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Context: A young and enthusiastic c team is trying to save Sangha Kali, a rare art form from extinctoon in the Thrissur district of Kerala. About Sanghakkali Sanghakkali is traditionally performed by the Namboodiris as a ritual. It is one among several rare art forms of Kerala that is fast vanishingRead more
Context: The Yadari Project which started in October 2016 for the renovation of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple at Yadagirigutta, renamed as Yadadri, has been completed. The new sculptors build all gopurams using only black stone and comply with Agama Sastra guidelines. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha SwamRead more
Context: The Odisha government announced to give a facelift to the 11th century Lingaraj Temple, akin to its pre-350-year structural status. About Odisha’s Lingaraj temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is also known as ‘Lingaraj’. It is approximately 54.8 meters high and enshrines a huge statue ofRead more
Context: PM Modi has announced that a very old idol of Devi Annapurna that was stolen from a temple in Kashi, Varanasi, about 100 years ago, is being returned by Canada. About Annapurna or Annapoorna, from Sanskrit meaning the giver of food and nourishment) is the Hindu goddess of nourishment. She iRead more
No records of chilla adjacent to Charminar: ASI The Bhagyalakshmi Temple abutting the Charminar ‘came into existence after the merger of Hyderabad State with the Union of India, and there are no records of the chilla at the monument, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has started responding toRead more
Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chosen as the new chairman of the Somnath Temple trust which manages the Somnath Temple at Prabhas Patan town in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district, becoming the second PM to hold the post. Somnath Temple The Somnath temple (also known as the DeoPatan) is locatedRead more
Context: The protected monument is facing the risk of being damaged by such objectionable behavior of some of the tourists. About Hampi stone chariot The chariot was built by King Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire during the 16th The chariot is a shrine dedicated to Garuda, built inside theRead more
Context: The Uttar Pradesh government has recently embarked upon a scheme to take the unique culture of its ethnic Tharu tribe across the world. About the Scheme The Scheme is about connecting the Tharu villages in the districts of Balrampur, Bahraich, Lakhimpur, and Pilibhit bordering Nepal, with tRead more
Context: Global Basava Jayanthi – 2020 held digitally by connecting followers in India and abroad. About: Basava Jayanthi is an annual event celebrated in honour of the birth of Vishwa guru Basaveshwara or Lord Basavanna, the 12th-century philosopher and social reformer and the founding saint of theRead more
Context: In December 2019, the state government of Jharkhand had decided to drop “all cases” related to the Pathalgadi movement of 2017-2018. Almost a year later, the government is still to send a requisition to the court to withdraw the cases, many of which involved charges of sedition. PathalgadiRead more