Merging history of the world with the subcontinent
IN THESE pictures, residents celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Indira Gandhi National Museum of Humankind in Bhopal, India.
It is an anthropology museum that seeks to merge the “story of the evolution of man and culture with special reference to India”.
Artists from Meghalaya presented traditional dances like Shad Kynoi Khon and Shad Pliang and Pynter Orchestra gave a performing arts presentation at Veethi Sankul open air auditorium for the occasion.
The three-day festival also saw devotees light the traditional lamp of Kerala “Aal Vilakku” containing 1 001 wicks to mark the special day.
In September Indians also celebrated the Hindu harvest festival known as Onam in Bangalore where local Malayalam people put decorated flower mats in front of their houses, to welcome the King Mahabali – a past ruler of Kerala southern India, during the 10-day festival.
On November 1 a grand parade was held in Bhopal, India, to mark the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the Kerala state.
CELEBRATION: Indian artists perform during celebrations of the 62nd anniversary of the foundation of Kerala state in Bhopal, India.
PRIDE: Local performers from Kerala state perform in a cultural programme and a road show during an event marking the 62nd anniversary.
HARVEST: Indian women wear traditional attire and use petals to decorate a Pookalam, or flower carpet, as part of the Hindu harvest festival.
FIERY: Revellers light a traditional lamp of Kerala, known as Aal Vilakku, with 1 001 wicks to mark the 41th anniversary of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya in Bhopal.