Amazing Facts you probably didn’t know about the Indian Rupees
Have you ever noticed the Image behind the Indian notes? If you have one, just pull out the note now and draw your attention towards the beautiful picture on it. Ever wondered if it depicts real or some fantastic location?
Notes have two sides. Indian notes show the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on the front & hence is called as Mahatma Gandhi series. The side which has the face of Mahatma Gandhi is called as Obverse and the other side is called as Reverse. The pictures on the back of Indian notes reflect our culture, our history, our progress.
Konark Temple on Rs 10 note
Konark Temple is the most popular and major attraction of Konark in Orissa. Konark is located at an distance of 65 km from Bhubaneshwar and 35 km from Puri. The term ‘Konark’ has been derived from ‘Kona’ and ‘Arka’ that means ‘Corner’ and ‘Sun’ respectively. Konark is positioned on the north-east corner of Puri, so this is how it came to be known as Konark.
In 1250 AD, Konark temple was built by King Narsingha Deva to commemorate his victory over Muslims. The temple is basically dedicated to Lord Surya or Sun God. Due to this fact, it is also popular as Sun Temple. The intricate carvings and rich sculpture make this temple truly a sight to behold.
Andaman island on Rs 20 Indian note
It is an alluring photo of one of the 300 Andaman Islands. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
Vittala Temple of Hampi on Rs 50 Indian note
Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India located near Hospet town in the Karnataka state, India around 350 km from Bangalore. Hampi was the initial capital city of famous historical Vijayanagara Empire located on the bank of Tungabhadra River. Tenali Rama, the legendary poet in Krishnadevraya’s court who uses his ingenious methods to solve even the trickiest problems hailed from Vijaynagar empire. It is believed by Hindus that Hampi was a kingdom of Monkeys known as Kishkindha mentioned in Ramayana.
Himalaya mountains on Rs 100 Indian Note
The ₹100 banknote of the Mahatma Gandhi Series is 157 × 73 mm Blue-green coloured note. Reverse of the note has Mt. Kanchenjunga printed on it, which signifies India’s highest peak. It has the view of Mt. Kanchenjunga of Himalaya from Goecha La pass. Goecha La (el. 4940 mt or 16,207 ft) is a high mountain pass in Sikkim, India in the Himalaya range.
Sanchi Stupa on Rs 200 Indian note
Sanchi, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, Sanchi Stupas reveal the richness of Indian heritage. The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structure in India and was originally commissioned by emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE. The Great Stupa is built over the relics of the Buddha and thus to honour these relics, the Stupa is crowned with chatra or umbrella. It is around 37 meters in diameter and over 16 meters high.
Red Fort on Rs 500 note
The Red Fort (Lal Qila) is a monument built in 1638 that rises 33 meters (108 ft) in Old Delhi. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is made of red stone and marble. It was built on the right bank of the Yamuna River.
Mangalyaan on Rs 2000 note
Motif of the Mangalyaan on the reverse of Rs 2000 note depicts the country’s first venture into the interplanetary space. It was propelled from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), making the boldest statement till date about India’s foray into the next generation of space technology. The mission took off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.