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Majestic Kovils – Aura of stillness, dedicated to spirituality

By: Savannah Audrey

Source: Wikipedia

A Hindu temple is a symbolic house, seat and body of God. It is a structure designed to bring human beings and gods together, using symbolism to express the ideas and beliefs of Hinduism. The symbolism and structure of a Hindu temple are rooted in Vedic traditions, deploying circles and squares.

Majestic Kovils – Aura of stillness, dedicated to spiritualityA Hindu temple is popularly known as Mandiram, Devaalayam or Devastanam, meaning the shrine, abode or place of God.

For the people on earth the Hindu Temple serves as a sacred place (devasthanam) or a place of pilgrimage (thirthasthalam) and heaven on earth. Functionally it brings gods and humans together and gives them an opportunity to help each other.

 

Majestic Kovils – Aura of stillness, dedicated to spirituality

Humans make offerings to the Gods and nourish them with food and devotional offerings of prayers, songs, etc., while the gods reciprocate by protecting them from diseases, misfortunes and calamities, removing their difficulties, cleansing their sins or helping them achieve the four aims of human life namely Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.

 

Majestic Kovils – Aura of stillness, dedicated to spirituality

Hinduism has a long tradition and is the oldest religion in Sri Lanka. More than 2000 years of civilization has been proved so far from Hindu temples in Sri Lanka. Hinduism is dominant in the North and Eastern Provinces, where there are predominantly Tamil people. Hinduism is also practiced in the central regions (where there are a significant numbers of Indian Tamil descent) as well as in many other parts as well.

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Tymeron Carvalho: The Crystal Ball of Fashion 0 60

By Michelle Alles

Tymeron Carvalho, or ‘Tymo’ as he is known amongst his friends, is every lady’s eye candy but sorry, he’s taken. Tymeron has been in a committed relationship with his partner, Andre Estefan for a very long time together, the two of them are just perfection.

Tymeron Carvalho,Tymeron is no stranger to the world of fashion, having started his career at 16 years of age, when he appeared in his first TV commercial. Twelve years later, he has come a long way and amassed a tremendous amount of experience, not just by walking the ramp for many of Sri Lanka’s top designers, but by bagging the main title for Best Model of The World 2013 along with three mini titles, Mr Friendship, Best National Costume and Best Runway Model. In 2016, he won a special award for Asia’s Best Fashion Model at Fashion Asia awards and he was placed in the top 6 out of 39 countries at the Mr Supranational Asia 2018 pageant last year. Tymeron’s not one to rest on his laurels; as a creative and talented individual, his fashion evolution saw his designing outfits for Miss Universe Sri Lanka and Miss World Sri Lanka since 2012 and his breath-taking designs have wowed audiences on many a fashion ramp in Colombo.

Tymeron has recently been working on a few projects – some of which he can’t reveal yet – but that’s all the more reason to get curious and ‘stalk’ his social media for more details. He sat down with us to answer (and avoid!) some of our nosy questions.

What is the most important thing that you’d want people to know about you?

I would want people to know (and most people close to me already do! that I am disciplined, hardworking and persistent.

Did you have an early interest in fashion, or was it something that came later?

Yes, I had an interest in fashion from my childhood days. When I would draw pictures, I remember drawing only pictures of brides in their dresses and sarees. I would also dress up all my Virgin Mary statues with brocade fabric (I’m sure she didn’t mind it at all! and this passion for it kept, and will keep on growing.

What have you learned so far about being creative and an entrepreneur?

I have learned that I have to set my own timelines and own boundaries to excel in my creativity and be what I want myself to be. In addition, self-discipline provides inner strength and confidence which allows me to take decisions in a calm and composed manner.
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New Generation Aspiration 0 486

 

“It is a million dollar export industry and I am a part of it”

  • Name: Yadushika Radhakrishnan
  • Age: 21
  • Currently living in: Colombo
  • Educated at: Lyceum International School, Completed BSc in Economics at Royal Institute Campus, University of London, Currently studying Diploma in Jewelry Design at Academy of Design.
  • Hobbies: Drawing, Photography, Jewelry Designing, Coming up with business solutions.
  • Net Worth: US$162,000
BiZnomics-new genaration aspiration- Yadushik

“I am a proud Global Sri Lankan and an outstanding young achiever”

  • Name: Shaveen Ilapperuma
  • Age: 20
  • Currently living in: Australia / Sri Lanka
  • Educated at: St Peter’s College (Currently at Monash University Melbourne)
  • Hobbies: Playing and Listening to music, Doing Drama, Reading
  • Net Worth: US$458,000
BiZnomics-new genaration aspiration- shaveen Illaperuma

“I am a global Sri Lankan. I don’t dream about success, I work hard for it”

  • Name: Akna Gooneratne
  • Age: 21
  • Currently living in:  Melbourne
  • Educated at: Deakin University
  • Hobbies: Reading
  • Net Worth:  US$ 382,000
BiZnomics-new generation aspiration- Akna goonaratne

I am a global Sri Lanka bringing world to my nation”

  • Name – Tracy Francis
  • Age – 36 years
  • Currently living – Globe Trotter, travel to where work takes me.
  • Educated at – Bishop’s College, Aquinas College & BIDTI for IR and Diplomacy
  • Hobbies – Enjoy reading on current affairs, international relations, and on sports.
  • Net worth – you cannot put a price tag on a human. In-valuable.
BiZnomics-new generation aspiration - Tracy

“I am a global Sri Lankan taking my nation to the world”

  • Name: Gaya Samarasingha
  • Age: 36
  • Currently living in: Salt Lake City, Utah – USA
  • Educated at:
  • Vihara Maha Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Badulla (early childhood education)
  • Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy
  • Utah State University – BS in Management Information Systems
  • Iowa State University – MBA
  • Hobbies: Cooking
  • Net Worth: N/A
 

BiZnomics-new generation aspiration - Gaya Samarasinghe

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