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Would Like To Know More About Indian Folklore

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Elaine Lat, May 3, 2016.

  1. Elaine Lat

    Elaine Lat Member

    One of the main reasons why I would travel to a certain destination is to find out more about a local folklore. I'm always intrigued about stories revolving around a culture. I've ready about some of the stories and legends from India but there must be more that elders and the local folk would know about. I have this insane dream of documenting every folklore from every country that I could fill my future library in my future home. I hope someday it would come into fruition.

  2. Destiny

    Destiny Member

    Well, in my experience... Locals in most of India are very nice and open. As long as you're respectful to them they'll tell you all kinds of amazing things about their culture. Just be nice to the locals and vist areas that don't have a lot of tourist activity.
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  3. OursIsTheFury

    OursIsTheFury Member

    Yes, most definitely. The best part about going to a foreign land is getting to know their customs, their traditions, their stories. They have lots of stories to tell, and it is very enjoyable to listen to the locals as they proudly tell stories about their lands and areas. It's a real bonding experience, and you will feel closer to the locals and one of them, and they will also be more welcoming to you, as people like it when they get to entertain their guests that also love to listen to their stories.
  4. tgthewriter1

    tgthewriter1 New Member

    I would like to know more about indain folklore. I know that cultures believe in many gods but I want to know more. I am always curious with the concept of “is it greener on the other side.” I have always been that curious. I always want to know more but just enough to move forward.
  5. iamawriter

    iamawriter Member

    There is a tradition in Karnataka, specially in Mangalore to celebrate Dussehra where some youngsters and even the middle aged paint themselves as tigers and perform a dance to the tune of drums. They go from shop to shop or house to house performing and collecting money for their performance. The hosts will give an indication when they should stop dancing The longer the dance the more is the money given.
    At the end of the festival they all go for a dip in the river nearby.