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Indian Traditions

India and her glorious festivals add life to the otherwise mundane days. And one of the many forms of celebration is a colourful Rangoli, a pattern drawn at the doorsteps and then filled with love in the form of colours. Girls grow up drawing rangolies and personalising them. This Rangoli, the all white Muggu to the tradition of adorning hands and feet with beautiful and colourful Mehendi, Indian traditions and customs are unique.

Greatness of Indian Culture

Indian Culture – Indian culture has an incredible history in the world. Indians have adapted several traditions and cultures of various other countries all through invasions. India is the best illustration for unity in diversity.

Baul Gaan - from the entertaining passengers

Baul Gaan – It was during one of the train journeys that I discovered these fantastic entertainers – The Bauls. They entertained the passengers singing ‘Baul Gaan’( gaan – song in Bengali). They were a popular sight in train routes passing through West Bengal.

Muggu – the beautiful pattern at the doorstep welcoming all things good

Muggu (the all white Rangoli) – The creation would start with dots and then either the dots were joined or lines would run around them forming a beautiful pattern.

What It Means To Be A Rajput Lady In Rajasthan

What it means to be a Rajput Lady in Rajasthan

Rulers, Royalty, Rajasthan-the three words which are almost synonymous with the Rajputs; a clan of warriors from the western front in India known for their valour, pride and dignity from times immemorial. This…

Interesting Facts Of The Celebration Of Neel Shasthi In Bengal

Interesting Facts Of The Celebration Of Neel Shasthi In Bengal

Neel Shasthi has a very emotional and a traditional value in the life of all Bengali Mothers, Many times an individual may not be very religious or superstitious, however as a motherhood turns…

Secert Behind The Bengali Tradition Of Auspicious 14 Busted

Secert Behind The Bengali Tradition Of Auspicious 14 Busted

Auspicious 14 holds a very special place in hearts of every Bengali, apart from the special place this tradition also plays a very significant role during the time of Bhoot Chaturdashi. I shall explain the Bhoot…

Poila Boishakh The Ultimate Say Of Celebration For All Bengalis

Poila Boishakh The Ultimate Say Of Celebration For All Bengalis

Shubho Naboborsho'r Priti o Shubhechcha Poila Baisakh, the ultimate day of Celebration for all Bengalis. As the name referes, 'Poila' meaning the First and 'Boisakh', the first month in Bengali calendar. Poila Boishakh as childhood…

Saraswati Puja The Celebrate The Season Of Love In The Bong Way

Saraswati Puja The Celebrate The Season Of Love In The Bong Way

Expression of Love, is an emotion to be expressed aloud (at least sometimes),it  is always delightful to be loved. In Bengal this emotion is celebrated twice.Valentines day and the the Saraswati Puja is…

Ugadi New Beginning With Properities And Happiness

Ugadi New Beginning With Properities And Happiness

Celebration has always been a highlight in India and when it is to begin a new year, the celebration is grand. The first day of the year celebrated by people of Andhra Pradesh…

Punjabi Wedding And Traditional Rituals

Punjabi Wedding and Traditional Rituals

Punjabi weddings are well-known for their splendour and flashiness. They are organised lavishly and celebrated with full vivacity. To rejoice the Punjabi wedding, there are numerous rituals which are performed before and after…

Langar, An Age Old Tradition Practiced In Sikhism

Langar, An Age Old Tradition Practiced In Sikhism

A monotheistic religion which is called Sikhism is believed to have been originated in the region of Punjab during the 15th century. Sikhism is one of the youngest major religions in the entire…

Magical Legend Of Jammu Kashmir Lifestyle And Culture

Magical legend of Jammu Kashmir Lifestyle and Culture

Are you wishing to discover really something about the Kashmir Lifestyle and Culture as well as the tradition behind the incredible state Jammu and Kashmir? Good, then this now this is the time…

Asia’s Cleanest Village Mawlynnong In Meghalaya

Asia's Cleanest Village Mawlynnong In Meghalaya

When I say Asia's Cleanest Village which pictures your mind instantly starts clicking to? No No don’t go to Singapore or Japan, but its time to feel proud. Yes, its Mawlynnong In Meghalaya,…

7 Things To Know About And Do In Kolkata’s Durga Puja

7 Things To Know About And Do In Kolkata’s Durga Puja

Durga Puja is that time of the year, when you would be seeing a different sight of Kolkata. Trust me being a Kolkata resident I have seen it inside out, ask any local…

Hundi In Indian Temples: A Symbol Of Faith & Belief

Hundi In Indian Temples: A Symbol Of Faith & Belief

Our country is a land of mixed cultures and traditions in true sense, here many religions grow, withstand and flourish. As we all know India is a Secular country, hence each and every…

Lord Shiva: The God Of Destruction

Lord Shiva: The God Of Destruction

Lord Shiva or Bhole nath is believed to be the most powerful God in Hinduism. He is called by several names like Shivji, Mahadeva, Pashupati, Mahayogi, Nataraja, Vishwanath, Bhairava, Bhava and Bhole Nath.…

Ashada Masam : The Inauspicious Month For The Hindus

Ashada Masam : The Inauspicious Month For The Hindus

The Hindu religion in our country is full of stories, rituals, myths and beliefs just like the other religions in India. I feel each and every religion follow their own set of rules,…

Breaking Coconut: An Essential Offering In All Hindu Rituals

Breaking Coconut: An Essential Offering In All Hindu Rituals

One of the most common practice of the Hindus in India is breaking the coconuts in front of all their Gods and Goddesses. Yes, none of the Hindu rituals can ever be complete…

Laad Bazaar Hyderabad: The Market For Radiant Bangles

Laad Bazaar Hyderabad: The Market For Radiant Bangles

The Laad Bazaar also popularly known as the Choodi Bazar is an immensely popular market in Hyderabad. The popularity if this market is even older than the time since Hyderabad gained popularity as…

Eating With Hands: An Etiquette Of Indian Dining

Eating With Hands: An Etiquette Of Indian Dining

Today as our society is become more western, eating food with bare hands is getting mis-perceived too. People consider it to be bad manners, unhygienic and even embryonic. But as a true Indian…

Rangoli

Rangoli

Rangoli- a traditional form of Indian artwork drawn at the site of any auspicious function like wedding, ritualistic worship, or on a holy festival. The aim of drawing rangoli is to reveal the…

Bangles- The Identity Of Every Indian Bride

Bangles- The identity of every Indian Bride

India is a country well known for its unique culture and traditions. The tradition of wearing ornaments in our country began in ancient times. Even today, women love to enhance their feminine beauty…

Indian Wedding – The Racial Extravaganza

Indian Wedding - The Racial Extravaganza

Indian wedding other called to be the “Vivaah means superior dedication “ is the ancient custom that represents majesty, ritual, colors then decorative celebrations connected through the sacred occasion. In India wedding is…

Saptapadi

Saptapadi

An Indian Wedding is an experience or if you will an adventure, not a function or a party, but an experience/adventure. Indian Weddings are posh affairs, no practically writing POSH AFFAIRS! If Indian…

Bangles & Married Women: An Inseparable Connection

Bangles & Married Women: An Inseparable Connection

I grew up seeing my mom wearing those beautiful glass bangles, never in my life I saw her with bare hands. One day while she was washing utensils, a glass bangle on one…

Bindi: The Great Indian Forehead Art

Bindi: The Great Indian forehead art

Bindi, a colorful and traditional red circular dot worn by the Indian women on their forehead. It is one of the most visually attractive of all forms of body decoration. The word ‘Bindi’…

VallamKali – A Traditional Culture Of Kerala

VallamKali – A traditional culture of Kerala

Onam is an important festival in Kerala, every year during harvest period this festival is celebrated in a grand way. Usually this festival lasts for ten days. Attractive parts of Onam are Onasadya,…

Festival Of Light With Earthen Diyas

Festival of light with earthen diyas

Diyas are essential part of Indian festivals and closely associated with the Hindu and Jain religion/ tradition. One cannot find even a single home without diya in Hindu festivals. There are many festivals…

The Rise And Rise Of Marathi Cinema

The rise and rise of Marathi cinema

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of a Marathi movie called Sairat which has broken all records for Marathi films. Aamir Khan has tweeted praising it, Irrfan Khan held…

Divergent India With Divergent Bridal Attires

Divergent India With Divergent Bridal Attires

India can be defined as the land of diverse religions and culture. Our country is full of different colours which reflect in the different kinds of traditions and cultures. Be it the flamboyant…

Significance Of Saffron Color In India

Significance of Saffron color in India

In India, colors play a vital role in different cultures and religion, signifying a very deep meaning. Proper use of colors creates an environment, which should keep an individual happy. Artists use color…

Vidaai: A Weepy Indian Ritual

Vidaai: A Weepy Indian Ritual

The day when a girl is born in the family, her parents realize one bitter fact that she is a Paraya Dhan (belongs to somebody special). Girls in India are compared to the…

Significance Of Haldi Ceremony In An Indian Wedding

Significance Of Haldi Ceremony In An Indian Wedding

The role of Turmeric or Haldi in an Indian kitchen is quite important, in fact we Indians use Haldi in almost all our preparations. When it comes to Indian cuisine Haldi is one…

Importance Of Sindoor

Importance of Sindoor

There are some traditions in Indian society that date back to ages or in other words to time unmemorable. One such tradition is the wearing of the ‘sindoor’, by married Indian women. In…

Kanyadaan: An Intrinsic & Emotional Ritual

Kanyadaan: An Intrinsic & Emotional Ritual

Indian Weddings have so many beautiful rituals, some rituals are full of fun and excitement and some are full of emotions leaving tears in one’s eyes. Apart from the Saath Pheras there is…

Wedding Traditions Of Datar

Wedding traditions of Datar

Datar is a sub caste of Sansi Sikh, who exists in and around of Punjab. For them, Wedding is not just a ceremony, they consider it as a celebration. There are numerous colorful…

Saath Phere: The 7 Vows In An Indian Wedding

Saath Phere: The 7 vows In An Indian Wedding

It’s been 5 years since I got married, I too had that typical Indian wedding where my husband and I took the Saath Pheras or the 7 rounds around the Agni Kund (Holy…

The Friendly Neighborhood “‘kirana’ Bhaiyya”

The friendly neighborhood "‘kirana’ bhaiyya"

The small kirana shops, or also called the roadside general stores are a ubiquitous sight on Indian streets. The never aging bhaiyya that sits and runs his shop is a pro at knowing…

Significance Of Mehandi In Marriage That Every Girl Should Know

Significance of Mehandi in Marriage that Every Girl should know

Mehandi is a tradition and plays a vital role in all Indian Marriages. Mehandi is a henna paste that is normally bought in a cone shaped tube and created designs for all women’s and…

Wedding Tradition – Ara Antar

Wedding tradition – Ara Antar

There is something about weddings that strikes a chord with everyone. Be it children, who enjoy them for the tasty mithais and ice creams, or teenagers who dreamily imagine themselves in a fairy…

Wedding Tradition – Madavsaro

Wedding tradition – Madavsaro

The thing with Indian culture, if I may say so without raising eyebrows and opinions, is that there is really no such thing as Indian culture. Yes! I am quite right. You see…

Plants For Prayer And Prosperity

Plants For Prayer And Prosperity

I love plants and this is one reason why it is one those hobbies which gives me a lot of relaxation. We all have been taught that plants are living beings and we…

Explore Kerala: Gods Own Country

Explore Kerala: Gods Own Country

Kerala is one destination in India where every individual desires to visit at least once in a lifetime. This beautiful place is also known for its rich culture and tradition, elephants, mesmerizing back…

Kathputli, A Link With Indian Heritage

Kathputli, A Link With Indian Heritage

The puppet art or Kathputli’s - has this legendary form of art faded? Well what is Kathputli? This is an ancient yet legendary form of Folk entertainment in India. These days we hardly…

Puberty Ritual In South India

Puberty Ritual In South India

Our Country India can actually be compared to a storybook which is full of wonderful and weird stories. Reading through the different pages of this book, might leave you shocked, few things can…

Wedding Tradition – Aeki Beki

Wedding Tradition - Aeki Beki

Aeki Beki - The Tradition Weddings are one of the most loved social customs in India. Usually, a very grand affair it is often said that a marriage is not only the union…

Bollywood: Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment!

Bollywood: Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment!

Bollywood: Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment! Imagine life without Bollywood. “Nahiiiii!!!” An unimaginable condition for all Indians. We cannot live without Bollywood, it’s like oxygen in air. After Roti, Kapda and Makaan it is Bollywood.…

Muggu – The Beautiful Pattern At The Doorstep Welcoming All Things Good

Muggu – The Beautiful Pattern At The Doorstep Welcoming All Things Good

Muggu India and her glorious festivals add life to the otherwise mundane days. And one of the many forms of celebration is a colourful Rangoli, a pattern drawn at the doorsteps and then…

Language In India – A Barrier Or A Bond?

Language in India - A Barrier or a Bond?

Language in India - A Barrier or a Bond. When travelling to one place, to enjoy the location, the beauty, the intense impact of change, one must possess the appreciative eyes of a…

What Is Unique About India?

What is Unique About India?

What is Unique About India? India is a mystery to some and a country of snake charmers for some. But what really makes India Unique? India is rich in culture. India’s religions, languages,…

Greatness Of Indian Culture

Greatness of Indian Culture

Greatness of Indian Culture India is a country which inhabits the greater part of the South Asian continent, thereby layering an area of 32,87,263 sq. km. Circumscribed by the great Himalayas in the…

Mehendi

Mehendi

Mehendi is attached special significance in Indian customs and traditions. Women adorn their hands and feet with designs made of henna which looks beautiful and colourful. Marriages are special times when even the…

Sindoor – Accident Or Custom

Sindoor - Accident or Custom

Sindoor is a symbol of fertility in India. Sindoor is a hindi translation of Vermilion. In India, married women apply Sindoor on the forehead or the hair parting as a symbol of marital…

Baul Gaan – From The Entertaining Passengers

Baul Gaan - from the entertaining passengers

Baul Gaan - from the entertaining passengers Baul Gaan - These are songs sung by Bauls, entertaining passengers. When I was around ten years old, my family used to travel a lot across…

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