Day: June 5, 2016

Veeragase

Veeragase ವೀರಗಾಸೆ is a dance form prevalent in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a vigorous dance based on Hindu mythology and involves very intense energy-sapping dance movements. Veeragase is one of the dances demonstrated in the Dasara procession held in Mysore. This dance is performed during festivals and mainly in the Hindu months of Shravana and Kar Lingayatism and Veeragaase The basic tenets of …

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Father of the Nation

Mahathma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) played a key role in winning freedom for India; introduced the concept of Ahimsa and Satyagraha. Mahatma Gandhi popularly known as Father of Nation played a stellar role in India’s freedom struggle. Born in a Bania family in Kathiawar, Gujarat, his real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The title Mahatma …

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Currency Symbol

The symbol of Indian Rupee typifies India’s international identity for money transactions and economic strength. The Indian Rupee sign is an allegory of Indian ethos. The symbol is an amalgam of Devanagari “Ra” and the Roman Capital “R” with two parallel horizontal stripes running at the top representing the national flag and also the “equal …

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National Fruit

Mangifera indica is a species of mango in the Anacardiaceae family. It is found in the wild in India and cultivated varieties have been introduced to other warm regions of the world. Mango is a rich source of Vitamins A, C and D. In India there are over 100 varieties of mangoes, in different sizes, …

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National Tree

The Banyan tree, is a large and extensive growing tree of the Indian subcontinent. It produces propagating roots which grow downwards as aerial roots. Once these roots reach the ground, they grow into woody trunks that can become indistinguishable from the main trunk. This tree is considered sacred in India, and often shelters a little …

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National River

The Ganga (Ganges) is the longest river of India flowing over 2,510 kms of mountains, valleys and plains. It has long been considered the holiest of all rivers by Hindus and worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism. It has also been important historically: many former provincial or imperial capitals (such as Patliputra, Kannauj, Kara, …

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National Flower

Lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera) is the National Flower of India. It is a sacred flower and occupies a unique position in the art and mythology of ancient India and has been an auspicious symbol of Indian culture since time immemorial. The Lotus symbolises divinity, fertility, wealth, knowledge and not to forget enlightenment. Lending to its uniqueness, …

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National Sports

India has conquered the podium when it comes to the game of Hockey. Our nation has an excellent record with eight Olympic Gold Medals. Field Hockey is the official national Sport in India. Hockey India, formed on 20 May 2009, is the new apex body of the country which has the sole mandate to govern …

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National Calendar

The National Calendar based on the Saka Era, with Chaitra as its first month and a normal year of 365 days was adopted from 22 March 1957 along with the Gregorian calendar for the following official purposes: i. Gazette of India. ii. News broadcast by All India Radio. iii. Calendars issued by the Government of …

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National aquatic animal

The River Dolphin is the National Aquatic Animal of India.The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers and their tributaries in India. From the 1970s until 1998, they were regarded as separate species; however, in 1998, their classification was changed from two separate species to subspecies of a single species. …

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