Category Archives: Customs & Traditions

Rangoli: Beautiful Indian art

We all know Diwali, firecrackers & Rangoli  are synonyms. Diwali hardly seem complete without beautiful rangoli and the glorious sizzle and boom of firecrackers. What is Rangoli?? Rangoli is a colourful Indian traditional art. It is a creative expression of art … Continue reading

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Kalpavruksha Coconut

           Coconut plays an important role in the Indian festivals. Coconut, Mango, Bael(Bilva)  these  trees are called “Kalpavruksha” or “KalpaTaru“. Kalpa in Sanskrit  means “Kalpana-Imagination” & Vruksha/Taru means “Tree”.  So KalpaVruksha means a tree which could fulfill all your imagination, desires etc, … Continue reading

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Namaskar-Namaste

Namaskar or Namaste is the most popular form of greeting in India. In Sanskrit, Namas means – salutation-bow. Kar means hands Te means – to you. “I bow to you” I bow to all good, positive qualities in you. I bow … Continue reading

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