Naurangabad, preparation of the feast • Punjab, India

Take a 7-minute journey to the heart of India, to a small village in Punjab named Naurangabad, where an unforgettable feast is being prepared. Be captivated by the rhythms of roadside musicians and the hustle and bustle of locals meticulously preparing chapatis. Witness the spirit of festivity alive in every smile, every gesture, in this close-knit community. This video offers a glimpse into the true essence of Indian village life - a mix of tradition, joy, and vibrant culture. Don't miss this chance to witness the extraordinary in the ordinary, to join a unique celebration, right from your screen!

This film was made on the basis of photos and videos taken during the trip India • Hola Mohalla 2018 • Punjab • Himachal Pradesh (EN)

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Naurangabad

It could have happened anywhere in India, but the scene filmed here takes place in a small village called Naurangabad that we drove through on the road between Amritsar and Anandpur Sahib in Punjab in northern India.

We had just visited the Golden Temple and its Gurdwara in Amritsar and, when we heard music while passing through this village of almost 3000 inhabitants (a very small village in India), we decided to stop to see what was going on.

Village party

It is clear that a feast was preparing in this small village. We will never know in what honor this celebration was organized, but how important ...

The musicians were by the side of the road. In a small square behind a temple, the men were busy around large pots while the women, seated in a circle, prepared the chapatis.

All in a very happy atmosphere. The party promised to be successful.

We were greeted with great kindness, but isn't that one of the characteristics of small villages in India?

In any case, this little moment was a real moment of happiness for us ...

 

about the place, Naurangabad:

Not to be confused with Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra, Naurangabad is a small town between Amritsar and Jalandhar in Punjab. No need to look for Naurangabad in an encyclopedia, even a participatory one, because in Naurangabad there are no great monuments, it is not a place which sheltered great princes, it is not a place where is buried a saint. No, Naurangabad is simply a village crossed by a road in Punjab, in northern India. So why talk about it ...?

When we passed through this village, we saw musicians by the side of the road and decided to stop and go see them more closely.

These musicians were there as part of the preparation for a party. Given the magnitude of these preparations, the party must be important. I never knew what party it was, but the preparations were enough to keep us happy.

 

Music:

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Disclaimer: Despite its appropriateness, copyright issues prevent the use of indian traditional music in "Naurangabad, preparation of the feast • Punjab, India", hence the use of royalty-free music. Despite our careful selection, some might regret this decision, which is necessary to avoid potential lawsuits. Although difficult, this decision is the only viable solution.

women preparing chapatis, Naurangabad, Punjab • India

What's the weather like in Naurangabad?

Spoken comments in the film: 

Not to be confused with Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra, Naurangabad is a small town between Amritsar and Jalandhar in Punjab. No need to look for Naurangabad in an encyclopedia, even a participatory one, because in Naurangabad there are no great monuments, it is not a place which sheltered great princes, it is not a place where is buried a saint. No, Naurangabad is simply a village crossed by a road in Punjab, in northern India. So why talk about it ...?

When we passed through this village, we saw musicians by the side of the road and decided to stop and go see them more closely.

These musicians were there as part of the preparation for a party. Given the magnitude of these preparations, the party must be important. I never knew what party it was, but the preparations were enough to keep us happy.

musicians in the street, Naurangabad • India • Punjab

musicians in the street

men bustling about the pots, Naurangabad • India • Punjab

men bustling about the pots

women preparing chapatis, Naurangabad • India • Punjab

women preparing chapatis

Preparations for the party, Naurangabad • India • Punjab

Preparations for the party

Naurangabad, Punjab India

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