27 NOVEMBER DR HARIVANSH RAI BACHCHAN (1907 to 2003)
Born on 27 Nov 1907 in Pratapgarh near Allahabad (present-day Prayagraj), Harivansh Rai Bachchan is remembered today for his incredible contribution to Hindi literature. Interestingly, his surname was Srivastava and the name Bachchan was a nickname given to him by his family. Harivansh Rai Bachchan had a major role to play in the process of making Hindi the official language of India. He is also one of the famous poets who was a part of the NayiKavita literary movement in the early years of the 20th century. Some of his popular poems include Madhushala, TeraHaar, Halahhaal, and Satarangi. In 1976, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Hindi literature. He passed away on 18 Jan 2003 in Mumbai.
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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