Red masked faces, dazzling make-ups and heavy costumes, the performers dancing on the rhythm of the folk tunes and portraying ancient legends & gods- this is the charm of the famous traditional festival in their very own style at God’s own country- Kerala.
Rangoli, decorations, lightning, sweets and crackers; you must be wandering why all of a sudden I am reminding you these things. People of India might have celebrated their favorite festival last month with great fervor and energy and now waiting for the shivering winters to roll down the limbs. The festival of lights-Diwali is being celebrated by Hindus in Kartika month and is among the famous festivals of India. But do you know some parts of India celebrate Diwali twice a year? Let us take a deep delve into this century old tradition of celebrating Diwali in the name of Boodhi/ Budhi Diwali or Old Diwali in Himachal Pradesh.
Death-despite of the fact of its mysterious truth and the shady concept, people have tremendous faith in the after- life of the humans. This is why we can see so many beliefs and dis-beliefs by few or by many; about the life-after-death. This construct actually constructed the idea of mummification; don’t know exactly since when, but around the Egyptian era, when their people developed different processes of preserving the dead bodies of the ancestors.
Despite so many alleged theologies and processes, the illusion of life after death still makes us curious. And this thought actually revived the ideas of preserving the sacred bodies of saints in Christianity. When you go through the term Incorruptible in Christianity, you will find many saints were being mummified and their bodies are still preserved and worshipped in a belief that they are too sacred to remain immortal.
The resurrection of the bodies was mostly concerned critically with Jesus Christ or the prophets of the Old Testament. Perhaps, since then, the incorruptibles are saved in earth, the example for which can best be witnessed in India- in Old Goa. (more…)
commonly to be felt as a normal deer but once you are closer to it you will actually experience the difference and that simply was its attractive velvet horns. Tough enough from inside and beautiful outside- is what I felt when I observed its charismatic horns. Though it was a harsh sunny day but its beauty made a great soothing effect on everyone inside the park.