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