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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. Eid al-Adah or Bakrid in India
One of the most important Islamic festivals, Eid al-Adah or Bakrid is observed by Indian Muslims. This article focuses on the customs and traditions of the Bakrid festival of India.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Devadasi System of India
Dance, music, devotion and prostitution are all associated with the ‘Devadasi System’, a grotesque custom of ancient India. Here are some facts about this corrupt Indian tradition which was nothing but a religious cover up of child trafficking.
5. 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.
6. Cricket in India
Cricket is the unannounced National game of India. Introduced by the Brits, cricket has managed to capture the attention of millions of Indians, both urban and rural. Find out how cricket carved this unique distinction here.
7. And So You Were Born Review
Mona Parsa reinforces the fact that every child born into this world is loved through her powerful presentation in ‘And So You Were Born’. Here is a detailed review of this interactive, children’s i-application.
8. 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)
9. Learn Hindi Through English - Book Review
Hindi is the official language recognized in India. ‘Learn Hindi in 30 Days Through English’ is a self learning guide to Hindi. Here is a review of this book.
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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