What is the reason behind the pictures on the Indian rupee notes?


The new Indian notes that are being used by us now have a unique picture of a historical monument that has been printed on the back of the note. It is quite important to know what these prints depict some historical beauties of India.

10 rupee note

The ten rupee note is being printed with the famous Sun temple. This Temple is being situated 35 kilometers from Odisha and is being a very famous tourist spot. It was made in the 13th century in Konark and has beautiful carvings on its wall. The temple is dedicated to the sun god and has beautiful stone carvings. The temple was made like a huge chariot with twelve pairs of the ornamented wheels that are being pulled by seven horses. Though people are not allowed to worship inside the temple because it was closed by the Britishers during earlier times. It is known as a world heritage site since 1984.

20 rupee note

The twenty rupee note has the print of the Kailash temple on it. This temple is situated in Maharashtra’s Ellora and is known to be one of the largest stone cut temples. Of all the temples constructed in Ellora, this temple is a famous temple made during the 8th century by king Krishna I. It was carved in one huge rock, and thats the reason behind it being such a great historical temple. This temple is one of the 34 caves of Ellora.

50 rupee note

The fifty rupee note has the famous stone chariot made on it. The stone chariot is situated in Karnataka and was made by the great king of Vijayanagara Shri Krishna Deva Raya during the 16th century. It is said that he got fascinated by the chariot of the sun temple of Odisha while fighting a battle and constructed the stone chariot in his own empire. This chariot is being constructed under the Vittala temple complex and is a famous sight for the tourist.

100 rupee note

The hundred rupee note has the print of Ran Ki Vav also known as Rani Ki Vav. It is situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat. Rani Udayamati constructed this stepwell in the memory of her husband King Bhimdev I of Solanki Dynasty in 1063 which was later flooded by the Saraswati river. in the 1980s it was excavated by the archeological survey of India. This stepwell is known to be the finest stepwell in India and is the famous legacy of ancient India. It has more than 800 elaborate sculptures that are being seen at the ground level of the well.

200 rupee note 

It is being imprinted with the Sanchi Stupa that is situated in the town of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh. The great stupa in Sanchi is one of the oldest stupas which was built by the great King Ashoka during his time. He had constructed 84,000 stupas in Sanchi and divided the ashes of buddha in all of them. It was abandoned for years till in 1818 it was again discovered by British Gen. Henry Taylor. It is a famous archeological site in India.

500 rupee note

The five hundred rupee note is imprinted with the great historic Fort of India known as the Red Fort which is situated in the capital city of India, New Delhi. It was the main residence of the Mughal emperors during the Mughal rule. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan who resided there, the inside of the Red Fort is a World Heritage site which was known as Khas- Mahal and was built for Shah Jahan’s daughter. It was earlier made with white stones but later due to its chipping off during the British rule it was painted red and thats how the name Red Fort came into existence.

2000 rupee note

The two thousand rupee note has the most special imprint on it as it shows the Mangalyaan which is also known as the Mars Orbitor Mission. It was a great success of the space scientists of India as India was the first country to reach Mars. The Orbitor has captured variations on Mars that were noted by the scientists. Mangalyaan is a great success by the Indians and this print on the highest note of our Indian rupee shows the great and hard work of our Scientists.

All the notes have something special that is being printed, the monuments, the mangalyan all are India’s history and present that make us proud to be an Indian.

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