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Amritsar
Amritsar
Amritsar
( pronunciation (help·info);Punjabi pronunciation: [əmːɾɪt̪səɾ]), historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city in north-western India
India
which is the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district - located in the Majha
Majha
region of the Indian state of Punjab. Jallianwala Bagh
Jallianwala Bagh
in AmritsarAccording to the 2011 census, the population of Amritsar
Amritsar
was 1,132,761 and it is the second most populous city of Punjab. It is one of ten Municipal Corporations in the state and Karamjit Singh Rintu is the current mayor of the city[3]. The city is situated 217 km (135 mi) northwest of state capital Chandigarh
Chandigarh
and 455 km (283 miles) northwest of New Delhi, the national capital
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Valmiki
Valmiki
Valmiki
(/vɑːlˈmiːki/;[1] Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि, Vālmīki) is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit
Sanskrit
literature. The epic Ramayana, dated variously from 5th century BCE[2] to first century BCE,[3] is attributed to him, based on the attribution in the text itself.[4] He is revered as Ādi Kavi, the first poet, author of Ramayana, the first epic poem. Ramayana, originally written by Valmiki, consists of 24,000 shlokas and 7 cantos (kaṇḍas) including Uttara Kanda
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Vehicle Registration Plate
A vehicle registration plate, also known as a number plate (British English) or a license plate ( American English
American English
and Canadian English), is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes. All countries require registration plates for road vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Whether they are required for other vehicles, such as bicycles, boats, or tractors, may vary by jurisdiction. The registration identifier is a numeric or alphanumeric ID that uniquely identifies the vehicle or vehicle owner within the issuing region's vehicle register. In some countries, the identifier is unique within the entire country, while in others it is unique within a state or province. Whether the identifier is associated with a vehicle or a person also varies by issuing agency
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Ramayana
Ramayana
Ramayana
(/rɑːˈmɑːjənə/;[1] Sanskrit: रामायणम्, Rāmāyaṇam [ɽaːˈmaːjɐɳɐm]) is one of the two major Sanskrit
Sanskrit
epics of ancient India, the other being the Mahābhārata. Along with the Mahābhārata, it forms the Hindu Itihasa. The epic, traditionally ascribed to the Rishi
Rishi
Valmiki, narrates the life of Rama, the legendary prince of the Kosala
Kosala
Kingdom. It follows his fourteen-year exile to the forest by his father King Dasharatha, on request of his step-mother Kaikeyi
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Khalsa
Khalsa
Khalsa
(Punjabi: "the pure") refers to both a special group of initiated Sikh
Sikh
warriors, as well as a community that considers Sikhism as its faith.[1][2] The Khalsa
Khalsa
tradition was initiated in 1699 by the last living Guru of Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh. Its formation was a key event in the history of Sikhism.[2] The founding of Khalsa
Khalsa
is celebrated by Sikhs during the festival of Vaisakhi.[3][4][5] Guru Gobind Singh
Guru Gobind Singh
started the Khalsa
Khalsa
tradition after his father had been beheaded for resisting the religious persecution of non-Muslims (mainly Kashmiri Hindus) during the rule of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.[6][7][8] The Khalsa
Khalsa
redefined the Sikh
Sikh
tradition from the start
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Metropolis
A metropolis (/mɪˈtrɒpəlɪs, -plɪs/)[2] is a large city or conurbation which is a significant economic, political, and cultural center for a country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections, commerce, and communications. The term is Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
(μητρόπολις) and means the "mother city" of a colony (in the ancient sense), that is, the city which sent out settlers. This was later generalized to a city regarded as a center of a specified activity, or any large, important city in a nation. A big city belonging to a larger urban agglomeration, but which is not the core of that agglomeration, is not generally considered a metropolis but a part of it
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Non-resident Indian And Person Of Indian Origin
Overseas Indians, officially known as Non-resident Indians (NRIs) or Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), are people of Indian birth, descent, or origin who live outside the Republic of India. Overseas Indians are various individuals or ethnic groups associated with India, usually through ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship or other affiliation and live abroad overseas
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Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
(/ˌtɑːdʒ məˈhɑːl, ˌtɑːʒ-/;[3] meaning "Crown of the Palace"[4]) is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna
Yamuna
river in the Indian city of Agra
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Sita
Sita
Sita
(pronounced [ˈsiː t̪aː]  listen (help·info), Sanskrit: सीता, IAST: Sītā) or Seeta, is the consort of Lord Rama
Rama
(incarnation of Vishnu) and an avatar of Sri Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess that denotes good sign, good fortune, prosperity, success, and happiness. She is esteemed as the paragon of spousal and feminine virtues for all women.[6] Sita
Sita
is the central female character and one of the central figures in the Hindu
Hindu
epic, the Ramayana. She is described as the daughter of the earth goddess, Bhūmi
Bhūmi
and the adopted daughter of King Janaka
Janaka
of Videha
Videha
and his wife, Queen Sunaina
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Rama
ArtsBharatanatyam Kathak Kathakali Kuchipudi Manipuri Mohiniyattam Odissi Sattriya Bhagavata Mela Yakshagana Dandiya Raas Carnatic musicRites of passageGarbhadhana Pumsavana Simantonayana Jatakarma Namakarana Nishkramana Annaprashana Chudakarana Karnavedha Vidyarambha Upanayana Keshanta Ritushuddhi Samavartana Vivaha AntyeshtiAshrama DharmaAshrama: Brahmacharya Grihastha Vanaprastha SannyasaFestivalsDiwali Holi Shivaratri Navaratri Durga
Durga
Puja Ramlila Vijayadashami-Dussehra


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Kasur
Kasur
Kasur
or Qasur (Punjabi and Urdu: قصُور‬‎) is a city located to south of Lahore, in the Pakistani province of Punjab. The city serves as the headquarters of Kasur
Kasur
District, and is located near the border with neighbouring India
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Pakistan
Coordinates: 30°N 70°E / 30°N 70°E / 30; 70 Islamic Republic
Islamic Republic
of Pakistan اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاكِستان‬ (Urdu) Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān[1]FlagEmblemMotto: Īmān, Ittihād, Nazam ایمان، اتحاد، نظم‬ (Urdu) "Faith, Unity, Discipline" [2]Anthem: Qaumī Tarānah قَومی ترانہ‬ "The National Anthem"[3]Area controlled by
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Ashvamedha
The Ashvamedha
Ashvamedha
(Sanskrit: अश्वमेध aśvamedhá) is a horse sacrifice ritual followed by the Śrauta tradition of Vedic religion. It was used by ancient Indian kings to prove their imperial sovereignty: a horse accompanied by the king's warriors would be released to wander for a period of one year. In the territory traversed by the horse, any rival could dispute the king's authority by challenging the warriors accompanying it. After one year, if no enemy had managed to kill or capture the horse, the animal would be guided back to the king's capital
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Yagna
Yajna
Yajna
(IAST: yajña) literally means "sacrifice, devotion, worship, offering", and refers in Hinduism
Hinduism
to any ritual done in front of a sacred fire, often with mantras.[1] Yajna
Yajna
has been a Vedic tradition, described in a layer of Vedic literature called Brahmanas, as well as Yajurveda.[2] The tradition has evolved from offering oblations and libations into sacred fire to symbolic offerings in the presence of sacred fire (Agni).[1] Yajna
Yajna
rituals-related texts have been called the Karma-kanda (ritual works) portion of the Vedic literature, in contrast to Jnana-kanda (knowledge) portion contained in the Vedic Upanishads
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Postal Index Number
A Postal Index Number (PIN), or sometimes redundantly a PIN code,[note 1] is a code in the post office numbering or postal code system used by India
India
Post, the Indian postal entity
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Ashram
Traditionally, an ashram-Hindi ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
ashrama or ashramam) is a spiritual hermitage or a monastery in Indian religions.[1][2]Contents1 Etymology 2 Overview 3 Schools in Maharashtra 4 In the West 5 ReferencesEtymology[edit] The wording ashram (Sanskrit: आश्रम, Sanskrit pronunciation: [aːɕɽəmə]) comes from the Sanskrit
Sanskrit
root śram- (श्रम्) which means "to toil".[3] According to S. S. Chandra, the term means "a step in the journey of life".[4] In contrast, according to George Weckman, the term ashram connotes a place where one strives towards a goal in a disciplined manner
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