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The sky is blue. Blue is the color by which  Indian artists paint Krishna, although Krishna himself was a black man.  Kali is the black goddess worshiped throughout India, and especially is popular in West Bengal. Refugees from Bangladesh regularly infiltrate into Bengal, thus further impoverishing the state.

Airavat is the five-trunked elephant of Lord Indra. Elephants, along with camels are the popular animals of Indian artists, especially those from Rajasthan.

People speaking Konkani language are found in Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. Kerala is often called God's own Country due to it's beauty. Beautiful sculptures can be found on the walls of 10th century Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh.

The  Madhvas worship Lord Krishna, the Lingayats worship Lord Shiva, and  theVaishnavites, Lord Vishnu and his avatars. Konkanis worship both; they are fish eating Brahmins. The fish markets on the Konkan coast tend to be crowded and noisy. But no noise can match the roar of a male lion in an Indian forest. A lot of de-forestation in India has led disappearance of many species of plants and animals.

Jainism is a contemporary religion of Buddhism and is practiced in various parts of India. It advocates non-violence. Non-violence is the weapon chosen by Gandhi to fight the British. Indira Gandhi, who was India's prime minister for a number of years, is not related to Mahatma Gandhi, but is the daughter of another prime minister, Nehru.

Lal Bahadur Shastri is a forgotten prime minister of India. Chavundaraya was a prime minister of Jain king Siddhartha and erected the grand statue of Gomateswara in Shravanabelagola in the state of Karnataka. Shravanabelagola has been a great seat of learning through the centuries and is most famous for the festival of milk coronation. India is a country of festivals.

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