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  • 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
  • Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients

    Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian Award of the country. Bharat Ratna is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika are latest recipients of this prestigious award in the year 2019.

    Aug 1, 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
  • Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

    The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs.

    May 18, 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
  • What is the difference between Dravida and Nagara style of architecture?

    Most of the art and architectural remains that survive from Ancient, Medieval and Modern India are religious in nature. The iconography is consists of identification of images based on certain symbols and mythologies associated with them. In this article, we are giving short notes on the difference between Dravida and Nagara style of architecture which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Mar 25, 2019
  • 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 20, 2019
  • What is National Mission on Manuscripts?

    India has an ancient civilisation with a deep historicity and possesses an estimate of ten million manuscripts, probably the largest collection in the world. In this article, we have discussed about the concept and objectives of the National Mission on Manuscripts which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Mar 15, 2019
  • What is the difference between Gandhara School and Mathura School of Art?

    The Indian art form envisages the rich and complex history of India that is spanning thousands of years. Traditional Indian art usually had a religious character and Buddhism, Hinduism and later Islam. In this article, we are giving the difference between Gandhara School and Mathura School of Art which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Mar 14, 2019