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Why Ancient Year was called Varsha
Rig Veda mentions 3 seasons (Summer, Rainy and Winter) which are observed only in India and neighbouring countries. In most parts of the world, rain comes either in Summer or in Winter (in few places as snow fall). Rig Veda …

Kashmir King who killed Sri Lanka King in 7th century BCE
Mihirakula, son of Vasukula ruled Kashmir between 704-634 BCE and belonged to Gonanda Dynasty. Indian historians have wrongly identified him as Huna (Mongol) king and son of Toramana. Infact, Toramana was twin brother of Hiranya, who ruled Kashmir between 16 …

Levitating 90 Kg Stone at Shivapur Dargah
Shivapur is a small town in the state of Maharashtra, India. This village, 180 kms east of Mumbai, is famous for its levitating 90 kg stone that mysteriously levitates in accordance with a Muslim Sufi mystic saint who lived here …

Palani Temple Pillar has Surya Yantra
Recently renovated pillar in the Palani temple, Tamil Nadu has an inscription with 9 squares. This is Surya (Sun) Yantra but not Sudoku game. Each square has non repeating numbers which total to 15 (horizontally, ventically and diagonally). Archaeologists discovered …

Origins of High Heels (Platform Footwear)
High Heel shoes were used since 3500 BCE in Egypt and during later periods in Middle-East, India, Italy and Greece. Infact, platform heels or high heels in those days solved more purpose than today. Ancient Egyptian butchers wore high heels …

World’s First Suicide Squad lead by Susarma in Mahabharata
Susarma (Susharma / सुशर्मा) was king of Trigarta, who vowed to to either die or kill Arjuna as part of a larger plan by Duryodhana to capture Yudhishthira alive in Kurukshetra war. For this, he formed a suicide squad on …

Nassak Diamond from Trimbakeshwar Temple, in Lebanon Museum
Nassak Diamond, from Amaragiri Mines was Eye of Idol at Timbakeshwar Shiva Temple during 1725-1817 CE. Peshwa Bajirao-2 gave it to East India Company by Treaty of Bassein. Nassak Diamond, was the Eye of the Idol at Nashik, Trimbakeshwar temple …