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Adalaj Stepwell, Ahmedabad
Adalaj Stepwell, Ahmedabad
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Ancient Manuscript of India
Ancient Manuscript of India
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa
Bhangra, a folk dance of Punjab
Bhangra, a folk dance of Punjab
Chariot Wheel at Sun Temple, Konark
Chariot Wheel at Sun Temple, Konark
Chham, Mask Dance, Ladakh
Chham, Mask Dance, Ladakh
Damaru, a small two-headed drum
Damaru, a small two-headed drum
Duttapara Navaratna Temple at Joypur, West Bengal
Duttapara Navaratna Temple at Joypur, West Bengal
Ganga aarti at Varanasi
Ganga aarti at Varanasi
Holi, the festival of colours
Holi, the festival of colours
Kalbelia, traditional folk dance of Rajasthan
Kalbelia, traditional folk dance of Rajasthan
Kantha embroidery, Bengal
Kantha embroidery, Bengal
Karsha Monastery, Ladakh
Karsha Monastery, Ladakh
Kathakali, a dance form of Kerala
Kathakali, a dance form of Kerala
bharat natiyam
Kuchipudi, a classical dance form of India
Kutch embroidery (Gujarat)
Kutch embroidery (Gujarat)
Kutch Mud Work, traditional art work of Gujarat
Kutch Mud Work, traditional art work of Gujarat
Maitreya Buddha statue at Nubra Valley, Leh
Maitreya Buddha statue at Nubra Valley, Leh
Manipuri food
Manipuri food
Markandeya-puran
Markandeya Purana manuscript
Mithila Painting, Bihar
Mithila Painting, Bihar
Musicians playing the been, a wind instrument
Musicians playing the been, a wind instrument
National Archives of India Library
National Archives of India Library
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Panchratha, Mahabalipuram
Panchratha, Mahabalipuram
Pattachitra, a traditional painting of Odisha
Pattachitra, a traditional painting of Odisha
Pung Dhol Cholam, Manipur
Pung Dhol Cholam, Manipur
Puppetry, a folk tradition of Rajasthan
Puppetry, a folk tradition of Rajasthan
Rangoli made using flowers
Rangoli made using flowers
Rudra Veena, a classical string instrument
Rudra Veena, a classical string instrument
Budha-Sakyamuni
Sculpture of Shakyamuni Buddha
Tantric-mandal-of-Buddhist-pantheons
Tantric Mandala of Buddhist Pantheons
Traditional Angami Naga Festival
Traditional Angami Naga Festival
secretariat
View of the Secretariat buildings during constructions, New Delhi
Virupaksha Temple, Hampi
Virupaksha Temple, Hampi
 

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07 August – National Handloom Day

This day is observed to raise awareness about the significance of our handloom industry and how important its growth is for the socio economic progress of the country. 95% of the world’s hand woven fabric comes from India. This day is celebrated annually to coincide with the 1905 ‘swadeshi movement’, which was launched to protest against the partition of Bengal and it also called for the boycott of British made products.

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Lord Padmanabha and His Dasas

Lord Padmanabha and His Dasas

This story recounts the history the Padmanabhaswamy Temple and the Royal Family of Travancore associated with it.

The Jagannath Temple Puri

The Jagannath Temple - Puri

The Jagannath Temple in Puri is one of the ‘Char Dhams’ in Hindu tradition. It is home to Lord Jagannath, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Balbhadra.

Delhi Durbars

Delhi Durbars

The Delhi Durbars were grand events organised by the Viceroys of India to mark the coronation of Emperors or Empresses. Hence, these were also known as the Coronation Durbars.

Simla

Simla: The Summer Capital

Far from home, the British recreated a ‘little England’ tucked away in the Himalayan foothills. Simla was pulled from obscurity and made the summer Capital of one of England’s largest colonies, India.

The Life of Sanchi Monument: The Story of its Rediscovery and Return

Sanchi Monument: A Rediscovery

This story narrates the history of the Sanchi monuments from the time of its discovery by British colonial officials at the beginning of the 19th century.

‘THE STAIN OF INDIGO’ AND GANDHI’S SATYAGRAHA IN CHAMPARAN

Gandhi's Satyagraha in Champaran

This story revolves around the oppressive tinkathia system of Indigo cultivation in Champaran and Gandhiji’s Satyagraha to help the peasants.

INDIGO CULTIVATION AND REVOLT IN BENGAL

Indigo Revolt in Bengal

This story deals with the system of indigo cultivation in Bengal, the exploitation of the Indian peasants and their bidroha against the oppressive European planters.

 Begum Hazrat Mahal: The Revolutionary Queen of Awadh

Begum Hazrat Mahal: The Revolutionary Queen of Awadh

Begum Hazrat Mahal was one of the few women who challenged the British during the Revolt of 1857.

Delhi: Imperial Capital of British India

Delhi: Capital of British India

The foundation of Delhi was laid at the Coronation Durbar of 1911 by King George V as the capital of British India.

Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place on 13th April, 1919. It led to the killing of hundreds of unarmed Indians by General Dyer, a senior British military officer in the heart of Amritsar.

Koh-i-Noor

Koh-i-Noor

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.

Bahadur Shah Zafar

Bahadur Shah Zafar

The last emperor of the Mughal Empire and the prominent face of India's first war of independence.

Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth is a festival celebrated annually by married Hindu women in which they observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise and pray for the well-being of their husbands.

Dara Shikoh

Dara Shikoh

When prince Dara Shikoh was just seven years old, his father, Prince Khurram rebelled against the then Emperor Jahangir to stake a claim on the empire above his two elder brothers.

Bali Yatra

Bali Yatra

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.

bithoor

Bithoor, Uttar Pradesh

A small town on the banks of River Ganga, near Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Bithoor is a place of great religious and historical importance.

The Life of Sant Kabir Das

The Life of Sant Kabir Das

It was sometime in mid 15th century that the poet-saint Kabir Das was born in Kashi (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh). The details about the life of Kabir are shrouded in uncertainty.

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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railways: A Passage through Time

During the 19th century, till the time the Northern Bengal State Railway extended its operation to Siliguri in 1879, the journey from Calcutta to Darjeeling was a daunting one.

The Granite Marvel; Brihadeswara Temple

Dakshina Meru : The Brihadeswara Temple

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.

From Sadir Attam to Bharatanatyam

From Sadir Attam to Bharatanatyam

This story focuses on the Devadasi system of Tamil Nadu and how the dance form, Bharatanatyam evolved from what was earlier known as Sadir Attam.

Bombay – The Joining of the Seven Islands (1668-1838)

Bombay – The Joining of the Seven Islands (1668-1838)

On 1 September 1668, the ship named 'Constantinople Merchant' touched the coast of Surat.

Temples Of Khajuraho

Temples Of Khajuraho

India is known to have more than 2 million Hindu temples. These temples reflect the variety of Indian culture and way of life.