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Who Sent a Rakhi to Humayun Seeking His Help

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Raksha Bandhan is one of the important Hindu festivals in India that celebrates the bonding between brothers and sisters, even if they are not biologically related. Sisters tie the sacred thread called Rakhi on their brothers wrists to strengthen their bond of love. Rajput queens practiced the custom of sending Rakhis to neighboring rulers as token of brotherhood, especially on the occasions of danger.

The Legend of Bhagmati, Queen of Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah

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Today I am presenting you the story of Bhagmati, queen of Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah. Some time ago I read an article on titled "Did Bhagmati really exist?". According to the heritage enthusiast Mohd. Safiullah (and some other historians also), there is no substantial evidence to prove that Bhagmati ever existed!

Who was Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah?

Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah (1580-1611) was the fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty of Golconda, which is one of the five Deccan Sultanates. He is better known as the founder of Hyderabad (in Telangana, India).

Maharana Sangram Singh's Conquests - Delhi, Malwa and Gujarat

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Maharana Sangram Singh (1508-1527), popularly known as Rana Sanga, was the great Rajput leader of Mewar (in Rajasthan, India). He was the third son of Maharana Raimal and his queen Rani Ratan Kanwar. Rana Sanga ascended the throne of Mewar on 4th May, 1508, at the age of 27, after the death of his father Rana Raimal and his two brothers Prithviraj and Jaimal. During Sanga's reign, the prosperity of Mewar reached her peaks. It should be noted that he was the most powerful ruler of Northern India before the arrival of Babur.

My New Job At Indore

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As we all know, Madhya Pradesh is better known as the Heart of India. Recently I got a job in Indore and thereby got a chance to visit MP.

I started my journey on 29th of August from South Railway Station (In Ernakulam, Kerala) via Ahilyanagari Express. The train passed through five states: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and finally reached Indore (in Madhya Pradesh) on 31st August at the early morning. After completing the joining formalities, I got accommodation in a PG near to the office.

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Old Garden Roses

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae (The Rose family)
Botanical name: Rosa sps
Habit: Perennial Shrub