Exhibits at the Festival of India 2018

Exhibit - Architectural Heritage of India

 

The architecture of India reflects the contours of it’s history and embodies it’s myriad cultural and religious practices. Indian architecture progressed through time and assimilated the many influences that arrived at it’s shores during the course of it’s global interactions. The exhibit will take the viewers on a journey across five thousand years - from prehistoric times to the Buddhist era, from Hindu temple architecture and it’s conversations with South East Asian architecture to the amalgam of Persian, Turkic and pre-Islamic styles that constitute the Islamic architecture; and finally to the Indo-Saracenic and Gothic styles of the British colonial period leading up the contemporary architecture.

   

Exhibit - Indian Food - Medicinal Values of Spices

A decorative display of the most commonly used spices in Indian cooking such as turmeric, Asafoetida, Cumin Seeds, Ginger, Cardamom, Black Pepper, cloves, Saffron, Cinnamon, Mustard Seeds and many more with information on their medicinal properties and importance in dietary, medicinal and other uses. This exhibit will incorporate interesting facts about remarkable potential of spices due to the chemical compounds contained in them, such as Phenylpropanoids, Terpenes,Flavonoids and Anthocyanins.

    

Exhibit - Religions of India

A new exhibit this year will focus on the religious diversity of India,which has the third largest Muslim population in the world. Through text, posters and artifacts, the exhibit will present social, historical, philosophical and political aspects of the numerous religions practiced in India. It will shed light on ways in which diverse religious communities come together and also ways in which these communities are torn apart due to social and political fractures.

     

 

Sari

A very sensuous garment worn by women, the Sari consisting of a length of lightweight fabric with one end wrapped about the waist to form a skirt and the other draped over the shoulder or covering the head. Come to this exhibit and learn how to put on this native attire that flatters any shape!

   

   

Yoga Exhibit

Is a system of physical, mental and spiritual practices which have been traced back to pre-Vedic times (500 BCE) in the Indian subcontinent. Over the centuries, its practice has been adapted and assimilated by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Today, its use has become widespread among the religious and the secular alike. Displays in this exhibit cover a wide range of general themes like history of yoga and its different varieties and also more specific themes, like chakra and yogic therapies. Yoga experts will be at hand to answer your questions.

     

   

Mehndi

Is the application of Henna as a temporary form of body art sometimes called Henna Tattoos. Come have your hands adorned with intricate traditional patterns at minimal cost.