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Jama Masjid at Jaunpur was Atala Devi Temple
Atala Devi Temple was destroyed by Ibrahim Naib Barbak, the brother of Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq III (1351–1388 CE). Temple was demolished in 1364 CE, Ibrahim started construction in 1377 CE and completed the mosque in 1408 CE. Atala Masjid …

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 …

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 …

List of Kashmir Kings since 3450 BCE
History of Kashmir is recorded since 3450 BCE through Rajatarangini, written by Kalhana. Kashmir has more than 5400 years of history, lineage of Kashmir Kings and pre-mahabharat era Kashmir valley formation by Kashyapa Rishi by cutting the gap in the …

13th Jyotirlinga, Mukti-Gupteshwar in Australia
Apart from the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, 13th Jyotirlinga is the last icon of the current cycle of creation and destruction and has been placed at Minto, Australia. It was necessary for the icon to be consecrated in the southern …

Temples where Men are NOT Allowed in India
There are about 8 Hindu temples (Attukal Bhagavathy, Chakkulathukavu, Brahma Temple, Kanyakumari, Kamrup Kamakhya, Muzaffarpur, Trimbakeshwar) in India which does not allow Men to enter either on all days or during special occassions. While women re-entered the Haji Ali Dargah …

Machu Picchu & Saksaywaman are Vamana Temples in Cusco, Peru
Saksaywaman or Sakshat Waman, Machu Picchu, Inti Watana, Room of 3 Windows are temples of Inca creator god Viracocha, who is Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu Saksaywaman is distorted form of Sakshat Waman and a temple on the northern outskirts …

Hastinapura, City of Wisdom in Argentina
Hastinapura, City of Wisdom (ciudad de la sabiduria) in Argentina has temples of Ganesha, Krishna, Surya, Narayana, Siva and Pandavas. Argentines learn philosophy, read in the library, practise yoga, meditation and sing Bhajans. Hastinapura is spread over 12 acres with …