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|Praise of Bidiramma -- Goddess of Bamboo|| |
| The other day I saw the pupils of Akshaya Orphanage in the village of Karki sing and dance to a folk song in praise of Bidiramma, the goddess of Bamboo. |
I found it very inspiring for several reasons -- the way bamboo plays an important role in the Indian life as well has how we have to rely on the poor and destitute to preserve elements of our heritage in the modern world. Modern Indian kids will never hear this song, nor does it makes sense to them. Afterall, when's the last time you saw a bamboo cradle, a bamboo fishnet or even a bows and arrows ?
Their performance prompted me to translate the song, as well as build a section on Bamboo in Indian Culture.
I present you Bidiramma, the Goddess of Bamboo.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Saturday, January 2, 2010|
Last Modified: 1/2/2010 1:29:10 PM
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