The word ‘Yoga’ has its origins in Sanskrit. It dates back beyond 5000 years and is inextricably linked to India's intangible culture. It finds a mention even in the Rig Veda. It was on 27 September 2014 that the present PM of India Mr. Modi, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, proposed the establishment of 21 June as International Yoga Day. This day is celebrated the world over and it has brought wide acceptance to this powerful ancient practice from India. Given the high stress of modern-day living, yoga has helped focus on mental and physical health. It also helps develop strength and resilience. The theme for 2021 is ‘Yoga for well-being’.
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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