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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.