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List of Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India

Jul 18, 2018
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.

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List of Folk Music of Uttar Pradesh

Jul 12, 2018
Uttar Pradesh is literally, a treasure house, with each and every district having unique music traditions. Folk songs made collective life and collective labour more enjoyable. They were passed on orally from generation to generation. In this article, we are giving the list of Folk Music of Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Traditional Dramas or Theatres of India

Jul 12, 2018
Traditional Dramas or theatres are performed during different social and religious occasions in India. It is also known as rural or village theatre. It reflects the common men's social and cultural attitudes and perceptions. In India tribal sports, habit, tradition, culture, vigour, joy, even disguise for mockery become parts of traditional theatre. In this article we are giving the list of Famous Traditional Dramas or Theatre of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

First Film of Different Languages of India

Jul 12, 2018
India has one of the oldest and largest film industries in the world. The Indian film industry is diverse just like Indian Culture. Indian film industry means Hindi films, regional movies and art cinema. In this article, we are giving the list of first Film of Different Languages of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the difference between Hindustani Music and Carnatic music

Jul 11, 2018
There are multiple varieties of Indian music such as classical music, folk music, filmi music, Indian rock and Indian pop. All the forms of Indian music are listed in two types of music, i.e. Hindustani Music, Carnatic music. In this article, we are giving the factual differences between the Hindustani style of Music and Carnatic Style of music, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Chaitya and Vihara of India

Jul 11, 2018
The Buddhist architecture is mainly consisting of Chaityas, Viahras, Stupa and Stambhas. The practice of making caves was started during the Mauryan period and reached its zenith during the 2nd century AD under the Satvahana rule. In this article, we are given the list of Famous Chaitya and Vihara of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know which Indian languages are accorded the status of a Classical Languages in India

Jul 6, 2018
The 22 languages which are listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India. The Government of India in 2004 declared that languages to meet certain requirements could be accorded the status of a 'Classical Languages in India'. In this article, we have discussed about the criteria for the status of a 'Classical Languages in India' and the brief description on listed Classical languages.

All about World’s Only Hanging Monastery

May 4, 2018
The World’s Only Hanging Monastery i.e. Hanging Temple or Hanging Monastery or Xuankong Temple is situated near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi province, China. It was built around 1500 years ago under the reign of the Wei Dynasty. Here, we are giving some Amazing Fact about the World’s Only Hanging Monastery for general awareness (GK).

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

Apr 30, 2018
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.

10 amazing facts about Mahadevi Varma

Apr 27, 2018
Mahadevi Varma was born on 26 March 1907 in Farrukhabad Uttar Pradesh, India. She is a famous poet of Hindi language, social worker, freedom fighter etc. She devoted her entire life to the education and development of women. Let's study 10 interesting facts about Mahadevi Varma through this article.

Holi: The Festival of Life

Feb 28, 2018
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.

10 Amazing facts about Akshardham Temple in Delhi

Feb 3, 2018
Akshardham Temple is located in New Delhi. It is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple and is one of the India's largest Hindu temple complexes. The temple was officially inaugurated on 6 November, 2005. This article deals with 10 amazing facts about Akshardham temple which not only surprise you but also gives knowledge about its history.

Interesting facts about India Gate

Dec 27, 2017
India has been a land of architectural marvels because it has deep roots in its history, culture and religion. India Gate is one of the examples of Indian architectural marvel. It is the world's largest war memorial which was built in the 21st century. Here, we are giving some interesting facts about India Gate, which will enhance the general awareness of the readers on the architectural glory of India.

Symbols of Christmas: Blast of celebration

Dec 4, 2017
Merry, merry Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!". Whenever we have thought in the back of the mind about the Christmas, we get a clear picture of the decoration of Christmas, melodies of Christmas Carol, Candles, Santa Claus, and Christmas tree and have a blast of celebration. But we never think why it became reason for celebration.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Nov 30, 2017
The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

List of Temples Built during the Chola Period

Oct 26, 2017
The Chola rulers were not only mighty conquerors and great administrators, but also great builders. They were great patrons of art; during their reign, the most magnificent temples and exquisite bronze icons were created in South India. These temples of Southern India represent an outstanding creative achievement in the architectural conception of the pure form of the Dravida type of temple which are now known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".Here, we are giving the list of temples built during the Chola Period for general awareness.

Bharat Ratna Award: List of recipients

Sep 22, 2017
‘Bharat Ratna’, the highest civilian Award of the country, was instituted in the year 1954. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for these awards. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Here, we are giving the list of recipients of Bharat Ratna for general awareness.

Architectural Landmarks of the Sultanate Period: A Detailed Account

Mar 27, 2017
The architecture of the Sultanate Period manifested the aesthetic heritage of new sultans which include both religious and secular structures i.e. Indo-Islamic architecture. For Example- The dome is the prominent feature of the mosque in contrast to the Sikhar of Hindu temples. Here, we are giving an account of the architectural landmarks of the Sultanate period in which we have covered the name of builder, location and the characteristics of architecture.

Mauryan Empire: Art and Architecture

Mar 23, 2017
Mauryan rule marks an important phase in our cultural history. Mainly in the period of Ashoka, the art and architecture was at its zenith and fall within the category of court art. Ashoka embraced Buddhism and the immense Buddhist missionary activities that followed encouraged the development of distinct sculptural and architectural styles. Let us find out various art and architecture of Mauryan period which had connected to the lives, activities and patronage of ordinary people.

List of important Sultanate Literary Works

Mar 17, 2017
The Sultans of India are perfectly autocrat unchecked by any restrictions and his word was law. The real source of the sultan’s authority was military strength. Various musicians and author stayed in the Sultans court who had written various books in which they have described about their administration, works, reforms, organisations, etc
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