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What is Adhika Masam / Masa? Know Everything About Adhika Masam / Masa

What is an Adhika Masam / Masa? Adhika Masam is extra / additional month added once in every 2 or 3 years only in the Hindu Lunar calendar so as to synchronize it with the solar calendar. A Hindu lunar year with Adhika Masam will have 13 months instead of the usual 12 months. The states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat follow lunar calendar whereas the states that follow Hindu Solar Calendar don't have Adhika Masam. Adhika Masam is known by different names in different regions. Different names of Adhika masam are: Purushottam Maas, Mala Maas, Kala Mahina, Adhik Mahina. The word 'adhika / adhik' literally means 'more'. Why there is Adhika Masam in the Lunar Calendar? Hindu lunar calendar is based on the revolution of moon around the sun while the solar calendar is based on the sun's transition from one zodiac sign / raasi to another. When moon completes one revolution, a new month begins in the lunar calendar. In most

GK India Quiz Questions and Answers in English

When was Swami Vivekananda born? Konkani is the official language of which state of India? Khandeshi language is spoken in which Indian state? Who is the first recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award? Who was the first Indian to receive Raman Magsaysay Award? Which is the highest gallantry award in India? How many languages are listed in the VIII th schedule of the Indian Constitution? When was our National Emblem adopted by the Government of India? When was the National Flag adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India? Where does river Ganga originate? In which script Hindi language is written? What was erected in Bombay to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Empress Mary? Who is the founder of Maurya Empire? Who founded the All India Forward Bloc What is the name of India's first satellite? Who started the Home Rule Movement in India? Where is the headquarters of ISRO located? Which is the first Biospher

India Independence Day 2023 Quiz on Freedom Fighters and Their Nicknames

Who is known as Gurudev? A. Rabindranath Tagore B. M.K.Gandhi C. Aurobindo Ghosh D. Dadabhai Naoroji Who is known as Punjab Kesari? A. Bhagat Singh B. Tanguturi Prakasam C. Lala Lajpat Rai D. Dadabhai Naoroji Who is known as the Prince of Martyrs? A. Bhagat Singh B. Gandhiji C. Subash Chandra Bose D. Mangal Pandey Who is known as the Father of Indian Renaissance? A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy B. Gopal Krishna Gokhale C. Gandhiji D. Jawaharlal Nehru Who is known as the Tiger of Mysore? A. Hyder Ali B. Krishnadeva Raya C. Tipu Sultan D. Siraj-ud-Daulah Who is known as Acharya A. Rabindranath Tagore B. Aurobindo Ghosh C. Swami Vivekananda D. Vinoba Bhave Who is known as Maulana? A. Abdul Kalam B. Abdul Ghaffar Khan C. Bahadur Shah Zafar D. Abul Kalam Azad Who is known as Lok Nayak? A. Bal Gangadhar Til

CBSE Class 8 Biology: Cell Structure and Functions Questions & Answers

Indicate whether the following statements are True (T) or False (F). (a) Unicellular organisms have one-celled body. (T / F ) - True. (b) Muscle cells are branched. - (T / F) - False (c) The basic living unit of an organism is an organ. (T / F) - False (d) Amoeba has irregular shape. - (T / F) - True. Make a sketch of the human nerve cell. What function do nerve cells perform? Ans Nerve cells receive and transfer messages, thereby helps to control and coordinate the working of different parts of the body. Write short notes on the following: (a) Cytoplasm (b) Nucleus of a cell Ans. (a) Cytoplasm: The jelly-like substance present between the cell membrane and the nucleus. It contains various other components or organelles like mitochondria, golgi bodies, ribosomes etc. (b) Nucleus of a cell: It is an important component of the living cell. It acts as control centre of all the activities in a

Temples in India Quiz Question Answers

Identify the temple in the above picture? A. Jagannath B. Viswanath C. Somnath D. Badrinath Where is Jagannath temple located? A. Tirumala B. Puri C. Varanasi D. Dwaraka The Shore temple at Mamallapuram was built by which dynasty? A. Chola B. Pallava C. Chalukya D. Pandya Where is the famous Brihadeeswara temple located? A. Kanchipuram B. Srisailam C. Thanjavur D. Tirumala Identify the temple in the above picture. A. Dilwara B. Khajuraho C. Ramalingeswara D. Lingaraj Where is Lingaraj temple located? A. Bhubaneswar B. Dakshinewar C. Ujjain D. Rameswaram Which of the following is one of the Jyotirlinga temples? A. Dakshineswar B. Mahakaleshwar C. Sri Kalahastishwar D. Arunachaleshwar Mahakaleshwar temple is located on the banks of which river? A. Mandakini B. Gomti C. Shipra

Interesting Quiz on Hindu Mythology || Hindu Mythology Quiz

Who is the author of Mahabharat? A. Veda Vyas B. Valmiki C. Sage Vasishtha D. Sage Viswamithra Who is the author of Ramayan? A. Viswamithra B. Valmiki C. Sage Vasishtha D. Veda Vyasa Also Read: Vyasa Purnima Who wrote Mahabharat while Veda Vyasa dictated it? A. Vasishtha B. Saraswati Devi C. Ganesha D. Sri Krishna Which is the first avatar / incarnation of Sri Vishnu's Dasavatara? A. Varaha B. Narasimha C. Vamana D. Matsya What is the name of Sita Devi's father? A. Dasaratha B. Ravana C. Valmiki D. Maharaj Janak What is the original name of Sage Valmiki? A. Devavrat B. Ekalavya C. Ratnakar D. Sishupal Sri Vishnu appeared in which avatar to kill Hiranyaksha? A. Vamana B. Varaha C. Parasurama D. Narasimha Also Read: Dasavatharam of Sri Vishnu What is the name of Sri Krishna's sankh (conc

2024 Republic Day Speech in English for School Principal

Last Update: 23rd January 2022 This Republic Day speech would be useful for the school principal to deliver on 26 January. Vande Mataram! Esteemed teachers and my dear students Wish you all a Happy Republic Day! Today we all have gathered here to celebrate our 73 rd Republic Day. On this auspicious occasion I extend my heartiest greetings and good wishes to you all. As we all know about the importance of Republic Day, I need not speak much about this special day. However we need to be grateful to the founding fathers who formulated and drafted an exemplary Constitution of India that has steered India towards progress and development. Due to the untiring efforts of the great leaders / freedom fighters of our nation under oppressive conditions, we / you all are fortunate of being born in independent India. Now we as the citizens of this great nation and you children as the future citizens of the country, need to re-dedicate ourselves to build a stronger and developed nat