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Central Vista Project

Central Vista Project Central Vista Committee is chaired by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) additional director general (works) under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Central Vista's proposal for the CPWD is to construct a triangular Parliament building on the 10.5-acre plot adjacent to the existing heritage structure built in the 1920s. The project is estimated to cost? 922 crore. It is a part of the larger revamps of the entire 3-km Central Vista f

Natesa idol- Pratihara style

Natesa idol- Pratihara style A long-pending case of idol theft finally saw an important development as Natesa, a rare sandstone idol in the 9th-century Prathihara style of Rajasthan, is returning to the country after 22 years. The Natesa icon, currently at the Indian High Commission, London, was originally from the Ghateswara Temple, Baroli, Rajasthan. The sandstone Natesa figure stands tall at almost 4 ft. in a rare and brilliant depiction of Shiva in the late 9th century Prathihara

Statue of Unity, Mumbai’s Soho House feature in Time’s list of 100 greatest places in world

Statue of Unity, Mumbai’s Soho House feature in Time’s list of 100 greatest places in the world India’s 'Statue of Unity and 'Soho House' in Mumbai has been featured in Time’s list of 100 greatest places in the world. The 597-ft tall 'Statue of Unity is located in Gujarat and the Soho House is located in Mumbai. Besides the two Indian entries, the Time’s list includes Zakouma National Park in Chad, International Dark Sky San

Lingaraja Temple

Lingaraja Temple Lingaraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar. The Lingaraja temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The temple represents the quintessence of Kalinga architecture. The temple is believed to be built by the kings of the Somavamsi dynasty, with later additions from the Ganga rulers. Lingaraj is referred to as ‘Swayambhu” – self-originated Shivling. Another important as

NATIONAL EMBLEM

NATIONAL EMBLEM A first glimpse of the national emblem at the top of new parliament housing coming under up as part of the Central Vista project has been unveiled by the Prime Minister. About national emblem The State emblem of India is the National Emblem of the Republic of India and is used by the Union Government, State Government, and other various government agencies. The state emblem is an adaptation from the Sarnath lion capital of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka. Four Asi

Qutb Shahi Tombs

Qutb Shahi Tombs Tourists will be able to visit Hyderabad's rebuilt Qutb Shahi tombs complex, which would support Hyderabad's bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage City. Image Source - Telangana Today Concerning Qutb Shahi Tombs These tombs, which were constructed by the Qutub Shahis, are regarded as some of Hyderabad's oldest historical sites. Located next to the renowned Golconda Fort in the Ibrahim Bagh (garden precinct). They can be found near Banjara Darwaza

Chola Dynasty

Chola Dynasty A recently released movie centered on a made-up history of the Chola kingdom in the tenth century. The Cholas are renowned for their progressiveness, the architectural wonders and temples they built, the historical period's social structure, and the naming of cities after women. ??????? The Cholas' reign: Sphere of influence Currently existing Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and portions of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka made up the Chola kingdom. It is one of

Kushanas & their coins

Kushanas & their coins Recently discovered coinage depicting gods and goddesses dates back to the Kushans. More information on Kushana Coins Coin introduction: Vima Kadaphises, the Kushan emperor, was the one who introduced India's first gold coins. The Double Dinar is considered the Indian subcontinent's first gold coin. He issued gold and copper coins, many of which have survived to the present day. Kanishka minted coins in two metals: gold and copper. Di

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