The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal. The harvest festival signifies the beginning of Uttarayan and is dedicated to the Sun God who is regarded as a symbol of divinity and wisdom. Harvest festivals in India Throughout India, people celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm. It is celebrated by different names in different parts of the country. I... .
Updated on 15 January, 2020
At the recently concluded 93rd edition of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a resolution was passed demanding the declaration of Marathi as a ‘Classical’ language. Classical languages and their classification Currently, six languages enjoy the ‘Classical’ status: Tamil (declared in 2004), Sanskrit (2005), Kannada (2008), Telugu (2008), Malayalam (2013), and Odia (2014). According to information provided by the Ministry of ... .
Updated on 15 January, 2020
A study of inscriptions on clay tablets recovered from recent excavations at Moghalmari has confirmed the presence of two monasteries - Mugalayikaviharika and Yajñapindikamahavihara. Moghalmari is a Buddhist monastic site of the early medieval period in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district. Importance of findings The monasteries at Moghalmari date from the 6th century CE and were functional until the 12th century CE. The presence of two m... .
Updated on 14 January, 2020
The Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India has found the earliest epigraphic evidence for the Saptamatrika cult. It was recently discovered in Chebrolu village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Saptamatrikas: Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshipped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts. There are references of Saptamatrika worship in the early Kadamba copper plates and the ... .
Updated on 26 December, 2019
Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards in 23 languages for 2019. About Sahitya Akademi- The Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, is an organization dedicated to the promotion of literature in the languages of India. It was founded on 12 March 1954 by the Indian government and its office is located in Rabindra Bhawan near Mandi House in Delhi. It organizes national and reg... .
Updated on 19 December, 2019
Context: Recently President of India laid the foundation stone for a memorial to mark 200 years of the Paika Rebellion. Paika Memorial: The Paika Memorial will come up at the foothills of Barunei hills in Khurda district. The memorial is seen as an epitome of Odisha’s valour. It will come up in 10 acres of land which will be a source of inspiration for the youths and generations to come. The Ministry of Culture has recognised the... .
Updated on 9 December, 2019