Rabindranath Tagore was born on 07 May 1861 to Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. Hailed as one of the greatest minds of India, Tagore was a poet, musician, writer, and even painter. Known the world over as Gurudev and the Bard of Bengal, Tagore played a major role in introducing Indian literature to the world. In 1913, he was the first Asian and also the first Non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Tagore is said to have composed more than 2000 songs and penned numerous stories, poems, dramas, and novels. Some of his most acclaimed works, Gitanjali and Jeevan Smriti are cherished even to this date. Tagore wrote 2 national anthems, ‘Jana Gana Mana’ for India and ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ for Bangladesh. Tagore passed away on 07 August 1941.
The Koh-i-Noor is amongst the most celebrated gems in the world. It was taken from India under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore, signed in 1839. After being shaped and cut by the British, it now weighs 105.6 Carat.
The Rath Yatra(Chariot festival) is one of the grandest festivals celebrated at the Jagannath Temple in Puri.This commemorates the annual visit of Lord Jagannath along with his siblings Balabhadra and Subhadra to their aunt’s house. Gundicha.
Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates the rich maritime history of Odisha is celebrated throughout the state. In the historic city of Cuttack, a week-long event is organised starting from the day of Kartika Purnima.
Sivasagar, in Eastern Assam, is a city of historical and cultural significance, which also showcases nature's beauty. It served as the seat of power for the Ahoms, and contains important monuments from the era.
Step into the captivating history of the four queens who ruled in succession. Begums of Bhopal were known to be competent rulers as they redefined the city of Bhopal and maintained respectable relations with the British
This story is based on the World’s first all granite temple, the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur. The pride of Rajaraja Chola I, built almost 1000 years ago, this temple is the best example of precision and symmetry in architecture.
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