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Salabhanjika

Ente Salabhanjika is a collection of the inspiring and creative journeys of artists and art forms across different parts of India. Our focus is on shining a light on the vibrant art and culture of India. With a deep rooted cultural heritage, India has one of the world’s largest collections of music, dance, theatre, folk arts, literary arts and festivals.

April 2019

Travel

Bengaluru’s Iconic Vidyarthi Bhavan

Bengaluru, the Garden City of India, surely had her changes over the years. From being the country’s leading IT Hub, to being one of the most crowded cities, Bengaluru has undoubtedly seen humungous changes post-independence...

The Wedding Tales

Wedding Tales – Thaali or Thirumangalyam

Tying the thaali or thirumangalyam or holy thread is a sacred custom in Hindu weddings. In South India, the thaali is called thirumangalyam or mangalyasutram, while it is known as mangalsutra in North India....

March 2019

Festivals

The All Beguiling Attukal Pongala

Women’s Day celebrated across the world on March 8th is a festivity of acclaiming womanhood. Come Women’s Day and women across the world, undeniably feel a sense of belonging and importance. The famous “Attukal Devi Pongala” in Trivandrum Kerala

Art & Religion

Savithri Vratham

Savithri Vratham or Karadaiyan Nombu is a celebration of a woman’s triumph over destiny and Yama, the God of Death through her sharp thinking. With her diligence, perseverance and ingenuity, she brought back her husband from the clutches of death.

Indian Musical Instruments

Folk Drum

Anyone who has visited the Indian state of Maharashtra during the exuberant Ganesh festival will remember the Ganapathi Visarjan (idol immersion) ceremony.

Art & Religion

Sri Sanishwaran Temple Thuckley

The South of India is abundantly filled with beautiful temples, many of which are centuries old. Undeniably, much of these temples are very unique compared to the rest of the country because of their magnificent architecture

February 2019

Travel

The Jain Beds

A one hour drive from Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India brings us to a small industrial town called KOVILLPATTI. Another 20km drive from Kovillpatti and we reach a remote location called ...

Travel

Vettuvan Koil

After a 20 km drive from Kovillpatti town in Tamil Nadu, we reach a remote location called Kolugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi district ...

The Wedding Tales

Kumaoni Weddings

Kumaoni are people from the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India. In local parlance, the people of Kumaon are also referred to as "Pahari". Pahari or Kumaoni weddings are unique ...

Festivals

International Festival Of Letters

India is a vibrant country, steeped heavily in arts and culture that are so varied that it may be the only country in the world with such rich variety. Indian literature is again ...

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