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Entries based on articles created/expanded by me that have featured in the Did You Know section of Wikipedia's Main Page.


  1. ... that the original images of Lord Swaminarayan (pictured) at the Shri Swaminarayan Temple in Karachi, Pakistan were removed and taken to India during the turbulent times of its partition? (28 May 2008)
  2. ... that the Swaminarayan Temple in the London suburb of Willesden is in a converted church? (28 September 2008)
  3. ... that Swaminarayan's biography, Satsangi Jeevan, comprises of 19,387 Shlokas among 360 chapters, in 5 volumes? (13 October 2008) (Collaboration with User:World)
  4. ... that the Swaminarayan temple in Cardiff replaced a synagogue when it opened in 1982 and then an Irish club when it moved in 1993? (19 April 2009)
  5. ... that the image of Hindu deity Hanuman (pictured) reportedly came alive and moved when installed at the Hanuman temple in Sarangpur? (22 May 2009) (Picture added by User:Redtigerxyz)
  6. ... that the Hindu temple Swaminaryan Mandir in Colonia, New Jersey, USA, was originally a Jewish place of worship? (4 June 2009)
  7. ... that about 75% of all the hotel rooms in the Indian town of Bhuj have been booked for the period of the opening ceremony of a new Swaminarayan Temple scheduled for May 2010 as of October 2009? (26 November 2009)
  8. ... that Jal Hans, India's first commercial seaplane service, is part owned by Pawan Hans, India's largest helicopter services provider? (2 February 2011)
  9. ... that Ballard Bunder Gatehouse in Mumbai was obscured from view for more than 50 years until it was restored by the Indian Navy and made a maritime museum? (10 February 2011)
  10. ... that Vijay Hazare holds the record for most international cricket centuries (four) at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium (pictured)? (17 March 2011)
  11. ... that R. E. Grant Govan, founder of Indian National Airways Ltd, also co-founded the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket Club of India? (13 April 2011)
  12. Placeholder - DYKx2 (2 Articles in the same DYK above - R. E. Grant Govan and Indian National Airways Ltd)
  13. ... that Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been the venue for four Cricket World Cup Finals matches? (18 April 2011)
  14. ... that Air India One is the call sign of any aircraft carrying either the Prime Minister of India or the President of India? (21 April 2011)
  15. ... that Liberty Cinema in Mumbai got its name as it was built in 1947, the year of Indian Independence? (27 April 2011)
  16. ... that during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, Indian pilots landed Dakota aircraft at Poonch Airport during the night with the help of oil lamps in the absence of any landing aids? (12 February 2012)
  17. ... that Duke's, a Mumbai-based soft-drink brand, was bought by PepsiCo in 1994 and withdrawn from most segments in 2004 before being relaunched in 2011? (27 February 2012)
  18. ... that Indian soft drink concentrate brand Rasna made an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the "world's biggest glass" in 2009? (18 March 2012)
  19. ... that though Mumbai's Phoenix Mills has been redeveloped into a shopping mall, its chimney has been retained? (21 March 2012)
  20. ... that Australian bowler Shane Warne claimed that he had "nightmares" at the thought of bowling to Sachin Tendulkar after being dominated by him in the 1998 Coca-Cola Cup? (22 March 2012)
  21. ... that Sterling Cinema in Mumbai was the first cinema in India to introduce Dolby sound, Xenon projectors, Caramel popcorn, matinee shows as well as late night shows? (23 March 2012)
  22. ... that paneer tikka (pictured) is a vegetarian alternative to chicken tikka? (24 March 2012)
  23. ... that the Shapoorji Pallonji Group built the Mumbai Central railway station for INR16 million in 1930 and was commended by the then Governor of Bombay for completing the project within 21 months? (24/25 March 2012) (Collaboration with User:Rsrikanth05 and User:Ashlin)
  24. ... that Karnail Singh Stadium has been banned from hosting Ranji Trophy cricket matches for the 2012–13 season after the pitch used in a match in the previous season was found to be in "poor condition"? (29 March 2012)
  25. ... that Hero Cup was the first cricket tournament to be broadcast on satellite television in India in 1993, prior to which state terrestrial broadcaster Doordarshan had a monopoly on cricket broadcasts? (12 April 2012)
  26. ... that a large number of street food vendors in Mumbai trade illegally without mandatory permits from the local municipality by bribing officials? (12 April 2012)
  27. ... that three bombs exploded in Jammu's Maulana Azad Stadium during the Governor General's 1995 Republic Day Parade speech, killing eight people? (24 April 2012)
  28. ... that during World War II, the government occupied Parsi Gymkhana and Islam Gymkhana in Bombay, leading Hindu Gymkhana to offer membership to Muslims and Parsis as an "emergency measure"? (25 April 2012)
  29. Placeholder - DYKx2 (3 Articles in the same DYK above - Islam Gymkhana, Parsi Gymkhana and Hindu Gymkhana)
  30. Placeholder - DYKx3 (3 Articles in the same DYK above - Islam Gymkhana, Parsi Gymkhana and Hindu Gymkhana)
  31. ... that bowlers have taken thirteen five-wicket hauls in Tests and one five-wicket haul in One Day International cricket matches played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai? (9 May 2012)
  32. ... that after being destroyed by air strikes in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Bhuj Airport was rebuilt by a group of 300 women in 72 hours? (16 February 2014) (Collaboration with User:Rsrikanth05)