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Vedic tradition is timeless. In the modern times Vedic tradition can be traced to 5000 years of heritage in arts and culture. Some prominent vedic arts such as Pottery, Floral setup, Rangoli (or color patterns setup) will be showcased at Anandamela

Pottery

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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...

Face Painting

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Face painting isn’t just a pastime used to amuse children, it has deep and underlying foundations in our prehistory as it was a fundamental social practice for many cultures world-wide. Body painting and face painting are being practiced in Indian culture since ancient times. It is a ritual in Indian villages in their religious festivities, dance and drama. Body painting is very much a part of Indian folk culture and tribal art even today. People are often seen getting intricate henna designs during festive occasions such as weddings. Face painting is also an intrinsic part of the rich dance and drama culture of Indian life.

Art

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Come and experience the art exhibition by Vishwanath Duvvuri at Anandamela festival. Vishwanath Duvvuri is self taught artist from Hyderabad, India. Pairing is his passion and hobby and his pairings explore the beauty of the world and nature around. His pairings are showcases in many corporate exhibitions around the world. Come and experience his paintings at Anandamela festival.

Rangoli

Rangoli

 

Rangoli is color powder art originally from India. It is somewhat similar to how children draw with chalk. Rangoli with ornaments comprises of using small ornaments to decorate a plate with various different color powders. You can make any design you would like or ask for a sample to base your art off of. Rangoli is a simple yet creative activity that allows everyone to express themselves differently and uniquely through art.

 

HENNA

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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. Henna is applied in various occasions such as weddings, birthdays, religious events, anniversaries, and other memorable occasions. However, it is most prominently use in Indian weddings which 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 and groom are adorned with the lovely red color of the mehendi.

FLOWER MANDALA

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By Annie Penta Saturday from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Venue: In front of Public safety building.