India is a country where you can witness a unique blend of innumerable cultures and traditions.The customs and traditions practiced in a particular region of the country are usually influenced by the geographical and climatic conditions of that region as well as exposure of the region to other cultures
Pottery is clay that is modeled, dried, and fired, usually with a glaze or finish, into a vessel or decorative object. Clay is a natural product dug from the earth, which has decomposed from rock within the earth's crust for millions of years. Decomposition occurs when water erodes the rock, breaks it down, and deposits them. It is important to note that a clay body is not the same thing as clay. Clay bodies are clay mixed with additives that give the clay different properties when worked and fired; thus pottery is not made from raw clay but a mixture of clay and other materials. Read more...
Body painting and face painting are being practiced in Indian culture since ancient times. Face painting is a ritual in Indian villages in their religious festivities, dance and drama. Face painting is very much a part of Indian folk culture and tribal art even today. People are often seen getting their faces painted in different styles during temple festivals and religious events in India. Face painting is also an intrinsic part of the rich dance and drama culture of Indian life.
The art of applying henna in hands and feet is known as Mehendi and it is a very old custom and ancient art form of the Asian subcontinent. Indian weddings are incomplete without the mehendi ceremony. The ritual of mehendi ceremony is followed in every part of the country where the hands of the bride are adorned with the lovely red color of the mehendi. On these festive or wedding occasions mostly traditional Indian designs are made on the hands of the Bride. Read more...
Rangoli is a traditional Indian art.The original name of rangoli is Rangavali, which means- ranga=color, avali=line in Sanskrit.
Origin of Rangoli There are a number of legends associated with the origin of the Rangoli art in India. The earliest mention in regard to this art form is found in Chitralakshana, the earliest Indian treatise on painting. Read more...
Basket weaving is the process of weaving or sewing pliable materials into two or three dimensional artifacts, such as mats or containers. It is one of the oldest craft forms. The materials used for basket, mat weaving and cane work are simple and found in abundance. Locally available natural material like grass, reeds, leaves etc is used for mat and basket making. Jute, coir and bamboo are also used in basketry and in making mats. India is known for basket weaving and mat making traditions. The production of cane furniture is on the rise these days.
Show your love for Krishna through the flowers! If you are creative then come along and help make garlands and decorate the temple. Even if you have not experienced the calming activity of making garlands before, come along and we will teach you. We also need help with decorating the temple, stalls and different parts of Manor during festivals according to themes. I’m sure you will have noticed the beautiful flower arrangements in the temple and if you are able to arrange flowers please do come and create a masterpiece or smaller master pieces for their Lordships
Come and experience how to make gajra at Ananda Mela.
Come and experience how to make Toran at Ananda Mela.