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India’s First Indigenous Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry

India’s First Indigenous Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry: Prime Minister of India flagged off India’s first indigenously built hydrogen fuel cell ferry boat in virtual. The hydrogen cell-powered inland waterway vessel launched under the Harit Nauka initiative. The vessel’s flagging off was a key component of a major program that involved the foundation stone laid for […]

Vikramaditya Vedic Clock : Inaugurated By Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Vikramaditya Vedic Clock : Inaugurated By Prime Minister Narendra Modi The Prime Minister recently inaugurated the Vikramaditya Vedic Clock, which is mounted on an 85-foot tower within Jantar Mantar in Ujjain. Vikramaditya Vedic Clock is the world’s first ‘Vedic Clock’, designed to display time according to the ancient Indian traditional Panchang (time calculation system). It […]

Sammakka Saralamma Jathara or Medaram Jathara

Sammakka Saralamma Jathara or Medaram Jathara: The Prime Minister of India extended greetings at the start of the largest tribal festival, Sammakka Saralamma Jathara or Medaram Jathara Medaram Jathara (primarily celebrated by the Koya tribe) is the largest tribal religious congregation in the world, held biennually, with approximately 10 million people converging on the place, […]

Paruveta Utsavam : Mock Hunting Festival

Paruveta Utsavam : Mock Hunting Festival Efforts are underway to secure UNESCO recognition for the annual ‘Paruveta’ (mock hunting festival) held at the Sri Narasimha Swamy temple in Ahobilam as an ‘intangible cultural heritage’. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu, in his incarnation as Narasimha, married a tribal girl named Chenchulakshmi, and the festival commemorates […]

1000-Year-Old Stone Statue Of Mahavira : Tamil Nadu

1000-Year-Old Stone Statue Of Mahavira : Tamil Nadu Archaeology students and professors in Tamil Nadu recently unearthed a rare 1000-year-old stone statue of Mahavira, the 24th tirthankara of Jainism. Lord Mahavira was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara of the Jain religion. Mahavir was born in 599 B.C. as a prince in Bihar. At the […]

Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha : Inaugrated

Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha : Inaugrated The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha BAPS Mandir, the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. BAPS is a socio-spiritual Hindu faith with its roots in the Vedas. It is based on the Vedic teachings propagated by Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830 CE). It was formally […]

Dhokra Shilpkala

Dhokra Shilpkala: Chhattisgarh’s Ocher Studio is helping to preserve India’s 4,000-year-old craft- Dhokra Shilpkala Dhokra Shilpkala is believed to be derived from the Dhokra Damar tribes, who are the traditional metal smiths of Central India. The origins of Dhokra Shilpkala can be traced back to the tribal communities residing in the regions of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, […]