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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. 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.

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. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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)

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.



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