Traveling and discovering is sometimes about being in the right place on the right day, for us that day was today, when India celebrates Ganesha Chaturthi. This festival is also popularly called Vinayaka Cavithi or Vinayaka Chaturthi. It’s celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, remover of obstacles, the god of beginnings and…
Discover Myths and Legends of the Mool Mahunag Annual fair of Karsog, where devotees pray, play music, carry the murtis (god statues) and feast.
Discover Myths and Legends of the Thaipusam – Tamil Nadu’s Lord Murugan festival. Where Devotees carry the kavadi and pierce their backs, cheeks and mouths.
Dolomites beauty derives from a variety of spectacular vertical forms such as pinnacles, spires and towers, with contrasting horizontal surfaces including ledges, crags and plateaus. They rise abruptly above extensive talus deposits and more gentle foothills. Countless legends have grown up in the shadow of these pale mountains, inspired by observation of the natural landscape…
Discover the Gotipua folk dance tradition from Odisha that survives in the heritage village Raghurajpur on the banks of river Bhargabi.
Rasagola, or rasgulla, as many call it, is a traditional sweet from east India; Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. It is manufactured from Chena – cottage cheese, obtained by heat and acid coagulation of milk and cooked and caramelized in sugar juice. Discover history, myth and folklore of Rasgulla in Odisha, India.
Discover Myths and Legends of the sacred fig tree at the Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya where Buddha sat for enlightenment under Maha Bodhi Tree.
In the month of Shravan, cities and towns of the Gangetic plains are inundated with people, dressed in orange, bearing saffron flags, marching to loud music, and carrying a stick sling with pots or bottles tied to either end. They are fetching Ganga water and bringing to the local Shiva temple, a ritual that marks…
Discover Myths and Folklore of Harela or day of green – Festival of the Kumaoni people of Uttarakhand. Harela is celebrated for welcoming the rainy season, the new harvest and to commemorate the wedding anniversary of goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.
Discover Mythology of Mother Ganga or the Ganges river