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Archive for February, 2011

Chinakkathoor Pooram Posted by on Feb 21, 2011

The Chinakkathoor Pooram is a grand elephant festival that took place on February 18th. The Festival took place in Palappuram, which is a town in Kerala. Crowds gather to witness a parade of elephants adorned in gold and colorful parasols. To prevent the elephants from running amuck, trained elephant riders are placed atop the elephant…

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Bhoota Kola Posted by on Feb 18, 2011

Bhoota Kola is a type of spirit worship practiced in areas like Karnataka and Tulu Nadu. In Bhoota Kola, a person will be designated to be possessed by a spirit. This person will dress in a colorful costume and put on bright makeup made from plant extract. In addition, this person will put on a…

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Indian Instruments Posted by on Feb 15, 2011

There are so many Indian instruments; it’s hard to keep count! India has a long and rich history and culture, and the musical heritage from which Indian epics and love songs derive from are also deep and complex. As a result, many musical forms and instruments were created to narrate an oral tradition of storytelling…

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Indian Folk Dances Posted by on Feb 5, 2011

Indian folk dances are simply a cultural treasure. There are so many and so different from each other. Let’s take a look at some Indian folk dances: Ghoomar is a folk dance from Rajasthan where the women dress in colorful saris and twirl to the sound of music. It’s a very alluring dance because the…

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