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Savitribai Khanolkar, the designer of Param Vir Chakra

Eve Yvonne Maday de Maros, the woman who designed the Param Vir Chakra, was born in 1913 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. It was believed that she came to India to understand the country's culture and tradition.

She got to know about India's spiritual and cultural wealth at a very early age through holistic education which she received. Soon, Eve Yvonne fell in love with a Maharashtrian named Vikram Khanolkar, who was a young army officer, and was undergoing training at the Royal Military Academy in the United Kingdom.

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Khajurao Temple in India

The Jyotirlinga is a devotional representation of Lord Shiva, and is considered to be a holy site for Hindus. In India, there are 12 Jyotirlinga Temples in total which are visited by millions of devotees from all over the world.

It must be noted that each of this Jyotirlinga Temple has a significant folklore attached to them which adds a distinct character to each one of them.

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Through many trade trips from India, historical regions in the Philippines were heavily impacted by Hindu-Buddhist faiths, speech, cultural values, literary works, and belief systems.

By- Khushi Bisht

The Philippines is a large archipelago with about 7100 islands. It was named after the prince of Spain, Philip II, by a Spanish adventurer named Ruy López de Villalobos in 1544. The Philippines' pre-Spanish past was veiled in an enigma. Nobody ever questioned what the archipelago was termed even before the Spaniards gave it the name Philippines some four centuries ago. However, recent findings have helped to clear the haze surrounding the Philippines.

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The historical record shows that Muslim rulers targeted Hindu temples in metropolitan centers in order to emphasize their dominance in some parts of the subcontinent.


The Hindu right is particularly hostile to Islam, especially given Muslim dominance over the Indian subcontinent for much of the previous millennium. The anger stems from a genuine history of minority rule, which has included the demolition of significant Hindu temples. Some Islamic buildings are said to be built immediately on top of demolished temple ruins. Unfortunately, Muslim invaders not only destroyed Hindu temples but also Buddhist sites and Jain temples, causing the whole Dharmic culture to suffer. Hinduism continued in many regions of India and was especially strong in rural areas, where most temples were still standing. However, the historical record shows that certain Muslim rulers targeted important Hindu temples in metropolitan centers in order to emphasize their dominance in some parts of the subcontinent.

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