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  • Rise of Ahmedabad as India’s First World Heritage City

    July 8, 2017, Saturday, 09:35 PM, a proud moment for every Indian citizen when UNESCO tweeted “Just Inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Historic City of Ahmedabad.” Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site: Historic City of Ahmadabad #India https://t.co/ztbb8RIMiZ #41whc pic.twitter.com/iRIMoQfAtK…

  • Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani announces a 15 day Heritage Festival in Ahmedabad

    Image source: www.shutterstock.com After Ahmedabad was declared as India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO on Saturday July 8th, Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani called an immediate meeting with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation officials and other city delegates. The conference was concluded…

  • Timelessness on display at The Natu Mistry Show

    Imagine an art with boundless appeal – The Natu Mistry Show at Hutheesing Centre displays over a 100 of such art works. No matter who its audience is, regardless of where it will be portrayed; these artworks will soothe each…

  • Gujarat Gaurav Divas: Reminiscing the Legacy of Gujarat

    As part of the Gujarat Gaurav Divas (May 1st) celebrations and on the occasion of World Heritage Day, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Gujarat Tourism Department organised a grandeur inaugural ceremony, where they launched the Heritage Exhibition, and Art Centre located within…

  • Artmaking and Design for the Future: A IIID Forum

    Friday evening(3rd March 2017) presented Ahmedabadis with a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with Dr Geetha Narayanan and Ishita Shah of Srishti Institute, Bangalore – to learn about the Institutes’ ethos and the work accomplished there by the UNESCO…

  • Saptak 2017 is coming up with ‘Vaividhya’

    From January 1, 2017, to January 13, 2017, Saptak 2017 the annual classical music festival of India will be celebrating its 37th edition in Ahmedabad with the theme of ‘Vaividhya‘ (diverseness), which basically reflects diversity not only in music, dance,…

  • India is Celebrating the World Heritage Week

    Patan: A view of “Rani ki Vav” on World Heritage Week at Patan, Gujarat on Thursday. From 19th to 25th November, the world will adore and spread words of awareness about the magnificent heritage structures around us on the World…

  • The Truth of Opposites- Hindol Brahmbhatt

    147 years and still the Father of The Nation and his learning are engraved deeply in every man, woman and child’s heart. On the tranquil day of Gandhi Jayanti, Kanoria Centre for the Arts admired the eve in its own artistic…

  • Ganesha Painting on Khakhra Leaves and Handmade Paper

    Painting on dried khakhra leaves by Nikesh Dabgar. Leaves are weaved with stick and are treated in a specific manner so it can be painted on it, and also to keep the painted work safe for years Nikesh Dabgar and…

  • Indian Railway’s History goes online with Google

    Google Cultural Institute is soon going to sign an agreement with Indian Rail Museum to partner and digitize the heritage assets of Indian Railway and help create a digital repository for universal online access free of cost. Indian Railways has…

  • Nalanda University now a World Heritage Site

    Recently during the 40th Session of The World Heritage Committee Meeting in Istanbul, the history was written when three Indian sites were included in the heritage list within a single session. It is a great moment to have Nalanda University, the…

  • Wardha’s Ashram Visits Sabarmati Ashram

    Recently the Maharashtra’s Wardha Ashram authorities visited the Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad. They surveyed the digitized library where totally 800 books out of 55,000 have been digitized. They also discussed the strategies that can be adopted as an input in the Sevagram Ashram…

  • Ancient Cave Art of Somalia is in Danger

    Laas Geel the ancient cave formation art located in the Somaliland is a 5000 year old cave art form, which was discovered in 2002 by a French archaeology team. The caves are said to be the best preserved and oldest…

  • Vadnagar had a thriving Buddhist monastery?

      Latest excavation at Vadnagar revealed structures resembling monastic cells, but only further excavation at the site would help establish whether the structures were part of a monastery or were secular in nature. The Archaeological Survey of India is facing…

  • LIDAR Scan Reveals Angkor’s historic city

    LIDAR sends out a million laser points to create a digital outline of the land’s surface. Scientists are using these high-tech renderings to uncover the secrets of Angkor Wat and the original metropolis that once surrounded it. Angkor Wat, in…

  • Design Yatra stimulates the creative community!

    Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IID) is a platform where space designers, affiliated professions, traders, artists and enthusiasts meet together, interact and help masses and society in terms of good designs. The institute keeps on cumulating socials, sessions and cluster…

  • Kolkata’s Haunted Heritage Walk

        A first of its kind Heritage Walk conducted by Anthony Khatchaturian in Kolkata, where the walkers will be taken to the most haunted places of Kolkata and will be told haunted stories about those places. This heritage walk…

  • Official Launch of Museums of Ahmedabad

    MUSEUMS are at the heart of contemporary societies; representatives of history, culture, skill, arts and much more. ‘MUSEUMS of AHMEDABAD’ is an initiative by aVni a social enterprise, started on 18 May 2014 for museums and museum professionals. Same will…

  • The Kumbh Diary : Shaahi Snaan (Holy Dip) of day one

    Photo Credit : Tanveer Farooqui The Simhastha Kumbh Mela, 2016 has commenced with Shahi Snaan (Holy Dip) at Ujjain. The holy gathering is this time expecting a mass of over 20-30 million devotees altogether. This dip is believed to be a…

  • Simhastha Kumbh : exclusive coverage on creativeyatra.com

    Kumbh, a word deeper than mythology. An occurrence mesmerizing since thousands of years, at 4 different places in India, which is decided on Astronomical, Astrological, Geographical and Mathematical reasons. Celebrated to achieve something above then the physical being. Here god is…

  • Celebrating the rich Indo-Islamic Art at Sarkhej Roja

    India has a rich and multicultural heritage which goes back many centuries. And Ahmedabad is home to a host of this heritage. To celebrate the World Heritage Day, which was on 18th of April, an exhibition is organised on 20th…

  • AHVL showcases its first batch of ‘culturepreneurs’!

    Ahmedabad Heritage Venture Lab (AHVL) has organised an  exhibition of Ahmedabad based Heritage Ventures, displaying their heritage related products & services in diverse areas: artworks, cultural tourism, film shooting, food & lifestyle, Handicrafts, Heritage Home Stay, Performing arts, Photography, Radio…

  • WWII footage digitised by Nat’l Film Archives

    The Armed Forces Film and Photo Division of Ministry of Defense, handed over a rare 30 hour film footage of World War II to the National Film Archives of India at Pune. In a press release, NFAI director Prakash Magdum…

  • Ahmedabad Foundation Day celebration!

    Coming 26th and the city will celebrate its 605th Foundation Day. On this day in year 1411CE, the foundation stone of the city was laid under the blessings of Shri Maneknathji. To commemorate this moment a special prayer meet is…

  • Building Entrepreneurship in Culture & Heritage Sectors

    Centre For Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University and Casa Dela India, Valladolid, Spain jointly organised a unique program titled, ‘Business Strategies for Heritage Management’. Experts from US, Spain and India were called in to share inputs with a select lot of…


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If photographers today wish to cover an age-old festival popular in a remote village, all they need to do is google for details. Date, place, time, schedule, it’s all listed on the well-designed website. Camera bag and lens in order,…

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Day 7 ends with audience saying ‘Wah Ustad’ The seventh day of the music festival featured three concerts namely a violin recital by Vidushi Kala Ramanathan, Gundecha brothers presented drupad music and a Santoor recital by Shri. Rahul Sharma accompanied by…

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It was July. This time, the monsoon was heavy and the moisture-laden air had dampened everything. But for the streak of yellow light originating from the street lamp, the room was dark.   He got up again with his toe…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/astoma-sadgamaya2.jpg પ્રાર્થના / prayer (અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લઈ જા)

Prayer by Nahnalal અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લ‍ઈ જા, ઊંડા અંધારેથી, પ્રભુ! પરમ તેજે તું લઈ જા; મહામૃત્યુમાંથી, અમૃત સમીપે નાથ લ‍ઈ જા. તું-હીણો હું છું તો, તુજ દરસનાં દાન દ‍ઈ જા. પિતા! પેલો આઘે, જગત વીંટાતો સાગર…