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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. 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)
2. 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.
3. Lamps in Indian Culture
Traditional lamps which are lighted using oil or fat are an integral part of Indian culture. Several customary religious rituals revolve around lighting lamps. Learn more about the significance of lighting lamps in Indian Culture in this article.
4. Cow in Indian Culture
It is a well known fact that the cow is a useful domestic animal. But did you know that in India the cow is not just reared but also revered? Read on to know more about cows in Indian culture.
5. 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.
6. Indian Sitar Instrument
Indian classical music takes pride in several unique musical instruments of which the Sitar is best known. The twangy notes of the Sitar began attracting global audience in the 60's and has maintained its place in world music since then. Here are some interesting facts about the Indian Sitar.
7. Peacock – National Bird of India
The peacock, a large and brightly colored bird is indigenous to India and is the National Bird of the country. Found in several parts of India, the peacock and its graceful dance are a special part of Indian Culture. Here are some insights on this elegant bird and its significance to India.
8. Indian Burial Urns
Archaeological excavations in several regions of South India have revealed huge urns that were used to bury the dead. These earthen coffins have a story to tell about the beliefs and practices of Indians in ancient times. Learn some interesting facts about Indian Burial Urns here.
9. Indian Facts Quiz
India is a vibrant country with a rich cultural legacy that dates back to several thousands of years. Quiz yourself on facts about India to find out how much you know and have fun!
10. Indian Cooking – Earthen Cookware
Earthen cooking utensils have continued to occupy a place in Indian Kitchens in spite of new and improved utensils. Though the number of earthen vessels used has come down, some of the benefits of clay cooking has ensured that pots and pans made from mud retain their place. Read more here.
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