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The Tales of ACHATE

ACHATE, ACHATES was the faithful companion who went with Aeneas from burning Troy. Virgil generally refers to him as fidus Achates, "faithful Achates."

Chaucer calls Achates a knight; Achates is a knight. Eneas's companions are called chevaliers and barons throughout the twelfth-century Eneas. Achates appears in the first half of the Legend of Dido.

Two other surviving scenes from the Aeneid by Dosso have been located, one in England, the other in Canada, and along with the Washington canvas have been identified as part of a frieze of ten pictures painted by the artist for the camerino, or study of Alfonso d'Este in his castle at Ferrara. Dosso Dossi was greatly influenced by Venetian art, especially the use of color and treatment of landscape as seen in works by Titian and Giorgione. He was perhaps best known in his time for soft, feathery landscapes and scenes of everyday life that are nevertheless infused with a touch of fantasy.

His Thoughts of Acharya

They are not like ordinary beings, think of them as a great Dev.
It is a widely accepted fact that the Swaminarayan sampraday has a unique heritage of leadership that stretches back to the Lord Almighty Purushottam Narayan Himself - Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan. The lineage of Dharmakul has been filled with incarnations from the outset, with the first Acharya of Ahmedabad Gadi, Shree Ayodhyaprasadji Maharaj being an incarnation of SheshNarayan.

Similarly Lord Shri Hari has been sending released souls to sit on His Throne from Akshardham as per the needs of the time. Currently we have such an Acharya leading us on the path of spiritual enlightenment, Shree Tejendraprasadji Maharaj, who has been praised countless times for His dedication and foresight in the development of satsang in the dark times of kaliyug.

However, we must now also look to the next great leader that Bhagwan has sent to lead us. His Holiness Bhavi Acharya 108 Shri Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj is that leader. Throughout H…

The Constellation of Achernar Eridanus

Eridanus represents the celestial river. In Sanskrit, it is called srotaswini, which means “stream,” “current,” or “torrent.” The constellation is associated with the Greek myth of PhaĆ«ton and usually depicted as a river flowing from the waters poured by Aquarius.
Eridanus was first catalogued by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy. Notable features in the constellation include Achernar, one of the brightest stars in the sky, the nearby star Epsilon Eridani, the Eridanus Supervoid, the largest void known, the Eridanus Group of galaxies, and the Witch Head Nebula, a well-known reflection nebula located in the constellation. Eridanus is the sixth largest constellation in the night sky, occupying an area of 1138 square degrees. The neighboring constellations are Caelum, Cetus, Fornax, Horologium, Hydrus, Lepus, Orion, Phoenix, Taurus and Tucana. Eridanus belongs to the Heavenly Waters family of constellations, along with Carina, Columba, Delphinus, Equuleus, Piscis Austrinus, Puppis, Pyxis, and …

The War Of Achinese

The Achinese War, also known as Aceh War was one of the longest and bloodiest in Dutch-Indonesian history. This armed conflict between The Netherlands and the Muslim sultanate of Acheh in northern Sumatra resulted in Dutch conquest of the Achinese and, ultimately, in Dutch domination of the entire region. An estimated 4000 Dutch and 25,000 Achinese died in the fighting.

The Treaty of London defined a British sphere of influence on the Malay Peninsula and a Dutch sphere on Sumatra, although its provisions placed no restrictions on British trade on the island. Sumatran trade became an issue of contention, however, because the British resented what they saw as Dutch attempts to curtail their commercialactivities.

The Dutch, considering Acheh as within their sphere of influence, decided to conquer the area and sent two expeditions to Acheh. Dutch gunboats bombarded the sultanate's capital, Banda Acheh, and troops were landed. The palace was seized and shortly afterward the Achinese sult…