The Rajastani Food Festival

We always love to stay at Marriott hotels. They are non-smoking hotels in USA, South Africa, Europe, Australia, Canada.

I don’t know about any other. I found this post regarding Marriott in Rajasthan.

It is fascinating for me they have The Rajasthani food. I want to share with everybody if you are planning to travel to India.:)

 

The cuisine of Rajasthan chronicles the story of a land that celebrates its rich history and its diverse cultural tradition. Right from its signature delicacies such as Dal Baati Churma and Kachori to sweeter creations like Ghevar, Imarti, and Malpua, this royal state is a paradise for lovers of great food. Pure ghee is at […]

via Savouring reinvented classics at the Rajasthani Food Festival at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Gurugram — Shivangi Reviews

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How to make puppet or kathputli

I love to make puppets. But I don’t know how.
I love to see Kathputli show all the time. They always tell us the new story. When I was very little didn’t understand how they are talking.
I always mesmerized by their work.:)

 

kathputlis or puppets show

kathputlis or puppets are carved from wood and brightly decorated with printed fabrics.
I used to see kathputli show. Kathputliwale people bring all puppets and they decorate the place according to the story because all kind of decoration depends on the theme.

We used to wait eagerly when they finish decorating and when they are going to start the show.
The Kathputliwala will tell you stories about kings, beautiful princesses, and powerful magicians, giving you a glimpse into past and present lifestyles in India.

As the performance unfolds, accompanied by traditional Indian music, you’ll learn about Indian folklore, myths, legends and aspects of local culture.
Over the last 500 years, Kathputli was a system of patronage supported by kings and well-off families.:)

 

Royal Indian Bride Makeup

Royal Indian Bride Makeup is a collection of Solah Shringar or 16 Indian Bridal Adornments. Rosewater and Jasmine fragrance are so sweet. The princesses and queens used it the long time ago.
Traditionally, the intricate process of Solah Shringar is with the oiling and washing of the hair. The hair is later dried and tied into a traditional hairstyle, which is usually a bun or a long braid which is embellished with flowers and hair accessories.:)

 

Chaturanga or Chess (Shatranj)

Chaturanga or Chess is a brain game it is developed in the Gupta Empire, India around the 6th century AD.
In Sanskrit language caturaṅga is a bahuvrihi compound, that means “having four limbs or parts” and in epic poetry often meaning “army”.
according to Asiatic research,” Chaturanga game consists, Elephants, horse, chariots and foot soldiers.”
The name comes from a battle formation mentioned in the Indian epic Mahabharata, referring to four divisions of an army, namely elephants, chariots, cavalry, and infantry.
An ancient battle formation, akshauhini, is like the setup of chaturanga.
Harshavardhana was an Indian emperor who ruled North India from 606 to 647 CE. He was a member of the Pushyabhuti dynasty and was the son of Prabhakarvardhana.

Chaturanga pieces
Raja (king):   moves one step in any direction (vertical, horizontal or diagonal), the same as the king in chess. There is no castling in chaturanga.

Queen, Mantri or Senapati, (counselor ,Senapati or general; ancestor of ferz; ):   Moves one step diagonally in any direction, like the fers in shatranj.

Ratha (Chariot; Rook,Śakata):  Moves the same as a rook in chess- whereby the rook moves horizontally or vertically, through any number of unoccupied squares.

Gaja (elephant; later called fil; early form of bishop,Hathi,Gajah):   Three different moves are described in ancient literature:

Ashva (horse; knight)

Padàti or Bhata (foot-soldier or infantry; pawn):)

 

 

Royal Indian Spa (Raja Ki Baoli)

Raja Ki Baoli, surrounding these wells were often carved profusely with elaborate detail and became cool, quiet retreats during the hot summers.
Mehrauli lies on the Aravallis in the Delhi region where Centuries ago, this landscape was filled with natural streams and rocky landscape perfect for the Maharani and Rani and their friends.

The Rajaon Ki Baoli in Mehrauli boasts of a grandiose layout created through an impressive feat of engineering wherein the dreaded loo (hot wind) was converted to cool air through intricate cooling systems.:)

 

 

The Indus Valley Civilisation is also named the Harappan civilisation

The pre-Harappan “Early Food Producing Era,” and the Regionalisation, Integration, and Localisation eras, which correspond roughly with the Early Harappan, Mature Harappan, and Late Harappan phases.
The Indus Valley Civilisation has also been called by some the “Sarasvati culture.”
Highly advance society.
The Indus valley civilization was basically modern civilization and the people lived in well-planned and well-built towns, which were also the centers for trade.
people also used to do an exercise like yoga, dance. They had leadership and civilized government system, Cities and villages have the advanced architectural systems. Houses were well designed. Better canals, irrigation for farming. Toilets for houses, clay toys for kids games and dice. For women’s, jewelry they use Gold, clothes were so elegant.
The ruins of Mohenjodaro and Harappa show that these were magnificent merchant cities-well planned, scientifically laid, and well looked after.
I can see these houses in the USA. People have these designs for their houses.
Some top companies logos are similar to Harappa dice.
I am not sure what really was there, my information is based on what I read and talk with other friends and family.:)

 

http://knowindia.gov.in/culture-and-heritage/ancient-history.php