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Places to Witness the Best Christmas Celebrations in India:

It’s that time of the year when Santa Claus comes to the town!!! Christmas days are near and we all are waiting to witness the best decor, lightnings, and celebrations around the country. Yes, we realize that India does not celebrate Christmas like the West does, however, we do have our own style of celebrating and we truly love it!!! As we celebrate the spirit of Christmas that proffers forgiveness, love, grace and most importantly the act of sharing, we also decorate the city with the traditional festive spirit.

Below is the list of the places to witness the best Christmas celebrations in India.

Best Christmas Places: Mumbai

Best Christmas Places
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Mumbai is a wonderful place to celebrate Christmas. This city has unconditionally embraced all the diverse cultures of India. Hill Road, Bandra, and Churchgate are popular places where Christmas is celebrated with immense enthusiasm and fervor. Almost all churches around the city organize a midnight mass. And besides that, there are raging parties in most nightclubs around the city. Mumbai is the place that can cater to your palette no matter the kind of person you are. Continue Reading

Amazing DIY Home Decor Hacks for New Year Party 2017!!!

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DIY decor
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How do you plan to celebrate this New Year? Be it grand or just a small get together or somewhere in between these easy DIY decor hacks are surely going to help you!!

Your home reflects your personality and choices. If you like living in well decorated space and like your house to look a designer one; you can do it yourself with these DIY home decor ideas. These ideas will change your house from boring to colorful and decorative that also without burning hole in your pockets. Continue Reading

“Khovar and Sohrai”: The Marriage and Harvest Art

Khovar and Sohrai
Khovar and Sohrai
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The art of painting walls in India is centuries old.  There are many styles of wall painting art depending on the culture of the people varying from different states and regions of the country. Today, we will be talking about one of the oldest art forms of wall painting that has continued since 10,000-4,000 BC; “Khovar and Sohrai”: The Marriage and Harvest Art of Jharkhand. Continue Reading

Phulkari: Live the Traditional Art of Punjab

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phulkari
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“Phulkari” is not just a traditional art; it is the story of emotions, love, colours, culture and traditions of Punjab. The origin of this beautiful art of Phulkari embroidery traced back to the 15th century AD. Its relevance, in the lives of the people, has not diminished even today and continues to form an integral part of all marriage, birth, festivals and ceremonies taking place in Punjab. Continue Reading

Bengal Artisans Contribution For Making Durga Idols

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We all celebrate festivals with great joy and enthusiasm. We also spend a lot of money behind decoration of pandals or houses, food, clothes and other things. But all our celebrations would remain incomplete or next to impossible without the contribution of artisans for making beautiful idols of Gods and Goddesses. For us, it might be just a few days of celebration but it is the major source of earnings for the artisans. It is only because of their art that we bring huge or small beautiful idols at our home or pandals to worship them. It takes days and nights, weeks and months for an artisan to complete the making of perfect idols.

One such art of Idol making can be seen in Bengal during the time of Navratri. Bengal Artisans Contribution for making Durga Idols can be seen at Bangali Akhara near Langartoli. Splash of colours will overwhelm the visitors of Bengal when they visit Bangali Akhara. It is the house of idol-makers during Durga Puja. Continue Reading

9-Days 9-Colors 9-Places and 9-Rituals of Navratri

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navratri
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Navratri is derived from the Sanskrit word, ‘Nava’ means nine and ‘Ratri’ means night. It is a Hindu festival, with all nine days representing the nine manifestations of the powerful Goddess Durga. The story behind celebrating Navratri is Good winning over Evil. Goddess Durga also known as “Navadurga” is worshipped in her nine different forms; this is an important ritual of Navratri puja. This festival is celebrated for nine nights and ten days, where the tenth day is celebrated as ‘Dusshera’. Navratri is celebrated across India. But this festival is celebrated with enthusiasm and fever pitch in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Southern Parts of Karnataka. In West Bengal it is celebrated as Durga Puja. Navratri, the festival of nine nights will be celebrated this year from 1st October 2016.
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