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My name is Narasipur Vijayaraghavachar Venkatanarasimhachar (46 letters) as given in my passport but short name is N.V.V.Char and I sign in Wiki pages with user name;Nvvchar (talk) 16:48, 19 June 2008 (UTC). I operate from Delhi/Bangalore and my e-mail address is nvv_char@yahoo.com.

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For people from South India my name would obviously indicate that I am a Srivaishnava Iyengar Brahmin, that too from Karnataka. I am a civil engineer with over 49 years of professional experience in water resources engineering – 36 years with Government of India(including 3 years as lecturer in a private college) as a technocrat, and after retirement in June 1997, 11 years as a freelance consultant, mostly in the present Hydropower development boom under the private sector BOOT initiative in the Himalayan states of India and Nepal. My service life was eventful with concerted efforts to pursue a) completion of the most controversial Sardar Sarovar Project on the Narmada River, including defense of PILs in the Supreme Court, b) the landmark water treaties on the Mahakali River with Nepal and the historic Ganges Water Sharing Treaty at Farakka with Bangladesh and c) the UN Law on Non-Navigational uses of International Water Courses. My co-authored books and articles can be read on Google search.

I believe in the saying “To err is human but to forgive is divine”.

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Words, from our sage Ramanuja[edit]

“Om Namo Narayanaya!”

“Sharanagathi! Surrender Unto the Lord”

"Shed your ego. Love the devotees of God. Serve the cause of mankind who is God's children. Nobody is infallible; do not humiliate any one. What is of supreme importance is purity of mind and deed."

Prayers to our sage Ramanuja[edit]

Adiyen Dasan, takes refuge at the feet of our guru Bhagavaan Ramanuja, that ocean of mercy who, infatuated with the gold-like, lotus feet of the Lord, considered all else as mere blades of grass.

Thenkalai Thiruman
My religious symbol in the center is drawn on the forehead in water colour as shown(erasable) while performing religious rites and celebrations

My topics of interest[edit]

37 GA , 1092 DYK Did You Know?, 61 B and 115 C

Articles created (excludes DYKs)

1)Dvaravati sila, 2)Govardhana sila, 3)Banalinga, 4)Ratnagarbhas, 5)Mahakali river, 6)Total revision on Narmada River, 7)Total revision on Gandak River,8)Total revision on Kosi river, 9)Total revision on Ghaghara River,10)T.Narsipur, 11)Sosale, 12)Sargur, 13)Mudukuthore, 14)Seven Wonders of India renamed as Times of India's list of seven Wonders of India,15)Irani café, 16)Punjabi dhabha,17)Mysore Peta,18)Deodar treemerged with Cedar deodar, 19)Bangalore city lakes, 20)Bombay City lakes, 21)Hyderabad city lakes, 22)Lakes of Kumaon hills, 23)Udaipur City's Five lakes,24)Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary, 25)Basilica di San Marino, 26)Ayo Rock Formations,27) Health benefits of honey,28) Wildlife of South Sudan,39)Neanderthal Museum, 40) Sara Chapman Bull, 41)Vivekananda and meditation, 42) Wildlife of Chad, 43)Protected areas of Chad, 44)Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, 45)Puloma, 46)Pook's Hill, 47)Chongoni Rock Art Area, 48)Boca Chita Key Historic District, 49)Mysore Dasara 2013, 50) Aalborg Golf Klub, 51) Wildlife of Ukraine, 52)Fada Archei Faunal Reserve, 53)Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Faunal Reserve, 54)Siniaka-Minia Faunal Reserve, 55) Larmanaye Faunal Reserve, 56)Binder-Léré Faunal Reserve, 57)Bakoya, 58) Al-Bagawat, 59)Geography of Franz Josef Land, 60)Geography of the Heard and McDonald Islands

Articles expanded/rewritten (excludes DYKs)[edit]

1)Tirumakudlu Narsipur (Merged with T.Narsipur),2)Yelandur,3)Karighatta,4)Malai Mahadeswara Hills,5)Biligirirangan Hills,6)Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta,7)Baba Budangiri,8)Saligrama Village,9)Talakad,10)Somnathpur, 11)Iyengars, 12)Jyotisha,13)Panchangam, 14)Fortuna, 15)Vargas, 16) Bhasma, 17) Carnatic music, 18)Pithoragarh, 19)Narmada Bachao Andolan, 20)Panchalinga Darshana, 21)Kadamba tree, 22)Lahaul and Spiti, 23)Manali-Leh Highway, 24)Chenab, 25).Rohtang pass, 26)Hemmige, 27)Kadaba, 28)List of lakes in India, 29)GLOF, 30)Kamandalu, 31)Madhuca longifolia, 32)Krishna Janmashtami, 33)Powai Lake, 34) Tulsi Lake,35)Vokkaliga, 36) Bangalore University, 37)Rajasaurus, 37) Kalinjar, 38) Gingee Fort, 39)Bikaner, 40)Ambrosden, 41)Oaxaca, 42) Kottarakkara, 43) Stone Canyon Reservoir, 44)Trichy, 45) Varanasi, 46)

My DYKs (1092)[edit]

1)Mysore mallige,2)Lonar lake,3)Manasbal Lake,4)Halegannada,5)Kapala,6)Fateh Sagar Lake,7)Vihar Lake,8)Dipor Bil,9)Cubbon Park,10)Kodaikanal Lake,11)Ashtamudi Lake,12)Hesaraghatta Lake,13)Parikrama,14)Khichan,15)Sasthamkotta Lake,16)Lake Pichola,17)Tsomoriri,18)Kukkarahalli lake,19)Kanjli Wetland,20)Harike Wetland,21)Ropar Wetland,22)Nainital Lake,23) Maharana Pratap Sagar,24) Suraj Tal,25)Pulicat Lake, 26)Lakes in Bangalore,27)History of Pulicat,28)Chilka Lake,29)Berijam Lake,30)Bugle Rock,31)St. Mary's Islands, Karnataka,32)Natural Arch, Tirumala hills,33) Borra Caves,34)Peninsular Gneiss,35)Bengaluru Pete,36)Charnockite, St. Thomas MountDYK, 37) Dadabhai Naoroji Road, 38) Flora Fountain 39)Multireligious Bengaluru cityor Places of worship in Bangalore, 40)Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai,41) Jodhpur Group - Malani Igneous Suite Contact, 42)Phumdis, 43)Loktak Lake, 44) Keibul Lamjao National Park, 45)Eld's Deer,46} Barakhamba,47) Chausath Khamba, 48) Sultan Ghari, 49) Moth Ki Masjid, 50) Hauz Khas Complex, 51)Khirki Masjid, 52)Satpula, 53)Hanuman Temple, Connaught Place, 54)Siri Fort, 55)Jahanpanah, 56)Salimgarh FortDYK,57)Coronation Park, Delhi, 58)Metcalfe House, Delhi, 59)Chitradurga Fort, 60) Chittorgarh Fort,61)Hauz-i-Shamsi, 62) Jahaz MahalDYK, 63)Royal Opera House (Mumbai), 64)Banashankari Amma Temple, 65)Tungnath, 66)Zafar Mahal,67) Panch Kedar, 68) Rudranath, 69) Madhyamaheshwar,70) Kalpeshwar, 71)Sapta Badri, 72)Panch Prayag73)Siddhivinayak Mahaganapati Temple (Titwala), 74)Triyuginarayan Temple,75)Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, 76)Hijron Ka Khanqah, 77)Sapta Puri, 78)Ashokan Edicts (Delhi), 79)Gates of Delhi, 80)Guptakashi, 81)Belgaum Fort, 82)Bhima Devi Temple Complex, 83)Surajkund, 84)Anagpur Dam, 85)Bellary Fort, 86)Kotla Mubarakpur Complex, 87)Ayudha Puja, 88)Jal Mahal, 89) Eparchaean Unconformity, 90)Tutinama,91)Kokrebellur, 92)Yana, 93)Angadipuram Laterite, 94)Balipratipada, 95)Munger Fort, 96)Diu Fort, 97)Fort Anjediva, 98)Church of Our Lady of Springs, 99)St. Paul’s Church, Diu, 100)Gwalior Fort, 101) Chamba, 102)Kondavid Fort, 103)Kondapalli Fort,104)Orang National Park, 105) Bidar Fort, 106) St. Thomas Church (Palyar),107)Monsoon Palace, 108)Gulbarga Fort, 109)Bhadrajun, 110)Kursha Monastery, 111)Adalaj Stepwell, 112)Korzok Monastery, 113) Ratha Saptami, 114) Rizong Monastery, 115)Bijapur Fort, 116)Shey Monastery, 117)Thiksey Monastery, 118)Samode Palace, 119)Hawa Mahal, 120)Junagarh Fort, 121) City Palace, Jaipur, 122) City Palace, Udaipur, 123) Jag Mandir,124) Kathmandu, 125) Shankha, 126} Dal Lake, 127) Shalimar Bagh, 128) Nishat Bagh, 129)Lalitha Mahal, 130) Mattu Pongal, 131) Paduka 132) Ganesh Jayanti, 133) Dashavatara Temple, Deogarh, 134) Suvarnadurg, 135)Sharabha, 136) Buddhism in Himachal Pradesh, 137) Diskit Monastery, 138) Palcho Monastery, 139) Alchi Monastery,140) Basavakalyana Fort, 141)Brahma temple, 142)Mandi Shivaratri Fair, 143)Lamaling Monastery, 144)Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, 145)Pushkar Lake, 146) Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, 147)Elephanta Caves, 148)Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary, 149) Mountain Railways of India, 150)Tengboche Monastery, 151) Lenyadri, 152)Rakhadrak Hermitage, 153) Sera Monastery, 154) Chupzang Nunnery,155) Garu Nunnery, 156)Negodong Nunnery, 157) Nenang Nunnery, 158)Keutsang Hermitage, 159) Sera Utsé Hermitage, 160) Purbuchok Hermitage, 161)Paro Taktsang, 162)Gandan Sumtseling Monastery, 163)Sera Chöding Hermitage, 164) Ananda Temple, 165) Bupaya Pagoda, 166) Mahamuni Buddha, 167) Patuxai, 168) Bhutan Textile Museum, 169) Manas River, 170)Punakha Dzong, 171)Buddha Dhatu Jadi, 172)Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, 173)Thommanon, 174)Wat Phra Kaew, 175)Memorial Chorten, 176)Amar Mahal Palace, 177)Bahu Fort, 178)Manaslu, 179)Manimahesh Lake, 180)Manimahesh Kailash Peak, 181)Ravi River, 182) Bhutan Olympic Committee, 183) Karnataka's architectural monuments, 184)Motithang Takin Preserve, 185)Tango Monastery, 186)Trongsa Dzong, 187)White Horse Temple, 188) Lhuentse Dzong, 189)Dungtse Lhakhang, 190)Sangamitta,191) Karma Gon Monastery, 192)Cham Islands, 193) Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, 194) Dubdi Monastery, 195) Yuksom, 196) Norbugang Chorten, 197) Rabdentse, 198) Pemayangtse Monastery, 199) Tashiding Monastery, 200) Khecheopalri Lake, 201) Sanga Choeling Monastery, 202)Tengboche, 203) Mirjan Fort, 204)Norbulingka Palace, 205)Mahabaleshwar Temple, 206) Temi Tea Garden]], 207)Rangit Dam, 208)Kabi Lungchok, 209)Thimphu, 210)Pabuji Ki Phad, 211) Tobelo, 212} North Halmahera Regency, 213)Bintan Island, 214) Rice production in Vietnam, 215) Nui Coc Lake, 216) Tarapith, 217)Fort-Liberté, 218) Salmon Creek Dam, 219)Chilkoot Lake, 220) Chilkoot River, 221) Deer Rock, 222)Margerie Glacier, 223) Enchey Monastery, 224) nickel production, 225) Dechencholing Palace, 226) Chimi Lhakhang, 227) Phallus paintings in Bhutan, 228)Tang Rimochen Lhakhang, 229) Glacier Bay, 230)Lugu Lake, 231)Phobjika Valley, 232) Black-necked Cranes in Bhutan, 233) Gangteng Monastery,234) Bắc Giang, 235) Bắc Kạn, 236) Cao Bang, 237) Ha Giang, 237) Lang Son, 239) Lao Cai, 240) Phu Tho, 241) Quang Ninh, 242) Thai Nguyen, 243) Tuyen Quang, 244) Yen Bai, 245) Smoking in Indonesia, 246) Berat County, 247)Lake Zabuye, 248)Baci, 249)Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, 250) Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve, 251) Dzanga-Sangha Complex of Protected Areas, 252)Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, 253) Lobéké National Park, 254)Gonggar County, 255) Shannan Prefecture, 256) Gonggar Choide Monastery, 257) dzong, 258) regional airport, 259)Sirmilik National Park, 260) Coffee production in Papua New Guinea, 261)Kalaymyo, 262) Shigatse Dzong, 263) Lake Amaramba, 264) Jauja, 265) Laguna de Paca, 266) Lake Sausacocha, 267)Negomano, 268) Messalo River, 269) Lugenda River, 270) Araçuaí River, 271) Étang Saumâtre, 272)Jökulsárlón, 273)Lafiteau, 274)Ardelve, 275)Fohoren, 276)Matengo people, 277) Matengo Highlands, 278)Pomegranate production in Afghanistan, 279} Tirana County, 280) Samangan Province, 281)Samangan (Aybak), 282)Khulm River, 283)Id Gah Mosque, 284)Klotok, 285)Reimar Schefold, 286)Sakuddei, 287)P.E. de Josselin de Jong, 288)J.P.B. de Josselin de Jong, 289) Rinia Park, 290)Pawan River, 291)Lamandau River, 292)Monte Titano, 293)Abrskil Cave, 294) Otap, 295)Abrskil, 296)Bzyb River, 297)Mignot Memorial Hospital, 298)Kastelholm Castle, 299)Alderney Society Museum, 300)World Heritage Site in India, 301)Höfn, 302)Breiðamerkurjökull, 303)Braye Harbour, 304)Åland Museum, 305)Saint Anne, Alderney, 306)Åland Maritime Museum, 307)Ketchaoua Mosque, 308)Ghardaïa, 309) Great Mosque of Algiers, 310)Makushin Volcano, 311)Kanmaw Kyun, 312)Great Tenasserim River, 313)Tanintharyi, 314) Santa Cruz Fort, Oran,315)Parque Batlle, 316)Montevideo, 317)Lake Untersee, 318) Pielinen, 319) Umnak, 320)Maiden Tower, 321) Lake Burton, Antarctica, 322) Yanar Dag, 323)Belize Evangelical Mennonite Church, 324) Coffee production in India, 325)History of hotel fires in the United States, 326)Gruta das Torres, 327)La Salle Hotel,328) Wachau, 329)Velenje Castle, 330)San Andrés, 331)Plas yn Rhiw, 332)Richmond Theatre fire, 333)Sausapor, 334)Tutuila, 335)Batuan, Bali, 336)Anykščiai Church, 337) Anortė Mackelaitė, 338)Lake Engolasters, 339)Alto Vista Chapel, 340)Coma Pedrosa, 341)Alvingham Priory, 342)Alvingham Priory, 343)Jamaica Inn, 344) Sempringham Priory, 345) Cyclone Val, 346)Balsas River, 347)Caves of Aruba, 348)Mezcala Bridge, 349)Songgwangsa, 350)Wallblake House, 351)Lake Alexandrina, New Zealand, 352)Pureora Forest Park, 353)shark fin trading, 354)Te Matua Ngahere, 355)St. John's Cathedral, St. John's, 356)Sampit, 357)Malibou Lake, 358)Terra Chã, 359)Makara, 360)University of Cambodia, 361)Chinit River, 362)Samrong Sen, 363) Uige Province, 364)Zerat, 365)Luoyang Museum, 366) The Off Hours, 367)Organ Pipes National Park, 368)Kwango River, 369)Wombat State Forest, 370)Idamalayar Dam, 371) Vetka, 372) Sozh, 373)Betty's Hope, 374)Prickly Pear Cays, 375)Chesme Church, 376) Salaulim Dam, 377)Balancing Rocks, 378) Vidyasagar Setu, 379)Ain Dara temple, 380)Arslanbob, 381)Bhadra Dam, 382) Khor Virap, 383)Stone Canyon Reservoir, 384) Krishnapuram Palace, 385)Sierra del Sueve, 386)Jurassic Museum of Asturias, 387)Nahuel Huapi National Park, 388)Mehadia, 389)Saint Teilo, 390)Chamberlain Bridge, 391)Tierra del Fuego National Park, 392)Fishing industry in Greenland, 393)Wildlife of Benin, 394)Wildlife of Cape Verde, 395) Wildlife of Botswana, 396)Hospital Tobar García, 397)Chamcook Lake, 398)Wildlife of Gambia, 399)Combretum glutinosum, 400)Nata Bird Sanctuary, 401)Tomb of Akhethetep, 402)Csóványos, 403)Avenue Habib Bourguiba, 404)Jaigarh Fort, 405)Theâtre de l'Étoile du Nord, 406)Anthoceros laevis, 407)Amer Fort,408)Bir Hima Rock Petroglyphs and Inscriptions, 409)Zočište Monastery, 410)Tajikistan Aluminum Company, 411)Llangadfan, 412) Dyfnant Forest, 413) Shaare Zedek Synagogue, 414)wildlife of the Central African Republic, 415)Burkina Faso, 416)Shea nut and butter production in Burkina Faso, 417)Lake Qaraoun, 418)Qaraoun, 419)British Colonial Hilton Nassau, 420)Old Fort of Nassau,421)Alishang, 422)Wedding dress of Queen Victoria, 423)Ristiḱ Palace,424)Wedding dress of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, 425)Plaza Resort Bonaire, 426)wedding dress of Grace Kelly, 427)Wedding dress of Princess Elizabeth, 428)Coronation gown of Elizabeth II, 429)'Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, 430)Amangalla, 431)Galle Fort, 432)Wedding dress of Jacqueline Bouvier, 433)National Museum of Sudan, 434)Wildlife of Zimbabwe, 435)Qal'at al-Bahrain, 436)Al-Sakhir Palace, 437)Osama bin Laden's house in Khartoum, 438)Elephant hunting in Kenya, 439)Royal Palaces of Abomey, 440)Gandhi Sagar Dam, 441)Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, 442)Bagergat, 443)Upper Wardha Dam, 444)White floral Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn, 445)Black Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn, 446)Lorca, 447)Longmen Grottoes,448) Grands Projets of François Mitterrand, 449) Kbal Spean, 450) Artisans d'Angkor, 451) Jetsun Pema (Bhutan), 452) Lake Assal (Djibouti), 453) Phnom Bok, 454) Wildlife of Tanzania, 455) Wildlife of Djibouti,456)Puerto Banús, 457)Banteay Kdei,458)High Fens, 459)Mundeshwari Temple, 460)Chuy, 461)El Quimbo Dam, 462) Cuisine of Tegucigalpa, 463) Kanak people, 464)Godavari Arch Bridge, 465)Godavari Arch Bridge, 466)cuisine of Asunción, 467) Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, 468)Percé Rock, 469)flèche faîtière, 470)Hedionda Lake (Nor Lipez), 471)Lime production in Mexico, 472)Nyau, 473)Peach production in China, 474)Menai Bay Conservation Area, 475)wildlife of Zanzibar, 476)Fort Young Hotel, 477)Toussaint Louverture, 478) Roseau Cathedral, 479)Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, 480)Lake Cachí, 481)Dominica State College, 482) Jerbourg Point, 483)Tautira, 484)Ujarrás, 485)National Archaeology Museum of Bolivia, 486)Ujjani Dam, 487)Clemenstone, 488)Livingstone Museum, 489)Bwana Mkubwa, 490)Burg Lockenhaus, 491)Great Budbridge Manor, 492)Feathers Hotel, 493)Otterburn Tower, 494)Otterburn Hall, 495)Arreton Manor, 496) All Saints' Church, Newchurch, 497)Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, 498)Great Budworth, 499) Maglić, 500)Sutjeska National Park, 501)Rabotnitsa, 502)The Mermaid Inn, 503)Tsukabaru Dam, 504)Piva Monastery and 505) South Sudan. Break from August 2011 to Agust 2012 due to health reasons. Restarted editing in September 2012 and continued with DYKs

From September 2012

506) Alcatraz Citadel; 507)Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary; 508)Fakanau; 509)Kerevat Airfield; 510)Kerevat; 511)Stewart Iron Works; 512)Rufe Persful, 513)Vacha Dam; 514)Haesindang Park; 515)Phallic architecture; 516)Solomon Islands dance; 517) Tsankov Kamak Hydro Power Plant; 518)Agyen Kokobo; 519) Eggplant production in China; 520) Exposición Nacional de Minería (1883); 521) Ricardo Velázquez Bosco; 522)Daniel Zuloaga; 523) Palacio de Velázquez; 524)Bachwoche Ansbach; 525) Royal Factory of La Moncloa;526)Real Fábrica del Buen Retiro; 527) Bartolomé Sureda y Miserol; 528)Real Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja; 529)Queen Elizabeth's corgis;530)Khalid Nabi Cemetery; 531)Hassan II Mosque; 532)Pre-Tolstojan; 533)Hairstyles in the 1950s; 534) Koutoubia Mosque; 535) Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park; 536) monuments; 537) Bawaman; 538) Jama; 539) Kevada; 540) Lila Gumbaj; 541) Nagina mosques; 542) Kalika Mata Temple; 543) Pavagadh Hill; 544)Residenz Ansbach; 545)St. Gumbertus; 546)St. Johannis; 547)Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque;548)Mehtab Bagh; 549) Xu Xusheng, 550) Nea Nikomedeia, 551) Reportedly haunted locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, 552) Door to Hell, 553) Marrakesh, 554) Honiara, 555) Honiara Solomon Islands College of Higher Education, 556) Woodford International School, 557) University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands, 558) William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History, 559) Shinsarugakuki, 560) Cadi Ayyad University, 561) Izena Island, 562) Dueodde, 563) Dueodde Lighthouse, 564) Hammeren, 565) Jons Kapel, 567) Paradisbakkerne, 568) Rytterknægten, 569) Eagle eyes, 570)Sittanavasal Cave, 571) Sittanavasal, 572) Philip and Son, 573) Oluf Høst Museum, 574)Museum of Asian Art, 575) Patrick Guerrand-Hermès, 576) German Turfan expeditions, 577)David Prescott Barrows, 578) Dartmouth Harbour, 579) South Turkmenistan Complex Archaeological Expedition, 580) Nirjala Ekadashi, 581)Amalaka Ekadashi, 582) Bolton Street Memorial Park, 583)Aïn Kassimou, 584)Cornwall Terrace, 585)Willem Pleyte, 586)Dev Deepawali (Varanasi),587)Ramnagar Fort, 588)Chunar Fort, 589)Royal Castle Hotel, 590)Myopia in animals, 591)High cheekbones, 592)Kamada Ekadashi, 593) Vimala Temple, 594) Bangalore Fort, 595) Vishalakshi Temple, 596) Hinglaj Mata, 597) Monkey King Festival, 598) Monegros Desert, 599)Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, 600) Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, 601)Bhairava Ashtami, 602)Varuthini Ekadashi, 603)Battle of Sidi Bou Othman, 604) Adae Festival, 605) Adae Kese Festival, 606) Akwasidae Festival, 607) Awukudae Festival, 608) Ashanti Yam Festival, 609) Tulsi in Hinduism, 610)Fatima-Zahra Mansouri, 611) Vishvarupa, 612)Maricha, 613)Mokshada Ekadashi, 614)Kharkhorin Rock, 615) Anantashayana Vishnu, 616) Datta Jayanti, 617) Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora, 618)Four Kumaras, 619)Gundicha Temple, 620)Pancharanga Kshetrams, 621)Mount Sage National Park, 622)Vaikuntha Chaturmurti, 623)Kulap, 624)Shatrunjaya, 625) Palitana temples, 626) Great Mosque of Sana'a, 627)Phnom Sorsia, 628)Attapeu, 629)Bokeo,630) Bolikhamxai, 631)Champasak, 632)Houaphan, 633)Khammouane, 634) Luang Namtha, 635) Luang Prabang, 636)Phongsali, 637) Salavan, 638) Savannakhet, 640) Vientiane Province 641)Prefecture, 642) Killing caves of Phnom Sampeau, 643)Phnom Santuk, 644)Saleh Mosque, 645) Minangkabau marriage, 646)Vishvaksena, 647)John Crabbe Cunningham, 648)Gaulden Manor, 649)Kankalamurti, 650) Varaha, 651) Varahanatha Temple, 652)Portrait of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, 653)Regolini-Galassi tomb, 654)Matsya, 655)Mosconi (restaurant), 656) Zarzaitine, 657) Kootznahoo Inlet, 658)Vester Egesborg, 659)Undløse, 660)St Martin's, 661)Murder Cove, 662) Port Snettisham, 663)Martin's Cave, 664)Ten Hamadi, 665)Brasília National Park, 666) Arsenal de la Carraca, 667) Tholing 668) monastery, 669) Purang-Guge kingdom ,670)Yeshe-Ö,671)Crystal Mine, 672) Bermudian cuisine, 673) Mount Jackson (Antarctica), 674) Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, 675) Balagansk, 676) Hungry Bay Nature Reserve, 677) Paget Marsh Nature Reserve, 678) Edward Augustus Holyoke Hemenway, 679) Windham Bay, 680) Herman Frederik Carel ten Kate (artist), 681) Corubal River, 682) Viggo Stuckenberg, 683) Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition, 684) Mary Tileston Hemenway,685) Namling, 686)Ganesha Temple, Idagunji, 687) Lambert ten Kate, 688) William Henry Bay, 689) Tabo Monastery, 690) John Treadwell (miner), 691) Berners Bay, 692) Municipal Museum of Algeciras, 693) Panchakanya (Hinduism), 694) Anakalang, 695) Ulu Temburong National Park, 696) Feistritz an der Gail, 697)Gossabrough, 698)Juneau gold belt, 699) Paranapiacaba, 700) Benie Hoose, 701) Pettigarths Field Cairns, 702) Standing Stones of Yoxie, 703) Huxter Fort, 704)Symbister, 705) Symbister House, 706) Torre de los Adalides, 707)Kollafjørður, 708)Stone circles of Junapani, 709)Rio Grande da Serra, 710)Tukgahgo Mountain, 711) Musgum mud huts, 712)Whalsay Parish Church, 713)Hirebenkal, 714)Poeh Museum, 715)Wildlife of Cameroon, 716)Waza National Park, 717)Sealyham House, 718)Palais Leuchtenberg, 719) Morro Solar, 720)Protected areas of Cameroon, 721)Lascaris Battery, 722)David Oppenheim (clarinetist), 723) Battalion Park, 724)Shuanglin Temple, 725)El-Tarif, 726) Zahamena National Park, 727) Termit Massif Reserve, 728) Al-Mansuriya, 729) Fatimid architecture, 730) El-Kouf National Park, 731) Colan Church, 732) Saptashrungi, 733) Wildlife of Libya, 734) Tubutulik River, 735) Bikenibeu, 736) Vito Alessio Robles, 737) Banner Mountain, 738) Wolf Creek (Nevada County, California), 739) Bangui, 740) Nettleton Mill, 741) Elephant racing, 742) Vallée de Mai, 743) Wildlife of Niger, 744) Lulua Mosque, 745) Cockroach racing, 746) Baroli Temples, 747) Wildlife of Vietnam, 748) Groenendael Priory, 749)Saxon Tithe Barn, 750)Bangui Magnetic Anomaly, 751) Cape Nome, 752)Atiq Mosque (Awjila), 753) Candle Creek, 754) Kiwalik River, 755) Aldabra, 756)Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, 757) Ganesha Ratha, 758) Pancha Rathas, 759) Dharmaraja Ratha, 760)Arjuna Ratha, 761) Bhima Ratha, 762) Draupadi, 763)Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, 764)Cave Temples of Mahabalipuram, 765) Varaha Cave Temple, 766)Krishna Cave Temple, 767)Mahishasuramardini mandapa, 768) Panchapandava Cave Temple, 769)Olakkannesvara Temple, 770) Shore Temple, 771) Descent of the Ganges (Mahabalipuram), 772) World Digital Magnetic Anomaly Map, 773) Koyuk River, 774) Lake Débo, 775) Sukur, 776) Kakum National Park, 777) Fish River (Alaska), 778) Vester Egede Church, 779) Faxe Church, 780) Norton Bay, 781) Protected areas of Vietnam, 782) Haslev Church, 783) Wildlife of Chechnya, 784) Lee Tai-Young, 785) Liu-Wang Liming, 786) Wang Huiwu, 787) Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane, 788) COMINAK, 789) SOMAIR, 790) Akokan, Niger, 791) Sant Tukaram (film), 792) Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra, 793) Hunterwali, 794) Master Vithal, 795) Master Vithal, 796) Congo-Nile Divide, 797) Mohini Bhasmasur, 798) Anna Salunke, 799) Wildlife of Mali, 800) Fremont Hotel, Los Angeles, 801) Thomas Pascoe, 802) Rugezi Marsh, 803) Assa River (Sunzha River), 804) Pieter Goos, 805) Wildlife of Rwanda, 806) Yoram Tsafrir, 807) Louis-André de Grimaldi, 808) Brooks Mountain, 809) Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, 810)Wildlife of Mongolia, 811) St. Lamberti, Hildesheim , 812) Tang Qunying, 813) Mahango Game Park, 814) St. Michael's Cathedral (Sitka, Alaska), 815) Buberuka Highlands, 816) Devtamura, 817) Selworthy Beacon, 818) Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Mata-Utu, 819) Tang Shu-wing, 820) Corinne Mentzelopoulos, 821) Ear Mountain, 822) Fishing in Vanuatu, 823) Vatican Historical Museum, 824) Gabriela Laperrière de Coni , 825) Carolina Muzzilli, 826) María Jesús Alvarado Rivera 827) Dorob National Park, 828) Mining in North Korea, 829) Ivan Mackerle, 830) Gregorian Tower, 831) Râpa Roșie, 832) Mata-Utu, 833) Rosario de Acuña Villanueva de la Iglesia, 834) Mount Elbert, 835) Caracas Cathedral, 836) Caldey Abbey, 837) Mining in Mongolia, 838) Copper mining in Mongolia, 839) Windfall tax (Mongolia), 840) Murray Hill, Christmas Island, 841) St Kilda field mouse, 842) Pinguk River, 843) Mariblanca Sabas Alomá, 844) Ashtabharya, 845 Jambavati, 846) Kalindi, 847) Mitravinda, 848) Nagnajiti, 849)Bhadra, 850Lakshmana, 851) 16,000 other wives, 852) Rohini, 853) Congressional Palace of Argentina, 854) Holy Ghost Mission (Bagamoyo), 855) Amba (Mahabharata), 856) Palacio Liévano, 857) Gisselfeld, 858) Grotta di Lourdes, 859) Roholte Church, 860) Wildlife of Haiti, 861)José Acevedo y Gómez, 862) Palacio de San Carlos (Bogotá), 863) La Asunción, 864) Catedral Nuestra Señora de La Asunción, 865) Palacio Federal Legislativo, 866) Emilio Boggio, 867) Gurlen, 868) Cotton production in Uzbekistan, 869) Palacio Municipal de Caracas, 870) Knuthenborg Safaripark, 871) St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi, 872) Lettuce production in China, 873) Birthplace of Simón Bolívar, 874) Coffee production in Venezuela, 875) Black Mesa (Oklahoma), 876) Protected areas of Namibia,877) Dhambalin, 878) Sada Mire, 879) Zarafshan Range, 880) Siskiyou Summit, 881) Siskiyou Pass, 882) National Art Gallery (Caracas), 883) Palacio de Justicia de Caracas, 884) Palacio de las Academias, 885) Bandholm, 886) Music in Varanasi, 887) Tomb of King Tongmyong, 888) Francisco Esteban Gómez, 889) Wildlife of Nepal, 890) Knuthenborg, 891) Grand Mosque (Dubai), 892) Caldey Island, 893) Husn Camp, 894) Johan Ankerstjerne, 895) Oia, Greece, 896) Hotel Danieli, 897) Cotton production in the United States, 898) Palacio Haedo, 899) Lina Ron, 900) Gulf of Cazones, 901) Potato production in North Korea, 902) Hollis Dow Hedberg, 903) San Tomé, Venezuela, 904) Gian Carlo Passeroni, 905) Banana production in Ecuador, 906) Palacio de la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, 907) María Gómez Carbonell, 908) Film career of Grace Kelly, 909) Opium production in Burma, 910) Fishing industry in Denmark, 911) Noemi Marone Cinzano, 912) Scipione Cobelluzzi, 913) Grand Turk Lighthouse, 914) Turks and Caicos National Museum, 915) Los Angeles in the 1920s, 916) San Francisco in the 1970s, 917) Milizac, 918) Chicago in the 1930s, 919) Garlic production in China, 920) Oakley Hall, Hampshire, 921) Belén López (actress), 922) Belén López (flamenco dancer), 923) Golden Lion (Fulham public house), 924) Mussafah, 925) Corn production in the United States, 926) Cabañas Department, 927) Biochemical Predestination, 928) Maribo Open-Air Museum, 929) Sensuntepeque, 930) Sheep farming in New Zealand, 931)Gustava Aigner, 932) Toreby, 933) Constitutional history of Tokelau, 934) Pennyghael, 935) Peter Wickens Fry, 936) Purdy Islands, 937)Sergei Azarov, 938) Toreby, 939) Constitutional history of Tokelau, 940) Pennyghael, 941) Peter Wickens Fry, 942) Purdy Islands, 943) Sergei Azarov, 944) Sheep farming in Wales, 945) Bruno Möhring, 946) Rice production in the United States, 947) Las Vegas in the 1940s, 948) Broholm, 949) Hinduism in Los Angeles 950) Cat Creek Oil Field, 951) Ellenborough Park Hotel, 952) Tahir Aydoğdu, 953) Wheat production in the United States, 954) Petroleum County, Montana, 955) Music of Tokelau, 956) Rokel River, 957) Ivetofta, 958) Casa del Arte (Concepción, Chile), 959) Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, 960) Carsaig Arches, 961) Carsaig Bay, 962) Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, 963) Toquepala Caves, 964) Geology of the Pacific Ocean, 965) Asana, Peru, 966) Asana River, 967) Osmore River, 968) Grenada National Museum, 969) Adèle Dumilâtre, 970)Palikir, 971) Badajoz, 972) Hongcheon County, 973) Pasaleng Bay, 974) Music in Paris, 975) Hinduism in Karnataka, 976) Burj Qatar, 977) Allan McLean (philanthropist), 978) McLean's Mansion, 979) Nørreballe, 980) Tjörnin, 981)Goleta Point, 982) Nino Konis Santana National Park]], 983) Staatstheater Mainz, 984) Ponte Vella, 985) Vatnsmýrin Nature Reserve, 986) Ourense Cathedral, 987) Eagle Peak (Wyoming), 988) Ira Lalaro, 989) Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, 990) Mining in Ethiopia, 991) Maillezais Cathedral, 992)Paitchau, 993)Wildlife of Chile, 994)Rapa Nui National Park, 995)Tomb of Safdarjung, 996)Art in Paris, 997)Guadalcanal American Memorial, 998)Diego García de Moguer, 999)Marikamba Temple, Sirsi, 1000) Ibitekerezo, 1001)Bluestone River (Alaska), 1002)Bangui Agreements, 1003)Thầy Temple, 1004) Cape Mountain, 1005) Apinac, 1006) Cristóbal Oudrid, 1007) Teatro Español (Madrid), 1008)Grantley Harbor, 1009) Corral de comedias de Almagro,1010) Geography of Gough Island, 1011) Kumarakottam Temple, 1012)Wildlife of Burundi, 1013) Church of San Pedro de Atacama, 1014 Swami Vivekananda (film), 1015) Lille Vildmose, 1016) KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, 1017) Sister Christine, 1019) Nag Panchami, 1020) Tutuala, 1021) Ahu Akivi, 1022) Goaribari Island, 1023) Mols Bjerge National Park, 1024) Vedanta Society of New York, 1025) Young Eagles (film), 1026) Bal des Quat'z'Arts, 1027) Bulgarian wedding music, 1028) Corral de comedias, 1029) Pennock Island, 1030) Tongass Narrows, 1031)Irrawaddy Bridge, 1032)Josephine MacLeod, 1033) Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached, 1034)Bartaman Bharat, 1035)Nachuk Tahate Shyama, 1036) Religion not the Crying need of India, 1037) Cassava production in Nigeria, 1038) [Nakhal Fort]], 1039) Eknath Ranade, 1040) Buddhism, the Fulfilment of Hinduism, 1041) Maurice Yvain, 1042) Ettington Hall, 1043) Bahujana sukhaya bahujana hitaya cha, 1044) Sangeet Kalpataru, 1045) Jiddat al-Harasis, 1046) Swami Vivekananda in California, 1047) Franciscus Pahr, 1048) Amir Chakhmaq Complex, 1049) Mozart's birthplace, 1050) Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, 1051) Avocado production in Mexico, 1052) Burchard Precht, 1053) Zeinodin Caravanserai, 1054) Daridra Narayana, 1055) Brzeg Castle, 1056) Ian McCurrach, 1057) Comodoro Rivadavia Cathedral, 1058) John Henry Wright, 1059) Relationship between Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, 1060) Altenburg Abbey, 1061) Influence and legacy of Swami Vivekananda, 1062) Jharokha Darshan, 1063) Atmano mokshartham jagat hitaya cha, 1064) Brunei Investment Agency, 1065) Mourdi Depression, 1066) Swami Vivekananda's prayer to Kali at Dakshineswar, 1067) Langrigg, 1068) Swami Vivekananda Youth Employment Week, 1069) Jewish Historical Museum, Belgrade, 1070) Culture of the Cook Islands, 1071) Ram Chandra Datta , 1072) Skagen Odde, 1073) Ghafiri, 1074) Hinawi, 1075) Culture of Guam, 1076) Lågskär, 1077) Lågskär Lighthouse, 1078) Malören, 1079) Būtingė oil terminal, 1080) Gitega Province, 1081) First Belgrade Singing Society , 1082) Restaurants in Singapore, 1083) Alatskivi Castle, 1084) Swami Vivekananda, 1085) InterContinental Geneva, 1086) Rousing Call to Hindu Nation, 1087) Imtiaz Ali Taj, 1088) Güstrow Castle, 1089)Larabanga Mosque, 1090) Elephant hunting in Chad, 1091) Museums in Kiev, 1092)Duladeo Temple

DYK World Challenge[edit]

The DYK A-Z country challenge with User:Dr. Blofeld and User:Rosiestep to produce several DYKs for every country and entity on the planet.

DYK hits of more than 5000 on the day the article hook was posted on the Main Page (90)[edit]

Article Image DYK views DYK hook
Mining in North Korea 49136 ... that while North Korea is abundant in natural resources worth trillions of dollars, most of these often cannot be mined due to the acute shortage of electricity in the country?
Door to Hell
(November 1, 2012)
Blazing The Door to Hell Fire 26,298 ... that the Door to Hell (pictured) has been blazing since 1971?
Battle of Sidi Bou Othman Charles Mangin 17348 ... that in the Battle of Sidi Bou Othman, French Army Colonel Mangin (pictured) formed his 5,000 troops into a single large square with the artillery units placed at the center of the infantry formations?
Martin's Cave Old Martin's Cave 13753 …that Martin's Cave (pictured) is named after the man who found it when he fell off the Rock of Gibraltar?
Elephanta Caves Elephanta Caves Trimurti.jpg 13500 ... that Portuguese soldiers used Elephanta Caves – now a World Heritage Site – sculptures for target practice, sparing only the Trimurti (pictured)?
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Golden Rock.JPG 12700 ... that the sight of the "gravity defying" Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (pictured) or Golden Rock, in the Mon State of Myanmar, has been described as "enough to inspire a religious conversion"?
Bangui magnetic anomaly Bangui magnetic anomaly in CAR shown in red colour 12,586 ... that most of the Central African Republic is covered by the Bangui Magnetic Anomaly (pictured as large red anomaly in central Africa), the result of an igneous intrusion or meteorite impact?
Vallée de Mai Valleé de mai park 12431 ... that a Kabbalistic decoding of the Book of Genesis by Charles George Gordon suggested Vallée de Mai (pictured) in Seychelles is the Garden of Eden?
Yanar Dag Yanar Dag - Flaming Hillside.jpg 12400 ... that Yanar Dag (pictured) is a natural fire that burns "eternally" on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula in Azerbaijan?
Eagle eyes Golden Eagle eye 9,649 + 3,573 - (1,048 + 866)/2 = 12,265 ... that colour vision with resolution and clarity are the most prominent features of eagles' eyes (pictured), and hence the epithet given to sharp-sighted people is "eagle-eyed”?
Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora 11,850 ... that the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora (pictured) in Greece was featured in the 1981 James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only?
Minangkabau marriage Bride and groom in Minangkabau marriage 11,707 ... that customarily, in a Minangkabau marriage (pictured), the bridegroom lives with his sister and visits his wife's house only at night?
Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden portrait cropped.jpg 11500 .. that, while in Sudan, the late Osama bin Laden (pictured) lived in a pink stucco and brick house in Khartoum, and often weekended with his family in a one-storey mud house overlooking the Blue Nile in Soba?
Vatican Historical Museum
Pavelig karet.jpg
10959 ... that the Vatican Historical Museum contains a collection of decorated carriages (pictured), saddles, sedans, wagons and the first cars used by the Popes?
wildlife of Zanzibar Panthera pardus adersi2.jpg 10600
  • ... that the wildlife of Zanzibar included its own species of leopard (mounted specimen pictured) that survived from the ice age but may now be extinct?
Haesindang Park phallic architecture Penis park korea2.jpg 5537 + 4460 =10097 ... that Haesindang Park, on the eastern coast of South Korea, is also known as "Penis Park", due to its statues representative of phallic architecture (pictured)?
Tomb of Akhethetep and Christiane Ziegler Mastaba Akhethetep.jpg 7900+3000=10900 ... that Christiane Ziegler excavated the Tomb of Akhethetep (pictured) from 1991–1999?
Kharkhorin Rock Kharkhorin Rock 9,868 ... that Erdene Zuu Monastery in Mongolia has a 24-inch penis?
Hassan II Mosque 100x100px 9694 ... that the minaret (pictured) of Hassan II Mosque, the world's tallest at 210 m (689 ft), is fitted at the top with an electronic laser directing rays towards Mecca?
Mount Elbert
Mount Elbert
9,307 ... that to ensure Mount Elbert (pictured) remained the highest of the Rockies, its supporters tore the top off another mountain?
Comodoro Rivadavia Cathedral Zeinodin Caravanserai in Iran 9202 ... that the publisher Lonely Planet called the Comodoro Rivadavia Cathedral (pictured) the "ugliest cathedral you'll ever see"?
La Salle Hotel La Salle Hotel main.jpg 9000 ... that Chicago's La Salle Hotel (pictured) became an ex-officio White House during U.S. President William Howard Taft's extended stay in its presidential suite?
Jökulsárlón Jökulsárlón lagoon in southeastern Iceland.jpg 9000 ... that live coverage of Jökulsárlón (pictured) in Iceland on the American TV program Good Morning America in 2006 was viewed by an estimated 4 million people?
Phumdis Loktak Lake.jpg 8800 ... that phumdis (example pictured), exclusive to Loktak Lake, are masses of decaying vegetation forming Keibul Lamjao National Park, the world’s largest floating park that preserves endangered Eld's Deer, in Manipur, India?
'Asana Asana River Osmore River Vallemoquegua1.jpg 5931+ 1426+ 1316=8763 ... that the Asana archaeological site, occupied over the course of 8,000 years, is located by the Asana River, a tributary of the Osmore River (river valley pictured)?
Four Kumaras Sankadi Muni Bhagavan.jpg 8603 ... that the great ancestors of the world are believed to roam the universe as four naked five-year-old children?
The Mermaid Inn The Mermaid Inn1.jpg 8600 ... that The Mermaid Inn (pictured) in England has a strong connection with the notorious Hawkhurst Gang which used the inn in the 1740s?
wedding dress of Princess Alexandra of Denmark Princess Alexandra wedding dress 1863.jpg 8600
Antarctica Untersee (Wohlthatmassiv).jpg 8600 ... that that NASA scientists have described Lake Untersee (pictured) in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, as one of the most unusual lakes on Earth with a pH like that of strong Clorox?
Jal Mahal Jal Mahal.jpg 8600 ... that the restoration of Jal Mahal (pictured) plays an important role in improving the tourist industry of Jaipur in Rajasthan?
Percé Rock Ile du Rocher Percé.jpg 8300 ... that Percé Rock (pictured), one of the largest and most spectacular natural arches in the world, is an icon of the province of Quebec?
potato revolution Potato production in North Korea. 8087 ... that after the North Koreans got too hungry, a potato revolution (potato mound pictured) began?
Salmon Creek Dam Close view of Arch dam.jpg 8200
  • ... that the Salmon Creek Dam (pictured) in Juneau, the capital of Alaska, was built in 1914 and was the world's first constant-angle arch dam?
11 Provinces in North Vietnam
(September 06, 2010)
Map of Vietnam 878 + 686 + 767+634 + 783 + 854 + 720 + 710 + 730 + 718 + 721 = 8201 ... that the 11 provinces of Bắc Giang, Bắc Kạn, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Yen Bai are part of the 59 administrative provinces and 5 municipalities in Vietnam?
Kankalamurti Knakalamurti 8084 that Kankalamurti (pictured) carries a staff on which the bones of the arms and legs of the slain person are tied?
Duladeo Temple Duladeo Temple 8043 ... that the walls of the Duladeo Temple (pictured) have a display of carved apsaras (celestial dancers) in erotic postures?
Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve Buddha 8000 ... that the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve contains a "stone tree" (pictured)?
Longmen Grottoes Buddha 8000 ...that the approximately 1,400 caves of China's Longmen Grottoes contain about 100,000 statues, some of which are only 1 inch (25 mm) high, while the largest Buddha statue (pictured) is 57 feet (17 m) in height?
Ivan Mackerle
(May 16, 2013)
Mongolian death worm
7997 ... that Ivan Mackerle hunted the Mongolian death worm (pictured), the Loch Ness monster, the Tasmanian tiger, and the elephant bird?
wedding dress of Grace Kelly 7800 ... ... that the wedding dress of Grace Kelly, characterized as "one of the most-beloved of all time", was designed by Helen Rose, a leading costume designer of the era for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)?
Siri_Fort Siri Fort wall at Panchsheel Park.jpg 7600 ... that during Alauddin Khilji's war against the Mongol army, the foundation for the Siri Fort (pictured) in Delhi was laid on the severed heads (‘Siri’ in Urdu: “head”) of about 8,000 Mongol soldiers?
Tutinama Mughal19.jpg 7600
  • ... that Tutinama is a collection of 52 Persian stories narrated through a parrot to prevent his owner (pictured) from committing adultery while her husband was away on business affairs?
Jurassic Museum of Asturias MUJA-Tyrannosaurus.JPG 7700 ... that among the replicas exhibited in the Jurassic Museum of Asturias in Colunga, Spain, are the copulating Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaurs (pictured)?
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary Alcatraz Island Alcatraz Cellhouse.jpg 3388 + 4294=7682 ... that before the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary began operations in 1934 there was a citadel on Alcatraz Island?
Ain Dara temple Ain Dara.jpg 7600 ... that fortuitous finding of a colossal basalt lion (pictured) in 1955 led to discovery of the Ain Dara temple near Aleppo in Syria, which was built in three structural phases between 1300 BC and 740 BC?
Lake Pichola Udaipur01.jpg 7,200 ... that Lake Pichola (pictured), an artificial fresh water lake created in 1362, is named after the nearby Picholi village in Udaipur city?
History of hotel fires in the United States Winecoff-Hotel-Atlanta-01.jpg 7200 ... that the 1946 fire at the Winecoff Hotel (pictured) in Atlanta, Georgia was the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history?
Hawa Mahal Hawa Mahal Jaipur.jpg 7100
  • ... that the Hawa Mahal (pictured) in Jaipur, India, has 953 small windows (jharokhas) which were built with the intention to allow royal ladies to view the street below without being seen?
Chimi_Lhakhang, Phallus paintings in Bhutan
(August 23, 2010)
Chimi Lhakhang Divine Madman Monestary 4600 + 2500 =7100 ... that that it is customary at Chimi Lhakhang to strike female pilgrims on the head with a 10-inch (25 cm) wooden phallus and that the monastery features phallic paintings on its walls?
Aman Sveti Stefan Svetistefan1756.JPG 7000 ... that a luxury hotel and resort on the islet of Sveti Stefan, Montenegro (pictured) has been described as a "'70s Adriatic playground on a hilly peninsula that's barely connected to the mainland"?
Selworthy Beacon Mariano Rivera pitching 6823 ... that in the sixteenth century, Selworthy Beacon (pictured) in Somerset was used as a beacon location to warn of impending invasions?
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi Castle bracciano.jpg 6800 ... that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes married at the Castello Orsini-Odescalchi (pictured)?
Black Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn 6700 ... that the black Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's has been called "perhaps the most famous little black dress of all time"?
hairstyle in the 1950s Mamie Eisenhower color photo portrait, White House, May 1954.jpg 6687 ... that "short bangs" was a very popular hairstyle in the 1950s, favored by women such as First Lady Mamie Eisenhower (pictured)?
Ahu Akivi Closer view of Ahu Akivi moai statues 6668 ... that in 1960, at Ahu Akivi (pictured) on Easter Island, archeologists took a month to raise the first moai, but less than a week to raise the seventh?
Shatrunjaya Palitana temples Palitana.jpg 3098+3383 =6481 .... that Shatrunjaya is a sacred site for Jains, containing hundreds of Palitana temples (pictured)?
Nakhal Fort Nakhl.jpg 6454 .... that in November 2003, Prince Charles visited the restored Nakhal Fort (pictured) during an official visit to Oman?
Larabanga Mosque Larabanga Mosque Ghana 6296 ... that Larabanga Mosque (pictured) is one of the eight ancient mosques in Ghana, and is considered the "Mecca of West Africa"?
white floral Givenchy dress 6200 =... that Time magazine voted the white floral Givenchy dress worn by Audrey Hepburn at the 1954 Academy Awards as the greatest Oscar dress of all time?
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, monuments, Bawaman, Jama, Kevada,Lila Gumbaj, Nagina mosques, Kalika Mata Temple, Pavagadh Hill Jama Masjid in Champaner 402+598+354+257+207+806+426+204+2982=6236 ... that the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park contains dozens of monuments, including the Bawaman, Jama (pictured), Kevada, Lila Gumbaj, and Nagina mosques, as well as the Kalika Mata Temple atop Pavagadh Hill?
Dubdi Monastery Yuksom Norbugang Chorten Pemayangtse Sanga Choeling Khecheopalri Lake Tashiding
(May 24, 2010)
Yuksom Dubdi Gompa 673 + 688 + 663 + 650+664 + 609+815 + 1303 =6065 ... that Chogyal established the first monastery (pictured) in Sikkim at Yuksom in 1701, which is part of a Buddhist pilgrimage circuit including Norbugang, Pemayangtse , Rabdentse, Sanga Choeling, Khecheopalri Lake, and Tashiding?
Gwalior Fort Fort Gwalior.jpg| 6600 ... that during India's Mughal period, the Gwalior Fort (pictured) was used for imprisoning and killing royal princes?
Loire LoireAChamptoceaux.jpg 6500 ... that the Loire (pictured) is the longest river in France?
City Palace of Jaipur Silver pot01.jpg| 6500 ... that the City Palace of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India, holds the world's two largest silver objects (one pictured)?
Kodaikanal Lake Kodaikanal lake.jpg 6,400 ... that Kodaikanal Lake (pictured) was developed in 1863, amid the town of the same name, by the British and early missionaries from the USA?
Saint Anne, Alderney Bunker in Alderney.JPG 6400 ... that the Luftwaffe command bunker (pictured) and tower, and the German naval tactical headquarters were located in Saint Anne, Alderney during World War II?
Balancing Rocks 100x100px 6300 ... that the popularity of the Balancing Rocks formation grew when the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe featured it on certain issues of Zimbabwean banknotes (pictured), including the current series?
Adalaj Stepwell Adalaj Stepwell III, Gujarat.jpg 6,300 ... that according to legend, a beautiful widow drowned herself in the Adalaj Stepwell (pictured) to avoid being remarried?
Bellary Fort Bellary Fort3.jpg 6,300 ... that a French engineer who built the Bellary Fort (pictured) was executed by Hyder Ali because the fort was lower than a nearby hill?
Junagarh Fort India Bikaner Junagarh Fort.jpg 6300 ...that Daulatpol gate in the Junagarh Fort (pictured) in India has 41 hand imprints of the wives of Maharajas of Bikaner, who committed sati (self immolation) on the funeral pyres of their husbands?
Ramnagar Fort Ramnagar Fort 6206 ... that the museum within Ramnagar Fort (pictured) was at one time a Durbar Hall?
Chuy Pontearroiochui.jpg 6100] ... that the Uruguayan city of Chuy is only separated from the Brazilian city of Chuí by an avenue (pictured)?
Diu Fort Diu1.jpg 6000 ...that the Diu Fort (pictured) in India was voted one of seven wonders of Portuguese colonialism in an opinion poll in Portugal?
Tomb of Safdarjung Tomb of Safdarjung 5,968 ... that the Tomb of Safdarjung (pictured) built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style was described as "the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture"?
78-year-old bachelor mansion
McLean's Mansion (July 2013) 11.JPG
3713] +1923=5636 ... that a 78-year-old bachelor had a 53-room mansion built for him in Christchurch, New Zealand?
German Turfan expeditions Interior of the Basilica, Volubilis 5921 ... that the finds of the four expeditions, packed and carted to Germany initially, were murals, other artifacts (pictured a fresco of Buddhist Monks) and about 40,000 pieces of texts?
Tabo Monastery Tabo Gompa or Monastery 1,375 + 4,447 = 5,822 ... that Tabo (pictured) is the oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in both India and the Himalayas?
Suvarnadurg Suvarnadurg fort.JPG 5800
  • ... that Suvarnadurg (pictured), on the west coast of India, which was called a "Golden Fort" and the pride of the Marathas, was a naval fortification built to defend against European colonialist attacks?
Great Flood and the Ark Matsya pulls a boat carrying Manu and Saptarishi during Pralaya 5793 ... that the tale of the Great Flood and the Ark is also told in Hinduism?
Emperor Jahangir Jahangircrop.jpeg 5730 ... that Emperor Jahangir (pictured) held the practice of Jharokha Darshan in Agra Fort?
wildlife of Mongolia Dunes in the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park; 4997+ 647=5644 ... that some of the wildlife of Mongolia is found in the Gobi desert (pictured), the fifth largest desert in the world?
Chitradurga Fort Chitradurga Fort 5,700
Khalid Nabi Cemetery 5689 ... that Khalid Nabi Cemetery in Iran is a notable example of phallic architecture and a major tourist attraction?
Louis-André de Grimaldi Louis-André de Grimaldi 4,862 + 664 = 5,526 ... that nobleman Louis-André de Grimaldi (pictured) introduced unpopular improvements, such as dismissing the high altar and selling the Medieval and Renaissance silver, during his term as bishop of Le Mans?
Vishvarupa Vishnu Vishvarupa 5,681 ... that Vishvarupa (pictured) should have as many arms as possible?
Tsankov Kamak dam TsankovKanakDam.jpg 5649 ... that Tsankov Kamak dam (pictured) is the first double-curvature arch dam in cupola shape in Bulgaria?
Paro Taktsang Taktshang2.jpg 5500 ... that the nickname of Paro Taktsang (pictured) in Bhutan, "The Tiger's Nest", derives from the legend which tells that Padmasambhava founded a meditation cave there after travelling on a tigress?
Patuxai Patuxay, Vientiane, Laos.jpg 5500 ... that American money was switched from an airport to build the Patuxai monument (pictured) in Vientiane, Laos?}
Lhasa Gonggar Airport
(September 29, 2010)
Lhasa Airport.jpg 1100 + 1300 +883+1200 + 993=5476 ... that Gonggar County of Shannan Prefecture in Tibet contains the Gonggar Choide Monastery, a dzong, and a regional airport which serves Lhasa, despite being located about 62 kilometres (39 mi) from it?
Feathers Hotel, Ludlow Feathers hotel.jpg 5400 ... that The New York Times referred to the Feathers Hotel (pictured) in Ludlow, Shropshire, as "the most handsome inn in the world"?
High cheekbones Taharqa-painting.jpg 4,451 + 929 = 5,380 ... that male features of high cheekbones and a strong jaw and chin are a sign of a high level of testosterone, and also an attractive physical trait?
Panchakanya (Hinduism) Painting of five iconic heroines of Mahabharata and Ramayana epics of Hinduism 5,242 ... that each of the five heroines (pictured) from Hindu epics, venerated as exemplary chaste women, is recorded to have "known" at least one man other than her husband?
Hotel Danieli Johnny Depp 5,257 ... that in the 2010 film The Tourist, Johnny Depp (pictured) walked across the roof of Hotel Danieli in Venice in his pajamas?
Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda 5237 ... that Swami Vivekananda is credited with raising interfaith awareness and bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century?
Cape Nome Map of Cape Nome 5,228 ... that a draftsman may have misinterpreted the notation "? Name" as "C. Nome"?
Rice production in Vietnam Landscape in Sa Pa (Vietnam).jpg] 5200 ... that Vietnam is one of world’s richest agricultural regions (pictured) making Vietnam the second-largest exporter worldwide and the seventh-largest consumer of rice?
Organ Pipes National Park Organ Pipes Geological Feature Melbourne Australia.JPG 5200 ... that the Organ Pipes National Park, which has 400 million year old volcanic formations, features hexagonal basalt columns (pictured) known as the "Organ Pipes"?
Lina Ron Discussion and perplexity.jpg 5,184 ... that Lina Ron was very aggressive and volatile in her radical political life when Chávez called her "uncontrollable", and she even called herself an "ugly part" of the revolution?
Anantashayana Vishnu at Saranga Bishnu AnantaShayan, Saraang.jpg 5177 ... that the 15.4-metre (51 ft) long Anantashayana Vishnu at Saranga (pictured) is the longest sculpture of a reclining Vishnu in India?
Bangalore Fort Old Bangalore Fort, Inside View.JPG 4,505 + 633 = 5,138 ... that the site for Bangalore fort was said to have been chosen because a hare was seen chasing a hunting dog there?
Corral de comedias de Almagro Corral de comedias de Almagro situated on Plaza Mayor in the city centre 5132 ... that the Corral de comedias de Almagro was discovered in 1953 during renovation of the Plaza Mayor (both pictured)?
Varahanatha Temple Varahanatha Temple Front View 5115 ... that Varahanatha Temple (pictured) has erotic sculptures and amorous couples carved on its outer wall?
Manasbal Lake Manasbal.jpg 5,100 ... that Manasbal Lake (pictured), with the sobriquet "the supreme gem of all Kashmir Lakes", is the deepest lake in the Kashmir valley?
Wildlife of Cape Verde Acácia, Praia, Cape Verde.jpg 5100 ... that three million trees, including pine, oak, sweet chestnut, and acacia (pictured), are being planted every year as part of reforestation efforts in Cape Verde?
fifth largest tobacco market COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Vrouwen sorteren tabaksbladeren in de schuur van de tabaksonderneming Tandjong Morawa te Serdang Oost-Sumatra. TMnr 60047703.jpg 5,100 ... that Indonesia is the fifth largest tobacco market (tobacco factory pictured) in the world, and that in 2008 over 165 billion cigarettes were sold there?
Tholing
monastery
Purang-Guge kingdom
Yeshe-Ö
Tholing Monastery 92+1095+1091+[ http://stats.grok.se/en/201302/Purang-Guge_kingdom 891]=5050 ... that the Tholing monastery (pictured) of the Purang-Guge kingdom was built by Yeshe-Ö, the first notable lama-king in Tibet?
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram 1143+342+ 273+181+228+176+168+275+201+226+185+ 194+183+331+205+876=5007 ... that the UNESCO-inscribed Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram of the Pallava Period include: Ganesha Ratha; the Pancha Rathas of Dharmaraja, Arjuna, Bhima, Draupadi, and Nakula Sahadeva; several cave temples such as Varaha, Krishna, Mahishasuramardini, and Panchapandava; the structural temples of Olakkannesvara and Shore; and the Descent of the Ganges, one of the largest open-air bas-reliefs in the world?
Paduka Paduka footwear of Saints.jpg 5000 ... that Paduka (pictured), a footwear, is generally worn by mendicants and saints of Hindu and Jain religions, with significance in Hindu mythology linked to the epic Ramayana?
Manaslu Sunrise, Manaslu.jpg 5000 ... that Manaslu (pictured) is the eighth highest mountain in the world, located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal?
flèche faîtière Flag of New Caledonia.svg 5000 ... that the flèche faîtière and the Sun are depicted on the flag (pictured) of New Caledonia?

DYK hits between 4000 and 5000 on the day the article hook was posted on the Main Page (13)[edit]

Article Image DYK views DYK hook
Monsoon Palace Monsoon Palace.jpg 4600 ...that the Monsoon Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan, was used as the residence of the exiled Afghan prince Kamal Khan in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy?
Mountain Railways of India KSR Steam special at Taradevi 05-02-13 56.jpeg 4400 ... that three of the five sites of Mountain Railways of India (pictured) are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List?
Bijapur Fort Part of Fort, Beejapore..jpg 4400 ... that the large weight (55 tons) of the main cannon at the Bijapur Fort (pictured) discouraged the British from carrying it as a trophy to England?
Chittorgarh Fort Chittorgarh Fort.jpg 4400 ...that Rani Padmini in 1433 AD and Rani Karnavati in 1537 AD led the jauhar or self-immolation ritual by over 13,000 ladies of Rajput warriors who died in battles at Chittorgarh Fort (pictured)?
Suraj Tal SuryaTaal.jpg 4329 ... that Suraj Tal (pictured), the highest lake in India, may be reached by National Highway NH-21, the highest mountain road in the world?
Punakha Dzong PunakhaDzongInSpring.jpg 4300 ...that Punakha Dzong (pictured) is the second largest and second oldest Dzong in Bhutan, constructed by Zhabdrung (Shabdrung) Ngawang Namgyal in 1637–38?
Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai Mumbai BMC headquarters edit1.jpg 4300 ... that public hangings used to take place near the site of the Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai (pictured), India?
Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb Jamali Kamali mosque1.jpg 4300 ... that in Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb (pictured), the tomb chamber has two graves, one of Jamali the poet, and another of an unknown Kamali, who might have been chosen because his name rhymes with Jamali?
Maharana Pratap Sagar Pando Reservoir.JPG 4130 ... that Maharana Pratap Sagar (pictured) or Pong Dam Lake, created by the highest earthfill dam in India on the Beas River, intercepts migratory birds on their trans-Himalayan fly path during each migration season?
Karnataka's architectural monuments Pattadakal1.JPG 4100 ... hat two of Karnataka's architectural monuments, Pattadakal (pictured) and Hampi, are UNESCO World Heritage sites?
Tango Monastery TangoMonastery.jpg 4100 ... that the Tango Monastery (pictured) in Thimpu was founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa in the 13th century and built in its present form by Tenzin Rabgye, the fourth King of Bhutan, in 1688?
Trongsa Dzong TrongsaDzong.jpg 4900 ... that by the 19th century, the penlops, ruling from Trongsa Dzong (pictured), had become so powerful that Trongsa had effectively become the capital of Bhutan?
Thimphu Thimphu view 080907.JPG 4200 ... that Thimphu (pictured) is the capital city of Bhutan?

My Barnstars and medals[edit]

November 2013 GA Thanks[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg This user has contributed to The Great Ziegfeld good articles on Wikipedia.
On behalf of WP:CHICAGO, I thank you for your editorial contributions to The Great Ziegfeld, which recently was promoted to WP:GA.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 17:56, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Tony.--Nvvchar. 08:16, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Million award[edit]

Million award logo.svg The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Swami Vivekananda (estimated annual readership: 2,100,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:53, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

life of serving knowledge
Thank you for sharing your profound knowledge of Indian culture, nature and architecture, to name just a few, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (11 September 2010)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:29, 6 September 2012 (UTC) A year ago, you were the 236th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:04, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Great work!! Mr.Achar!!! Rayabhari (talk) 16:31, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

The 1000 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal[edit]

Dyk1000CE.svg The 1000 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Here is the official award, which you are the second to receive! To many, climbing Mount Everest would probably seem less of a challenge. Congratulations from Dr. Blofeld and me! --Rosiestep (talk) 14:50, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

The 1st through 999th are known, but which will be the 1000th?[edit]

Vaidyeshvara Temple, a profile at Talakad.JPG The 1st through 999th are known, but which article will be the 1000th?

An award in admiration for your work

In the same way that this temple has stood since the year 1000, so I hope the words and articles you've written in wikipedia are read a thousand years from now. Rosiestep (talk) 04:20, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
For your excellent teamwork with Dr. Blofeld on Honiara! --Plea$ant 1623 18:48, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Congratulations on taking Bangui to the GA level. smarojit HD 16:43, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
I will give Sant Tukaram a glance in the next couple of days, and get back to you. :) --smarojit HD 16:50, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

GA barnstar.png The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring Bangui to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! I hope you will see the value in your work on such topics. We must get more African and Latin American articles up to GA. Central America is yet to have one on a place, so after Badajoz, let's pick a Central American's city of province to get up to GA status! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 13:48, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Congrats on the GA pass for Marrakesh![edit]

Globe-barnstar2.png The Geography Barnstar
Thanks again for all your hard work on such an important article. Well done! Lemurbaby (talk) 05:15, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

900th DYK article[edit]

Lotus (8209612660).jpg 900th DYK Article Award
With sincere congratulations on achieving this milestone! Rosiestep (talk) 05:16, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
Excellent work at Amba (Mahabharata) article! -- Tito Dutta (contact) 17:30, 25 May 2013 (UTC)
1955 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe.jpg You've won a ride in a 1955 Cadillac
Very impressed with your diligence on the recent articles. Tremendous work, thankyou! Your daughter-in-law is entitled to a ride in this Cadillac too as a treat from me. I'm sure it was an enviable car when you were in your youth. ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 09:22, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Society barnstar 2.png The Society Barnstar
Let me be the first to congratulate you on the impressive UNESCO DYK series. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:45, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
To the Rosblofnari, for creating the Mahabalipuram DYK series. All great works. Redtigerxyz Talk 18:30, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
One Indian lets me down (Dharmadhyaksha), one Indian ever impresses me by his researching abilities and passion for editing. You're a tremendous asset to wikipedia Nvv! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 13:14, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for DYKing such a key worldwide topic as Wildlife of Vietnam. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:49, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

A Yak remembers you[edit]

Bos grunniens at Letdar on Annapurna Circuit.jpg A Yak greets Mr. Char
This yak, featured picture of today in the commons informed me that he remembers you fiddling with his local river in Nepal and is real cross about it, he demands an apology as you flooded a house he and his fellow yakites made from their dung, and which hosted celebrations of their annual Yak racing festival. Clear the air with the yak asap, wouldn't want it to get nasty and vandalise a dam now... ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 16:02, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

GA barnstar.png The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring Mount Jackson (Antarctica) to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 19:42, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

An Award for you!![edit]

Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon National Barnstar of Excellence
For your considerable efforts on the articles Wildlife of Cameroon and Musgum mud huts, most interesting and well researched. Well done. You'll be the first wikipedian in history to be awarded a Cameroon National barnstar and probably the first Indian to ever be mentioned in relation to Cameroon aside from ambassadors! I've honoured you on the hall of fame on Wikipedia:WikiProject Cameroon! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 16:36, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

A White Khata for Mr. Char[edit]

Katag Bodhisattva Day.jpg A White Khata for Mr. Char
I Count de Blejean award Mr. Char this white khata, a strong Tibetan offering of compassion, good-will, a pure, honest heart, and peace. May you treasure it and may we continue working together and enjoy collaborating. ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 14:23, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Laos provinces[edit]

Laos provinces.png Provincial and Prefecturial Barnstar of Laos
For expanding wikipedia's coverage on the 16 provinces and 1 prefecture of Laos. Rosiestep (talk) 15:59, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

100px The Naturalists Award of Excellence
For your efforts at improving Eagle eyes and Myopia in animals. You are a terrific asset to the project Nvv.♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 18:01, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
Mokshada Ekadashi, is an excellent article, thank you! §FreeRangeFrog 03:58, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Om.svg Om Barnstar
For introducing me to the awesomeness of Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park! Rosiestep (talk) 03:40, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Honestly, and I'm sure Rosie will vouch for this, it is a joy to have you back on wikipedia and to see your diligent edits. We both hope you are finding your return a happy and pleasurable one and that you missed editing! To many great articles to come! Three cheers! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:49, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg life of serving knowledge
Thank you for sharing your profound knowledge of Indian culture, nature and architecture, to name just a few, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (11 September 2010)! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:29, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Dyk500CE.svg The 500 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
My sincere congratulations with crossing the 500 DYK articles mark. Best wishes. Materialscientist (talk) 01:58, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I, Rishabh Tatiraju, award Nvvchar The Original Barnstar for his outstanding effort in expanding the Godavari Arch Bridge article from an undersized to an immense one. He deserves this barnstar for his hardwork. Rishabh Tatiraju (talk) 16:00, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Barnstar of High Culture.png The Barnstar of High Culture
For your immense work on World Heritage Sites, Monasteries, Palaces, Temples, raising Wedding Dresses to a new respectability, and showcasing other aspects of human civilization and culture, too numerous to name. VishalB (talk) 14:19, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Wildlife Barnstar (V5) Alt.png The Fauna Barnstar
Many thanks for your excellent expansion to the Wildlife of Zimbabwe article! The tremendous amount of hard work you have invested in this article has significantly increased public awareness of this priceless yet threatened natural resource. DiverDave (talk) 04:09, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
"What a Brilliant Idea!" Barnstar.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
To Dr. Blofeld and Nvvchar: For your ability to ignore a slew of day-after AFD votes (for Wedding dress of Kate Middleton) and introduce a visionary new category of "Wedding dress of..." articles that are well-written, well-referenced, and beautifully-illustrated, I hereby bestow this "What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar". Congratulations! Yoninah (talk) 20:20, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
Indian barnstar.png The Indian Barnstar of National Merit
This user has been nominated by the community of Indian editors for recognition as a Noteworthy Wikimedian at WikiConference India 2011. AshLin (talk) 14:08, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Farewell-Barnstar.jpg The Royal Retirement Barnstar
I, Joyson Noel, hereby bestow the Royal Retirement Barnstar on N. V. V. Char, one of the finest contributors Wikipedia has ever seen. We shall miss you dearly, and hope your health improves for the better, and you come back to us. Joyson Noel Holla at me! 09:13, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Award[edit]

BoNM - Azerbaijan.png The Azerbaijani Barnstar of National Merit
Awarded for informative edits to expand the Maiden Tower of Baku article. Great job! Tuscumbia (talk) 14:31, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
This barnstar comes with congratulations on your 300 article contributions to DYK! Cheers to you, Nvvchar! Rosiestep (talk) 06:47, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
I present you with this barnstar for cleaning up, referencing, and expanding Religion in San Marino beyond all expectations! Thank you for your work.--hkr Laozi speak 21:58, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For managing to make Ardelve above a stub class!♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:06, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Happy Nvvchar's Day![edit]

Featured article star.svg

User:Nvvchar has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Nvvchar's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Nvvchar!

Peace,
Rlevse
00:06, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

The 200 DYK[edit]

Dyk200CE.svg The 200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
For your tireless efforts to provide high-quality DYK content and improve wikipedia Materialscientist (talk) 01:23, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

The Barnstar of National Merit for Bhutan[edit]

BoNM - Bhutan Hires.png The Bhutan Barnstar of National Merit
Thank your for all you have done to help Bhutan related articles Spongie555 (talk) 03:16, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Nvvchar by Spongie555 (talk) on 03:16, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

The Barnstar of National Merit for Myanmar[edit]

Barnstar of National Merit.svg The Barnstar of National Merit
For all your hard work and collaborative effort in getting Mahamuni Buddha Temple to Good Article status, the very first for Myanmar (Burma). Well done! S Masters (talk) 16:30, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Nvvchar by S Masters (talk) on 16:30, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
BoNM - India.png The Indian Barnstar of National Merit
You probably deserve five of these... For your brilliance and strong passion to develop content, not just India but countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and others too. never wasting a precious second. As a wikipedian you are a shining example to the community and deserve every success and all the respect you are earning on here. I am highly impressed with your work on here and will to improve content to an acceptable standard. It amazes me how quickly you are able to write articles within hours which would take most people over a week. Keep up the great work my friend and accept this as appreciation of everything you do on here. If only all others were as motivated as you on here. Dr. Blofeld White cat 13:48, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Barnstars and Awards



Barnstar-stone2-noback.png The Epic Barnstar
Awarded to Nvvchar for his work on Tibetan Buddhism and old Indian forts and palaces YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars and White Ferns supermodel photo poll) 05:53, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Globe-barnstar2.png The Geography Barnstar
I =Nichalp «Talk»= Award Nvvchar this barnstar for the great work he does on Indian geography-related articles, especially lakes of India. =Nichalp «Talk»= 08:02, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
BoNM - India.png The Indian Barnstar of National Merit
For all the effort you put into your articles and manage to improve them almost single-handedly! KnowledgeHegemonyPart2 16:39, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
For your excellent DYK contributions in articles on Indian lakes and reservoirs. Keep up the good work.:-) RavichandarMy coffee shop 04:34, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
DYK Medal.svg The DYK Medal
For your wonderful DYK articles. Keep up the good work. :-)
-RavichandarMy coffee shop 18:37, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
Dyk25.svg The 25 DYK Medal
For crossing 25DYKs. Congrats
-RavichandarMy coffee shop 05:36, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
To all the people who worked on this article over the past couple days, particularly Nvvchar, Dinoguy2, Firsfron, and Spotty11222. Compared to how this article looked before, it's nearly unrecognizable! rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 19:50, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Dyk50.png The 50 DYK Medal   
Great job Nvvchar! Keep those DYK's coming. You're half way to 100. :) Synergy 20:39, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your excellent work on Chitradurga Fort!! -- Belasd (talk) 18:05, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your contributions to DYK, especially the very interesting article you wrote on Yana, India. Thank you for your contributions. Tiamuttalk 09:50, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Dyk100.png The 100 DYK Medal  
I hereby award you, Nvvchar, this 100 DYK Medal and congratulate you for the great accomplishment. Thanks for adding essential articles to Wikipedia about India and architecture especially. Your contribution to Wikipedia is extremely important. I, as I am sure many thousands of people all over the world are grateful to read about India in beautifully written articles by you. Thank you and keep up the good work and may you have many happy years editing on here! Himalayan 12:56, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Kudos Nvvchar. Congrats. --Redtigerxyz Talk 06:10, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Centenarian[edit]

Dyk100.png The 100 DYK Medal  
This to celebrate your contribution NVV. Some really interesting articles that remind us that not every article has to be about a baseball player or an old English church. This is my favourite DYK award as gold makes it look great, however don't let me deter you from going on to 200. Thanks again from me and the wiki. Victuallers (talk) 10:38, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

GA for Jahanpanah[edit]

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You, Nvvchar, have just been awarded The New Mikemoral's generic barnstar in miniature. You can earn this award too for other generic things, just like Nvvchar did.

I apologize. I left only a message on Hometech's talk page. I only scanned the history for issues with the article. Take my barnstar as congratulations and apology. --The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 02:51, 9 September 2009 (UTC)