An outbreak of venereal disease stunted the intercultural exchanges between the North Dakota tribes and the explorers for a spell.
After the men re-embarked towards the West in April, 1805, they had more encounters.
The Shoshones were accommodating, but resentful if their women were rejected.
She is the wrathful four-armed goddess of battlefield represented holding in them various weapons….
A form of Lakshmi seated over a lotus laid over a golden seat and a pair of white elephants….
Except in some classical forms in Lakshmi-Narayana imagery Lakshmi is ordinarily two-armed…. Vishnu incarnates alone but Lakshmi also incarnates in simultaneity….
Though very rare some enthused artists have conceived on Ardhanarishvara line also Vishnu’s Ardhanarishvara images." Prof. Thyagarajan, Sudha Raghunathan, Prema Rangarajan, Anuradha Krishnamurthy, Pudukkottai Mahalinga Sastrigal, Sunita Nagarajan, P.
A walking man lifts his second leg only after the first has been placed firmly on the ground.
A caterpillar leaves a blade of grass only when it has caught hold of another; similarly does the embodied soul, following the course of its destiny, leave the former body only when it has caught hold of the next. Diseases are striking the body like enemies and life is leaking out like water from a broken jar; but, strange to say, men are still regardless of doing good.
The old men arrange themselves in a circle and after smoke a pipe, which handed them by a young man, dress up for the purpose.
The young men who have their wives back of the circle go to one of the old men with a whining tone and request the old man to take his wife, who presents naked except a robe.
These tales are likely to be drowned out by the steady rumble of 30-million tourists tracking the explorer's trail between Monticello and Puget Sound, but they have persisted for the last two centuries.
While the rest of America observes the Corps of Discovery's Bicentennial with scale model keelboats and Sacajawea dolls, a handful of historians and Native Americans are taking note of the seamier aspects of this historical odyssey.
Two types of deaths have been considered the most coveted in this world: The yogic way of giving up the body by control of breath and meditating on the Supreme Reality, and the second of the brave warrior fighting fearlessly at the forefront of battle.