COASTAL SIDE OF INDIA

ART, CULTURE, FESTIVAL & FOOD - KERALA & WEST BENGAL

Kerala - Dances - Kathakali &Mohiniattam

The main dances of kerala is kathakali and mohiniattam. These are one of the most historical dances of the world


W.BENGAL - DANCES - Mahadeva Dance

The main story of this Bengali dance form is 'how Shiva calms down angry Kali after killing Asura. It is more prevalent in Howrah. Before the coronation of Shiva on Neelpuja Day (Chaitra Sankranti), the performance of this dance is a must.


Festivals of Kerala - Hindu Religious

Kerala is a land of festivities and cheers. A number of festivals like Onam, Vishu, Pooram and Thiruvathirai are celebrated. They are usually marked by family get together, cheer and festivity.


FESTIVALS OF W.BENGAL - Hindu Religious

Besides the other festivals of the Hindu solar calendar, Durga Puja is the one that gains the ultimate importance and attention in West Bengal. Besides Durga Puja; Saraswati Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Kali Puja and Janmashtami are some other festivals that are given special attention in Bengal.


Commonalities - Food - Kerala & W. Bengal

  • KERALA : The local Kerala food includes a lot of coconut as that is grown aplenty in the coastal areas. Grated coconut is included in virtually every dish. Rice that grows well in this fertile soil is the staple food.Sea food such as fish, crabs, shellfish, lobsters are included in everyday cooking especially in the coastal regions. Smaller varieties of fish are dried salted and pickled.
  • W.BENGAL : Fresh sweet water fish is one of its most distinctive features; Bengal’s countless rivers, ponds and lakes teem with innumerable varieties of fish such as rohu, hilsa, koi or pabda. Prawns, shrimp and crabs also abound. Almost every village and Bengal has ponds used for pisciculture, and at least one meal a day is certain to have a fish course.