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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 …

Paika Rebellion in 1817 in Odisha against East India Company
Paika Rebellion or Paika Bidroha was the first armed rebellion against the British East India Company’s rule in Odisha during 1817. Paiks were the traditional landed militia of Odisha, who served as warriors and were charged with policing functions during …

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 …