One of the greatest Indian warriors, Maharana Pratap, was born on 09 May 1540. Standing at 7 feet 5 inches, he was a mighty Rajput ruler of Mewar, a province in modern-day Rajasthan. Known to be a fearsome warrior and an excellent combat strategist, Maharana Pratap protected the Mewar region against repeated attacks from the Mughals. Maharana Pratap was the only Rajput warrior to take on the might of Akbar, the Mughal Emperor. Pratap's prowess in fighting battles was proved during the Battle of Haldighati in 1576 and the Battle of Dewair in 1582. A symbol of Rajput gallantry, fearlessness, and valour Maharana Pratap is honoured as the first native freedom fighter of India. He survived a number of battles in his lifetime but died of an injury from a hunting incident on 19 January 1597.
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.
Recognizing the ongoing need to position itself for the digital future, Indian Culture is an initiative by the Ministry of Culture. A platform that hosts data of cultural relevance from various repositories and institutions all over India.
Indian Culture App
The Indian Culture Portal is a part of the National Virtual Library of India project, funded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The portal has been created and developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Data has been provided by organisations of the Ministry of Culture.