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Indian Parliament Building

Do you Know :

  • Indian parliament building construction started in 1921 and was completed in year 192
  • The building was designed by two famous architects- Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker
  • The cost of construction was Rs. 83 lakhs
  • The building has 12 gates, the gate on Sansad Marg is main gate
  • The building is adorned by 144 massive pillars, height of each pillar is 27 Feet ( 8.23 Meters)
  • It is circular in shape with a diameter of 560 Feet ( 170.69 Meters)
  • It covers an area of six acres (24281.16 square metres)
  • The Central Hall is circular in shape and its dome which is 98 ft. (29.87 metres) in diameter is stated to be one of the most magnificent domes in the world
  • The basic structure for the building is conceived as a Reinforced Cement Concrete framed structure with column spacings generally of 5 metre. The intermediate floors are of coffer unit construction while the roof is partly of coffer units and partly with steel-and-concrete domes

Indian Budget

Do you know –

Where is word Budget derived from : The word Budget comes from semantic extension of bouge which earlier meant as leather bag. The word Bouge come from French middle word Middle French bougette.

Some interesting facts about Indian Budget:

  • The Budget process has its roots in the Bombay Plan of 1944. Bombay Plan was authored by John Mathai, GD Birla & JRD Tata.
  • On November 26, 1947 R.K. Shanmukham Chetty had presented the first budget of Independent India. But actually » » Continue to read » » »

Sri Tirumala Venkateswara- Amazing facts

Did you know this about Lord Venkateswara resinding in Tirumala Venkateswara Temple?

  1. Venkateswara- is a tttle for the lord- Vem-kata means one who cuts or washes away one’s sins.
  2. The annual income of the temple being more than six billion rupees
  3. Around 1,75,000 laddus are prepared daily at the temple
  4. Everyday, 75,000 to 100,000 pilgrims visit the temple daily and during the festival seasons, nearly 500,000 pilgrims visit the temple daily which is a record to any sacred places in the whole world
  5. It is believed that the first temple at Tirumala Tirupati was built by King Thondaiman in 8th century, a Pallava King, after he had a dream of Lord Vishnu
  6. Traditionally and based on faith, People tonsure their head and give hairssymbolising the surrendering one’s ego to God
  7. In 2008, the Sri Venkateswara Temple generated approximately $9 million (Rs. 450 million) in proceeds from the sale of hair.
  8. Many Hindus beleive, and as suggested in several Hindu religious texts, such as the Puranas and Sastras, that visiting the abode of Lord Vishnu during the holy day of Ekadasi, in the month of Vaikunta, absolves pilgrims of all their sins and helps them attain salvation

 

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