Do You Know?

  1. Bharat  is a Sanskrit word.”Bha” means light ”Rat” means one who has devoted his/her entire life for that light. It basically means the seeker of ultimate truth. The name Bharat is derived from the legendary king Bharat who was  ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas.He was the son of king Dushyanta and Shakuntala. He ruled the entire sub continent of India from sea to Himalaya.
  2. Kurukshetra/Maha Bharat war happened on 22 November 3,067 BC.—-K.S.Narayana Acharya,
  3. The word Pakistan consists of 2 parts, i.e, Pak and Istan. Pak is a Persian word which means holy/pure/clean; istan, which is a Hindi word meaning a place.
  4. Indra means possessing drops of rain.
  5. St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, Bruges,Copenhagen, Hamburg, Manchester and Stockholm.All these 7 cities are in Northern Europe and like Venice have a network of canals; hence, ”The Venice of the North”.
  6. Amen is commonly used after a prayer. It means solemn ratification or agreement. It means”it is so”,or ”so, it be” In Hebrew Amen means ”certainty”,”truth” and ”verily.”
  7. Manasa Devi is folk goddess of snakes. She is worshipped chiefly for the prevention  and cure of snakebite and also for fertility and prosperity.She is sister of Vasuki, who is Shiva’s snake.
  8. The word gymnastics is derived from a Greek word ”gymnos” meaning bare.
  9. In Islam ”Om” is referred to as Saama. Saama is the hum that helps you find a spiritual connection with Allah. Om contains all other sounds. It is a mantra or prayer in itself.
  10. Thomas Stamford Raffles(B:6 July 1781;D:5 July 1826) is known as the founder of modern Singapore.
  11. Source:Collection.

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