Royal Palace in India (Ujjayanta Palace)

Tripura is one of the oldest princely states of ancient India. The royal Tripura began during the reign of Maharaja Maha Manikya, who was crowned in 1400 AD, he was the first ruler under the royal title of Manikya.

Ujjayanta Palace was built in 1862, 10 km or 6 miles away from Agartala, by King Ishan Chandra Manikya.

Ujjayanta Palace was purchased from the royal family by the Tripura government in 1972 for Rs. 2.5 million, and was used to house the state legislative assembly.

Now Ujjayanta Palace is a state museum and it has the lifestyle, arts, culture, traditional crafts of communities residing in northeast India.

The name ‘Ujjayanta Palace’ was given by Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Prize winner.

The Ujjayanta Palace is about 250 acres and it has public rooms the king meet with public or the throne room, Durbar hall, library and reception hall. The Ujjayanta Palace situated in the heart of Agartala.
The Chinese Room has the awesome design. The ceiling of which was crafted by artisans brought from China.
This palace is two story. The Ujjayanta Palace has three large domes, the largest of which is 86 ft high, and which rests atop a four-storied central tower.
The architecture has influences of Roman and British.
The palace has tiled floors and carved front doors. A newer attraction is the musical fountain installed in front of the main entrance.
There was a debate for the Ujjayanta Palace. People form Tripura demand that the proposed name of the museum keep as Tripura Ujjayanta State Museum or anything which has got Ujjayanta in it. Ujjayanta is a remembrance of the rich past that we had.

How to visit (Transportation)


Spring Indian Wedding Makeup

The engagement is the first thing between the families, and that’s when they set the wedding date.
“The wedding rituals begin few days before the wedding,”
That’s the long dupatta, looks like the big scarf is cover both the groom and bride. This is the humble request for the safe wedding day.
During the Tilak Ceremony, a red turmeric powder called Kumkum is put on the groom’s forehead.
The Indian bride mixes red or pink with gold for her outfit and jewelry and makeup.

Craft workshop for without sewing dressmaking

The sari is associated with grace and is widely regarded as a symbol of grace in cultures of the Indian subcontinent.
I don’t know how to wear Sari. I bought a piece of fabric and wanted to use like different ways.
We can find beautiful colors, design, and variety of Sari and fabric.
So we took some pictures using that fabric.
Now I found the video(It’s not me).:)
I am using video to show how we can use the piece of fabric even though we are not using it for the sari.

According to Wiki, “Sari described in Sanskrit which means ‘strip of cloth’.

It was usually used in combination with the uttariya, an ancient version of the dupatta.
during 2800–1800 BC around the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent.Cotton was first cultivated and woven in Indian subcontinent around 5th millennium BC.

Dyes used during this period are still in use, indigo, lac, red madder, and saffron, turmeric.
Silk was woven around 2450 BC and 2000 BC.The earliest known depiction of the sari in the Indian subcontinent is the statue of an Indus Valley.

The sari evolved from a three-piece ensemble comprising the Antriya, the lower garment; the Uttariya; a veil worn over the shoulder or the head; and the Stanapatta, a chest band”.

Uttariya is looks like shawl veil worn over the shoulder or head. Now a days we say dupatta and ghoongat.

Royal families woman use ghoonghat.


Indian Season, Vasant Ritu King of the Seasons(Spring)

India has six seasons or Ritu is Sanskrit word. in India, we say, something like- Vasanta Ritu is Spring.
Grishma Ritu is Summer.
Varsha Ritu is Monsoon.
Sharad Ritu is Autumn.
Hemant Ritu is Prewinter.
Shishir Ritu is Winter.
Now we have the Vasant or Spring season.
According to the Gregorian calendar, Vasant comes in March & April.
Temperature around this time is 20-30 degrees Celsius.
Vasant starts from February 19th to April 19th. During Vasant Ritu, the weather is nice, and the flowers are blooming. Vasant Ritu is the ‘King of the Seasons’ it is the very beautiful weather. Festival,”Holi” is the festival of colors.
The Holi Festival comes in Vasant Ritu.
I tried to learn when I was little. I got hurt my feet I stopped. After so much exercise I made my feet strong.
I love Kathak dance still don’t know how to.:)


Holi an ancient Indian festival

Holi is an ancient Indian,” festival of colors“. Holi is an important spring festival for Hindus, a national holiday in India. Holi is celebrated at the end of winter.
It celebrates the beginning of Spring. In 17th century literature, it was identified as a festival that celebrated agriculture, commemorated good spring harvests and the fertile land.
It is a time of enjoying spring’s colors, Children and youth spray colored powder solutions such as gulal at each other, laugh and celebrate, while adults smear dry colored powder called abir on each other’s faces.
Friends and families are first to play with colors, then served with Holi delicacies are puranpoli, dahi-bada and gujia, desserts and drinks.
After playing with colors, and cleaning up, people bathe, put on clean clothes, and visit other friends and family.

Traditional sources of colors

Green— Mehndi or mehndi is a form of body art from Ancient India.

Yellow— Haldi (turmeric) powder is the typical source of yellow color.

Blue— Indigo plant, Indian berries, species of grapes, blue hibiscus

Magenta and purple— Beetroot is the traditional source of magenta and purple color.

Brown–Dried tea leaves offer a source of brown colored water.

Natural colors were used in the past to celebrate Holi. People used safe colors turmeric, sandalwood paste, extracts of flowers and leaves.

The spring blossoming trees that once supplied the colors used to celebrate Holi have become rarer, chemically produced industrial dyes have been used to take their place in almost all of over India.

Due to the commercial availability of attractive pigments, slowly the natural colors are replaced by synthetic colors.
The main ritual of Holi involves colors and lots of it! Friends and families smear each other with colored powders as they celebrate the festival with their family and friends.
In bigger cities, there are Holi parties where attendees can play with colors, indulge in water fights, dance, eat and drink until sundown.
Happy Holi:):)


Remove dark spots in just

Potatoes are very inexpensive. We love potatoes. Potatoes have so many uses including relieving from sunburn, age spots removal, Potatoes are the world’s fourth-largest food crop.
The potato was first domesticated in the region of modern-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia between 8000 and 5000 BC.
It has since spread around the world and become a staple crop in many countries.
Raw potato is 79% water, 17% carbohydrates (88% of which is starch), 2% protein, contains negligible fat.
In a 100 gram amount, raw potato provides 77 calories and is a rich source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C (23% and 24% of the Daily Value.
When a potato is baked, contents of vitamin B6 and vitamin C decline with little significant change in other nutrients.:)

Potatoes are high on the glycemic index (GI) and so are often excluded from the diets of individuals trying to follow a low-GI diet.
The GI of potatoes can vary considerably depending on type red, russet, white, or King Edward. King Edward is a potato variety grown in the UK since 1902, making it one of the oldest varieties still grown.
Consuming reheated or cooled potatoes that were previously cooked may afford a lower GI effect.

According to the UK, potatoes are not considered by the NHS(National Health Service) as counting towards the recommended daily five portions of fruit and vegetables.


Dancing Doll

How to make the dancing doll. This is DIY Newspaper doll.
I still love dolls. I guess when I was little I used to make dolls to play. I love art and decoration I love beads.

Indian stores have lots of colorful stuff. We do so much decoration for Indian Dolls. We can use different colors for same Doll.:)