Khamma Ghani is like hello in Rajasthani. You reply it with Ghani Khamma
Endearing images embodying intuitions of the spirit that adorn Hindu art, architecture and iconography symbols adorn our world and mind at every turn — in our spiritual, social and political experience. A ring or gold pendant serves to silently attest to and strengthen wedded love. On a mountainous road in any country, a sign with a truck silhouette on a steeply angled line warns drivers of dropping grades ahead. The red cross signals aid and comfort in crises. Golden arches tell the vegan to beware. Among the best known symbols in the world are the simple numerals: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. They originated in ancient India as characters of the Brahmi script. Now and then, historic images or happenings are supercharged into symbols. The awesome mushroom cloud of the terrifying specter of nuclear destruction.
Hawa Mahal (हवा महल “Palace of Winds” or “Palace of the Breeze”), is a palace built from red and pink sandstone and lies in Jaipur’s Pink City. The original intention of the latticed windows was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen since they had to obey strict “parda” (face cover). It was built in 1799 in red and pink coloured sand stone, tying in with other monuments in the city that give Jaipur the name “Pink City“.
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Colours of India
India has always been exalted and remembered fondly as the country of symbolic colors. To an outsider, its colorful culture, streets, and stories seem like a page out of an ancient folk tale. But color, in essence, has been a large part of the Indian consciousness