Times of India's list of seven Wonders of India
The Times of India newspaper carried out a SMS poll, from 21 July to 31 July 2007, to vote for the seven greatest wonders of India, out of a list of 20 identified ancient or medieval sites for the pur...
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The Awfully Unromantic Taj Mahal | Rita Banerji
India sulked when the Obamas skipped the Taj Mahal during their recent visit here. But really, I'm tired of famous people posing with that marble tomb as their endorsement of the idea that it somehow ...
Garden and pavilions of the Taj Mahal found to align with rays of the sun
New research has revealed that the gardens of the Taj Mahal, and the structures within it, align with the rising and setting sun during the summer and winter solstices. While the reason for constructi
NDTV's Seven Wonders of India
NDTV along with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India conducted a nationwide campaign for searching the seven wonders of India in 2008-09. The campaign started with shortlisting 200 places from...
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Gomateshwara
Bahubali also called Gommateshwara was a son of Arihant Adishwar. According to Jainism, he was the second of the hundred sons of the first Tirthankara, Rishabha and king of Podanpur. The Adipurana, a ...
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Shravanabelagola
Shravanabelagola (Kannada: ಶ್ರವಣಬೆಳಗೊಳ Śravaṇa Beḷagoḷa) is a city located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 158 km from Bangalore. The statue of...
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Bahubali
Bahubali also called Gommateshwara was a son of Arihant Adishwar. According to Jainism, he was the second of the hundred sons of the first Tirthankara, Rishabha and king of Podanpur. The Adipurana, a ...
Bahubali - Wikipedia
Mahamastakabhisheka
The Mahamastakabhisheka is an important Jain festival held once every twelve years in the town of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka, India. The festival is held in veneration of a 17.3736 metres (57.000&...
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Harmandir Sahib
The Harmandir Sahib (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ), also Darbar Sahib (Punjabi: ਦਰਬਾਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ, [dəɾbɑɾ sɑhɪb]) and informally referred to as the "Golden Temple", is the holiest Sikh gurdwara located in the ci...
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Akal Takht
The Akal Takht (Punjabi: ਅਕਾਲ ਤਖ਼ਤ) meaning throne of the timeless one is one of five takhts (seats of power) of the Sikh religion. It is located in the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) complex in...
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Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal (/ˌtɑːdʒ məˈhɑːl/, more often /ˈtɑːʒ/;, from Persian and Arabic, "crown of palaces", [ˈt̪aːdʒ mɛˈɦɛl]; also "the Taj") is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.C...
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Origins and architecture of the Taj Mahal
The 'Taj Mahal' represents the finest and most sophisticated example of Mughal architecture. Its origins lie in the moving circumstances of its commission and the culture and history of an Islamic Mug...
Origins and architecture of the Taj Mahal - Wikipedia
Vijayanagara architecture
Vijayanagara architecture (Kannada: ವಿಜಯನಗರ ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ) of 1336-1565CE was a notable building idiom that developed during the rule of the imperial Hindu Vijayanagar Empire. The empire ruled South...
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Hampi
Hampi (Kannada: ಹಂಪೆ Hampe) is a village in northern Karnataka, India. The name hampi can also mean "champion".It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the...
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Konark Sun Temple
Konark Sun Temple ([koɳarkə]; also Konârak) is a 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Odisha, India. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I...
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Nalanda
Nalanda (Nālandā; /nɑː.lən.ðɑː/; ) was an acclaimed Mahāvihāra, a large Buddhist monastery in ancient Magadha (modern-day Bihar), India. The site is located about 95 kilometres southeast of Patna, and...
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Khajuraho
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India. About 175 kilometres (109 mi) southeast of Jhansi, they are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites ...
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The Awfully Unromantic Taj Mahal | Rita Banerji
India sulked when the Obamas skipped the Taj Mahal during their recent visit here. But really, I'm tired of famous people posing with that marble tomb as their endorsement of the idea that it somehow ...
Operation Blue Star
Operation Blue Star was an Indian military operation which occurred between 3–8 June 1984, ordered by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in order to establish control over the Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amr...
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Mumtaz Mahal
Mumtaz Mahal (1 September 1593 – 17 June 1631) (Arabic, Urdu: ممتاز محل‎; Hindi: मुमताज़ महल [mumˈt̪aːz mɛˈɦɛl]; meaning "the chosen one of the palace") was a Mughal Empress and ch...
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Western Ganga Dynasty
Western Ganga was an important ruling dynasty of ancient Karnataka in India which lasted from about 350 to 1000 AD. They are known as 'Western Gangas' to distinguish them from the Eastern Gangas who i...
Western Ganga Dynasty - Wikipedia
Nalanda International University
Nalanda University (also known as Nalanda International University) is a newly established university located in Rajgir, near Nalanda, Bihar, India. The University, created as a revival of an ancient ...
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