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Hampi
Hampi, also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
located in east-central Karnataka, India.[1] It became the centre of the Hindu
Hindu
Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
Empire capital in the 14th century.[2] Chronicles left by Persian and European travellers, particularly the Portuguese, state Hampi
Hampi
was a prosperous, wealthy and grand city near the Tungabhadra River, with numerous temples, farms and trading markets
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Jauhar
Jauhar, sometimes spelled Jowhar or Juhar,[1][2] was the Hindu
Hindu
custom of mass self-immolation by royal women in parts of the Indian subcontinent, to avoid capture, enslavement[3] and rape by any foreign invaders, when facing certain defeat during a war.[4][5][6] Some reports of jauhar mention women committing self-immolation along with their children.[7][8] This practice was historically observed in northwest regions of India, with most famous Jauhars in recorded history occurring during wars between Hindu
Hindu
Rajput
Rajput
kingdoms in Rajasthan
Rajasthan
and the Muslim armies.[9][10][11] Jauhar
Jauhar
is related to sati, and sometimes referred in scholarly literature as jauhar sati.[5] The term jauhar sometimes connotes with both jauhar-immolation and saka ritual
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Parvati
Parvati
Parvati
(Sanskrit: पार्वती, IAST: Pārvatī) or Uma (IAST: Umā) is the Hindu
Hindu
goddess of fertility, love and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power.[5][6][7] Known by many other names, she is the gentle and nurturing aspect of the Hindu
Hindu
goddess Shakti
Shakti
and one of the central deities of the Goddess-oriented Shakta sect. She is the mother goddess in Hinduism,[1][8] and has many attributes and aspects
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Lakshmana
Lakshmana
Lakshmana
(Sanskrit: लक्ष्मण, IAST: lakṣmaṇa, lit. he who has the signs of fortune) also spelled as Laxman or Lakhan, is the younger brother of Rama
Rama
and his aide in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. He is also known by other names- Saumitra (Sanskrit: सौमित्र, IAST: saumitra, lit. son of Sumitra), Ramanuja (Sanskrit: रामानुज, IAST: rāmānuja, lit. younger brother of Rama) and Bharatanuja (Sanskrit: भरतानुज, IAST: bharatānuja, lit. younger brother of Bharata) or Laxman. Lakshmana
Lakshmana
is the twin brother of Shatrughna
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List Of Edicts Of Ashoka
The following is an overview of Edicts of Ashoka,[1] and where they are located.Contents1 Pillar Edicts (set of 7)1.1 Minor Pillar Inscriptions2 Major Rock Edicts (set of 14) 3 Minor Rock Edicts 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksPillar Edicts (set of 7)[edit] Main article: Pillars of AshokaKandahar, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(fragments of Pillar Edicts VII) Ranigat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Delhi-Meerut, Delhi
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Sthala Purana
ArtsBharatanatyam Kathak Kathakali Kuchipudi Manipuri Mohiniyattam Odissi Sattriya Bhagavata Mela Yakshagana Dandiya Raas Carnatic musicRites of passageGarbhadhana Pumsavana Simantonayana Jatakarma Namakarana Nishkramana Annaprashana Chudakarana Karnavedha Vidyarambha Upanayana Keshanta Ritushuddhi Samavartana Vivaha AntyeshtiAshrama DharmaAshrama: Brahmacharya Grihastha Vanaprastha SannyasaFestivalsDiwali Holi Shivaratri Navaratri Durga
Durga
Puja Ramlila Vijayadashami-DussehraRaksha Bandhan Ganesh Chat
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Tapas (Sanskrit)
Tapas is a Sanskrit
Sanskrit
word that means "to heat".[2] It also connotes certain spiritual practices in Indian religions
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Yogi
A yogi (sometimes spelled jogi) is a practitioner of yoga.[1] In Vedic Sanskrit, yoga (from the root yuj) means "to add", "to join", "to unite", or "to attach" in its most common literal sense, where in recent days, especially in the West, yoga often refers to physical exercises only
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Kamadeva
Kāmadeva ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
in Devanagari: कामदेव), Kāma or Manmatha is the Hindu
Hindu
god of human love[2] or desire, often portrayed along with his female counterpart Rati. Some narratives also reference Pradyumna, Krishna's son, as a reincarnation of Kamadeva.[2]Contents1 Etymology and other names 2 Iconography 3 Textual sources 4 Mythology4.1 Birth 4.2 Incineration by Shiva 4.3 Reincarnation as Krishna's son5 Beliefs and worship5.1 Rituals and festivals 5.2 In Gaudiya Vaishnavism6 Temples 7 See also 8 Footnotes 9 ReferencesEtymology and other names[edit] The name Kama-deva ( IAST
IAST
kāma-deva) can be translated as 'god of love'. Deva means heavenly or divine. Kama
Kama
( IAST
IAST
kāma) means "desire" or "longing", especially as in sensual or sexual love. The name is used in Rig Veda
Rig Veda
(RV 9, 113
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Shiva
Shiva
Shiva
(/ˈʃiːvə, ˈʃɪ-/; Sanskrit: शिव, IAST: Śiva, lit. the auspicious one) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the Supreme Being within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism.[10][11] Shiva
Shiva
is the "destroyer of evil and the transformer" within the Trimurti, the Hindu
Hindu
trinity that includes Brahma
Brahma
and Vishnu.[1][12] In Shaivism
Shaivism
tradition, Shiva
Shiva
is the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe.[13][14][15] In the goddess tradition of Hinduism
Hinduism
called Shaktism, the goddess is described as supreme, yet Shiva
Shiva
is revered along with Vishnu
Vishnu
and Brahma
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Maurya Empire
The Maurya
Maurya
Empire
Empire
was a geographically extensive Iron Age
Iron Age
historical power founded by Chandragupta Maurya
Chandragupta Maurya
which dominated ancient India between 322 BCE and 187 BCE
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World Heritage Site
A World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. To be selected, a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area)
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Secunderabad
Secunderabad
Secunderabad
( listen (help·info), also spelled sometimes as Sikandar-a-bad) is the twin city of Hyderabad
Hyderabad
located in the Indian state of Telangana. Named after Sikandar Jah, the third Nizam
Nizam
of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, Secunderabad
Secunderabad
was founded in 1806
1806
as a British cantonment
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Goa
Goa
Goa
/ˈɡoʊ.ə/ ( listen) is a state in India
India
within the coastal region known as the Konkan, in Western India. It is bounded by Maharashtra
Maharashtra
to the north and Karnataka
Karnataka
to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
forming its Western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa
Goa
has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states,[3] that is two and a half times that of the country.[4] It was ranked the 'best placed State' by the "Eleventh Finance Commission" for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the 'best quality of life' in India
India
by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.[4] Panaji
Panaji
is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city
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Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Hyderabad
(/ˈhaɪdərəˌbɑːd/ ( listen) HY-dər-ə-bAHd; often /ˈhaɪdrəˌbɑːd/) is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana
Telangana
and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh.[A] Occupying 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi) along the banks of the Musi River, it has a population of about 6.7 million and a metropolitan population of about 7.75 million, making it the fourth most populous city and sixth most populous urban agglomeration in India
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Andhra Pradesh
^† The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014
Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014
states that Hyderabad is common capital of both Telangana
Telangana
and Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
states for a period of time not exceeding 10 years. †† Common for Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
and Telangana.Symbols of Andhra PradeshEmblem Poorna kumbhamLanguageTeluguSong Maa Telugu ThallikiDanceKuchipudiAnimalBlackbuckBirdIndian rollerFlowerBlue-Water LillyFruitMangoTreeNeemRiver Godavari, Krishna, Penna, Vamsadhara, Nagavali and TungabhadraSportKabaddiCostume Saree Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
(/ˌɑːndrə prəˈdɛʃ/) ( pronunciation (help·info)) is one of the 29 states of India
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