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Eid al-Adha (Bakrid) عيد الأضحى

Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), is also known as Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha, is celebrated by Muslims across the world. They offer special prayers or ‘Dua’ for the peace and prosperity of all Muslims which is followed by sacrifice. The meaning of this festival is “Festival of Sacrifice”. The Islamic calendar is based on observations of the moon […]

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Diwali / Deepawali (Hindi: दिवाली | Telugu: దీపావళి | Tamil: தீபாவளி | Bengali: দীপাবলী | Gujarati: દિવાળી | Marathi: दिवाळी | Kannada: ದೀಪಾವಳಿ)

Diwali or Deepavali, the ‘festival of light’ signifies the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. India, being a diverse multi-cultural country, has varied interpretations of Diwali. Though the history, rituals and deities may vary as we move across the country, but the essence of the festival remains the same. […]

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Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a famous mausoleum in India.  It is located in Agra, a city in the Uttar Pradesh region of northern India.  Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor ShahJahan in the loving memory of his Beautiful wife Mumtaj Mahal.  The name Taj Mahal means “crown of palaces”. The Taj Mahal is one […]

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M.S. Subbulakshmi (Tamil: எம்.எஸ். சுப்புலட்சுமி)

1. Smt. M.S. Subbulakshmi (Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi) was a renowned Carnatic vocalist. 2. She was born as Kunjamma in the temple city of Madurai on September 16th, 1916 into a family of musicians. 3. She began her Carnatic classical music training under Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and then Hindustani classical training under Pandit Narayan Rao Vyas […]

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Engineer’s Day (ఇంజనీర్స్ డే)

In remembrance of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, the most outstanding Engineer, the Engineering fraternity of India celebrates “Engineer’s Day” every year on 15th of September. Every year the celebration of the Engineer’s Day revolves around a central theme that is notified to all states and local centers. “Making Indian Engineering World-class” is theme of Engineers Day […]

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Teachers Day (టీచర్స్ డే )

1.Teachers Day is celebrated as Guru Divas in India on September 5 every year since 1962 to commemorate Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday but International Teachers Day is celebrated in a majority of countries on October 5 every year. 2.India has been celebrating Teacher’s Day on 5th September, since 1962. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr […]

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Onam (ഓണം, ओणम)

Onam is celebrated in the State of Kerala, the Southern part of India. It’s the festival that is celebrated traditionally by all Malayalee Hindu’s around the world. According to Malayalam Calendar, in 2014, Thiru Onam is on September 7th in Chingam month. The celebrations start on Atham ( August 29th) that is 10 days before […]

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Ganesh Chaturti (गणेश चतुर्थी)

Ganesha Chaturthi , also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi , Vinayaka Chaviti (Devanagari: गणेश चतुर्थी, Kannada: ಗನೆಶ ಚತುರ್ಥೀ, Telugu: వినాయక చవితి), is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the god of wisdom, prosperity , good fortune and the one who removes obstrucles in life. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with […]

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Watermelon ( Hindi: तरबूज | Telugu: పుచ్చకాయ |Urdu: تربوز )

Watermelon ( Hindi: तरबूज | Telugu: పుచ్చకాయ |Urdu: تربوز ) is thought to have originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics on walls of their ancient buildings. From there, watermelons spread throughout countries along the Mediterranean Sea by […]

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Sugarcane( Hindi: गन्ना | Telugu: చెరకు |Urdu: گنے )

Sugarcane( Hindi: गन्ना | Telugu: చెరకు |Urdu: گنے ) is a tall subtropical/tropical perennial (species of Saccharum,) of the family Gramineae (grass family). It can reach 30 feet high.  Sugarcane originated in Papua, New Guinea and spread throughout Southeast Asia, India, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Hawaii and the southern United States .The migrations have also […]

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Indian National Flag

Indian National Flag (భారత జాతీయ పతాకం): The Indian national flag was designed in 1916 by Pingali Venkayya from Machilipatnam.The tricolor flag designed by him, with a chakra in the center was adopted by the Congress committee in 1931 at Karachi. The Indian flag was designed as a symbol of freedom. The flag is a horizontal […]

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Indian Railways

Few facts about Indian Railways 1. First Railroad: The first railroad was constructed by two Indians (Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy and Jaganath Shunkerseth) . 2. First train journey: This historic journey took place between Bombay and Thane, a distance of 34 kms. On 16th Apr 1853 at 3.30 PM 400 distinguished guests, boarded the train with 14 […]

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Sleep

Sleep is a complex process of restoration and renewal for the body. Scientists still do not have a definitive explanation for why humans have a need for sleep. We do know that sleep is not a passive process or “switching off” of body functions; sleep is believed to be important in many physiologic processes including the […]

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Turmeric

Turmeric (Hindi: हल्दी | Bengali: হলুদ | Telugu: పసుపు | Tamil: மஞ்சள் | Urdu: ہلدی) is a plant that belongs to the ginger or Zingiberaseae family of root with scientific name as Curcuma Longa. It is basically a tropical rhizome or underground stem, with a rough, segmented skin. It looks much like ginger and turns […]

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Chandragiri Fort , Andhra Pradesh, India

Chandragiri fort is the famous historical fort, built in the 11th century, and the Raja Mahal (Palace) within it. In the year 1646, the fort was merged into the territories of Golconda fort. Chandragiri fort was then surrendered to Hyder Ali in 1782 and then was taken over by Mysore kings until the treaty of […]

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Henna

Henna (Bangla: মেহেদি | Hindi: मेंदी | Tamil: மருதோன்றி | Telugu: గోరింట | Urdu: نبات الحناء ) also known as hina,is a shrub which is multi branched with spines and leaves grow opposite to each other. The henna plant is native to northern Africa, western and southern Asia, and northern Australasia, in semi-arid zones and tropical […]

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Stress

Stress is a body’s way to react to a challenge. Stress affects both the mind, body and impacts overall health. Un-managed stress can lead to an increased risk of both mental and physical problems, such as infection, diseases, depressive and anxiety disorders. There are both healthy and unhealthy ways that people deal with stress. Learn […]

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Charminar

Charminar is an famous landmark in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The monument is synonymous to the city as well as to its glorious historical past. It was erected, when Quli Qutb Shah shifted his capital from Golconda to the present city of Hyderabad. The monument is called so, owing to its four […]

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Peacocks (Peafowl)

Peafowl are two Asiatic and one African species of flying bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae, best known for the male’s extravagant eye-spotted tail covert feathers, which it displays as part of courtship. The species in general or collectively are referred to as peafowl. Although most people call the species peacocks, […]

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Honey bee

Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants. Honey bees transform nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation. They store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. There are many types, colors and flavors of honey, depending upon […]

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