National Geographic December 1913
The Marriage of the Gods
In the southern Indian city of Madura ( Madurai) , thousands of participants reenact the marriage of the gods Siva and Meenachi in a days- long ceremony.
Religious Penances and Punishments Self- Inflicted by the Holy Men of India
At an annual gathering India’s ascetics come together to practice deprivation, self- torture, and mortification of the flesh – – from sitting on iron spikes to ordeals by fire and thirst.
Texas, Our Largest State
The distance from Point Isabel in the southeast to Texline in the northwest is greater than the distance from Chicago to New York. Yet Texas is a state not just of enormous territory but also of untapped mineral resources, extensive railways, and thrivi;
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