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Archive for March, 2011

Alankar (Figure of Speech) Posted by on Mar 27, 2011

Today, I would like to talk about an interesting topic in Hindi grammar. अलंकार  (Alankaar) is a figure of speech which means ornaments or adornments. Just like the women use ornaments to enhance her beauty, Alankar in Hindi language are used essentially to enhance the beauty of a poem. Alankar are broadly classified into two…

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Monasteries in India Posted by on Mar 25, 2011

One of the major religions in India is Buddhism. There are numerous monasteries in India, some of which are very famous. The Tashiding Monastery is located in Sikkim. There are several legends about how the Tashiding Monastery was founded. In all the legends the site of the Monastery was viewed as a holy site. The…

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Indian Waterfalls Posted by on Mar 22, 2011

There is nothing more refreshing than to stand under the mighty weight of a waterfall. In the summer, they are an alternative to cooling down. There are many outstanding waterfalls in India that attract lots of tourists. One of these fascinating waterfalls is a waterfall called Kempty Falls. Kempty Falls is located in Uttaranchal. Kempty…

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Kumauni Holi Posted by on Mar 20, 2011

In the Indian state of Uttarakhand (उत्तराखण्ड), there is a district called Kumaon (कुमाऊं). The people of this district celebrate a lively festival called Kumauni Holi (कुमाँऊनी होली). The townspeople celebrate Kumauni Holi with joyous singing and dancing that is accompanied by music. The Kumauni Holi is a joyous occasion because it signifies the coming…

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Hindu Temples Posted by on Mar 17, 2011

Hindu temples in India are as countless as the stars in the sky, but only a few temples manage to stand out above the rest. Dakshineswar Kali Temple is located in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is about thirty meters high and was built to honor the Hindu goddess Kali. Kali is the…

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