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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.

February 2019

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 ...

January 2019

Snippets of Our Folklore

Odiyan

Valluvanad was a prominent feudal state in the late medieval times in Kerala. The area was also renowned for its cultural heritage and folklore, riddled with myths and stories of the supernatural and unnatural powers.

Festivals

Pongalo Pongal

India is a country of vibrant festivals; most of them heavily loaded with the spectacular flavors of its many states. And come January, the country is all set for her year-long marathon of festivals. As per the ...

Travel

A Paradise for Nature Lovers

Ponmudi or the Golden Peak is a beautiful hilltop with Mother Nature blanketing, one of her best spreads. The mesmerizing hill-station, located at about 61km from Thiruvananthapuram ...

Legends of Kerala

Parayi Petta Panthirukulam – Part 1

The legend of Parayi Petta Panthirukulam is one that has been retold from generations to generations among people in the Indian state of Kerala. But it's fascination and relevance is ...

Tribute to a Legend

The Father of Indian Comics

In February 1967, a young writer from Delhi was watching a television quiz show on the Doordarshan channel. He was stunned to see that the kids participating could reel off names from Greek mythology but were unable to answer the simple question ...

December 2018

Snippets of Our Folklore

The Elephant Devotee of Lord Krishna

For many, animal devotees of Gods are just page-turners in mythology books and are often always read with a hint of disbelief. However, added to the collective disbeliefs ...

Rituals & Traditions Revisited

The Union of Gods

Vaikom is a small picturesque hamlet situated in Kottayam district, Kerala. Aside it’s abounding beauty of luscious greenery and the frills of the Kerala backwaters and lakes ...

Tribute to a Legend

A Storyteller with Great Panache

Harikatha or Harikatha Kaalakshepam is an art form that is a beautiful mix of storytelling, poetry, music, drama, dance, and philosophy. There are many legendary ...

Travel

A Mughal Architecture Masterpiece

The Agra Fort also known as the Lal –Qila, Fort Rouge or Qila-i-Akbari stands tall and mighty today – a symbol of power and resilience. This 16th century Mughal structure was built ...

The Wedding Tales

Manipuri Wedding

Manipur is a beautiful hilly state located in the north-eastern part of India. Nestled between nine hills with an oval shaped valley in the center ...

Art & Religion

Achara Pradhamo Dharma

The Mahabharata is the most wonderful book in the world; there can be no doubt of its authenticity because it depicts people not as heroes or saints ...

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