Posts tagged: Indian culture

Yoga: From India With Love

Spelling peace and tranquility, the very word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’, which means to join or unite; a union of the individual self with the cosmic consciousness. Despite almost a century of research, the earliest beginnings of yoga are unknown, and although it is said to be as old as the [...]

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Sacred And Divine Animals Of India

A vital part of Indian culture is respecting nature as well as diverse religions. This secular country has a strong belief in the divinity of animals, especially the ones referred to in Indian mythology and ancient Indian culture scripts and texts. The cow, for example, is considered to be one of the holiest animals in [...]

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Inducing Indian Culture And Etiquette Among Kids

Kids are likely to pick up the culture they are most exposed to. Living in a foreign land, it becomes difficult to have your children learn their native culture. Let’s look at a few ways to induce Indian culture and etiquette in your kids. Indian culture is vibrant. Let them experience different aspects of it. [...]

Saree: An Enticing Indian Woman’s Dress

Probably one of the oldest attires ever invented in India, Saree is the traditional outfit of most Indian women, beautiful, enchanting and comfortable at the same time. An unstitched length of fabric, usually six to nine yards long is draped around the body to gracefully decorate the female form. Worn with traditional or modern jewellery, [...]

Jalebi: The Celebration Sweet of India

While craving for a sweet dish, your first instinct might be to reach out for a candybar or some icecream, but you haven’t really tasted ‘sweet’ until you’ve tried jalebi. Known by different names around the India (and the world), this sweet dish is known as the most popular and the most scrumptious sweet within [...]

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Incredible Indian Classical Dance – Odissi

Tracing its origin to the ritual dances performed in temples of ancient Northern India, Odissi dance is a classical dance form from the eastern part of India, Orissa. Using their head, bust and torso in soft flowing movements to express specific moods and emotions, the temple dancers or devdasis were known to perform this dance [...]

Tuesday January 22nd, 2013 in , , , , , | Comments Off

The Magical Religious Gathering of Pilgrims- The Maha Kumbh

Dating back to the time of the Rig Veda, the Maha Kumbh Mela is celebrated once in twelve years. Celebrated on the banks of India’s most sacred rivers, the Ganga, Yamuna, and Godavari, it is the world’s oldest and largest religious gathering. This year the Maha Kumbh began on the day of maker sankranti, with [...]

It’s Time to Celebrate Independence Day in India!

It is a time for celebration; celebration ofIndia’s free spirit! Sixty five years ago, India broke away from 150 years of British occupation. India’s independence day is celebrated with great fervor in honor of the great leaders and freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives in the name of India’s independence. The struggle for liberty began [...]

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Advantages of Being a Multilingual Person

Language is one of humanity’s proudest creations. It’s what keeps us above the rest, makes us more intelligent than animals. In India, the local language changes every one hundred kilometers and just like with the rest of the world, every language represents a different culture. Being able to communicate fluently in a language helps you [...]

About Ruchita Parat

Ruchita Parat is the founder of CEO of US Hindi Foundation (USHF) which was founded in 2006. She has started hindi learning program Jano Hindi. This program includes various activities that makes the learning process very easy for kids. USHF also conducts Camp Jano India that are very interactive and creative as well. Follow Us Here

Wednesday August 1st, 2012 in , , , | Comments Off

The Hallowed Precincts of the Golden Temple

The Golden Temple in Amritsar, also known as Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, is a prominent Gurdwara considered holy by Sikhs around the world. This beautiful structure was constructed to be a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life to come together and worship God. When the gurdwara was first [...]

About Ruchita Parat

Ruchita Parat is the founder of CEO of US Hindi Foundation (USHF) which was founded in 2006. She has started hindi learning program Jano Hindi. This program includes various activities that makes the learning process very easy for kids. USHF also conducts Camp Jano India that are very interactive and creative as well. Follow Us Here

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