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The Hindu God, Vishnu, has "contributed" two words to the English language.

One of them is "avatar" meaning incarnation, referring to his ten incarnations on the Earth to save mankind. What is the other !uggernaut. The word, "juggernaut", meaning a massive, unstoppable force, comes from one of the names with Vishnu is worshipped, Jagannath, especially in the eastern city of Puri. Here, an annual chariot ceremony sees the idol of Jagannath being placed in a massive wooden chariot and dragged around the streets of the city by devotees. ome devotees used to throw themselves under this chariot, believing that death this way would help their souls attain eternal bliss in Vai!unta, Vishnu"s abode. However, this practice is less popular now and the devotees are content with a piece of wood from the chariot after it is dismantled. #$ must than! funtrivia player, vpatnai!, for providing me the correct information on the event which occurs in his home state.%&& This ne"t word, meaning outcast, comes from the name of an untouchable caste or #alit caste, as the$ are now called, in Tamil %adu. Which one pariah. The word "pariah", meaning outcast, originates from the untouchable caste, "Pariyan", who were found all across the erstwhile 'adras Presidency. The ne"t word is a dish which originates from the Tamil &hrase meaning &e&&er water. What s&ic$ dish are we talking about mulligatawny. 'ulligatawny is a composite of two Tamil words, "molaga" and "tanni", meaning pepper and water, respectively. $t gained popularity with the (ritish who settled in $ndia and travelled to )ngland, and to the )nglish language, along with those who went home. Which &ersonal h$geine &roduct gets its name from the Hindi word for &ress, "'ham&na" hampoo. The historian, trabo, in his account on $ndia in the *th century (+, mentions the $ndian use of a shampoo or a !ind of paste which has been ground out of certain herbs and plants. ource, http,--metalrg.iisc.ernet.in-.woot/-heritage-prod0.html This word, which comes from (a&anese, actuall$ has its roots in )anksrit, since *uddhism travelled from +ndia to the East. What is this word, which is often associated with *uddhism 1en. 2hile the word "/en" is easily associated with )astern languages, its roots can be found in ans!rit, from the word "3hyana", which means meditation or silence. "3hyana" is used to denote a form of worship where one meditates on the form of the upreme to attain inner peace and tran4uility. ource, http,--www.orientalthane.com-history-news5677*578570.htm This beverage gets its name from the )anskrit word for five, since it is made of five ingredients. Which beverage Punch. "The origin of this drin! is not widely !nown. )ven the 9:ford 3ictionary states its origin as un!nown. (ut as per another dictionary of words of $ndian origin in the )nglish language the word Punch is derived from the $ndian word Pancham which means

five in ans!rit and which was the name of this beverage due to the five ingredients it has. The addition of spices and even sugar and lime betray the oriental origin of this beverage. pices are a typically $ndian commodity. Thus the origin of this popular )uropean drin! of today seems to lie in $ndia of either medieval or ancient times. The name Punch also supports this claim as in no )uropean language is any word as similar to Punch used for the number five as is the ans!rit Pancham." ource,http,--metalrg.iisc.ernet.in-.woot/-heritage-prod0.html The word "catamaran" comes from the Tamil word, "kattumaaram", meaning logs tied together. Which other kind of vessel gets its name from its Hindi e,uivalent dinghy. ; small boat, sometimes called a "dinghy" gets its name from the Hindi word for such a !ind of boat, "3ingi" or "3engi". ource,http,--www.orientalthane.com-history-news5677*578570.htm This word, referring to a generic term for a &articular caste, has been used to describe the elite of an -merican cit$. Which word (rahmin. "(oston (rahmins, or simply "(rahmins"<sometimes also called the =irst =amilies of (oston<are a blue<blooded class of >ew )nglanders who claim hereditary or cultural descent from the ;nglo< a:on Protestants #commonly called 2; Ps& who founded the city of (oston, 'assachusetts and originally settled >ew )ngland. They are part of the historic core of the )ast +oast )stablishment, along with wealthy families of >ew ?or! and Philadelphia." # ource,http,--www.wordi4.com& 9f course, (rahmins are placed topmost on the caste system ladder in $ndia, though not necessarily all over the country. +ndian ink gets its name from the fact that it was originall$ concocted in +ndia. f. That was a googly #or a curveball or (ec!ham or e4uivalent ball sport term to describe ball which acts li!e drun! driver on highway&, but $ndian $n! actually originates from +hina, and is prepared from carbon blac!. $t is the usual !ind of in! one uses in pens and in printing. This is &erha&s the most recent contribution of +ndia to the English language, at least in -merica. What ha&&ens to $ou, when $ou get "*angalored" ?ou get outsourced. (angalored refers to having one"s job outsourced to $ndia by the parent company to cut costs. (angalore, emerging as the growing hub of $T and (P9 related outsourcing, was almost synonymous with the outsourcing boom in $ndia and hence, the word. (angalore entered the )nglish language earlier with the invention of the "(angalore torpedo", used to destroy barb<wire fortifications #as seen in " aving Private @yan"& by ;rmy engineers. 'y hometown has gained a reputation in A media circles of late, so much so that John Berry wants ;merican cities to become "wired" li!e (angalore. $ don"t thin! he was referring to the (angalore of power cuts, clogged roads and inept local bodies, but its nice to !now that ignorant ;merican politicians thin! your city is great%& ource, http,--www.worldwidewords.org-turnsofphrase-tp<ban0.htm.