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Appointment of Archakas in Agamic temples

Context: The Supreme Court issued an order maintaining the current state of affairs regarding the appointment of archakas (priests) in Agamic temples in Tamil Nadu. An association of archakas, had contested reforms introduced by the government, which were perceived as an attempt to alter […]

Bhagat Singh’s Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Context: On the occasion of Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary on September 28th, it is pertinent to delve into his perspective on the theme of India’s G20 presidency, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.” This theme reflects the idea that the world is one family, and it carries significant […]

Adi Shankara status unveiled in Madhya Pradesh

Context: A 108-foot statue of 8th century spiritual leader Adi Shankara was unveiled recently in Madhya Pradesh’s Omkareshwar. The statue of Openness depicts Shankaracharya as a 12-year old child when he is known to visit the Omkareshwar in Khandwa District. Adi Shankara Advaita Philosophy […]

Ensembles of Hoysalas inscribed on UNESCO world heritage list

Context: During the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ‘the Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas,’ encompassing three temples located in Karnataka, have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. More about the news: Hoysala Temples About Belur Chennakeshava Temple […]

Santiniketan finds its place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Context: The town of Santiniketan, founded by the renowned Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, has now earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, Santiniketan, which translates to “abode of peace,” began its journey in 1901 and stands […]

Odisha’s Konark Wheel at G20

Context: Replica of iconic Wheel of Konark Temple served as the cultural backdrop of meetings of foreign dignitaries in the G20 Summit meeting in the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. Wheels of Konark Temple Serves as a sundial:  About Konark Sun Temple Main Temple […]

Nataraja – Lord of Dance and Imperial Cholas

Context: The Nataraja sculpture now on display at Bharat Mandapam, where the G20 Leaders’ Summit took place, depicts Lord Shiva in a manner that originated in the fifth century AD but gained iconic status during the reign of the Great Cholas. More about the […]

Aranmula Uthrattathi Boat Race

Context: As many as 48 snakeboats participated in the annual water regatta, which was held in two batches. The event began with a ceremonial procession of 51 snakeboats. About the Boat Race About Aranmula Parthasarathy temple

Mangri Orang: Assam’s first female freedom fighter

Context: The North East Regional Centre (NERC) of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (INGCA) staged Malati Mem, a multilingual play based on the life and the revolutionary zeal of Mangri Orang, an Adivasi with roots in central India. The theatrical production, was […]

Qutub Minar and its monuments

Context: The initial stage of restoration efforts for the Alai Darwaza (at Qutub Minar complex) will be undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India. Alai Darwaza Qutub Minar Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque Iron pillar in the Qutb Complex Alai Minar

Major Freedom Fighters of India from 1857 to 1947 [List]

Here is a list of some of the most famous freedom fighters of India, who dedicated their lives to the cause of freedom. India has been blessed with uncounted patriots who fought against the British Crown and gave their ultimate sacrifice to see their […]

Kalbeliya Dance

The dance indigenous to the Rajasthan region of India, specifically linked to the Kalbelia tribe, is recognized as Kalbelia dance. This traditional performance, alternatively referred to as ‘Sapera Dance’ or ‘Snake Charmer Dance,’ showcases the artistic expression of the Kalbelia community. Notably, this dance […]

Geographical Indication Tags (GI)

Context: The Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to seven products from different regions of India. About the Products  Jalesar Dhatu Shilp (metal craft) Goa Mankurad mango Goan Bebinca Udaipur Koftgari metal craft Bikaner Kashidakari craft Jodhpur Bandhej craft Bikaner Usta Kala craft

Major Tribes of India [List, Map]

In this article, we are going to share details about some of the major tribes of India. India, with its diverse culture and rich heritage, is home to numerous tribal communities, each having a distinct culture, tradition, language, and social structure.  An understanding of […]

Gurjara Pratihara Dynasty

Context: Following the unveiling of the statue of 9th-century king Mihir Bhoja as ‘Gurjar Pratihar Samrat Mihir Bhoja’ by district party leaders, leaders in Haryana’s Kaithal expressed their protest by offering to resign. The controversy surrounding Mihir Bhoja’s lineage has arisen before in Bihar […]

Fusion of Rock Art

Rudragiri hillock located in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, boasts a celebrated historical past and remarkable archaeological monuments. This site unveils a fascinating combination of prehistoric rock paintings from the Mesolithic period and exquisite artwork from the Kakatiya dynasty.  More about the news Early Rock Paintings in […]

Nawab Wajid Ali Shah 

Context: Several events have been scheduled to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the final ruler of Awadh, who possessed a remarkable appreciation for the arts. These activities comprise an exhibition, a heritage walk, and informative discussions. About Nawab Wajid Ali […]

Alluri Sitarama Raju and Rampa Rebellion

Context: The President of India Droupadi Murmu paid tribute to Alluri Sitarama Raju, the freedom fighter at the closing ceremony of his 125th birth anniversary celebrations in Hyderabad. About Alluri Sitaram Raju Advocating for Adivasi Rights and the Freedom Struggle British Response Legacy The […]

Jagannath Yatra at Puri

Context: Jagannath Ratha Yatra has begun in Puri in the current month of Ashadh. About the Jagannath Yatra

Rani Durgavati

Context: The martyrdom of Rana Durgavati was celebrated in Madhya Pradesh as part of an initiative to honour the contributions made by individuals from marginalized social and caste groups who may not have received widespread recognition. Rani Durgawati’s Early Life: Rani Durgavati’s rule: War […]

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