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  1. Lord Krishna was born on 19 July 3228 B C and died on 18 February 3102 B C. His birthplace is at Mathura, U.P. The temple is built around the prison cell where Krishna is said to have been born. It was on February 18, 3102 B C that Krishna breathed His last on the banks of river Hiran in Prabhas Patan(close to Somanath) after living 125 years 7 months and 6 days.
  2. Lord Rama was born on 10th January 5,114 B C E.
  3. The feast of the Nativity of St. Mary, the Virgin is observed on September 8.
  4. Prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca, now in Saudi Arabia, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar. Sunni Muslims observe Muhammad’s birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi – al- awwal, while Shia muslims mark it on the17th day of this month.
  5. Bethlehem of Judea, about 6 miles south of Jerusalem has been considered as  the birth place of Jesus.
  6. Hanuman was born on Anjaneri  mountain.He is the son of  Wind God and Anjana Devi. When he was a child he thought that the red sun was a fruit and flew to snatch it. Indra feared that the sun might be caught. He hit at Hanuman with his terrible weapon-Vajrayudha. Hanuman was hurt and his cheeks became swollen.
  7. Arabic word Islam comes from the same root as the word ”Salam” means peace. ”Assalam Alaikum” means ”peace be with you.” Salam means peace. Islam literally means  submission to Allah.
  8. Roman numeral system has no concept of zero. 1 BC  is the year before AD 1 with no intervening year 0. The present system we use to count years was invented in the year AD 525 by a monk in the Roman Empire. Name of the scholar is Dionysius Exiguus. He is the inventor of the Anno Domini(AD) era  which is used to number the years of both the Gregorian calendar and the Julian (Christianised) calendar.
  9. Watusi tribe of Central Africa—they are the tallest people in the world.
  10. One Buddhist monk Bodhidharma travelled from  India to China around the year 520 AD. He settled at the Shaolin  Monastery in China and taught Zen Buddhism to the monks there. He taught his fighting art to them as well which developed into modern day Kung -fu. Kung fu means”to be skillful”.In China, people who practiced Karate, called it ”Kung-fu”.  —————————————————-Source:Collection.

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