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Indo-Saracenic ArchitectureIn the later parts of the nineteenth century, a new architectural style emerged in India – Indo-Saracenic architecture. This unique blend of Western and Oriental design elements quickly gained popularity among patrons who were looking for something new and different. The Indo-Saracenic style was characterized by its incorporation of Islamic, Persian, and Indian architectural […]
Padayani dance is one of the popular traditional folk dances of Kerala state of India. Generally, padayani dance is associated with the festivals of  certain temples in southern Kerala like Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam district. It is performed in Bhagavati temples in honour of Bhadrakaali. Padayani means a ‘row of warriors'. This dance form is an amalgamation of music, dance, theatre, satire, facial masks, and paintings. In relation with this folk art, […]
Andhra Brahmin Community is one of the South Indian Brahmin communities native to the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who speak Telugu as their native language. The Andhra Brahmin Community, for their part, produced great musicians, such as Kshetrajna and Tyagaraja who was also a great saint poet as was Narayana Tirtha and more recently like Visvesvarayya and Radhakrishnan, who was a leading philosopher as well. Andhra Brahmin Community can […]
Indian trees are grouped into gardening trees, timber trees, medicinal trees, evergreen trees, deciduous trees, etc. Different species of trees are used for different purposes.  Classification of Indian Trees Indian Trees can be classified in different ways. These trees are categorized according to their valuable properties and usages into decorative or gardening trees, timber trees, […]
Hill Stations of West Bengal offers the national and international tourists with the mesmerizing natural beauty. Some of the hill stations in northern part of West Bengal are Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Mirik, Lava, Lolegaon, Rongbull and many other places. While on the contrary, the southern part of West Bengal has the other hill stations like Mukutmanipur, Joychandi Pahar, Ayodhaya Hills, Susunia and Garhpanchakot. These vibrant destinations are easily accessible from all […]
 Initially built in the 9th century, the Kavaledurga Fort is a historical monument that is located about 18 km from Thirthahalli in the Shimoga district of the state of Karnataka. History of Kavaledurga FortRenovated in the 14th century by Cheluvarangappa, the Kavaledurga Fort was then called Bhuvanagiri, which was a stronghold of the Nayakas of Keladi. They had a feud with the Vijayanagara rulers but soon gained […]
 Bansuri is an Indian musical instrument that is a simple bamboo tube. It is common in the North Indian or Hindustani classical music. It is found in many parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. It is an antique musical instrument of the Indian subcontinent. It is called ‘nadi’ and ‘tunava’ in the Rig-Veda and in other Vedic texts of Hinduism. Etymology of […]
Airports in Tamil Nadu have been established to connect this state with other parts of India and the world via airways. The state of Tamil Nadu is located in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula. This state has religious sites like Hindu temples of Tamil architecture, hill stations, beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites and eight world heritage sites. They have not only beautified this state but have […]
Tungabhadra River is a major river in the south Indian peninsula which is a chief confluent of the Krishna River. The Hindus consider this river sacred and there is a mention of the river in Ramayana where it is referred to as Pampa. Tungabhadra River flows through the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The river has a catchment area of 27,574 square miles. The tributaries of the Tungabhadra are […]


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