities, whose images are depicted in the phads. The deities invoked are Sharada, Sarasvati, Kacchap, Narasimha, Parashuram and Krishna Avatars of Vishnu, Ramdev, Shani and Chandrama; the first part called the Bagaravat Bharat is about the heroic deeds of 24 Gurjar brothers, who are born as the sons of the man-lion, Baghji Gurjar. The 24 brothers die after a preordained period of 12 years in a battle against a chieftain of Ran city; the second part is about Bhagavan's incarnation as Devnarayan, the miracles he performs and the revenge he and his cousins take on the Ran city chieftain. Devnarayan's mother is Sadu Mata and his father Savai Bhoj, the most courageous of the 24 Bagaravats. Whereas the first part is said to be marked by suffering and death, the second is marked by the reunion and divine testimony; the second part, thus entails a reversal of the first part: death and defeat are followed by birth and creation resulting in the establishment of Devnarayan's cult amongst his followers.
The narrative begins with a prelude at a time, when Brahma was performing a Vedic sacrifice in Pushkar. Brahma invited all the Rsis to his sacrifice. Among them is a group of twenty-four Rsis living in the Nag Pahad, a mountain chain running parallel to Pushkar; the Rsis were disciples of Sankar. Sankar forbade them from attending the sacrifice, but they insisted on going because they had received invitations from Brahma. Sankar grew ravenously hungry; the Rsis suggested eating the fruits growing in the forest. But Sankar said, he wanted more than plain fruit. But nothing else was available in the forest. There was no grain either. So, he began consuming them one after another. After he had eaten them and satiated his hunger, he went to visit Brahma's sacrifice himself; the sacrifice came to a halt. He asks Brahma how he should atone for his sin, whereupon Brahma informed him that the only means would be to offer the Rsis his own body in a future existence, in which the Rsis are to be born as the twenty-four sons of a single father.
This prelude is spoken and not sung. The narrative shifts to a more historical time. During the reign of Vishal Dev Chauhan, the populace is being terrorized by a tiger that feeds on one individual every night. On one particular night, Hariram Gurjar offers to take the place of a boy whose turn it is to be eaten by the tiger, he beheads it. In order to wash the blood off his sword and to cleanse himself of the sin of slaughter, as it was a tradition among Gurjars, he goes to the holy lake of Pushkar carrying the lion's head on his shoulder, it is a full moon night. At the same time on the opposite bank of Pushkar Lake, daughter of Gurjar king Jagjan, Lila Sevri who has taken a vow never to see the face of a man is performing ablutions and bathing in the lake. While bathing, she sees the reflection of a man's body with the head of a tiger on the surface of the lake, conceive. Jagjan allowed both to marry and gifts half of his kingdom to Hariram Gurjar. After nine months their son is born, he is named Baghji.
Because of his unusual and fearsome appearance, no one is willing to marry his daughter to him. He lives alone in a garden attended by a Brahman cook. Once, on the day of the festival of savan tij, a number of young girls of various GurjarGotras come to the garden attracted by Baghji's silken swing; the Brahman allows them to use the swing on the condition. While they are doing this, the Brahman performs the necessary engagement rites. Unknowingly they are engaged to Baghji. Baghji Gurjar marries twelve of them namely Kanta Kalas, Ganiyanvanti Kalas, Lakmade Rathod, Jyanta Saradana, Lali Saradana, Balma Saradana, Barnavanti Chad, Bindka Chad, Dhanvantari Chechi, Gauri Chechi, Rama Awana and Bindra Awana. Kalas, Saradana, Chad and Awana all are Gurjar Clans; each of his wives gives birth to two sons. According to written literature by anandaram phagna Baghji belonged to Chhatrapatti Chauhan gotra of Gurjars. Savai Bhoj is the most courageous of the twenty-four Bagaravats; each day Savai Bhoj takes the Bagaravats cattle herds to graze on the slopes of Nag Pahad.
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Sand Fork is a town in Gilmer County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 159 at the 2010 census, it is located at the mouth of the Sand Fork. Sand Fork was incorporated in 1903 as Layopolis, named for William R. Lay, an employee of the Eureka Pipe Line Company, which operated in oil fields in the area. Prior to 1983, the town was known as Layopolis; the town's name was changed to Sand Fork by the results of an election in 1983. Sand Fork is located at 38°54′49″N 80°45′00″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.35 square miles, of which, 0.33 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 159 people, 60 households, 45 families living in the town; the population density was 481.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 68 housing units at an average density of 206.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 1.9 % from two or more races. There were 60 households of which 43.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 25.0% were non-families.
25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.16. The median age in the town was 35.5 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 56.0 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 176 people, 68 households, 51 families living in the town; the population density was 501.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 82 housing units at an average density of 233.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.30% White, 1.70% from two or more races. There were 68 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.0% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males. The median income for a household in the town was $30,179, the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $24,167 for females; the per capita income for the town was $14,223. About 17.2% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.1% of those sixty five or over. This small town has several interesting features. There is an early historic general store, several churches, an elementary school and a number of businesses. There is a trail head located near the town of Sandfork for an extensive set of unnamed off-road vehicle trails; these trails are located on private land but access is unrestricted.
The trail system is best suited to small vehicles but some trails are accessible by full-size ORVs
Dhrangadhra is a town and a municipality in Surendranagar district in the state of Gujarat, India. During the period of the British Raj, the city was the capital of Dhrangadhra State, one of the eight first-class princely states of the Kathiawar Agency in the Bombay Presidency. In Sanskrit dhrang means a stone, dhara means the earth, it is believed that because of the strong and widespread yellow stone bedrock found under the soil of the place, the town is thus named. Dhrangadhra has a long history starting from Lower Paleolithic Period; the River named. The evidence come from the river bed of the Bhadar river which flows along with the Dhragadhra taluka. Moreover, there are lots of sites spreading over the vast land belonging to Harappan Period. Recent studies in the area suggests that the Dhragadhra and Halvad taluka was the frontier of the so-called sorat Harappans which bifurcates the Sidhi Harrapans of Kutch & Sindh; these are recent studies made by Arun Malik, a PhD scholar of The M. S. University of Baroda and now he is with Archaeological Survey of India.
Modern history Dhrangadhra grew from Jhalawad Princely State, founded about AD 1090. This state was ruled by the Jhala Rajputs. In 1735, Dhrangadhra was founded as its capital; the state was renamed Dhrangadhra-Halvad state from the initial name of Kuwa, Halwad. In 1941 the princely state of Dhrangadhra had a population of 94,417 living in an area of 1,167 square miles. In 1925, India's first soda ash factory was founded in Dhrangadhra, it was taken over by Shreyans Prasad Jain, who established the Dhrangadhra Chemical Works in 1939. Now,DCW is the largest industry there, is the main source of employment. In 1948, the state of Dhrangadhra was made part of the Jhalawad district in Saurashtra. In 1956 it became part of Gujarat. Dhrangadhra contains the Gobar gas plant, located at Navalgadh village. Dhrangadhra is located at 22.98°N 71.47°E / 22.98. It has an average elevation of 64 metres; as of 2001 India census, Dhrangadhra had a population of 75,133. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%.
Dhrangadhra has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75% and, female literacy is 59%. In Dhrangadhra, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Juna Ghanshyamgadh is located near Dhrangdhara. With both sacred and secular architecture influenced by local medieval history, Dhangadhra today is a modern town with the population of about 100,000, which includes Hindus, Zoroastrians and Christains; the affluent are traders in the local cotton and salt trade that has existed for over 300 years, while the majority are farmers and shopkeepers. It has industries such as DCW with chemical products, Mausam brand food products such as Spices, delicious pickles in various flavours, pastes, ketchup etc. by K. P. Industries and many other industries in GIDC area; the provincial town boasts schools and a college. Along with regular telephone and portal services, mail & courier facilities are available in the town; the Rabari and Bharwad farming communities that raise cattle, sheep and camels live in villages surrounding the town.
Each summer, the outskirts of the town hosts a camp of snake charmers. Dhangadhra is a railway junction on the Western Railway and is connected to Ahmedabad and other regions of Kutch and Saurashtra by road and rail links. There are auto rickshaws and larger un-hooded three-wheelers called Chhakada which run on modified Royal Enfield engines, are available for travel within the town and surrounding areas. Dhrangadhra is the headquarters of the Deputy Conservator of Forests, responsible for the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary on the Little Rann of Kutch, home to the last three species of Asiatic Wild Ass. •The Radha Krishna Temple at Army Cantonment • Mausam Pickle Factory • The Palace • Falku Dam • Phuleshwar Mahadev Temple • BAPS Swaminarayan Temple • Rokadiya Hanuman Temple, it has a lot of tortoises that are old. • khareswar mahadev • DCW • jogasar lake • Temples, step-wells and mosques from various historical periods exist in various states of preservation. There are more than 100 places of worship, ancient art and craft traditions such as stone sculpture, jewellery making and dye fabrics and embroidery prosper.
B. A. P. S Swaminaryan Temple Dhrangadhra, GJ SH 7, Panchavati Society Bhagwatdham,Shri Swaminarayan Gurukul, Halvad road, Near Ahmedabad- Maliya Bye Pass, GJ SH 7, Bhagwatdham Society, Dhrangadhra Shree Swaminarayan Sanskardham Gurukul, Halwad road, DhrangadhraOne of the ancient ek-dantay Ganpati temple, famous as Jogasar is located in Dhrangadhra Shitla Maa Temple, Dhrangadhra is located in the northern suburban area There is a Deshal Bhagat temple situated outside the city, believed that god himself took the form of Saint Deshal Bhagat one time. There is ashram of Valbai Maa, Bhala Hanumaan Mandir, Fuleshwar Mahadev temple, Rokadiya Hanumanji temple, Bala Hanumanji temple, Dariyalal temple, Jalaram bapa temple, Shakti ma temple, etc. There is a dargah of Shahid Muhammed Musa in the Raj darabar Man Mehlat Palace, Dhrangadhra in the town centre is well preserved Ajitnivas Palace complex, DCW Colony, Dhrangadhra is another palatial complex located southerly Taranga Vihar Dham located far along highway near Chuli after Saladi railway station is a popular destination close to Dhanrgadhra.
Matrivav, Kankavati - a historic well preserved step-well is located 15 km
Uğur Dündar is a Turkish journalist, political commentator and writer. He was born in Akören village of Silivri district in Istanbul Province, he graduated from Istanbul University's Economics faculty. He joined Turkish Radio and Television Corporation in 1970 and built a journalistic career over more than 20 years; until 2011 Dündar was the anchorman of Star TV. He is writing for Sözcü and has a program on Halk TV, he was a Fenerbahçe SK board member between 20 February 2000-3 March 2002. Haramzade Haramzadenin Dönüşü İşte Hayatım, Uğur Dündar, Doğan Kitapçılık İyi Uykular Sayın Seyirciler Yalandan Kim Ölmüş, Pazarlık Yok Vah Ülkem Vah Ya Atatürk Olmasaydı O Halde Biz Anlatalım Uğur Dündar's Arena News A biography of Uğur Dündar https://twitter.com/ugurdundarsozcu
Supervivientes 2019: Perdidos en Honduras, was the fourteenth season of the show Supervivientes and the eighteenth season of Survivor to air in Spain and it will be broadcast on Telecinco in spring 2019. Jorge Javier Vázquez will be the main host at the central studio in Madrid, with Lara Álvarez co-hosting from the island, Jordi Gonzalez hosting a side debate of the program and Carlos Sobera hosting a gala in Cuatro. On Saturday 20, all the contestants were spotted at the airport traveling to Honduras; the full line-up is: ^Note 1: Piratas tribe has the privilege of being exempt from nominations. ^Note 2: As the leaders of the teams and Oto were given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 3: There was a tie between Dakota and Violeta, the Piratas tribe broke it nominating Violeta. ^Note 4: Loly was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone. ^Note 5: As the leaders of the teams and Violeta were given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 6: Jonathan was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone.
^Note 7: Contestants were split in three new groups decided randomly. ^Note 8: As the leaders of the teams and Colate were given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 9: Violeta was evacuated due to medical reasons so she was exempt from nominations. However, on day 18 she joined Piratas tribe. ^Note 10: Aneth was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone. ^Note 11: As the leaders of the teams and Lidia were given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 12: There was a tie between Chelo and Oto and Lidia, as leader, broke it nominating Chelo. ^Note 13: Contestants were split in two new groups decided by age and distributed in new locations. ^Note 14: Carlos was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone. ^Note 15: As the leaders of the teams and Fabio were given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 16: Lidia was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone. ^Note 17: As the leaders of the teams and Fabio were given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 18: Chelo was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone.
^Note 19: As the leaders of the teams and Violeta were given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 20: Mahi was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone. ^Note 21: Omar was the leader and the rest of contestants were automatically nominated. Oto was fake evicted and sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone. ^Note 22: As the leader of the team, Omar was given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 23: Mónica was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone. ^Note 24: As the leader of the team, Omar was given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 25: Mónica was voted to return to the main tribe and for this reason she was exempt from nominations. ^Note 26: Colate was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone. ^Note 27: As the leader of the team, Fabio was given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 28: Dakota was automatically nominated due to not following the rules. ^Note 29: Dakota was fake evicted and was sent to the Forgotten Pirate zone. ^Note 30: As the leader of the team, Albert was given the power to name a nominee.
^Note 31: There was a tie between Isabel and Mahi and Albert, as leader, broke it nominating Isabel. ^Note 32: As the leader of the team, Fabio was given the power to name a nominee. ^Note 33: Albert won the last immunity challenge and went through the final vote. Fabio and Omar were nominated. Official website
Enid Justin, a native of Montague County, founded the Nocona Boot Company in the small community of Nocona. Enid Justin married Julius Stelzer in 1915; the baby girl, Anna Jo, died in 1918, the same year. Enid and Julius divorced in 1934. In 1940, she married Harry Whitman, they divorced in 1945, her father was the famed boot-maker Herman Joseph Justin, who cobbled his first pair of boots while working in a Texas barber shop. A student of the boot-making craft herself, Enid opened the Nocona Boot Company in 1925 after her brothers, John, Sr. Avis, Earl, decided to move her father's business to Fort Worth, Texas. I designed my first pair of boots when I was 14, her husband, served as president, Enid worked many jobs including shipping clerk, bill collector, salesperson. The discovery of oil in Nocona's North Field in 1926 brought new business to the bootmakers, who supplied lace-up boots to oil field workers; the company prospered during the Great Depression and World War II period and moved to a new 30,000 sq ft. facility on U.
S. Route 82 in 1947. Nocona Boot Company became one of the top five boot-makers in the country as a result of Justin's intrepid work ethic and devotion to her employees; the company expanded in the late 1970s and early 1980, having opened factories in Vernon and Gainesville, Texas. In 1981, Enid Justin merged the company with her brothers' Justin Industries. Throughout the 1980s, she causes, she donated to expand the Nocona City Park and to underwrite both boys' and girls' Little League programs. On October 14, 1990, Enid Justin died in Nocona at the age of ninety-six. In 1999, Justin Industries closed the Nocona Boot Company plant in Nocona and consolidated all boot-making at El Paso and Cassville, thus ending more than a century of quality boot-making in Nocona. An exhibit at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth honors Justin's contribution to the boot-making industry. On April 10, 2015, the West Texas Historical Association at its 92nd annual meeting in Amarillo presented "The Boot: Inception and Continuation of Boot Manufacturing in Nocona, Texas, at the Hands of Enid Justin", a lecture and discussion by Jesse Beckham of Wichita Falls