Theyyam – Dance of Kerala’s Living Deities

Theyyam is actually a dance worship of Kerala. Here people dress and wear makeup like deities and perform ritualistic dances. This write up is featured on our experience of a night-long temple ceremony of Theyyam.

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Making of Bidri Craft – A Photo-Story

Bidri craft of Bidar, Karnataka is silver inlay work on the shining black surface of a metallic alloy.Presenting a photo-story on the making of Bidriware.

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Ghora Gali – Mysterious Ancient Stone Horses of Jammu & Kashmir

Ghora Gali is a hidden site of J&K, India where mysterious stone horses of ancient era are found on hill-slope. It seems to be a public bath of past days.

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Neelakurinji Blooms after 12 Years in Coorg

It was late August of 2021. We left our hometown Kolkata for a archaeological trip to Ajanta & Ellora of Maharashtra. In the middle of the trip, we suddenly got to know about what we were dying to see for several years! The purple carpet of Neelakurinji flowers covering the hills! And it is 2021!…

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Ajaygarh Fort – Rock Carvings & Ancient Temples

Looking for a offbeat hiking place near Khajuraho? Come to Ajaygarh Fort. Go up the hill; get fascinated by numerous rock carvings; explore ancient temples amidst dense forest.

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Handicraft Villages of Kutch Area

Handicraft Villages of Kutch Area should be in your must visit list; specially to see the Rogan Art of Nirona, India’s most unique painting.

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Brihaspati Kund – Diamond Mining, Rock Painting & Waterfall

Do you know where Diamond Mining is still active in India ? Want to see ancient rock paintings of central India apart from Bhimbethka? Are you craving to hike in the lap of nature after too much temple-hopping in Khajuraho? What about walking through a pristine river valley, full of colourful rocks and a spectacular…

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Hire Benakal: Prehistoric Megalithic Site of India

Hire Benakal is one of the most offbeat ancient sites of India. The nearby city of Hampi in northern Karnataka is a popular tourist destination, but very few people know about this hidden gem. This prehistoric megalithic site of India is proposed for being enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, going to be declared in…

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Jhapan Festival of Bishnupur

Jhapan Festival is held in few places of West Bengal, India on the last day of Bengali month of Sharavana (mid August). The celebration is devoted to the ill-tempered deity Manasa, the Goddess of Snakes. Bishnupur is the best place for experiencing Jhapan. A procession of snake-charmers in front of Royal Palace is the highlight of the festivals. Snake-charmers display different tricks with poisonous snakes in public

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Basantarasa of Manipur

Manipuri Rasa is an important classical dance tradition of India. Rasa is dedicated to Lord Krishna aka Sri Govindaji. Basantarasa, one of the five forms of Rasa is performed in the full moon day of Manipuri month of Sajibu (during March-April). This blog is featured on experiencing the spectacular, still soulful event of Basantarasa held in Sri Govindaji Temple of Imphal, Manipur. 

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