Category Archives: Heritage

Rhadha—Keeping the Dance Tradition Alive

This article was written a few years ago as a cover story for Eves Touch!! Her disciples are celebrating her 75th birthday. Celebrations of Rhadha A dancer who is finally getting due recognition The clear and melodious voice of Rhadha … Continue reading

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Makara Sankranti..the whole experience, nationally

Special Dishes Cooked for Sankranti Pongal in Tamil Nadu Til Poli Tilache Ladoo Sarsoon Ka Saag with Makke Di Roti or Corn Tortillas Kurmure Ladoo Many Melas or fairs are held on Makar Sankranti the most famous being the Kumbh … Continue reading

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The Gates to Heaven—Vaikunta Ekadashi and Arudra Darisanam

THE MONTH OF MARGAZHI The dark, chilly atmosphere of a winter morning dawns in South India with the sound of music and chants coming through the air. People wrapped up in woollies rush to the neighbourhood temple. There the Utsavar Moorthi, the … Continue reading

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Margazhi..the holy month and Andal

Andal or Kodai is one of the twelve Alwars or saints in the Vaishnava tradition.She lived in the first half of 8th century CE Continue reading

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KARTHIGAI DEEPAM—SIVA THE COLUMN OF FIRE

Siva is worshipped as the elements in five temples in the South: Space in Chidambaram Water in Tiruvanaikkaval Fire in Tiruvannamalai Earth in Kanchipuram Air in Sri Kalahasti (Andhra Pradesh) Diwali is the festival that is associated with the lighting … Continue reading

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Saying it With Sweets at Deepavali/Diwali Time

In India no meal starts without a token piece of a sweet served on the plate or banana leaf. On any given occasion—engagements and weddings, birth and birthdays, festivals and religious occasions, house warming and new office opening—the Indian tradition … Continue reading

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