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Children’s Day in India: Chacha Nehru’s Birthday

Children’s Day in India: Chacha Nehru's Birthday

Children’s Day in India surrounds the celebration of childhood. The day is celebrated on 14th November across the nation to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Though the Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November, the date has been pre-poned in India since Nehru was very fond of children. The festival is marked …

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World No Tobacco Day – India No. 1 in Smokeless Tobacco deaths

India No. 1 in Smokeless Tobacco deaths

India accounts for nearly three-fourths of over a quarter million deaths worldwide caused by smokeless tobacco while millions more have their lives shortened due to its ill health effects, a new study has found. “Nearly 85 per cent of the total burden attributable to smokeless tobacco (SLT) use was in Southeast Asia, with India alone accounting for 74 per cent …

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Buddha Jayanti Images, Lord Buddha Stock Photos

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Buddha Jayanti Images, Lord Buddha Stock Photos: Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. Listed are some of the images of Buddhist monasteries, Lord Buddha statues, paintings, laughing Buddha etc. Buddha Jayanti Images, Lord Buddha Stock Photos for WhatsApp, Instagram & Facebook

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Mother’s Day History: Then & Now

Mother's Day History: Then & Now

Origin of Mother’s Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother’s Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US. However, the celebration of the festival as it is seen today is a recent phenomenon …

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Mother’s Day Date in Different Countries

Mother's Day Date in Different Countries

Mother’s Day is celebrated in several country across the globe though the month and date on which Mother’s Day is celebrated in different countries varies. Most countries celebrate Mothers Day on second Sunday in the Month of May. This Mother’s Day date was declared by US President Woodrow Wilson on May 8, 1914 when he signed a Joint Resolution designating …

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Largest ‘Thiruvathirakkali’ dance

Largest 'Thiruvathirakkali' dance

Kizhakkambalam, India – May 8, 2017 – More than 6,500 women from 21 different states danced their way to the Book of world records by performing ‘Thiruvathirakkali’, Kerala’s popular dance form, in Kizhakkambalam, thus setting the new world record for the Largest ‘Thiruvathirakkali’ dance. Photo: The 16-minute performance, has been adjudged the largest Thiruvathira ever held with a total of …

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Buddhist Shrines

Buddhist Shrines

Buddhism is a religion based on the divine teachings of Lord Buddha or King Siddhartha. His father was the ruler of Kapilavastu, so, he lived a life of comfort and luxury in the palace. At the age of 29, he, for the first time, saw the miseries that humankind faced. Deeply disturbed he gave up all his comforts. Abandoning his …

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Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

Located in the Tawang-Chu river valley, in Arunachal Pradesh, India, at an elevation of 3300 meters, the wonderful Tawang monastery is one of the most important and largest Buddhist shrines in the world. This holy shrine, located in the midst of majestic mountain ranges, is home to more than 700 monks and 450 Lamas, making it the biggest Buddhist Monastery …

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Rumtek Monastery (Dharmachakra Centre), Gangtok, Sikkim

Rumtek Monastery (Dharmachakra Centre), Gangtok, Sikkim

Located in eastern Sikkim, India, at an altitude of about 1547m above sea level, Rumtek Monastery or the Dharma Chakra Centre is one of the most important centers of Kagyu lineage of Buddhism, after Tibet. The monastery is a replica of the Kagyu headquarters in Tibet and it is the seat of His holiness Gyalwa Karmapa, the 16th Karmapa, the …

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Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Kushinagar, a district in Uttar Pradesh, India, is one of the major Buddhist pilgrimage centers because it is the place where Lord Buddha is believed to have entered Mahaparinirvana (death). It was near the Hiranyavati River that Buddha took his last breath and was cremated at the Ramabhar Stupa. Located at a distance of 55 kilometers away from Gorakhpur, Uttar …

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