Unknown titbits about Incredible India

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Anupama Nair

India is not all about its cities, beaches, hill stations, temples and cuisine. There are many other elements that makes the world’s oldest civilization a must visit place at least once in your life. If you are born here, you are so lucky!.

 Let me take you on an unknown journey of India:

Dhekiakhowa Bornamghor in Jorhat, Assam

Dhekiakhowa Bornamghor is a place of worship in Jorhat. In  1528, the saint-reformer Madhavdeva is believed to have lit an earthen lamp during a ceremony and the lamp has been burning continuously since then. The priests regularly refill the lamp with mustard oil.


Adopt a hornbill nest in Pakke, Arunachal Pradesh


You can adopt a hornbill nest under the Hornbill Nest Adoption Program in Papum Reserve Forest and Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh. The Hornbill Nest Adoption Program is a community-based initiative that works towards the conservation of hornbills and their habitat in the state. One can adopt a hornbill nest, which also means saving a tree. The village appoints a “caretaker” for the adopted nest, who makes sure that the birds and the nest are safe.


Many borders of Uttar Pradesh


Were you aware that the Indian state of  Uttar Pradesh shares its borders with nine different states and a country?  Yes, you read that correct. Uttar Pradesh shares its borders with Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh and Nepal too!


A Dravidian temple in Moreh, Manipur!


The Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh in the Tengnoupal district of Manipur never fails to live up to its reputation. The Shree Angala Parameswari Shree Muneeswara Temple is a Dravidian temple dedicated to Goddess Parameswari and Lord Muneeswara who is Lord Shiva. The temple’s gopuram is a treat to watch. There is a large Tamil community, who migrated from Myanmar and settled in Manipur.


One house with half in India and the other in Myanmar


Longwa village is located in Mon district, Nagaland which is the home to the last generation of tattooed headhunters, a practice that was stopped a long time ago. The Indo-Myanmar border runs right through the village  i.e., it runs right through the village chief’s (Angh) house. One half of the Angh’s house is in India and the other in Myanmar! How incredible can it get?


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