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Bamboo in Indian Society and Culture

First Online: January 01, 2010
Page Last Updated: November 01, 2016

The Goddess of Bamboo

During a recent function at the Kamat Memorial Library, some rural students sang and danced to a popular folk song that was in praise of "The Goddess of Bamboo".

The song inspired me to dig up pictures depicting use of bamboo in daily life and I found many many more uses of the bamboo than the song described. I even found bamboo fish-nets, bamboo weapons, and lots of bamboo utensils.

I present the translation of the song The Goddess of Bamboo and accompanying pictures from our collection.

-Vikas Kamat

Uses of Bamboo in India

Bamboo Utensils
Chindwara Tribal Museum, 1976
Bamboo Culture of India
Bamboo Culture
Bamboo Musical Instruments

Bamboo Crafts
Bamboo Culture
Bamboo Culture
Bamboo Comb, Bastar
A Bamboo Comb is a Token of Love among the some tribals of Central India. See: Ghotuls

Man Fishing with a Bamboo Trap
Town of Plassey, West Bengal, 1970
Bamboo Culture
Bamboo Culture
In the Village of Bamboo Craftsmen

Picture of a Cowherd on the Support of a Bamboo
Goulini in Yellapur Forest, Uttara Kannada
Bamboo Culture
Bamboo Culture of India
Decorative Bamboo Artwork

Nandi-Kolu Dancers
Mysore, 1985
The Dance of Nandi-Kolu
Bamboo in Indian Culture
Bamboos and Boats

Bamboo Cane Workers Making Furniture
Sondur ,1992
Bamboo Furniture
Bamboo Weapons
Bow and Arrows
Chindwara Tribal Museum, 1976

See Also:

Bamboo Culture

Decorative Bamboo ArtworkBamboo Comb, BastarBamboo CraftsIn the Village of Bamboo Craftsmen
Bamboo Cane Workers Making FurnitureBamboo Musical InstrumentsMan Fishing with a Bamboo TrapBamboo Utensils
Bamboos and BoatsBow and ArrowsNandi-Kolu DancersPicture of a Cowherd on the Support of a Bamboo

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