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Intricately Carved Stone Sculptures of Mahabalipuram

 ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः  One of the most beautiful cities in South India, Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is named after the great Pallava ruler Narasimhavarman-I. Filled with relics, monuments and some of the most beautiful temples in the world, Mahabalipuram was an important sea port of the Pallava dynasty…Continue readingIntricately Carved Stone Sculptures of Mahabalipuram

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The Mighty Agra Fort : The Most Eventful Historical Fort of the Mughal Emperors in India

 ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः The mighty Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital of Mughals was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by…Continue readingThe Mighty Agra Fort : The Most Eventful Historical Fort of the Mughal Emperors in India

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Nagarjunakonda : One of the Richest Cities of Ancient India that was a Great Educational, Cultural and Religious Centre of Buddhism

 ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः About 150 Kilometres southeast of Hyderabad lie the ruins of a city that flourished about 1800 years ago. It was one of the largest and richest cities in South India, and also the educational, cultural and religious centre of Buddhism. Nagarjunakonda or “the…Continue readingNagarjunakonda : One of the Richest Cities of Ancient India that was a Great Educational, Cultural and Religious Centre of Buddhism

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Vastu Shastra : The Ancient Indian Science & Art of Architecture, for City Planning, & for designing structures like residential houses, temples, palaces, forts, gardens etc

 ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः  Buy books on Vastu & Vastu Shastra, by clicking here on Amazon India Vastu Shastra is an ancient, traditional Hindu system of architecture which literally translates to “Science of Architecture.” Ancient treatises on Vastu Shastra are found in the Indian subcontinent that describe…Continue readingVastu Shastra : The Ancient Indian Science & Art of Architecture, for City Planning, & for designing structures like residential houses, temples, palaces, forts, gardens etc

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Ancient India’s Thought-provoking Stories of Extraordinary Wit, Wisdom & Courage, Originally Written in Sanskrit Language : ‘Vetala Panchavimshati’ ( Sanskrit : ‘वेतालपञ्चविंशति’ ) / Tamil : ‘Vethaalam Chonna Kadai’ / Hindi : ‘Betaal Pachisee’ / English : ‘Vikram & Vampire’

 ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः ‘Vetala Panchavimshati’ ( Sanskrit : ‘वेतालपञ्चविंशति’ ) or Tamil : ‘Vethaalam Chonna Kathai’ /or Hindi : ‘Baital Pachisi‘ / or English : ‘Vikram & Vampire’ (Meaning : “Twenty-five (tales) of Vetala“), is a collection of 25 tales and legends within a frame story…Continue readingAncient India’s Thought-provoking Stories of Extraordinary Wit, Wisdom & Courage, Originally Written in Sanskrit Language : ‘Vetala Panchavimshati’ ( Sanskrit : ‘वेतालपञ्चविंशति’ ) / Tamil : ‘Vethaalam Chonna Kadai’ / Hindi : ‘Betaal Pachisee’ / English : ‘Vikram & Vampire’

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Grab these gorgeous, graceful georgette Sarees : Cool evening wear : Very modern yet traditional

 ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः Social fabric of the Nation : The Indian Saree The Indian Saree is a garment from ancient times that has over the ages, with the passage of time, been much explored and experimented with, to transform them from a traditional attire of everyday…Continue readingGrab these gorgeous, graceful georgette Sarees : Cool evening wear : Very modern yet traditional

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Hand-Embroidered Ethnic Garden Umbrellas of Rajasthan in North India

Also click here for shopping ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः Traditional Indian cotton garden umbrellas, handcrafted by village artisans of Rajasthan, look amazingly attractive. These Rajasthani parasols are decorated with intricate hand-embroidery work by rural artisans. These garden umbrellas are designed, using multitudes of motifs and patterns, and…Continue readingHand-Embroidered Ethnic Garden Umbrellas of Rajasthan in North India

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Applique Work ( Patch Work ) of Pipli in Odisha

 ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः Once known as Utkala, which means the land of excellence in art, Odisha is a treasure trove of exquisite handicrafts and traditional arts & crafts, a rich legacy of an aesthetically advanced ancient culture. Evolved slowly and gradually through generations of disciplined efforts, hanicrafts of Odisha have…Continue readingApplique Work ( Patch Work ) of Pipli in Odisha

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Need the support & motivation of my Blog-readers, for the noble cause of bringing mass awareness about India’s ethnic arts, crafts, textiles etc worldwide

As my supportive readers already know,  blogging on the glorious cultural heritage of India, and India’s ageless, timeless ethnic arts, crafts, textiles, temples, Yoga, Ayurveda, Indian classical music & dance etc has been a subject extremely dear to my heart.  My Blog URL is http://sanskkriti.blogspot.com/  . This Blog has genuine readers from around the globe,…Continue readingNeed the support & motivation of my Blog-readers, for the noble cause of bringing mass awareness about India’s ethnic arts, crafts, textiles etc worldwide

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Handwoven Kottan Baskets in sparkling rainbow colours from Chettinad in South India

Stand up for craftspeople: how to support India’s artisan community during the COVID-19 crisis ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः  A brief write-up on Kottan Baskets, is posted right below the following pictures of these baskets.  To buy these Kottan Baskets of Chettinad, Click Here  To buy these Kottan…Continue readingHandwoven Kottan Baskets in sparkling rainbow colours from Chettinad in South India