Flowers of Indus Valley

9 Dec 2017

History of the Imad Shahi Kings of Berar

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24 Nov 2017

The Historic Battle of Talikota

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Rise of Aliya Rama Raya to the Throne of Vijayanagar:

As we all know, Krishna Deva Raya (1509-1530) was the greatest ruler of the Vijayanagar, otherwise known as the Karnata empire. Krishna Deva Raya was succeeded by his half-brother Achyuta Deva Raya (1530-1542). Achyuta Raya was followed by his minor son Kumara Venkatadri also known as Venkata I (1542) and Salakam Timma Raju, Achyuta's brother-in-law, became the child's regent. The queen mother Varadadevi Ammal wanted Rama and his brother Tirumala, close relations of the family, to be her son's ministers. But the regent Salakam Timma Raju disagreed this and tried to confine the two brothers as well as those who opposed his schemes. Rama and his two younger brothers, Tirumala and Venkatadri, escaped to Gutti. Meanwhile Salakam Timma Raju was ruling the Empire most tyrannically. Queen Varadadevi appealed to Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah of Bijapur (1535-1557) to secure the kingdom for her son, promising him immense riches. Ibrahim Adil Shah marched to Vijayanagar to help her, but on the way he was met by some emissaries of Timma Raju, who offered him lavish presents as the price of his retreat.

20 Nov 2017

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Creamy White Rose

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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

19 Nov 2017

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Shooting Stars

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Scrophulariales
Family: Acanthaceae (The Barleria family)
Botanical name: Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum
Common Name: Shooting Stars
Habit: Perennial Shrub

18 Nov 2017

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Magenta Rose

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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

17 Nov 2017

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Pink Rose

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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