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ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS – A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE – PART II

Apart from the tribals, the mutineers and prisoners who started occupying the islands since 1858, led to the growth of the populace in these islands. The total population of these islands in 1901 was 24,649, of which 18,138 were living in the Andaman group of islands and 6,511 in the Nicobar group of islands. The population of both the groups increased to 33,768 dur

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS – A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE – PART I

Since prehistoric times, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands were home to Aboriginal tribes. The tribes of the Andaman group of islands are of Negrito origin and comprise the Great Andamanese, Onges, Jarawas, and Sentinalese, while the tribes of Nicobars who are of the Mongolid origin comprise the Nicobarese and Shompens. Radiocarbon dating studies of the Great Andama

SRI LAKSHMI IN AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS – PART II

Lotus

The lotus symbol is Lakshmi's emblem. The lotus represents the water.  As Padma, she is herself the lotus. She is the lady of the lotus and holds lotuses in each of her hands. She is adorned with a lotus garland. The lotus is her seat. The lotuses in various stages of blooming represent the worlds and bein

SRI LAKSHMI IN AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS – PART I

Lakshmi, the chief consort of Visnu, has the appellation 'Sri'. The word "Sri" signifies "the sign of beauty", "the token of good fortune", "the mark of royal power", and is synonymous with luck, prosperity, grace, happiness, and royal domain. She is widely worshipped in our country by all religious sects, including the Jains and the Buddhists.

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