Stone Carving in Tamil Nadu

Stone Carving has been an ancient craft in Kanyakumari district due to the patronage of religious architecture and sculpture by the ruling dynasties of South India. The skills of carving idols in granite are unique in Tamil Nadu   as the carving tradition is still true to translating the scared scriptures. In Kanyakumari, the 133 ft tall…

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Shazar

Shazar in Persian means tree,and the stone,dendrite agate, gets its name from beautiful formations in the stone. Shazar was discovered in Banda about 400 years ago by an Arab. Banda city is located on the bank of Ken River. He was mesmerized by its colorful patterns that looked like leaves and trees and so he…

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Jami Masjid

I got to visit Ahmedabad in April this year. I had a list of places to visit in the old city. Fortunately, I got to stay with an influential Gujarati family who took me all around the city. The first and foremost thing you should do is to register yourself for Heritage Walk Morning heritage…

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Longpi Pottery

Manipur is a state embedded in deepest tradition of art and craft going back to a hoary antiquity. Pottery in Manipur is closely related with social, cultural and religious life. The art of pottery making in Manipur is practiced by women without using wheel in a similar fashion as in the other northeastern states. Longpi…

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