My grandfather’s name was Vinoo Nigam, but his friends called him Captain. Born in New Delhi, he lived a great life from 10 July 1934 to 19 Jan 2011.
A numismatist, many of these coins are from his personal collection. My precious inheritance can be your heirloom treasure. Pass it on to the next generation and share these stories from India with them.
Devi is inspired by powerful Hindu goddesses. Saraswati: goddess of learning and arts. Lakshmi: goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity. Durga: the warrior goddess. Highly revered, they play a central role in the creation, protection, and destruction of the universe.
Each with their own mystical powers and personalities, their stories illustrate that there's no one kind of divinity. We all have a bit of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga in us, and Devi is about recognising the inner goddess in you. Ancient traditions understood and honoured the many gifts and quiet power of the divine feminine— it's time to reclaim them.
A ghungroo is one of many small metallic bells strung together to form ghungroos, a musical anklet tied to the feet of classical Indian dancers. The sounds produced by ghungroos vary greatly in pitch depending on their metallic composition and size. Ghungroos serve to accentuate the rhythmic aspects of the dance and allow complex footwork to be heard by the audience.