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Harappan site of Rakhigarhi in Haryana

Syllabus subtopic: Indian Culture - Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.   Prelims and Mains focus: about the move and its implications; about Harappan sites mentioned   News: The Centre is moving ahead with its plan to develop Rakhigarhi in Haryana as a tourist hub and set up a muse

Buddha Purnima-All about Buddhism

Buddha Purnima Context President’s Greetings on The Eve of Buddha Purnima on May 6th Vesak Day Vesak Day, spelt “Wesak Day” until the 1970s, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and attainment of nirvana of Siddharta Gautama Shakyamuni (Sakyamuni) Buddha.The day falls on the full moon of the fourth lunar month. It falls on 7th May,2020. About Buddhism The religion is based upon the teachings, life experiences of its founder Siddhartha Gautam, born in circa

Kodumanal

Kodumanal reveals megalithic belief in afterlife The Kodumanal excavation of 10 pots and bowls, instead of the usual three or four pots, placed outside three-chambered burial cists and inside the cairn-circle, threw light on burial rituals and the concept of afterlife in megalithic culture. A team from the State Department of Archaeology, Chennai, led by J. Ranjith, Archaeology Officer and Project Director for the Kodumanal excavation, has identified 250 cairn-circles at the village

Megaliths

Megaliths While “megalith” is often used to describe a single piece of stone, it also can be used to denote one or more rocks hewn in a definite shapes for special purposes. It has been used to describe structures built by people from many parts of the world living in many different periods. Types of Megalith structures Menhir: Menhir is the name used in Western Europe for a single upright stone erected in prehistoric times; sometimes called a “standin

Skeletal remains of a child found in Tamil Nadu’s Keeladi

Skeletal remains of a child found in Tamil Nadu’s Keeladi Skeletal remains of a child were excavated from Konthagai village, part of the sixth phase of ongoing excavations in the ancient site of Keeladi here on Friday. The skeleton was found buried between two terracotta urns that were also found on the same day. It was 75 cm in height and was found 0.5 m below surface level. Excavations are currently taking place at Keeladi, Konthagai, Manalur and Agaram villages in Sivaganga di

Terms during Mauryan period

Terms during Mauryan period Grihapatika, cultivators Gopas, the village officers Sthanikas, the district officers

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