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India is a land of diverse cultures. The variations in physical, climatic conditions and the extent of exposure to other cultures have greatly influenced the traditions and culture of the different regions. There is an underlying basic factor common to the whole of India, with variations in the practices based on their local needs and influences. Further, the greatness of India has been in accepting the best from all the invaders and intermingling the new customs and styles with the existing - this is visible in all aspects - music, dance, painting, sculptures, architecture.
The article, an excerpt from the introduction to the book "The Art and Architecture of India" by Benjamin Rowland puts it all in a nutshell.

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Jan 2023
Folk Dances of Kashmir (Bacha Nagma, Bhand Jashan, Bhand Pather,
Dumhal Dance, Hafiza Dance, Kud, Rouf, Wuegi-Nachun)
Kadamba, Bur flower

Ramayana (versions reflecting the social conditions)
Lakshman rekha

Padma Awards 2023

Amrit Yuva Kalotsav

Kashi: India's Eternal City - Talk by Prof Rana P B Singh
Tamil Heritage Trust - "Kashi: India's Eternal City" - Talk by Prof Rana P B Singh - the importance of Kashi in India's sacred geography, some of the sacred routes followed by pilgrims in different contexts and their symbolic meaning.  Talk in English on February 4, 2023, 5.30 pm IST...Read more

Exhibition of Dharshana Bajaj's paintings titled Enchanted Realms
Dharshana Bajaj's latest collection of paintings Titled “Enchanted Realms” inspired by the concept of living in harmony with Nature.
Exhibition at the Dakshina Chitra Museum’s Kadambari Art Gallery from January 22, 2023 to February February 3, 2023....Read more

Kalamkari digital designs
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 Tamil film song Lyrics
amudhum thenum edharku - Thai pirandhaal vazhi pirakkum (1958)
nerangketta nerathile... nenachadhu onnu - Thai pirandhal vazhi pirakkum (1958)
Thai porandhaa vazhi porakkum - Thai pirandhal vazhi pirakum (1958)
nalla perai vaanga vendum - Nam Naadu (1969)

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A listing of the Tamil seiyyul, ilakkiyam with links to complete version

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A listing of songs with a few lyrics

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