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Devadasi-The servants of God

Devadasi-The servants of God

Ethnic_God 27/12/2017 0
India’s history is a tapestry of folk tales, mythology, and magnificently sculpted temples. The stories associated with these temples are even more intriguing. They not only depict stories about kings and culture but are also known to have been the hub for music and dance along with the worship of deities. Temples have been an integral part of the history of India because they tell about the socio-cultural practices of those times in which a temple was built. Also, the ancient beliefs associated with these temples have always been a subject of curiosity for the scholars. The temples have nurtu...
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Tribal arts of India

Tribal arts of India

Ethnic_God 27/12/2017 0
Those brilliant paintings portraying animals, nature and human lifestyle have always caught our eyes and we have halted to take a look at those and appreciate their perfection and beauty. It has always marveled us when we have tried to decipher those paintings. Also, many of us have bought them home to add to our jewelry or to the house décor. So what makes them so fabulous? What skill must one possess to draw something so abstract yet comprehensible? Yes, that's the thing about tribal art, in fact any art, to draw our attention and marvel at its beauty till we feel ecstatic and overwhelmed wi...
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Pre-Wedding rituals of an Indian bride

Pre-Wedding rituals of an Indian bride

Ethnic_God 26/12/2017 0
Weddings in India are considered the most auspicious of all rituals. It is not only the union between a man and a woman, it is also the union between two families, and also sometimes between two different cultures. The amount of enthusiasm and pride with which it is carried out is worth much appreciation. Weddings in India are a spectacular sight, with color, lights, ceremonial garb and mouthwatering delicacies. It is almost impossible to miss the rituals that are performed prior to the wedding. Indian weddings are definitely big fat occasions when the entire clan of both the bride and bridegr...
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Pattachitra and its evolution

Pattachitra and its evolution

Ethnic_God 26/12/2017 0
Art and craft have always helped a region gain recognition. Traditional art forms have highlighted the significance of a place. They have a major contribution in the way the society has evolved over time. Art speaks of the history of a place, the lives of the people and the culture they practice. It says about the folk tales and mythical stories related to the place. It is interesting how almost every art form has some historical or mythical relevance attached to it. One such famous and beautiful work is that of Pattachitra art.  Raghurajpur, a village in the district of Puri, Odisha is the ho...
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Six yards of fascination

Six yards of fascination

Ethnic_God 26/12/2017 0
If you happen to be born somewhere outside of south Asia then you probably have never heard of the word "Saree". A Saree a.k.a Sari is a female garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of a drape varying 6 meters to 8 meters in length and 1 meter to 1.2 meters in breadth.Typically wrapped around the waist with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff but there are nearly 10 different and unique ways to drape a Saree. It is usually worn over a fitted upper garment commonly called as a blouse. The blouse has short sleeves and is usually cropped at the midriff.A saree covers...
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Boita Bandana (a festival of boats during the auspicious kartik Purnima)

Boita Bandana (a festival of boats during the auspicious kartik Purnima)

Ethnic_God 26/12/2017 0
A land where festivals are the most beautiful occasions, a land where festivals are celebrated with pomp and cheer, a land where traditions are valued and kept alive and a land where culture runs in the veins of every individual: it is the land of Gods and temples, it is the land of Odisha. Odisha, situated on the eastern coast of India, cherishes a glorious past; a past which relives myth, the reign of kings, trade & commerce. Every festival comes with its own importance, retelling the history of this glorious land and keeping the glory alive. One such festival is the festival of Kartika Purn...
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