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What is henogamy (version of primogeniture)?
Obligation to marry a widow by her dead husband's brother,
A woman who has several husbands at the same time
Marriage with two or more sisters.
The right to marry for only one member of the family.
Nambudiri Brahmin families practised a more strict version of primogeniture than Brahmin communities elsewhere in India. Under this custom, only the eldest son could marry a Nambudiri woman and thus produce an heir to the family property. Younger sons were restricted to sambandam relationships with non-Brahmin women, whom the Nambudiris considered to be concubines and whose offspring could not inherit.
Which bird has a structure "Donitz’s bridge" in its neck?
The Indian darter or oriental darter is like all other anhingas, a cormorant-like species that has a very long neck. The structure of the neck is as in other species of darter with strongly developed muscles about a kink in the neck at the 8th and 9th vertebrae that allows it to be flexed and darted forward with rapid force to stab fish underwater. The fibrous representative of Donitz's bridge is seen attached to the ninth cervical vertebra.
Which palm is called the tree with 800 uses?
The palmyra palm is widely exploited in areas where it grows and has a very wide range of applications. Indeed, in India it is called the tree with 800 uses. It is cultivated in many tropical areas for its fruit, sap and many other items. It is one of the most important of the cultivated palms, though it is falling out of favour because of the long time taken to bring a crop from seed to maturity (12 years or more)
What is the Karni Maty Temple in India famous for?
from holy rats
from sacred monkeys
from venomous snakes
Karni Mata Temple s also known as the Temple of Rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live, and are revered, in the temple. In the temple, there are a few white rats, which are considered to be especially holy. They are believed to be the manifestations of Karni Mata herself. Sighting them is a special blessing and visitors put in extensive efforts to bring them forth, offering prasad, a sweet holy food.
Where are found the Crump's mouses?
in South America
in South Asia
Crump's mouse (Diomys crumpi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Diomys, and is found in northern India (recorded in Bihar and Manipur), southern Nepal (recorded in the Central Terai), and northern Myanmar (recorded in Namti). Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.
"The Musalman" is the world's last handwritten newspaper. Where does it show up?
The Musalman is the oldest Urdu-language daily newspaper published from Chennai in India. It is an evening paper with four pages, all of which are handwritten by calligraphers, before being mass-produced with a printing press. According to Wired and The Times of India, The Musalman is possibly the only surviving handwritten newspaper in the world.
Where you do not pay in rupees?
In rupees, we will pay, among others in Pakistan, India, Nepal, but also in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius. In Bangladesh, however, the official currency is that.
What is the name of a Hindu god with the head of an elephant?
Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies.
What religion does Bahaism originate from?
The Baha'i Faith is a religion originated in Iran in 1863. Its beliefs are based on the Manifestations of God, which are the multiple messengers sent by God to help mankind evolve and advance. The origins of the Baha'i Faith are closely related to Bábism, a faith based on the belief of a unique and incorporeal God.
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