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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 …

12 Types of Children in Ancient India
In Ancient India, 12 types of children were considered to be legal heir of his father. All of them need not be biological children of their legal father. Manu Smriti and other dharma sastras describe 12 different ways a child …

Modern Countries existed since Mahabharata times
Apart from India, few other neighbouring countries were mentioned in Mahabharata. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran, Tajakistan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Kyrgistan, Tibet, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka had kingdoms with different names. Present India had multiple kingdoms and janapadas. Almost all of these …

Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad was BhadraKali Temple
Jama Masjid built during 1424 CE in Ahmedabad (originally Karnavati) by Ahmed Shah I is originally hindu temple of Goddess Bhadrakali. Ahmedabad city’s original namee were Bhadra, Karnavati, Rajnagar and Asaval in different eras. The name Bhadra was after the …

Vanaras in Temple of Hathor, Dendera, Egypt 2250 BCE
Temple of Hathor at Dendera, built by Pharaoh Pepi I ca. 2250 BCE has carvings of Vanaras (as described in Valmiki Ramanaya), snakes, eagles, dogs, hippos with human bodies. Evidences prove ths temple’s existence since 1500 BCE. It is historically …