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Sapodilla (Telugu : సపోటా | Hindi : चीकू | Malayama : സപ്പോട്ട )

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Sapodilla or sapota (chikoo) is another popular delicious tropical fruit. It is calorie rich soft, easily digestible pulp composes of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose that when eaten replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly. Originated in the central American rain forests, probably in Mexico and Belize, today it has spread all over the […]

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Salt ( Hindi : नमक | Telugu : ఉప్పు | Bengali : লবণ | Tamil : உப்பு | Gujarati : મીઠું)

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Salt has greatly influenced the political and economic history of the world. Every civilization has had its salt lore fascinating superstitions and legends that have been handed down, sometimes reverently and sometimes with tongue-in-cheek. The purifying quality of salt has made it a part of the rituals in some religious ceremonies. “He is not worth […]

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Volcano (Hindi : ज्वालामुखी पर्वत| Bengali : আগ্নেয়গিরি | Tamil : எரிமலை | Telugu:అగ్నిపర్వతం | Urdu: آتش فشاں

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A volcano is a rupture on the earth’s crust that opens to a pool of molten rock below the surface of the earth. When pressure builds up, eruptions occur. Gases and rock shoot up through the opening and spill over or fill the air with lava fragments. Eruptions can cause lateral blasts, lava flows, hot […]

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Coconut (Telugu: కొబ్బరి కాయ | Hindi: नारियल | Tamil: தேங்காய் | Marathi: नारळ | Kannada: ತೆಂಗಿನಕಾಯಿ)

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The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. The name coconut is derived from 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish coco, meaning “head” or “skull“, from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features. Coconut tree is a plant […]

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Sabarimala (Malayalam: ശബരിമല | Kannada: ಶಬರಿಮಲೆ | Tamil: சபரிமலை | Telugu: శబరిమల | Hindi: सबरिमलय)

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Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage center located in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala. It is one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the world. Sabarimala Temple is believed to be the place where lord Ayappan meditated after killing the demon Mahishi. Sabarimala temple goes by Ayyappan’s temple […]

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Qutub Minar ( Hindi: कुतुब मीनार |Telugu: కుతుబ్ మీనార్|Bengali: কুতুব মিনার|Urdu: قطب مینار )

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Qutub Minar, is one of the attractions amongst the historical monuments of India. It is situated in the Qutub complex at Mehrauli in South Delhi, it is one of the finest examples of Indo Islamic architecture. The building process of Qutub Minar took a long time (about 75 years). It was started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak […]

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Golkonda Fort ( Hindi : गोलकुंडा किला| Telugu : | గోల్కొండ కోట | Urdu: گولکنڈا قلعہ)

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Golkonda Fort, is a ruined city within itself is located in Telangana State, India.to the west of the capital city of Hyderabad. Initially the Golkonda Fort was built by Kakatiyas , which later became the capital and citadel of the Qutb Shahi Kingdom, the fort counts amongst the most popular historical monuments of India, today. […]

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Banana ( Hindi: केला|Telugu: అరటి పండు|Tamil: நேந்திரம் பழம் |Bengali: কলা )

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The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.” Bananas don’t actually grow on trees they grow on plants that are officially classified as an herb. They’re in the same family as lilies, orchids, and palms. Banana plants grow up to 25 feet high, and their leaves can grow […]

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Muharram

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•    Muharram (Arabic: المحرّم) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. •    The word “Muharram” means “Forbidden” and is derived from the word harām, meaning “sinful”. •    Muharram is one of the four sacred Months out of twelve. The other being ZiQad, ZilHajj and Rajab. •    These four months have been sacred since the […]

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Apple (Hindi: सेब | Telugu: కాశ్మీర ఫలము / సీమ రేగు | Tamil: ஆப்பிள் பழம்)

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The apple tree originated in Central Asia. The scientific name of apple is Aplicus Rosacea. Apples come from the Rose family, Rosacea, that’s why they have a rosy aroma! It is believed that the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” originated in Wales in the 19th century. There are over 8000 varieties of […]

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Eid al-Adha (Bakrid) عيد الأضحى

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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)

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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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Dasara (Devnagari: नवरात्रि, Telugu: విజయదశమి, Bengali: দুর্গা পূজা, Gujarati: નવરાત્રી, Oriya: ନର୍ଵାର୍ତୀ, Kannada: ನವರಾತ್ರಿ, Assamese: নৱৰাত্রি, Marathi: नवरात्री, Punjabi: ਨਰਾਤੇ, Kashmiri: نَورات/ नवरात, Tamil: நவராத்திரி, Malayalam: നവരാത്രി)

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Dasara: is also known as Vijaya Dashami, Dashahara, Dussehra, Navaratri, Durgotdsav. It is one of the biggest festival that is celebrated by all Hindu communities across India. It is a 9 or 10 day festival, where Goddess Durga the Shakti is worshipped. Dasara is celebrated on the tenth day of the month of Ashwin ( […]

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Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal is a famous mausoleum located in Agra, India.   Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor ShahJahan in the loving memory of his Beautiful wife Mumtaj.  The name Taj Mahal means “crown of palaces”. The Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. […]

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Teachers Day (టీచర్స్ డే )

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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)

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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)

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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 )

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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 )

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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