The Culture, Traditions, Rituals and Festivals of India

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    The Culture, Traditions, Rituals and Festivals- and People of India!

    This is a thread dedicated exclusively to India's many myriad cultures, religions, festivals and rituals.

    I'll start off with what I have a bias for- my own state Maharashtra :happy_2:

    This is a tradition called the Shivgarzana: a tradition that involves the beating of dhols into a frenzy at either one of two festivals: Gokulashtami or Ashtama Rohini, celebrating the birth of Krishna, an avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu; or Ganesh Visarjan, the festival of the Immersion of Lord Ganesha, widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.


    Here's one from Pune from the Shivgarzana mirvnuk (procession):

    Make sure to turn your volume up and enjoy the beats.
















    This is from the Aurang'abaad mirvnuk:





    This is from good ol' Mumbai:





    This is from a tradition called Dhwaj <flag> also performed at the Shivgarjana mirvnuk:





     
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    And this is from a tradition called dahi handi, also celebrating a part of the Gokulashtami festivities, in which a group of youth forming a human pyramid tries to break a handi, or clay pot positioned at a convenient height atop the pyramid prior with a blunt object. The clay pot is filled with buttermilk, which symbolises the playful, human nature of the child god and the achievement of the group with unity:











    And watch out for the gopikas, who're also also claiming their share!







    And when the bough breaks the cradle does fall:


    And the man, the legend who is our pride- in animated form :emot151::


     
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    Kerala- the land and the people:


     
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    The Guru Nanak Jayanti, which was recently celebrated - in Jaipur, pink city:





     
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    Excellent. This is an ancient tribal dance called Warali from Jharkhand:

     
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    The Panthi tribal dance, from Chhatisgarh:




    And the Bihu dance, during Harvest festival- Assam, India:

     
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    The Goa Carneval:














     
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