Twitter Thread Shows Historical Monuments & Events Printed On Indian Currency & It’s Awesome!

by Shreya Rathod
Twitter Thread Shows Historical Monuments & Events Printed On Indian Currency & It’s Awesome!

Over the years, the Indian currency system has changed a lot! It has evolved from gold and silver coins to the Indian Rupee system. After independence, the rupee system was set up as the official currency of the Republic Of India. If you have observed the rupee notes, they are adorned with various historical Indian monuments. A Twitter user, Desi Thug, has shared the thread of historical monuments and events featured on Indian currency.

Historical & Events Featured On The Indian Currency

1. Sun Temple At Konark

One of the finest examples of temple building is the Sun Temple at Konark, which is situated on the eastern coastlines of the Indian subcontinent and is depicted on the ₹10 note.

2. Kailash Temple At Ellora

In cave 16 of the Ellora Caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, there is a structure called the Kailash temple which is the largest monolithic rock-cut structure in the world. The ₹20 note in the Indian currency features this historical monument.

3. Stone Chariot At Hampi

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Stone Chariot is a well-known structure that is situated in front of the Vijaya Vittala Temple in Hampi, central Karnataka. It is a shrine devoted to Garuda, Lord Vishnu’s official chariot. It is featured on the ₹50 note.

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4. Rani Ki Vav At Patan

A stepwell called Rani Ki Vav is located in the Gujarat town of Patan and is situated along the Saraswati River’s banks. Since 2014, it has been included on India’s list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This step-well was featured on the ₹100 note.

5. Great Stupa At Sanchi

The Great Stupa of Sanchi, built by Emperor Ashoka thousands of years ago and embellished with some of the best Buddhist art in the world, is the region’s main attraction. You can find this monument printed on the ₹200 note!

6. Lal Qila Or Red Fort

Red Fort is a UNESCO Heritage site built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century and is one of the main tourist attractions in India. You can see this historical monument printed on ₹500 notes.

7. Mangalyaan

Besides various historical monuments, the ₹2000 note features ‘Mangalyaan’, the first spacecraft bound for Mars. It was launched in September 2014 however, lost communication in 2022.

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These were the historical monuments printed on the Indian currency notes.

Cover Image Courtesy: Desi Thug/ Twitter