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Wedding season has finally arrived

With the advent of wedding season, it is the glamour of the occasion that lights life with joy and anticipation. More so when there is a wedding in the family or friend circle, the event becomes a looking-forward to the celebration. There is so much to be done and always very little time in the… Continue reading Wedding season has finally arrived

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Handlooms – a regal choice

Handloom fabrics are essentially fabrics that are woven by hand on a manually- operated loom, with the most commonly used one being the pit loom. This is an age-old traditional craft that is now a booming industry in the fashion arena. The handloom industry involves a community that has been practicing an artisanal skill or… Continue reading Handlooms – a regal choice

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A modern woman in love with her roots

Modernity is not about deviating to western culture or idealism. Modernity is all about embracing the contemporary without belittling the importance of traditionalism. Being a modern woman means someone who knows to fight the battles of life like a warrior, who knows to cuddle her baby and sing a lullaby, who knows to be a… Continue reading A modern woman in love with her roots

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Rajasthani traditions in abundance – Camel Fair of Pushkar

The traditional Indian festival of the annual Camel Fair at Pushkar has surpassed the original intention to attract camel traders to now become a major tourist attraction. It is a fascinating sight to see thousands of camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar and witness the cultural festivities that are a part of… Continue reading Rajasthani traditions in abundance – Camel Fair of Pushkar

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The embodiment of all art converges at Rann

Kutch is not part of the usual tourist trail. Its spectacular views, with the amazing sea of white sand stretching endlessly, beyond the horizons, are what keep you enraptured, to the core. The breathtaking escapade of the Rann of Kutch becomes all the more alluring in the winters when the beauty reaches it's paramount and… Continue reading The embodiment of all art converges at Rann

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Significance of Chhatt Puja

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Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun God and his consort Usha and Pratusha (Chhathi Maiya) in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on Earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. This is the most eco-friendly festival celebrated as there is an involvement of only natural products in the Puja and it does not involve idol worship. Legends say that Chhath is observed since the days of Mahabharata when Karna who was the devotee and son of Lord Surya would stand in waist-deep water for several hours at a stretch to seek his blessings.

The significance of Chhath Puja involves a lot of natural medication. According to yogic philosophy the rituals of Chhath Puja that extend to a period of four days, aim to prepare the body and mind of the devotee for cosmic solar-energy infusion. Early sunlight helps to cure many diseases and…

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