Buddhist Remains From a Millennium ago in Jharkhand

What is the News? Earlier this year, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had discovered Buddhist Remains from Hazaribagh’s Sadar block located at the eastern side of Jharkhand’s Sitagarha hills. What did the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) discover? ASI had discovered the remains of a Buddhist monastery along with some Shaivite remains which includes: Four… Continue reading Buddhist Remains From a Millennium ago in Jharkhand

What are “Sattras”?

What is the news? In Assam, the campaigns of political parties often include going to different Sattras to seek blessings or to glorify the teachings of Sankardeva. What are Sattras? Sattras are monastic institutions in Assam. They were created as part of the 16th century Neo-Vaishnavite reformist movement. Movements started by the Vaishnavite saint-reformer Srimanta… Continue reading What are “Sattras”?

Gwalior, Orchha on UNESCO World Heritage City List

Source: Click here News: The historical fort cities of Gwalior and Orchha in Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of UNESCO’s world heritage cities urban landscape city programme. Facts: Gwalior: It was established in the 9th century and ruled by Gurjar Pratihar Rajvansh, Tomar, Baghel Kachvaho and Scindias.The city is known for its palaces and temples,… Continue reading Gwalior, Orchha on UNESCO World Heritage City List

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Hampi stone chariot now gets protective ring

Source: Click here News: Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) has placed wooden barricades around the famous stone chariot at Vijaya Vittala Temple Complex in Hampi for protection. Facts: Hampi Stone Chariot: It is an iconic monument located in front of Vijaya Vittala Temple in Hampi, Karnataka.Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to: Stone Chariot is a shrine dedicated… Continue reading Hampi stone chariot now gets protective ring

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Why Jharkhand is seeking a separate religious code for Sarna tribals

News: Jharkhand government has convened a special session and passed a resolution for the provision of a separate ‘Sarna Code’ for tribals. Facts: What does the resolution say? The resolution seeks a special column for followers of the ‘Sarna’ religion in the Census 2021. What is the Sarna religion? Sarna followers are nature worshippers who do not consider… Continue reading Why Jharkhand is seeking a separate religious code for Sarna tribals