Sitara Devi (November 8, 1920 – November 25, 2014) was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing. Her performances on and off the silver screen revived popular interest in the classical dance of Kathak. Over the years, she performed all over India, and at prestigious international venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1967; and at the Carnegie Hall, New York in 1976. Google today celebrates the 97th Birth Anniversary of Sitara Devi with a doodle.
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Remembering the friend of the nation and the political mentor of netaji Subhas Bose.
Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das (November 5, 1870 – June 16, 1925), popularly known as CR Das, was a leading Indian politician, a prominent lawyer (Barrister), a major activist of the Anushilan Samiti, a non-violence nationalist of the Indian Independence Movement, a poet, and founder-leader of the Swaraj (Self Rule) Party in Bengal during British occupation in India. He was affectionately called Deshbandhu (Friend of the Nation). He was born in Calcutta on November 5, 1870.He passed away in Darjeeling on June 16, 1925 with a severe fever. Mahatma Gandhi led his public funeral procession.
The eminent Urdu author and celebrated literary critic honored in today’s doodle.
Today marks the 87th birth anniversary of Abdul Qavi Desnavi (November 1, 1930 – July 8, 2011). He was an eminent Indian writer, literary critic, bibliographer and linguist of Urdu language. He wrote many books on Urdu literature. His work included about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mirza Ghalib and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He was awarded with several awards for his literary work. He died on July 7, 2011 in Bhopal at the age of 80.
Ten motivational thoughts and inspirational quotes of Sardar Patel.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (October 31, 1875 – December 15, 1950) was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. A commemoration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, held annually on his birthday, October 31, known as the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, was introduced by the government of India in 2014. Sardar Patel unified the country. We have compiled ten motivational thoughts and inspirational quotes by Sardar Patel designed by GoldenTwine Creative – Graphic Quote Art Design.
Nineteenth century Indian explorer was first man to survey Tibet for the British.
Today marks the 187th birth anniversary of Nain Singh Rawat (October 21, 1830 – February 1, 1882). He was one of the first of the late 19th century Indian explorers (pundits) who explored the Himalayas for the British. He hailed from the Milam village in the Johar Valley of Kumaon in present day Uttarakhand. He mapped the trade route through Nepal to Tibet, determined for the first time the location and altitude of Lhasa, and mapped a large section of the Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River).
Bhai dooj and bhai phonta celebrate the bond between a brother and sister.
Bhai Dooj is a festival celebrated by Hindus of India and Nepal. It is also known as, Bhai Phonta in Bengal, Bhai Bij or Bhau Beej in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, Bhai Tika in Nepal. Diwali is a five-day festivity. The celebrations begin with Dhanteras and conclude with Bhai Dooj. The festival symbolizes the beautiful bond of a brother and sister. On this day, sisters pray for a happy and prosperous life and good health of their brothers, while brothers vow to protect the sisters.
Remembering the Nobel prize winning astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.
Today marks the 107th birth anniversary of Professor Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (October 19, 1910 – August 21, 1995), a renowned Indian astrophysicist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A Fowler. His mathematical treatment of stellar evolution yielded many of the best current theoretical models of the later evolutionary stages of massive stars and black holes. The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him. S Chandrasekhar is the first astrophysicist to have won a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars.
Lakshmi puja to Kali puja, different traditions are followed during diwali.
Diwali, also known as Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. The festival falls on Amavasya Tithi (new moon day), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Diwali 2017 is celebrated on October 19. Diwali is the five days festivity period which begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj.
Goddess Kali symbolizes strength, seen as divine protector, and bestows liberation.
Kali Puja, also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja, is a Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess Kali, and celebrated especially in West Bengal, Odisha, and Assam. The festival falls on Amavasya Tithi (new moon day), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Kali Puja 2017 is celebrated on October 19. Goddess Kali symbolizes shakti (strength), seen as divine protector, and bestows moksha (liberation). Goddess Kali is worshiped in the late night. It is believed that she will destroy all evils in human beings and outside world.
Dhantrayodashi marks the beginning of five day festivities of diwali.
Dhanteras also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantri Jayanti is revered by Hindus across the world as a festival of health, wealth, and prosperity. It also marks the beginning of five day festivities of Diwali, which is celebrated to honour the home coming of lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. The Hindu festival falls on the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) Trayodashi (thirteenth day after full moon), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. This year Dhanteras falls on October 17, 2017.