Rangoli is a popular Indian style of artwork that is colourful and depicts the Indian culture and their belief system. The word Rangoli originated from the mixture of two words rang and awali. Rang in Hindi means color and awali means row of colors. So as the name suggests Rangoli is a vibrant pattern of colors that are arranged to create wondrous designs.
According to mythology, Rangoli’s are said to be first created by lord brahma who infused life into the painting of a child. This story tries to explain how rangolis are vibrant and colourful as if they have a life of their own. They are not exactly like a painting but a different art form in themselves which use rice and other unsual ingredients to create a three-dimensional array of patterns.
The most popular kinds of Rangolis are that of geometric designs and figures of god and animals. Now rangolis have expanded to other designs which are complicated in structure. This has been made easy by various craft tools that are available to ensure that your effort is minimized. A good rangoli challenges the creativity and the enthusiasm of the person making it. He or she is not limited by a brush and a canvas, you can use almost any plain surface, big or small and any ingredient that you wish to bring your design to life.
The creation of a rangoli is not limited to festivals only. Usually, these are known to be drawn during Diwali as a mark of hospitality for the guests who arrive as well as Goddess Lakshmi. In recent times this has become a popular trend that can be followed any time of the year. Rangoli is another way of expressing yourself and spreading warmth and joy in return for doing so.
Bangles are an essential part of an Indian woman’s attire. You cannot imagine an Indian woman without her bangles. The only difference that has been seen in the females of the past and present is that previously females had a liking for showing off their colorful bangles and today, it is gold bangles that are being used to flaunt or make a style statement.
Gold bangles can help to take the focus away from your body, if you are not confident about your looks. The main use of gold bangles does not lie in the above statement. Imagine you getting you first salary and not knowing what to buy for your mother. The best option is bangles and gold bangles can surely please her.
The gold bangles are usually available at all leading jewelry shops and the only difference between these bangles is usually the different designs that they possess and they are visible to only the person who wears them. This is definitely not visible to a person who is far away from the woman and hence, buying a designer bangle is nothing but a waste of money. The only visible thing will be the thickness of the bangles, and hence females prefer thicker bangles, which definitely cost more.
The gold bangles usually come in a set of ornaments, which include a necklace, earrings and bangles. The set usually is a bit cheaper as compared to buying only the bangles and is preferred by most of the females in India. On family functions as well as festivals the gold bangles are a must to be worn by the women, for they are considered to be auspicious and also looked at as a status symbol by many people. But even owning the Gold bangles can be a great investment for many people. Gold bangles are often considered to be traditional gifts which are passed down from one generation to another where generally the mother in law gives it to her daughter in law at the time of marriage and her homecoming.
These days when music of Bollywood industry is affecting people and considered conventional in India, popularity of Devotional Songs is also not less. Devotional music has proved its popularity by having the business of around Rs. 1 billion a year. After film music, devotional music generates maximum sales and it is expecting to get increase in coming years. Devotional music not only has good physical sales of CD but people are also downloading these songs on mobile.
According to Times Music, devotional music has 30% more sales than any other kind of music and because of this they release out devotional music albums almost every month. Some albums released by Times music are “Krishna forever”, “Living with Sai”, etc.
According to Hindu religion, basic concept of these songs came from Sama Veda. These songs are sung by devotees in a group and have repetition of various words and phrases. It tells us about various glories and acts of Gods and Goddesses that they had in their lives on earth.
Devotional music is the only kind of music about which we can say that it is very compulsory in life. In India, at the time of festivals devotional music is played in every home. Even on regular basis around 90% people in our country listen to these songs in morning. People speak different languages in different parts of India so this music is also available in different languages.
New singers are getting popular quickly by recording this type of music. There is an example of Sanjeev Sharma from New Delhi who bagged a contract with Venus music before 5 years and created so many albums of this kind. He became very popular by accepting singing as career.
So, devotional songs are very informative, popular and easy so that everyone can sing it and people’s mind get relax by listening to the devotional songs.
India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).
The four religions born in India, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world’s population.
India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.
The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India’s wealth.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.
IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdish Bose and not Marconi.
The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence without violence.
India has the second largest pool of Scientists and Engineers in the World.
Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12(10 to the power of 12).
Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages.
The World’s first university was established in Takshashila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.