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In this section, I am providing general information - combination of a glossary, listing of great personalities, locations & geographical landmarks, history - in general any subject related to India. I have gathered the information from various sources - books, magazines, internet, word of mouth.

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Jagdish temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan
(info added on 4 Jul 2011)
This Vishnu temple one of the largest in Udaipur was built In 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh (1628-53) in the in the Indo-Aryan style. It is located in the city Palace complex.

Janaka (Janakar)
(info added on 11 Feb 2013)
Sita's father (Ramayana) was popularly known as Janaka, but according to the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, the Janakas were a race of kings who ruled Videha Kingdom from their capital Mithila. Sita's father was named Seeradwaja Janaka.

(info added on 11 Feb 2013)
The Javadhu Hills are an extension of the Eastern Ghats spread across parts of Vellore Tiruvannamalai and Krishnagiri districts in the northern part of the state of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India. Places of interest in the Jawadhu hills - Beema Falls, Komutteri Lake, Kavalur Observatory, Amirthi Forest, and the Glass House.

Jhavvaadhu powder is a perfume made out of a blend of sandal wood powder, sandal wood oil and floral extracts.

(info added on 12 May 2012)
Jharkhand was a part of Bihar. Jharkhand became a state under the Republic of India on November 15, 2000.