Little India Heritage Trial, takes you on a Experiential tour at your own place
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The Indian tradition of offering flower garlands for worship can be traced back to over 5000 years, all the way back to the Indus valley civilization. Flowers have been an integral part of Indian culture as they symbolizes auspiciousness, adding fragrance and color to any occasions. Marigold, Roses and jasmine are the most commonly used flowers.
Indian seamen traders were the main proponents of the 'Spice Trade' playing middlemen between Spice Islands of the south east Asia and Europe, where spices were worth their weight in gold during medieval time. Traces of the this trade can still be seen in Little India in the form of Spice Shops.
The use of henna in India for cosmetic and healing purposes can be traced back to over 5000years. It had mainly been used as an adornment by Indian women and is depicted on ancient cave-wall murals at Ajanta. This tradition lives on to this day and henna is extensively used to ornaments bride's hands and legs to signify fertility.
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. Built by Indian pioneers who came to work and live here, the temple was the first in the Serangoon area and became a focus of early Indian Cultural activities.