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Alpana or alpona refers to colourful motifs, sacred art or painting done on a horizontal surface on auspicious occasions in Bengal like Puja, wedding or community events . The art typically has some religious significance. This type of art is found on the Indian subcontinent. The word Alpana is derived from the Sanskrit alimpana, which means 'to plaster' or 'to coat with'.

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Google previewFolk-rituals of Eastern India (1988)

by Pradyot Kumar Maity

Alpana is a peculiar type of drawing sketched with the help of liquid rice- paste (pitiili) with the finger-tips on the ground (floor) neatly washed and cleaned. Originally, the iilpana related to a brata, depicted the object the bratini desired.

Google previewBioscope (2011)

by Mamta Nainy

it is called Alpana; in south ' India, it is called Kolam; in Maharashtra, it is called Rangoli; in Bihar, ìt'is called Aripana; ' Osa'in Orissa and Sathiya in Giuiarat. These are made using a variety of materials like dals, — rice, wheat, dyed sawdust, ...

Google previewLandscape, Place and Culture (2011)

Linkages between Australia and India by Paul Brown, Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay

Alpana is a form of ritual painting, usually undertaken by women, that temporarily decorates wall or floor surfaces of the home in patterns learnt from earlier generations. 7. KDR (Keolis Downer EDI Rail – a conglomerate organisation formed ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Bengalis (2013)

by Kunal Chakrabarti, Shubhra Chakrabarti

ALPANA. Alpana refers to ornamental designs made on the floor of private houses, temples, and other places of public congregation on religious and auspicious social occasions. In Bengal, these designs are usually made with liquid rice ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Tocharian B. (2013)

Revised and Greatly Enlarged. by Douglas Q. Adams

VIb /lpän-/ [A -, -, lpna//-, -, alpana]; lpnn (PK-AS-7K-a2C [CEToM]), /// - -n/t emi tatka alpana ka= wate 3 'some have become - - and they reflect only anxiety. 3' (IT-1b2C) ...

Google previewAsian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Huping Ling, Allan W. Austin

Knippling, Alpana Sharma. New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996. Koehn, Peter H., and xiao-huang Yin, eds. The Expanding Roles of Chinese ...

Google previewKrishna in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Names (2016)

An Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Names by Lavanya Vemsani Ph.D.

alpana or aripan (Bengal), sathaya ( Gujarat), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife (2011)

by Jonathan H. X. Lee, Kathleen M. Nadeau

—Myrtati Dyah Artaria Further Reading Knippling, Alpana ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

tree Alonso m battle; eager Alonza f noble Alonzo m battle; eager Alopa f faultless Aloysia f famed; fighter Aloysius m famous; warrior Alpana f beautiful Alpesh m tiny Alpha f first Alpheus m God/god; river Alphonsa f aggressive Alphonsine; ...

Google previewA Gazetteer of the World, Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge (1856)

AUBONNE, Aula Bona, Alpana. AUBUSSON, Albucium. AUCH, Augusta. Ausciorum. . _ AUDE, Adax. AUDENARDE, Aldenurda. AUFNAU, Augia.

Google previewAmerican Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment, John Radzilowski

Knippling, Alpana Sharma, ed. New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996. Mendoza, Louis, and S. Shankar, eds. Crossing into America: The New ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: I - M (2005)

by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Further Reading Knippling, Alpana Sharma. New Immigrant Literatures in the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. Sollors, Werner. Theories of Ethnicity: A Classical Reader. New York: New York UP, 1996. Parvinder Mehta ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures (2013)

by George Haggerty

Alpana Shanna Knippling, ed. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1996, 187 —206.

Google previewEncyclopedia of North American Immigration (2009)

by John Powell

Knippling, Alpana Sharma. New Immigrant Literature ...

Google previewDictionary of American Family Names (2003)

3-Volume Set by Patrick Hanks

Ajay, Alpana, Anju, Arvind, Balraj, Darshan, Deepak, Devendra, Gurmukh , Harish; Abdul, Altaf, Kamal, Nazir, Salah, Shaheda. Bawcum (100) Respelling of English Balcombe (see BALCOM). Bawden (421) English: from a late variant ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indian Cinema (2014)

by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen

Tapan Chatterjee, Robi Ghosh, Santosh Dutta, Promod Ganguly, Alpana Gupta , Robin Majumdar, Sunil Sarkar, Noni Ganguly, Ajoy Bannerjee, Kartick Chattopadhyay, Haridhan Mukherjee Continuing the adventures of Goopy Gyne Bagha ...

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Ambassador Roemer meets Guru Alpana Nayak

Ambassador Roemer met with Guru Alpana Nayak March 29 in New Delhi. Nayak, a classically trained dancer in Odissi, operates a performing arts organization for children with disabilities in conjunction with the Missionaries of Charity. Nayak teaches specially gifted children in Indian classical and folk dance forms.

Photo credit: U.S. Embassy New Delhi

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