Latest Updated on:    07-07-2021

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Summary Of Latest in Art & Culture in the last year:

Bamiyan Buddhas was brought to life back: this statue of Buddha(one of the tallest in the world) was almost blown up by the Taliban was reconstructed with the help of # D projector.

♦Akshay Patra: an all-women Art Exhibition was inaugurated at Lalit Kala Acadamy's Rabindra Bhawan Galleries on the occasion of "International Women's Day" March 8, 2021.

Vishnu in Karnatka: the enclosed picture shows the deity Vishnu 

                                                                                                                             

 

Majestic Kailasha Temple: in Ellora cave temple complex.

                                                                                                                              

 

Vedic Religion in Thailand: Look at the attached photo, which shows deity of Garuda in Thailand

                                                                                                                            

 

Gangadhareshwara Murti: 58 feet tall deity of Bhagwan Shiva holding Ganges in his hairs at Aazhimala Mahadev Temple in Trivendram (Kerala).

                                                                                                                             

 

Amazing Vedic Artichecture in  Cambodia: the attached picture shows 2  demon Brothers, named Sunda & UpaSunda over Tilottama,the Apsara. 

                                                                                                                         

 

Hampi Temple, Karnataka: Look at the picture, which shows 'Virupaksha Temple' at Hampi, Karnataka.

                                                                                                                               

 

Vedic Temple Architecture: with tall & majestic Gopuram at Murudeshwar Temple, Karnatka.

                                                                                                                            

 

Odishi Dance:  also referred to as Orissi in older literature, is a major ancient Indian classical dance that originated in the Hindu temples of Odisha. The enclosed picture shows a very difficult pose of this dance's form named 'Chinnamasta"                                                                     

 

Meenakshi Temple: It is 'Meenakshi Amman Temple" in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, it has amazing Vedic Architecture.

                                                                                                                                          

 

                                                                                                                    

Golconda Fort: in Hyderabad is the fine example of Magnificent Architecture. The roof design is done for getting sound echo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Mandu Festival(3rd edition): This festival is organized in Mandu, the historic fort city of Madhya Pradesh, organized by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board. This celebration was started in 2019.

                                                                                                                                         

 

Indian Dances: India is a land of varieties, its culture changes as the region changes,so does the style of its dances, the enclosed pic. summarizes the dances pervailing particular dance in particular region.

                                                                                                                             

 

Aitravateshvara Temple: In Darasuran(Tamil Nadu).The much amazing carving tells a lot of our Art, Carving & Articulture. It is a living specimen of Chola Era during  Raja Raja Chola II(1166 CE).

                                                                                                                              

 

Pattchitra Painting Style of Odisha: Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological in depiction.                                                                                                                        

 

"Prabudh India(Intellectual India)": a Monthly started by Swami Vivekanand, completes its 125 years of Publication. First it was brought out in 1896.

 

"Ram-Setu": the enclosed pictore shows the last road from  India's Dhanushkodi, on the Pamban Island, in Rameshwaram District in Tamil Nadu, it is said this Pamban Island is nothing but remains of the     bridge(Ram Setu) built by Shri Ram & his Monkey army.                                                                                     

 

On Makar Sakaranti, another festival started in Kerala: festival named Makar Sakaranthi in Sabarimala Temple, This temple is dedicated to God Ayappa & lies in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

                                                                                                            

 

A marvel in stone: a statue recovered from the ancient site, showing a lady well plated hairs, with very fine lining, presenting the height of art of Sculpture.

                                                                                                            

 

A pond with fortified walled with steps: in Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur(Rajasthan state, India).                   

                                                                                                             

 

Makar Sakranti: This is a major festival in India, dedicated to the deity 'Sun', It is observed each year in the lunar month of Magha which corresponds with the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar and is a day the people of India and Nepal celebrate their harvest. This is the only festival which is celebrated on Gregorian Calendar date of  14 January. It has Geographical implications too, on this  day. The Sun starts its journey Northwards, here the Winter Solstice ends. Its celebrated throughout the nation with their local names(as  shown in pic)  Its regional names are

 Uttarayan, Sankranti, Magha, Môkôr Sôngkrānti, Mela,  Maghi, Ghughuti, Bhogi . This journey of Sun marks the consequently length of the  day. 

                                                                                                                                 This map shows the different local names of same festival

 

The one rock-cut mammoth Structure: this is a magnificent temple structure called Vettuvan Koli in India

                                                                                                              

 

Kumbhalgarh Fort(Rajasthan): which is inclosed by the 2nd longest wall in the world, after the "Great Wall of China".

                                                                                                              

 

Height of Knowledge of Astrophysics in Ancient india: they built this temple following rules of Astrophysics, they could calculate the velocity of heavenly bodies & could know the precise position of the body on a particular day, season and exact time of the day. Don't believe it, read at this picture.

                                                                                                              

 

151 years old(1869) picture of Shatrunjay Temple of Palitana:

                                                                                                              

 

Status of Indian women was very high/authorative in ancient time: so high that progenies of the famaly were know in her name(no way a patriarchal one).

                                                                                                               

 

Science in india in Ancient Times:

                                                                                                                

Hinduism is not a local/regional religion but omnipresent: don't believe it, look at this pic showing a temple in Combodia.

                                                                                                                

PVC Bana Singh:

                                                                                                               

 

Hail Baji Rao-Peshwa:

                                                                                                    

                                                                          

 

The Wiz-Kid:                                                                                      

                                                                                                                

Hindu Calender:                                                                                   

                                                                                                                

 

AM/PM in Hindu Epics:                                        

                                                                                                      

 

Particular dances of the States: These dances are listed in this table, with tricks to recall of.

                                                                                

Marvel in Stone: at the dawn of Civilization, Indian could create such amusing sculpture. A temple was built in the time, when no sciences & maths advances were there( They say, but it is all enscribed in Stones, hence, they are forced to term it an Allien Science) Look at this temple in Maharashtra.                                                                 

                                                                                                                                     

           

The "almighty" written in different scripts:

                                                                                                                                                            

Caste-System & its origin: Usually, it is said that the Caste-System has its origin from Vedas. But, it not true, anyone could choose one's profession, which will be the caste attached during Vedic Era. The attached picture simply, tells that one would be:

  1. ) Brahman: One would be a Brahman, when he tought the kids.
  2. )Kshatriya: One would be a Kshatriya, when he shielded & protected his family, Jan, Janpad & Vish.
  3. )Vaishya: One would be a Vaishya, when he provided necessary commodities & needed Articles to family & related folks.
  4. ) Shudra: One would be a Shudra, who did cleaning & menial Jobs.

This division was not forced by birth but one could opt for any profession & hence the caste during Vedic Era but in post era several evils entered and so this practice. So, started  each of the hereditary class of Hindu society, distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social status.

                                                                                                                       

Italian Author Writer Alfredo Covelli: launched his book "Vahan Masterclass", a book on Ganesh Ji & his vehicle. Indian mythology and culture is very popular among other countries, they admire the way we worship our god and goddesses. Our culture is simple yet powerful that people of any country feels connected with it. The warmth and love of culture is so unique that it not only inspires our Indian authors but authors from other country to explore more about it. Alfredo had a keen interest in our Indian culture and mythology which inspired him to write a story on Lord Ganesh for children.

                                                                                                                                                             

New building of Indian Parliament:

                                                                                                                                                                         

Helebidu Temple:  Hoysaleswara temple, also referred simply as the Halebidu temple, is a 12th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. ... The temple was built on the banks of a large man-made lake, and sponsored by King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire. Its construction started around 1121 CE and was complete in 1160 CE.        

                                                                                                           

Bhagwan Jagannath Temple, Kanpur:

                                                                                                                 

Shasrabahu (Saas-Bahu) Temple, Udaypur(Rajasthan):           BTW, we have another Shasrabahu(Saas-bahu) Temple in Gwaliar (M.P.)

                                                                                           

Hindu New Year: starts in the Chaitra month of  Hindu Calender.

Names of Months in Hindu Calender:

                                                                                                                                                              

World's 3rd longest walled building:  It is Amber Fort from Jaipur, has the world's 3rd longest wall going around it after Kumbhalgarh Fort(the Great wall of India) & Great wall of China.       

                                                                                             

Last yearUpdated on:   Sunday, 27 December 2020

Architecture Style of Bygone Era:

These were the Architecture Style of gone Era:

Architecture

Types

  • Rock-cut architecture – Badami, Barabar, Chaitra, Vihar
  • Indus Valley Civilization – Red and Black Pottery
  • Printed Grey ware
  • Sculpture – Mathura, Gandhara, Amravati
  • Buddhist Architecture
  • Temple Architecture
  1. Archi-Styles

Temple Architecture

  • Temple basics: Sanctum Sanctorum (Gharbhgriha) Mandapa Shikara Vahana
  • Dravida Style
  • Nagara Sytle
  • Vesara Style
  • Gopurama, Vimana etc. (it is recommenced to focus on terminologies also here)
  • Indian Bronze Sculpture
  • Indo-Islamic Architecture
  1. Temple Architecture

Modern Architecture

  • Mural/Wall Painting
  • Miniatures
  • Modern Painting
  1. Modern Style

How Naga Sadhus(Monks) saved India from the Invador: read at this Photo-

                                                                                                                                             

Char Dham: These four places( Dhams) are considered as four Abodes. So alteast one visit to these dhams in lifetime is prescribed to achieve the Nirvana(the Moksga.

25 Decenber: India celebratec the day as "Tulsi-Pujan Day" "Geeta Jayanti day"

                                                                                                                                            

Course of River Kosi is to be diverted in Bihar: in Bhagalpur Distt. to save a 2500 years old Archeological site.

   Read more at: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/river-course-to-be-diverted-to-protect-2-500-year-old-bihar-archaeological-site-nitish-kumar-2341336

Losar Festival: was celebrated in Ladakh.

Religious Movements

Religious Movements

  • Jainism
  • Buddhism
  • Brahmanism

KVIC launched a Vaidic Paint: made up of Cow dung.                                                    

Science in Vedas:

Vedic Literature:                                                                                              

                                                                      

Vedic Literature – Rig, Sama, Yajur, Atharva

  • Vedas – Vidi-meaning to know; shruti to hear verbal transmission
  • Rig Vedas
  • Later Vedic Age
  • Samaveda
  • Yajurveda
  • Atharva Veda

Other Literature

  • Aranyakas
  • Upanishads
  • Puranas

Literary Sources and other sources

  • Religious (Vedic, Buddhism, Jainism, Sangam)
  • Non-religious (Social, Political, Economic etc.)
  • Archeological (Inscription/Epigraphy, Numismatics/Coins, monuments)
  • Foreigners (Greek, Chinese, Arab travellers)

Buddhist Literature 

  • Jatakas
  • Pitakas
  • Vinay Pitak
  • Sutta Pitaks
  • Abhidhamma Pitak
  • Milanda Panho
  • Angutar Nikaya

Jain Literature

  • Language: Prakrit
  • Kalpa Sutra
  • 24 tirthankars
  • Nayadhamma Kaha
  • Acharanga Sutra

Sangam Literature

  • Language – Tamil
  • Silappadigarama – Ilangovedigal, Kovalan, Madhavi, Kannagi
  • Manimegalai
  • Tolkappiyam

Three Great Indian Dynasties/Empires:   

3 Most Spoken Languages in the World: 1st Rank- English2nd Rank-Mandarin (China) & 3rd Rank-Hindi.

Indian Philosophy:

  

Various schools of Indian Philosophy

  • Nyaya
  • Vaiseska
  • Samkhya
  • Yoga
  • Purva  mimamasa
  • Vedanta
  • Carvaka

The great seven sages - the flux of Knowledges:

Indian Dances & Music: 

These are the prominent Dance Styles in India:

Dances

  • Bharatanatyam
  • Kathak
  • Kuchipudi
  • Manipuri
  • Kathakali
  • Mohiniyattam
  • Sattriya
  • Odissa
  • Folk Dances

                                                                       Dances

Music in Indian Culture:

Music

  • Hindustani Music
  • Carnatic Music
  • Differences, Swar, ragas, personalities
  • Music instruments – Wind, Stringed, Percussion
  • Types, Difference in Hindustani and Carnatic and Western

                                                                       Music in India