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Is it true that Bhagwanji, also known as Gumnami Baba was actually Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose?

Is it true that Bhagwanji, also known as Gumnami Baba was actually Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose?

Bhagwanji, also known as Gumnami Baba, was a mysterious Indian monk who in 1985 lived at Ram Bhawan in Faizabad, near Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. Till date, his real identity and activities remain obscure. A great number of people maintain that he was the Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, living incognito. People who support such a stand challenge …

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Who was Subhas Chandra Bose and his role in India’s Struggle for Independence?

Who was Subhas Chandra Bose and his role in India's Struggle for Independence?

Who was Subhas Chandra Bose and his role in India’s Struggle for Independence? When one thinks of the Indian independence movement in the 1930s and early 1940s, two figures most readily come to mind: Mahatma Gandhi, the immensely popular and “saintly” frail pacifist, and his highly respected, Fabian Socialist acolyte, Jawaharlal Nehru. Bose role in Struggle for Independence Less familiar …

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Was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: Ideology of Fusion?

Was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose - Ideology of Fusion?

Was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: Ideology of Fusion? As early as 1930 – in his inaugural speech as mayor of Calcutta – the fervent young Bose first expressed his support for a fusion of socialism and fascism: “… I would say we have here in this policy and program a synthesis of what modern Europe calls Socialism and Fascism. We …

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What is the contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose in national struggle?

What is the contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose in national struggle?

The contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose is no less. He has been denied his rightful place in the annals of Indian history. He founded Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj) to overthrow British Empire from India and came to acquire legendary status among Indian masses. Subhash also announced the formation of the Independence League. Subhash Chandra Bose was jailed during …

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Subhas Chandra Bose: Plot of Death

Subhas Chandra Bose - Plot of Death

In the late afternoon of August 18, 1945, twelve persons with burns were wheeled into Nanmon Military Hospital, Taihoku, Taipei, shortly after a message reached the duty doctor that a Japanese bomber carrying them had crashed at a nearby aerodrome. One of the victims, a well-built Indian, had burns all over his body, heart and face, and he was in …

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When is Pongal festival? Tamil Harvest Festival

When is Pongal festival?

Pongal festival is celebrated for four continuous days beginning from the last day of Tamil month of Maargazhi (December-January) and lasting upto the third day of Thai. Pongal is celebrated in the month of January after the winter solstice. The date of Pongal usually remains same as it is reckoned according to the solar calendar that is more accurate than …

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What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

Everybody knows about the celebration of Pongal but hardly anyone knows about its significance and meaning. People celebrating Pongal should be aware of the meaning & significance of the important rituals associated with this harvest festival. Pongal or Thai Pongal is also called Makar Sankranti, since it is celebrated on the first day of Thai when the Sun enters the …

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What is Pongal? Why it is a Harvest Festival?

What is pongal

Pongal comes from the word ‘ponga’ which literally means ‘boil’ and so ‘pongal’ connotes ‘spillover’ or that which is ‘overflowing’. It’s also the name of the special sweet dish cooked on the Pongal day. Pongal continues through the first four days of the ‘Thai’ month that starts on January 14 every year. Pongal is directly associated with the annual cycle …

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