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Here are the top ten articles for the Indian Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Indian Baby Shower Customs
The birth of a baby,especially the first one is a grand occasion in India.The mother to be is showered with blessings and gifts before the baby arrives.Baby showers in India have their own unique customs and practices.Here are some interesting customs observed in Indian Baby Showers.
2. Arts and Crafts Village of Tirupati
Arts and Crafts village (Shilparamam) in Tirupati is emerging as a tourist attraction. It promotes Indian arts and culture in a recreational, park-like atmosphere.
3. India Charming Chaos 1 and 2 - Book Review
Can chaos be charming? Johnny Fincioen believes it can when one is in India. His conclusion is based on a five week cultural adventure in India with his photographer wife Claudine Van Massenhove. Read this review to know more about the exciting India tour of this Flemish American couple.
4. Indian Palm Tree
Indians have learnt to find a use for every part of palm trees, making them one of the most useful trees. Though not native to India, the Asian Palmyra Tree, Borassus flabellifer flourishes on the Indian Sub continent. Read more about palm trees in India here.
5. Superstitions in India
Indians are a superstitious community who believe that where you walk, what goes before you, what you see and a host of other things dictate the good or bad that happens in life. Here are a few famous Indian Superstitions. (Remember there are hundreds more)
6. Importance of Turmeric in Indian Culture
Turmeric is an essential ingredient in Indian cooking. There are other uses for turmeric and it has a special status in Indian culture.
7. Onam Festival of India
Onam is a delightful festival celebrated in the South Indian state of Kerala. The festivities that last for ten days culminate in ‘Thiruonam’ laced with the traditions of Indian celebrations. Here’s more on Onam festival.
8. Bonding with a game of Carrom
Carrom is an indoor game played widely in India. It can be played by people of all ages in the comfort of their homes. It can be a bonding experience for families as it can be played as a group.
9. Little India and Indian Culture
Little India is an area or a stretch with many shops, stores and businesses run by people of India in a foreign country.It plays a vital role in the lives of Indians living in these countries.
10. Rangoli - Indian Floor Painting
Rangoli is a colorful floor painting akin to Indian culture. Besides displaying the creativity of Indian women, these decorative patterns have been a crucial link with India’s heritage. Learn more about this customary Indian art here.
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