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Bara Imanbara in Lucknow in northern India. Source: Memories Over Mocha / Adobe Stock

The Gravity-Defying Bara Imambara was Built to Create Jobs During a Famine

The Bara Imambara, or “Great” Imambara of Lucknow in northern India, stands a testament to human ingenuity and compassion. Built during a devastating famine in the 18th century, this architectural...
Ancient temple remains found at Bilsarh village. Credit: Dr. Vasant Sawarkar, the Superintending Archaeologist of the Agra circle

1,500-Year-Old Temple Ruins Discovered in Uttar Pradesh, India

Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, and one of its largest, is located in the northern Gangetic plains of the country. With a storied history and a slew of rulers having fought over parts of...
Ayodhya Temple, India. Credit: Denis / Adobe Stock

Court Declares Ayodhya Hindu Land, Offers Muslims Other Space

The Supreme court in India has finally ended perhaps the world’s most controversial property dispute. The judges’ ruled that the holy site of Ayodhya should be given to members of the Hindu religion...
Beetle with scratched stone, India

Scientists Unravel Secret behind Mysterious Marks on Stones in India

For the past few weeks, residents in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have been worried about supernatural forces visiting them in their homes at night, leaving strange scratches...
Shiv temple

Archaeologists condemn India’s Treasure Hunt based on Holy Man’s Vision

Earlier this week we reported on an excavation taking place in Uttar Pradesh, India, after Hindu swami Shobhan Sarkar relayed a dream to an Indian government minister in which the spirit of a former...
Agra Fortress

Archaeologists Dig For Treasure after Tip From Hindu Holy Man

Archaeologists have launched a furious dig for treasure beneath a 19 th century fort in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in India after a well-known Hindu holy man predicted a substantial cache of...