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Pyramids

Book Summary   by:prabu     Original Author: M.D.S.PRABU
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Monuments have their own significance in all ages. One such artistic work that stands stone edifice to craftsmanship is pyramid. The pyramid needs to be looked in multiple aspects. The majestic piece boasts of tradition, auspiciousness, and divinity .If one were to look on each of these elements it will be evident that this chunk will reveal an equal measure of austerity. A visitor will have to bend his neck (to the extent of paining) in order to have a full view of the pyramid. When a person looks at it for the first time he will have the impression of sighing through another world. This would frighten people at the initial instance.This shows the extent of pain and dedication that the creator has shed to bring out the work. It is not the issue of threatening fellow human beings but the task of forming a structure such that one thinks that it is a new world and unknown system in earth. While discussing about tradition and convention it can be inferred that the pyramids have gone a long way in doing Egypt proud. Infact when people remember Pyramid they are remained of Egypt and not other wise. The fame as a result of being rated as an ancient wonder at the global level deserves special mention. Pyramids are an epitome of auspiciousness and divine power. Idols of Gods and goddess irrespective of religion will have a trace of this shape and in many cases the exact piece itself. Pyramids are also a great boon to health. An individual will be able to reconcile his illness. In the case of objects and commodities there is a reported increase in lifetime and durability. All these properties make one wonder if this piece is from paradise or a man made one. Spirituality and peace is not a rare combination. But to have them in one place will be an amazing task. Pyramids provide such unique facility. Besides it boosts Meditation through serene and calm atmosphere. Pyramids were initially constructed as a means to “Vulgar exhibition of wealth”. On the contrary it added testimonial value in the forthcoming years and more so in the current scenario. In ancient days equipments and amenities were not available. The mammoth task of construction has been carried manually in large numbers. Those age- old pyramids will reflect the hard work and acumen of people of yesteryears. Even logistics was t sparely sufficient to move things here and there. Despite all these drawbacks we experience a perfectly built structure devoid of the minutest error. Salutations and praises about the execution of labor will not suffice to tell its grandeur. Every single fraction of the construction will show the ounce of work carried to attain a full-fledged construction without compromising on mastery and skills. Functions were performed in areas adjacent to pyramids in those days. There is a lacuna in our part with regards to paying heritage to this monumental beauty which has an equal amount of aesthetic and divine power.
Frankly speaking people are money minded nowadays than ever. When precious treasures and ornaments were buried in the king’s coffin at his chamber, dacoits and thugs were after them. Hence those expensive were protected with due diligence and utmost care. But people had utmost respect for Pyramids. Tender care was shown to them. They were treated at par with temple. Now that mysteries and money are unearthed we care the least for them. However some sections of the society still have utmost faith and care for the pyramids. Whereas some others make use of it to take care of health and allied needs. The elders believed in life after death as they considered the soul to be eternal. Hence many dead bodies were buried to facilitate this. The classic belief deserves many applause .Whether they were superstitious or irrelevant or yielding more to sentiments is immaterial. Such a belief needs to be appreciated just for the concern one has for the deceased. This would even attract criticism in the modern days when people have no apprehension even about thosee living. But the ancient system deserves to be noted for the humanistic and caring approach. Even the rituals are a mere formality nowadays be it good or bad occasion. We need to hung our heads in shame when interpreting the fact that our ancestors were so bothered about the dead people. This reveals that humanity is lost. In this modern era of science and technology these beliefs are considered to be blatant and superstitious and hence dismissed without any analysis. If only we were to apply the scientific knowledge and development for the betterment of these monuments, mankind would benefit immensely. Nobody can deny that pyramids are a boon to human beings as scientific proofs have substantiated it. Why are steps not being taken to improvise on its effectiveness by making use of advancements and innovations? The basic attitude among people is that they care the least for the monument. If only we don’t exercise the steps to preserve and protect them, there is no wonder if they become extinct. The future generations will know about them only through hearsay and visuals.
Published: September 01, 2005   
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