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National Festivals of India – Part– 2

In the previous part of the article National Festivals of India we had promised to come up with the information about more important festivals: and...

An Introduction to Buddhist Councils, Schools, Texts and Sites

Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini (Kapilavastu) in 563 BC, he belonged to Shakya Kshatriya clan. His Father Suddhodhana was a king and mother...

Indian Puppetry (Kathputli) – An ancient art form

Indian Puppetry (popularly known as kathputli) is an ancient performance which involves story telling through playing the puppets. The puppeteers went from place to...

Ratha Yatra in Puri

Puri has a great influence in Indian history since the ancient ages. Ratha yatra in Puri is often considered as the grandest festival of...

Ancient Egyptian Art – Painting

Ancient Egyptian Art is the painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts produced by the civilization in the lower Nile Valley from 5000 BCE to...

Paryushan Festival – Jain Festival and Meat Ban Controversy

Today Supreme court refused a plea supporting state government's decision to ban sale of meat and slaughter in Mumbai during the Paryushan festival,  It...

Folk Paintings of India

Folk art designs are diverse in India and reflect our rich cultural heritage. The other forms of folk art paintings include Kalamkari, Patna Kalam,...

Kathakali – Indian Dance Drama

Kathakali is a form of dance drama which originated in Kerala in the 17th century. It was created by Zamorin of Calicut. It is...

Major World Religion

Buddhism: Founded : About 525 B.C. Founder : Gautam Siddhartha also known as Buddha or "Enlightened one." Son of a king,he was born in Lumbini,near the...

Dances of India

The number of recognized classical dances of India range from eight to more, depending on the source and scholar. The Sangeet Natak Akademi recognizes...
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The Bhakti Movement of the Medieval Age

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