Amman (English pronunciation: /ɑːˈmɑːn/; Arabic:عمّان) is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political and cultural centre. Situated in north-central Jordan, Amman is the administrative centre of the Amman Governorate. It has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres (648.7sqmi). Today, Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities. It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists.
The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is a Neolithic site known as 'Ain Ghazal. Its successor was known as "Rabbath Ammon", which was the capital of the Ammonites, then as "Philadelphia", and finally as Amman. It was initially built on seven hills but now spans over 19 hills combining 27 districts, which are administered by the Greater Amman Municipality headed by its mayor Aqel Biltaji. Areas of Amman have either gained their names from the hills (Jabal) or valleys (Wadi) they lie on, such as Jabal Lweibdeh and Wadi Abdoun. East Amman is predominantly filled with historic sites that frequently host cultural activities, while West Amman is more modern and serves as the economic center of the city.
Māri (Tamil:மாரி), also known as Mariamman (Tamil:மாரியம்மன்) and Mariaai (Marathi: मरी आई), both meaning "Mother Mari", spelt also Maariamma (Tamil:மாரியம்மா), or simply Amman or Aatha (Tamil:அம்மன், "mother") is the South Indian Hindu goddess of rain. She is the main South Indian mother goddess, predominant in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Māri is closely associated with the Hindu goddesses Parvati and Durga as well as with her North Indian counterpart Shitaladevi. Goddess Mariamman is considered by many to be the South Indian Incarnation of Goodess Kali. It is said that when Kali went to Southern India as Mariamman, Bhairava followed her as Madurai Veeran.
Festivities for her happen during the late summer, early autumn season of "Aadi". Throughout the Tamil Nadu and deccan region, grand festival known as "Aadi Thiruvizha" are taken for Maariamman. Her worship mainly focuses on bringing rains and curing diseases like cholera, smallpox, and chicken pox.
Vaikasi Pongal celebrations at VattappalaiKannakiAmman temple in Mullaitivu took ... As a part of the Pongal festivities, a sea water lamp that was kept burning for seven days in Mulliyavalai Katta temple is transported to the Amman temple for the Vaikasi Visakam Pooja.
AMMAN -- Jordan on Thursday offered a tender for transporting crude oil from Iraq to the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company. Under the tender, the winning bidder will transport 10,000 barrels per day (BPD) of crude oil from Iraq to the refinery, which is Jordan's sole refinery ...
student at Stanford University. The U.N ... One proposal among many Jordan has pursued to this end since the 1960s would desalinate water from the Red Sea in the south, transport freshwater north to the capital city Amman and dispose of the leftover highly saline water in the rapidly shrinking Dead Sea ... Explore further ... More information ... Citation ... ....
AMMAN — President of the Transport Services and Taxi Owners UnionAhmadAbu Haidar on Monday urged the government to reconsider its recent decision to reduce the passenger capacity in public transport from 75 to 50 per cent ... fares for taxis, buses and other means of transport”.
More On.. Coronavirus ... “We want to put on trial those responsible for this and then bring down the government,” said Ahmad Hiyari, one of hundreds of demonstrators near the hospital about 13 miles north of the capital Amman. Health workers transport a patient to Al-Salt hospital in the city of Al-Salt, Jordan.EPA/MOHAMMAD ALI ... .
A land route for passengers linking Egypt, Jordan and Iraq will improve transport options for workers and students, according to Cairo and Amman. Kamel El-Wazir, Egyptian minister of transport, and Amjad Adaileh, Jordan’s ambassador in Cairo, said that the ...
Then, an inspection determined that the Opus transport planes that had arrived in Amman were already partly filled with other weapons, apparently bound for Libya, according to an official familiar with Jordan's internal investigation of the incident.