The 8 handed Janraisag deity’s role is to protect the people from 8 kinds of sufferings. This Janraisag deity appears to be laying at the foot of the hill, in its prospective hands it holds items representing a lion, an elephant, a snake, fire, water, a chain, a cuff, and the mind. This statue is 30m long, and lies 1-3 m deep in the rock. The stones that were used to build the monument were pulled to the construction site by 1000 ox drawn carts. The construction required 180 craftsmen to complete it.
Around the statute there are 12 stupas and 20 smaller statues, these are beautiful works of art. It is one of the largest and tallest statues of the Janraisag deities, in fact only 3 statues depicting this deity exist. The second one is located in the city of Ulaanbaatar. This statue is 26 m tall, it is tilted by copper and covered with gold. To build this statue stones had melted, to this day it is unknown how this was done.
Between 1930 and 1940, during Stalin's purge, most of these statue were destroyed, although, Japanese soldiers who attacked the Khalkh river in the east side of Mongolia would not dare to get close to the Janraisag deity. In the 1997, a renaissance of Buddhism in Mongolia recovery Janraisag diety consecrate again.
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT