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The amazing Neelikurunji at Munnar

The amazing Neelikurunji at Munnar

The Neelikurunji flowers in Kerala bloom once in 12 years in Munnar hills. The hills turns blue when these flowers bloom people come here in great numbers to see the blooming of the Neelikurunji. Botanists also call it the blooming of ‘Strobilanthes Kunthianus’. This is the botanical name of Neelikurunji.   The meaning of the word Neelikurunji is Neela local idiom to the color blue and […]

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Indian Handmade Jewellery

Indian Handmade Jewellery

India is the oldest traditional country on this earth. Indian culture has its root in different things. From ancient time India is well-known for its traditions and customs. Indian jewelry is most important part of the culture. In modern India, homemade jewelry making is known to be very trendy and contemporary art. Indian homemade jewelry has demanded all over the world. India is diverse and […]

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Banasura Sagar Dam- The largest earth dam of Asia

Banasura Sagar Dam- The largest earth dam of Asia

Banasura Sagar Dam is situated in the state of Kerala, South India. This dam is based across the Karamanathodu River which is an offshoot of river Kabini, in the town of Kalpetta, in Wayanad region. It is the only largest earth dam in India and the second largest dam in Asia.The dam is also India’s first solar atop the dam. The dam is actually located […]

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Bell Metal Crafts of India

Bell Metal Crafts of India

Bell Metal also is known as Dhokra in Northern India is one of the primitive known techniques of metal casting. Bell Metal making is the pure creative talent, which is the wonderful blend of arts and science. It has unique making process. The metal crafts inculcate metal work using Zinc, Brass, Copper, silver, Gold. Bell Metal crafts of India have ancient tradition. Therefore, the metal […]

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The magnificence of the Thrissur Pooram

The magnificence of the Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram is a vibrant and magnificent temple festival of Kerala. This festival is celebrated at the Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur for past three centuries. This year this grand festival will be celebrated on 5th May. Thrissur Pooram is known for its spectacle, vibrancy, magnificence of the cultural and spiritual essence and mass participation. Sakthan Thampuran (1751-1805 AD), the Maharaja of Cochin, was the brainchild […]

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Tanjore Paintings – Ornamental Paintings of Thanjavur

Tanjore Paintings – Ornamental Paintings of Thanjavur

Tanjore Paintings is an ancient classical South Indian Painting tradition. This ornate fine art belongs to the native of Thanjavur, or Tanjore, in Tamil Nadu, India. The highlights of this traditional Indian art include use of rich colors, ornamental decoration and finest attention to detail. These paintings dates back to 16th century and reflect the glory and prosperity of that period. The original Tanjore paintings […]

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Vishu-Celebrating the beginnings

Vishu-Celebrating the beginnings

Festivals are a hallmark of a culture and its heritage. These special days not just represent the deep-rooted beliefs, practices, customs & traditions of a culture or community but also bring immense joy and exuberance to the lives of those celebrating them. When it comes to traditions and festivities of India, the state of Kerala definitely finds itself topping the list of the most culturally-rich […]

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Kerala Cuisine

Kerala Cuisine

Kerala cuisine is one which is an eclectic blend with a wide range in styles and tastes as you go from the north to the south of the state. Even though Kerala may be a relatively small state in terms of size, it more than makes up for this through the amazing variety and differences in cuisine that tell the story of a deep love […]

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Theyyam-The Ritual Art Form of Kerala

Theyyam-The Ritual Art Form of Kerala

Theyyam is a ritualistic dance art form that is specific to the temples in North Kerala. This is a dramatic and symbolic reliving of ancient earth-based worship and ancestor worship where spirits and gods walked side by side with ordinary mortals in day to day life. There are specific castes, or communities, that devote their lives to the study and practice of Theyyam, which is […]

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Kathakali-The Renowned Dance Drama of Kerala

Kathakali-The Renowned Dance Drama of Kerala

When you think of Kerala, a number of things come to mind-swaying coconut trees, winding backwater lagoons, long sandy beaches, undulating hills of tea plantations, and of course, Kathakali! This dance drama from the state of Kerala in South India is distinctive in its music, make-up, costumes, gestures, expressions, dance styles, etc. One of the most important classical Indian dance forms, Kathakali today is renowned […]

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