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About Nate Dogg,American musician Nate Dogg


Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 - March 15, 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American musician. Dogg was known for his successful hip hop collaborations and was closely associated with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Warren G, 2Pac, Game, Eminem, and Dr. Dre.
Nate Dogg was born in Long Beach, California.  He began singing as a child in the New Hope Baptist Church in Long Beach, and at Life Line Baptist Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where his father was a pastor.  At the age of 16 he dropped out of high school in Long Beach, California and left home to join the United States Marine Corps, serving for three years.
He was the friend and partner in the rap game with rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G, RBX, Daz Dillinger and was the cousin of Butch Cassidy, Snoop Dogg,and Lil' ½ Dead. Nate, Snoop Dogg and Warren G formed a rap trio called 213, which recorded its first demo in the back of the famed V.I.P record store in Long Beach. The demo was later heard by Dr. Dre at a house party, who was impressed with Nate's soulful voice.
Nate Dogg made his debut on The Chronic. Playing in what later become his trademark style, he was well-received by fans and critics alike, and would go on to sign with Death Row Records in 1993. Nate Dogg was also featured on Mista Grimm's "Indosmoke" with Warren G. Then in 1994 he produced his first hit single "Regulate" with Warren G. Nate Dogg was also featured in many Tupac releases, including his collaboration record Thug Life: Volume I. In 1998, after a tumultuous time at Death Row Records, he released another album.
The double album was titled G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 and was followed up in late 2001 with Music & Me on Elektra Records. Music & Me peaked at number three on the Billboard hip-hop charts in 2001.
In 2002, Nate Dogg appeared on a celebrity episode of The Weakest Link, making it to the last three players before being eliminated by Xzibit and Young MC, as of 2004, Nate Dogg has featured in and contributed to over 40 chart singles.  After a number of delays and an original release date of April 2004, his self-titled album Nate Dogg was released on Affiliated Entertainment Group on June 3, 2008.
            On December 19, 2007, he suffered a stroke, according to a coordinator for his recently formed gospel choir, Innate Praise. Initial media reports suggested he had been admitted to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical middle in Pomona, California after suffering a heart attack. Erica Beckwith told MTV News that Hale had been released on December 26 after being treated for a stroke and had been admitted to a medical-rehab facility to assist him in his recovery.
 In January 2008, it was officially reported that the stroke had rendered the left side of his body paralyzed. Doctors believed there would be a full recovery, and his voice was not affected. In September 2008, Hale suffer a second stroke. Warren G later established that since the second stroke, Hale was undergoing physical therapy in an attempt to return to some normality, but it was unclear whether he would be able to resume his singing career.
Nate Dogg died on March 15, 2011 in Long Beach, California of congestive heart failure along with complication related to his previous strokes.

About Ratha Yatra, Ratha Yatra 2011


Ratha Yatra is a huge Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odessa, India during the months of June or July. Most of the city's culture is based around the worship of Jagannath (Vishnu) with the ancient temple being the fulcrum of the area. The festival commemorates Lord Jagannath's annual visit to queen Gundicha's temple via his aunt's home
Three richly decorated chariots, resembling temple structures, are pulled during the streets of Puri. These commemorate the annual journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balarama, and their sister Subhadra to their aunt’s temple, the Gundicha Temple which is situated at a distance of 2 km from their temple. New chariots are built every year.
This is the only day when devotee who are not allowed in the temple premises such as non-Hindus and foreigners, can get their glimpse of the deities. During the festival, devotees from all over the World go to Puri with an earnest desire to help pull Lords' chariot with the help of other priests pulling the chariots with ropes.
They think this a pious deed and risk their lives in the huge crowd. The huge procession accompanying the chariots play devotional songs with drums, tambourines, trumpets etc. Children line the streets through which the chariot will pass and add to the mass chorus.
The Rath carts themselves are some about 45 feet (14 m) high and are pulled by the thousands of pilgrims who turn up for the event. Millions of devotees congregate at Puri for this annual event from all over the country and abroad. It is also telecasted live on many Indian channels and International channels.
The Ratha Yatra festival has become a common sight in most major cities of the world since 1968 through the ISKCON Hare Krishna movement. Its leader A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada successfully transplant the festival which now happens on an annual basis in places all over the world in over 100 cities including Dublin, Belfast, Birmingham, London, Budapest, Melbourne, Montreal, Paris, New York, Singapore, Toronto, Antwerp, Kuala Lumpur and Venice, CA.The Rathajatra in Dhamrai, Bangladesh is one of the most important in Bangladesh.
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