Culture

Unique wedding rituals practised in India

Unique wedding rituals practised in India

December 5, 2019

Weddings in India is an emotional affair with family and friends coming together for three-four days to have great fun with the various rituals and traditions. Many of these traditions are quite unique and weird which are still in existence till today.

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Kathakali Vesham (makeup and costume of Kathakali artists)

Kathakali Vesham (makeup and costume of Kathakali

December 4, 2019

Kathakali, the theatrical dance form dates back to the 14th century. Vesham (makeup) of Kathakali dancers is an intricate process that involves several hours. Here is a sneak peek into the colourful process.

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Unusual Indian temples with their offbeat offerings

Unusual Indian temples with their offbeat offering

November 29, 2019

Belief is one of the strongest driving forces in world, and when in India you have a varied display of such faith and beliefs. But what when this faith is a bit unconventional? Here are a few offbeat Indian temples which may leave you surprised.

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Five folk dances of India

Five folk dances of India

November 29, 2019

India, the land of rich heritage, has a plethora of traditional folk dances to groove on. From Kashmir’s Dhumal and Kerala’s Kathakali, to Garba in Gujarat and Odissi from Odisha, each dance form is unique in itself. Here are five traditional dance forms from India!

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Celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

Celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Na

November 14, 2019

Celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Considered to be one of the most sacred festivals among Sikhs, the Sikh followers across India and other parts of the world celebrated Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birthday on November 12. Devotees thronged in large numbe...

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Merry Making In

Merry Making In

November 13, 2019

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L’Inde et le Pakistan réunis pour le 550e Anniversaire du fondateur du sikhisme

L’Inde et le Pakistan réunis pour le 550e Anniv

November 13, 2019

Ce 12 novembre marque le 550e anniversaire de la naissance de Guru Nanak, le fondateur et premier des dix gourous du sikhisme, et à cette occasion, les pèlerins indiens ont pu se rendre au temple où il repose, le Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, au Pakistan, grâce à l’ouv...

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Chhath Puja: an age-old ritual for the Sun god

Chhath Puja: an age-old ritual for the Sun god

November 8, 2019

Chhath Puja, also known as Dala Puja is a Hindu festival which is celebrated with gaiety and religious fervor mainly in northern and eastern states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.  The word Chhath means sixth in Maithili, Nepali, and Bhojpuri languages. De...

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The ruins of Purulia temples

The ruins of Purulia temples

November 1, 2019

Purulia district, located in the east Indian state of West Bengal, possesses a diverse amount of culture and heritage. Surrounded by Midnapore, Bankura and Burdwan district, this place has undergone significant changes over the past few decades from what was originally known as V...

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Sand Sculpting By The Sea Shore