Amritsar is a city in north-western part in India. It is the spiritual centre for the Sikh religion and the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab.
It is home to the Harmandir Sahib (referred to as the "Golden Temple" in the western media), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion.
Punjabi culture: encompasses cuisine, science, technology, military warfare, architecture, traditions, values and history.
Punjabi music: Music and Dances of Punjab
Bhangra is one of the many Punjabi musical art forms that is increasingly being listened to in the west and is becoming a mainstream favourite. The overall style can range from the high energy "Bhangra" men's dance to the more reserved "Jhumar," the "Gidha" women's dance.
Punjabi dresses: The traditional dress for Punjabi men is the Punjabi Kurta and Tehmat which is being replaced by the kurta and pajama, especially the popular Muktsari style in India. The traditional dress for women is the Punjabi Salwar Suit which replaced the traditional Punjabi Ghagra. The Patiala salwar is also very popular.
Kerala, regionally referred to as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. There are mostly Malayalam-speaking regions. The state capital is Thiruvananthapuram, other major cities include Kochi, Kozhikode, Thrissur, and Kollam.
Kerala Music and Dances
A Kathakali artist A mohiniattam performance
Festivals of Kerala
The annual snake boat race is performed during Onam Celebrations on the Pamba River
Onam is a harvest festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India. It is also the state festival of Kerala.
Dresses of Kerala
The mundu is a garment worn around the waist in Kerala, the Tulunadu region, and also in Maldives. This garment is closely related to the Dhoti, Sarong, and Lungi. In South Kanara, a district...