The legendary Indian classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi was born on 04 February 1922. He was fascinated with music from an early age, and it is said that he would often follow a random musical procession and end up losing sight of his home and sometimes his village. He learnt the nuances of classical music from Pandit Shyam Acharya Joshi, a priest and classical vocalist. Later, under the tutelage of Sawai Gandharva, he perfected his tone and pitch. Apart from being a classical singer, Bhimsen Joshi was also a patriotic and devotional singer. He sang bhajans and lent his voice to several films too. His most memorable performance is the song ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’: an evergreen song that appeals to all Indians to stand as one nation. He was awarded the country’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 2008. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi passed away on 24 January 2011 at Pune in Maharashtra.
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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