Tongues Of Mount Meru - The Ocean Of Milk mp3 album
Mount Mandara-a spur of Mount Meru, the world axis-was torn out to use as a churning stick and was steadied at the bottom of the ocean by Vishnu in his avatar (incarnation) as the tortoise Kurma. The asuras held the head of the naga (half-human, half-cobra) Vasuki, who was procured for a churning rope, and the gods held his tail. When Vasuki’s head vomited forth poison that threatened to fall into the ocean and contaminate the amrita, the god Shiva took it and held it in his throat, a feat that turned his throat blue.
Mount Meru (Sanskrit: मेरु), also recognized as Sumeru, Sineru or Mahameru, is the sacred five-peaked mountain of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes. Meru to which is added the approbatory prefix su-, results in the meaning "Excellent Meru", "Wonderful Meru" or "Great Meru".
Welcome to the Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha’s famous hotel and Africa's largest and most exciting conference destination. An oasis of tranquility on the Tanzania’s gateway to major tour tourist destinations, the Mount Meru Hotel blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation; sparkling water gardens with a beautifully landscaped gardens and a wide choice of international restaurants. Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 15 acres of serene and lush landscape.
Performer – Jon Wesseltoft, Lasse Marhaug. Recorded in Oslo, Norway, 2008. Tongues Of Mount Meru. The Ocean Of Milk (LP, Ltd, Whi).
Mount Meru Hotel is situated in the tranquil green area of Sekei, Arusha. The ideal location gives you panoramic views of Mount Meru on the one side and the Gymkhana golf course on the other. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, you are invited to take delight in the breath-taking setting, lend your ears to the beautiful sounds of nature meeting civilisation, and touch the heart of Tanzanian highlife and luxury. The city centre and main business area are located nearby and Kilimanjaro international airport is just 50km from the hotel.
The ocean turned like milk, and clarified butter came out of it with the admixture of various saps. Shortly after, the Devas and the Danavas found the sky covered with smoke which gradually spread in every direction. The smoke turned out to be the unbearable Badabaanala (sub-marine fire). In some tongues, consonant D is replaced by it’s soft form R, which can be seen in the name Howdah becoming Howrah. In later times, the name Edope became Europe. The technical meaning of the name Patala is the lowest or nether region. The Atlantic Ocean was likened to ‘Milk Ocean’ in the myth due to the observation of milk-like structure of some plankton types found in the Red Tide. To understand the expression ‘the great turtle’, we have to study the superlatives in turtles. Green Turtle is the common name for a large sea turtle, named for the colour of its fat, although the animal is brownish overall.
A symbolic depiction of Mount Meru. Mount Meru should not be mistaken as an ordinary mountain because it is so high that it reaches heaven and the pole star (dhruva) shine directly above it. The celestial river Ganges ( representing both life-energy and supreme consciousness) descents upon Mount Meru and flows in four different directions. According to the Devi-bhagavatam, on the east of Meru is located the city of Indra, named Devadhanicka, where the gods reside; on the south is the ciy of Yama, the lord of Death, named Samyamani; on the west is the great city of Varuna, named Nimnochani, where the sun sets; and on the north is the city of the Moon, named Vibhavari.
|A||The Ocean Of Milk Part One|
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- Performer – Jon Wesseltoft, Lasse Marhaug
NotesLimited edition of 400 copies, where 300 has the cover printed on white cardboard (This) and 100 copies with silver shimmer covers.
Recorded in Oslo, Norway, 2008.
|IMPREC239||Tongues Of Mount Meru||The Ocean Of Milk (LP, Ltd, Sil)||Important Records||IMPREC239||US||2009|