Tag Archives: Social Science Questions for Students

When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

Contrary to popular belief, Muharram is not a particular day, but the name of a month that marks the beginning of the year according to the Islamic calendar. Muharram is one of four months that have been designated as holy according to the Islamic calendar, the other three being – Dhul-Qa’adah, Dhul-Hijjah and Rajab. Muharram is the first month of …

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Who was the Elephant Man? Kids Social Science Q&A

Elephant Man

‘The Elephant Man’ was cruel name given to a man called Joseph Merrick, who was very severely deformed. Although he died before he was thirty years old, Joseph Merrick became a celebrity in Victorian England because, despite his deformities, he was gentle, intelligent and brave man. When he was young, unscrupulous men exhibited him as a freak in fairs and …

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How did Lord Ganesha obtain his Elephant Head?

How did Lord Ganesha obtain his elephant head?

How did Lord Ganesha obtain his Elephant Head? STORY – 1 Shiva and Parvati story is probably the one taken from the Shiva Purana. Once, while his mother Parvati wanted to bathe, there were no attendants around to guard her and stop anyone from accidentally entering the house. Hence she created a boy’s idol out of turmeric paste which she …

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When Rath Yatra of Ahmedabad is carried out?

When Rath Yatra of Ahmedabad is carried out?

Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad is the one of the grandest event in Gujarat and it begins from the Jagdish Mandir located at the Jamalpur area of the city at the early morning and there are three completely separate chariots for the idols of Krisna, Balram and their sister Subhadra and all the three chariots bears strong resemblance with the chariots …

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What is Car Festival of Lord Jagannath?

Car Festival of Lord Jagannath

The Ratha Yatra or Car Festival Of Lord Jagannath at Puri is the most famous and the most spectacular festival which attracts countless pilgrims from all over India and also from abroad. This festival takes place in Asadha Sukla Dwitiya when the images of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshana are taken in a grand procession on three …

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Which is the Chariot Festival of India?

Car Festival of Lord Jagannath

Every year in mid-summer, Lord Jagannath, with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, goes on vacation, traveling on grand chariots, from his temple in Puri, to his garden palace in the countryside. This belief of the Hindus has given rise to one of the biggest religious festivals in India – the Rath Yatra or the Chariot Festival. This is …

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Who are Recipients of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award?

Who are Recipients of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award?

The Rajiv Gandhi National Awards is distributed at this day by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in order to know the distinction attain by the competitors in different fields. Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award is an Indian award given for outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony, national integration and peace. The award was instituted by All India Congress Committee of …

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What is Bacha bazi?

Bacha bazi

It’s an ancient practice in Afghanistan, secretly revived – young boys sold by families to ‘entertain’ wealthy merchants and warlords. In The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan, Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi (Behind Taliban Lines) returns to his native land to expose an ancient practice that has been brought back by powerful warlords, former military commanders and wealthy businessmen. Known as “bacha bazi” …

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What is Ghazwa-e-Hind? Islam’s Prophetic War against India

Ghazwa-e-Hind

What every Indian should know about the Islamic doctrine that prophesizes Islamic rule over India and the conversion of all Hindus to Islam As per Tarek Fatah: The issue of ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ (Islam’s Prophetic War against India) came up for discussion on my new talk show in India on Zee News. Two facts emerged: First Islamic clerics didn’t wish to discuss …

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Name the legends associated with Baisakhi?

Baisakhi Mela: Indian Culture & Traditions

Legends are associated with a number of festivals celebrated in India. Since agriculture is the backbone of India – it provides livelihood to majority of the people in the rural areas of the country – the festival of harvest are given special importance in the calendar of events. Baisakhi is one of the important festivals celebrated with fun and fervor …

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