Cultures

Do you know Buddha Purnima is also known as ‘Vesak’ in Mongolia.

– Gonchig GANBOLD, Ambassador of Mongolia Brothers and Sisters in Dharma ‘Vesak’, also known as Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is observed by Buddhist communities in and beyond India as the day of the birth, enlightenment, and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha. It is celebrated on the 26th of May, and is declared as a public holiday. Buddhism was introduced to Mongolia not once but three times with historical sources stating …

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CULTURAL DANCES OF FLORES(INDONESIA)-TIRING MAWO AND RANGKUK ALU

After enjoying the local Caci Dance which I have written about, in my last Blog, we were also lucky to witness the Tiring Mawo Dance & “Rangkuk Alu” or “Bamboo Dance”. They are cultural dance performances of women at West Manggarai region in Flores; Indonesia.  The vibrant cultural dance performance of women at West Manggarai region in Flores; Indonesia. 

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FUN AND FROLIC OF JAPAN: THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN

FUN AND FROLIC OF JAPAN JAPAN-THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN Japan, a name synonymous with beauty and technology, tops every traveller’s list and mine was no different. So, when presented with an opportunity…I grabbed it with both the hands. Looking forward to an enlightening experience in the Land of the Rising Sun, I boarded a direct 8 hour Japan Airlines …

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