Ghungroo, a musical anklet

Ghungroo is one of the many small metallic bells strung together, to form a musical anklet, tied to the feet of Indian classical dancers of Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, odissi, etc. Sometimes, it is also worn by Indian folk dancers and also used as a piece of orchestra. A single string of ghungroos can range from 50 to greater than 200 bells knotted together. Ghungroos […]

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Rama Navami

According to Hindu religion, Rama is considered as the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu who was born to queen Kaushalya and king Dasharath in Ayodhya, destined to destroy Ravana, a demon king who ruled Lanka. Birth of Lord Rama is celebrated as Rama Navami in the beginning of spring season. Lord Rama is always worshipped with his sibling – Laxman, […]

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2017 Favourites

Am thankful for this week challenge topic that made me realize how wonderful this year was. I have listed out some of my favourite destinations of the year 2017. 1. Castle at Kuringen Belgium: We were given an opportunity to plant a birth tree in name of our child born the previous year, organised by limburg government. It was a […]

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Temporary henna tattoo

Henna, also known as mehendi, made from the leaves of plant Lawsonia inermis is used for making temporary body art, popular in India and Middle East. Henna which is available in plastic cone is used for making body designs, especially on hands and feet. Henna is also available in the market as powder where the leaves are dehydrated and crushed to […]

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Indian get together

I am a native of south India. The place where I come from follow a tradition of sitting on floor in an order and eating food on banana leaves (as plate), with hands. Sometimes we also form a separate order for ladies and gents, just to make ourselves sit comfortably. Once we are seated, the food is also served in a […]

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Sri Kamadchi Temple,Hamm Germany

We found this beautiful temple in Hamm, Germany. The temple was built in 2002 and is the largest Dravida Hindu temple of Europe. This temple was built by Indian sculptors. The rituals performed here was same as that of India. Felt like I was in India. There were several Gods inside the temple and the main Goddess was Sri Kamadchi (Kamakshi). […]

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