The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributesGosaikunda as the abode of deites Lord Shiva and goddess Gauri. It’s holy waters are considered of particular importance during Gangadashahara and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima when thousands ofpilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. What is the mythological reason given to be the origin of this lake? (PIC ON NEXT SLIDE)
During Samudra Manthan, whenthe heat of the poison finallybecame unbearable for LordShiva, he used his trishul to digfor water, thus forming theGosaikund A lake.
This Indian practice is ancient, going backto around 400-750 BC. The actual mentionappears in the Ayodhya Kaand of Ramayanain section 103. Bharata has gone to askexiled Rama to come back and rule thekingdom. Bharata tries many arguments, none of which work, at which point hedecides to do a ________. Rama, however isquickly able to persuade him to abandon theattempt. Rama mentions it as a practice ofBrahmanas. FITB. It is very prevalent in India.
X and Y fought 2 wars. X showed mercy and releasedY after he won the first battle. Later Y defeated X and kept him as a captive. Angered by Xs refusal to notlook Y in the eye, Y had X, blinded using red hot iron bars. Later X made a request to enter an archery competiton. Y was amused, he agreed.At the competiton, when his turn came , X turned to Y who was laughing in mockery and being assisted byhis friend/advisor Chand Bardai "Char baans, chaubisgaj, angul ashta praman, Ete pai Sultan khada hai. Ab mat chuko ________." , X shot dead Y. X was killed shortly after by Ys people. ID X & Y.
_____________ was introduced to Indian troops under British colonization in 1856. The _______ rifle-musket was a contributing cause of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Sepoys in the British East India Companys armies in India were issued with the new rifle in 1857, and rumours began to spread that the cartridges weregreased with either pig fat or beef tallow - an abhorrent concept to Muslim and Hindu soldiers, respectively, for religious reasons. Theidea of having anything which might be tainted with pig or beef fat in their mouths was totally unacceptable to the sepoys, and whenthey objected it was suggested that they were more than welcome to make up their own batches of cartridges, using a religiously acceptable greasing agent such as ghee or vegetable oil. This seemed to prove that the issued cartridges were, in fact, greased with pig and/or beef fat. FITB.
The Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought between X and Y on the banks of the Hydaspes River that resulted in a complete Macedonian victory and the annexation of the ____,which lay beyond the confines of the defeated Persian empire. X‘s tactics to cross the monsoon-swollen river despite close surveillance to catch Ys army in the flank has been referred as one of his "masterpieces". Although victorious, it was also the most costly battle fought by the Macedonians. The resistance put up by Y and his men won the respect of X who returned Y his kingdom. Id X and Y
X is a fictional detective in bengali literaturecreated by Shardindu Bandopadhyaya. X ishighly inspired from Arthur Conan Doyle’sSherlock Holmes. His faithful sidekick is AjitBandyopadhyaya, whose character is basedon Dr. Watson. He got popular in Indianculture in 1993 when Doordarshan startedthis detective series featuring Rajit Kapur.Identify X.
The core of the ________, meaning the Blissfulceremony is the Lavan, wherein shabads aresung with the bride and groom circumambulatingthe Guru Granth Sahib. The ceremony serves toprovide the foundational principles towards asuccessful marriage and also places the marriagewithin the context of unity with God. Guru RamDas Ji, composed the four stanzas of Lavan. In1579, the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji and MataGanga were the first couple to be marriedthrough the __________ ceremony. The ceremonyis now universally observed by the Sikhs.
The first school based on the original teachings of the elders, teaches personal liberation as the road to salvation. The other school based on larger influences, teaches that personal liberation and service to human beings can lead you to salvation. Apart from that, the differences are extremely fine. What are thse 2 schools?
Son of an Indian father from the state of Kerala and an Italian mother, X was born and brought up in the Himalayas. X resides and trains in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, on the foothills of the Himalayas and the home of winter sports in India. X was (in his words), "offered to represent Italy" in 2002, but refused because "I am an Indian and want to contribute to the country that I was born in". Identify X.
His name stems from the combination of twosanskrit words for "hairless" and "pot".He had received the ultimate boon from ShriKrishna that nobody in all the worlds couldmatch his magical capabilities except the godhimself.Theres a shrine dedicated to him inManali, next to his mothers temple. Who is he?
The real cause of Xs death is unknown and disputed. According to a legend, Subandhu, one of Bindusarasministers, did not like X. One day he told Bindusara that X wasresponsible for the murder of his mother. Bindusara asked the nurses, who confirmed the story of his birth. Bindusara was horrified and enraged. X, who was an old man by this time, learnt that the King was angry with him, X decided toend his life. In accordance with the Jain tradition,X decided to starve himself to death. By this time, the King learnt the full story: X was not directly responsible for his mothers death, which was an accident. He asked Subandhu to convince X to give up his plan to kill himself. Subandhu tried to kill X by deceit and the king knowing this asked him to siton pyre where he died. X later abandoned politics and retired to jungle where he is supposed to have died a natural death. ID X.
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X, meaning "The River of Kings" is a metrical historical chronicle of north-western Indian subcontinent, particularly of Kashmir, written in Sanskrit by _________ between 1148 and 1149. The work generally records the heritage of Kashmir, but some 120 verses describe the misrule prevailing in Kashmir during the reign of King Kalash, son of King Ananta Deva of Kashmir. This book states that the valley of Kashmir was formerly a lake which was drained by the great sage, Kashyapa. Give X.
His father was a wrestler. His mother died when he was 6. He had to learn music without his fathers knowledge, for his father wanted him to become a wrestler. He did go to the Akhada and train with his father for some time, although he also started learning music, and practising at his friends house. He often credits his wrestling training for giving him the immense stamina and lung power that are the hallmarks of his flute playing, stating that, “I was not any good at wrestling. I went there only to please my father. But maybe because of the strength and stamina I built up then, Im able to play the ______________ even to this day."
X (born 1959), is an Indian poet, novelist, librettist and musician. X was given the the Sahitya Akademi Award for English for his poem collection ‘These Errors are Correct’ . X was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2012 and The Hindu Literary Prize (2013) for his debut novel _________ . X also became the first Indian author to win the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, in 2013, for the same novel. Give X
Allama Iqbal, in his poetry wrote about X in these words, "X az ________, Sadiq az Deccan; nang-e- deen, nang-e-millat, nang-e-watan" which mean X of ________ and Sadiq of Deccan are a disgrace to the faith, a disgrace to Nation, a disgrace to Country. Id X
"Yes, I first took training in Pakistan. I went to PoK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) in 1990. I stayed there for 15 days and took training from a Pakistans Army retired officer. I stayed in Kashmir for 20 days. There I saw the entire business. There was no freedom fight. There was no logic. There was lot of bloodshed. They were trying to earn money over there."
X runs across most of centralIndia, extending 1,050 km. The averageelevation of X is 3,000 m. They are believedto have been formed by the wastes created bythe weathering of the ancient Aravalimountains. Geographically, itseparates northern India from southern India.The western end of the range lies in easternGujarat, near its border with MadhyaPradesh, and runs east and north, almostmeeting the Ganges at Mirzapur. Give X.