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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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
6. 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.
7. Christmas Traditions in India
Strictly speaking Christmas is not an Indian Festival. However over the decades and with the growth of the Indian Christian population, Christ’s birth is widely celebrated throughout India. Learn more about Desi Christmas Traditions here.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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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