Architecture of India: Mysore Palace

         

India's architecture, which spans thousands of years and incorporates a vast variety of styles, techniques, and materials, is as rich and diverse as its cultural legacy. Indian architecture is an interesting subject to examine in the development of architectural styles across time, as it reflects the nation's numerous cultural, religious, and historical influences. This exhibit will showcase The Mysore Palace, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace, which is an iconic architectural marvel located in the city of Mysore, Karnataka, India. It stands as a symbol of the opulence and grandeur of the erstwhile Kingdom of Mysore and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in India.

Special Showcase: Masala Chai

   

People all throughout the world have a unique place in their hearts and cultures for tea. India is the largest consumer of tea in the world and tea plays a very important role in cultural enhancement. There are several health advantage of tea that have kept people enthralled-whether they are drinking it as part of a cultural ritual, as a pick-me-up in the morning, or as a relaxing beverage before bed. Our visitors will learn about the history of tea cultivation, processing of tea and get a first hand experience of Tea's varied flavors!

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!

   

   

Turban Wearing

 The turban called dastar is a symbol of spirituality, holiness, and humility in Sikhism. It is also a symbol of honor and self-respect. The dastar also signifies piety and purity of mind. Come and get help wearing one and take a picture as a memento from the festival. 

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.