Culture

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Evening Aarti performed during Durga Puja, Jorhat, Assam
Ganga Aarti, Rishikesh, India
Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival
Tera-Manzil temple is among the most significant temples of Rishikesh. Also known as Trimbakeshwar Temple, Tera-Manzil is built across 13 stories and is the largest temple of Rishikesh.
Kecak Dance (or Fire Dance) setup
In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.
Start of the Kecak Dance, Uluwatu Temple, Bali
Kecak has its roots in "Sanghyang", a trance inducing exorcism dance...
The golden deer which was used by Ravana to lure Ram and Lakshman out thereby leaving Sita unprotected.
A character playing Sita in the Kecak Dance.
Ravana, the demon king...
Enter Hanuman in the Kecak dance...
Batik...is a technique of wax-resist dyeing
Flower offerings to the creator...Ubud, Bali