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  • Buddha Jayanti 2020: Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

    Buddha Jayanti 2020: The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through the iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. On Buddha Jayanti, let us have a look at Buddhist Mudras, hand gestures and their meaning.

    May 7, 2020
  • List of Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1969-2019) Winners

    The father of Indian Cinema 'Dadasaheb Phalke' was born in Mumbai on 30 April 1870. He made the first Indian feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913. In the memory of this legendary filmmaker, Dadasaheb Phalke Award was started in 1969.    

    Apr 30, 2020
  • Holi 2019 Festival of Colors: History, Significance and Celebrations

    Entire country wears a cheerful look when it is time for Holi festivity. Market places get abuzz with bustles as frenzied shoppers start making provisions for the festival.

    Mar 7, 2020
  • Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients (1954-2019)

    Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in the country. The first-ever Indians to receive this award were Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, C. V. Raman, and C. Rajagopalachari. Till date 48 awards have been given. Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika are the latest recipients of this prestigious Bharat Ratna award 2019.

    Feb 11, 2020
  • Republic Day of India 2020:Chief Guest, Parade facts, Objectives, Celebrations

    Republic Day is a National holiday and in 2020 it falls on Sunday. How is Republic day celebrated, what is the significance, who is the Chief Guest of Republic Day parade 2020? Let us find out!    

    Jan 25, 2020
  • 71st Republic Day 2020: Journey of Indian Republic

    Republic Day of India is celebrated on 26 January and is a National holiday. On 26 January, 1950, India adopted its Constitution and celebrates as the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic. Let us read about the history and origin of Indian Republic Day.    

    Jan 25, 2020
  • Diwali 2019: 13 Interesting and Unknown Facts

    Diwali festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the world and is known as the festival of lights. The major Hindu festival is around the corner and the ambience is full of excitement.

    Oct 25, 2019
  • Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates 2019

    Nobel Prize award was first conferred in 1901. It is based on the fortune of Alfred Nobel who was a chemist, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. Let us find out the list of Noble Prize Laureates who received Nobel Prize in the year 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.  

    Oct 1, 2019
  • Why India's highest Cinema award given in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke?

    Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the 'father of Indian Cinema'. He had made India's first full-length feature film Raja Harishchandra (1913). Do you know why India's highest Cinema award is given in the name of Dadasaheb Phalke? Let us find out!    

    Sep 25, 2019
  • Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2019: Chariot Festival, History and Significance

    Jagannath Rath Yatra begins on 4 July early morning. Thousands od devotees participated at the Badadanda or the Grand Road from where the chariots of sibling deities will be pulled to the Gundicha temple that is their aunts temple. It is also known as "Chariot Festival". There is lot more to read about Jagannath Rath Yatra, history, procession and significance.    

    Jul 4, 2019
  • List of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India

    The monastery is a building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows. Buddhists believe that the spiritual quest of monks benefits the entire community and their rituals bring prosperity and protection. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    May 18, 2019
  • Ramanujacharya Jayanti 2019: Birth Anniversary

    Ramanujacharya was a great Hindu philosopher, scholar and worshiper of Lord Vishnu. The birth anniversary of Ramanujacharya is also known as Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi and is celebrated on Thiruvathirai Nakshatra say of Chithirai month every year. This day is decided on the basis of Tamil Solar Calendar.

    May 9, 2019
  • What is Pagoda?

    A Pagoda is an Asian temple which is usually a pyramidal tower with an upward curving roof. It was used as the safe house for the Buddhist scriptures and statues of Buddha. In this article, we are giving the origin, features and the incredible pagodas around the world which will be helpful for the reader to enhance the general knowledge.

    Apr 12, 2019
  • Traditional Textile Motifs of India

    India is a land of diverse culture which also provided ample space for the evolution of diverse traditions of handicraft. In this article, we are giving short note on the famous traditional textile motifs of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Apr 1, 2019
  • What is the difference between Indian and Islamic style of architecture?

    Architecture began when the artistic faculties of man awakened in the search for larger and better, which inherited the aesthetic sense. It is develop and accommodate the cultural, social and economic imprints of different times. In this article, we are giving short notes on the difference between Indian and Islamic style of architecture which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Mar 27, 2019