Croma – Music WordPress Theme with Ajax and Continuous Playback

Croma – Music WordPress Theme with Ajax and Continuous Playback

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New Version Released!: The greatest Music WordPress theme of 2020 simply received even higher. A brand new model has been launched See the Changelog

ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC WORDPRESS THEME OF 2020!

Croma provides you the sting with Ajax Audio Player for Continuous Playback of your music as your followers browse your
music web site. Responsive, fashionable, get the skilled look & sound. Croma is the right multi-function WordPress theme for Musicians, Music Bands, DJs and producers.

Croma - Responsive Music WordPress Theme

Continuous Audio Player & Music Album

Give your sound the eye it deserves with the standout characteristic in Croma; an expert
constructed-in audio participant that floats on high of your artist web site regardless of which web page is seen.
This means your followers, customers, managers and brokers can preview and take heed to your music on any
web page, and navigate your full website with none interruption to the sound.
This is what makes Croma distinctive, that is what provides you the sting over the competitors. Check
it out for your self on any of the 9 beautiful layouts that come totally ready with your
one-time buy.

Designed for Music, Artists, Musicians, Record Labels & Producers

Croma has been rigorously designed and developed from the bottom up for immediately’s music
business.
With Croma, there are loads methods to indicate your artworks, albums and music with full integration
of all of the social media networks wanted to advertise and share your music and pages that make
sense to the musician/artist in you.
This consists of Event, Gig and Tour pages, the all vital Contact web page, after all extremely cool methods to play
and preview your newest work and deep integration with WooCommerce so as to
monetize your website with a depraved on-line retailer.

Nine Stunning Musician Demos

You’re a muso, not an online designer! We hear ya  :)
That’s why with Croma you get 9 totally packed demos to kickstart your new musician web site. If
you might have an online designer, they’re gonna love you for doing all of the arduous work up entrance.
We know you’ll love these designs, the layouts rigorously accenting what’s most
vital – your work – with fluid designs and related pages constructed to provide the one up
over your competitors relating to have a totally mad web site on your band.
Of course these are simply beginning factors designed to make our life simpler. Everything it’s essential
get began is on the market with the 1-Click demo importer however every thing is versatile and able to
customise to fulfill your wants.

Event & Music Gigs Manager

One of a very powerful necessities of a high notch music template needs to be your upcoming occasions
part… how else are your followers going to seek out you?
With a characteristic wealthy occasions module constructed into the backed of Croma you may element in as a lot
data as you want your future gigs and occasions. Back it up with sections for sensible flyers,
posters and artworks with the flexibility to host your individual Ticketing system and you’re onto a
winner.

Super Responsive Design

Today’s followers are cellular. They are out at your gigs, they’re at competition and they’re utilizing a
extensive number of fashionable handheld gadgets and tablets predominantly. This is why Responsive
Design is so vital to you.
Croma takes full benefit of this and will scale seamlessly throughout the entire gadgets out within the
wild. You received’t have to fret a couple of factor. Check it out now, no matter system you’re utilizing,
scroll and swipe left your means by means of a few of our Live Demos now!

Flexible Headers

Headers and menus are actually vital options of your music theme, much more so to the person so
that they’ve a wonderful expertise and navigation is intuitive and simply ‘is smart’.
This is why Croma comes full with a simple Menu Builder providing you with the final word flexibility
for creating good headers and a menu system that works for each you and your customers.

Translation Ready

Good design additionally wants to fulfill world calls for by way of translation prepared web sites. Croma
understands these wants and comes totally appropriate with WPML – the best choice when it
involves translation immediately.
Rest assured, Croma is the answer and all of that is doable with no coding required in your
half.
What are you ready for?

Another nice inclusion with Croma is the straightforward resolution so as to add a ‘scorching hyperlink’ to any web page,
wherever.
Hot hyperlinks are like little scorching navigation spots with anchor textual content so you may take a person from one
web page or part to a different actually rapidly with the press of a button, hyperlink or icon.

Save Mega with Bundled Premium Plugins

WPBakery Essential Grid & Slider Revolution Included !

Taking your net design to the following stage with the #1 Drag & Drop Page
Builder, WPBakery included within the one off buy worth of Croma.

Create nearly any net ingredient you need with the Drag & Drop simplicity, WPBakery (Formerly generally known as Visual Composer) is
a powerhouse relating to constructing and designing customized net components, and it’s so
easy to make use of it’s truly arduous to consider!

Don’t cease there, seize Slider Revolution as an added bonus too – as they are saying, it’s not only a
Slider Plugin, it’s a brand new solution to ship concepts.
Create lovely content material in a artistic means whether or not it’s a Slider, Carousel, Hero Scene or Full
Page video background you want, with this powerhouse Drag & Drop Editor Slider Revolution
has you coated.

Croma - Responsive Music WordPress Theme
Croma - Responsive Music WordPress Theme
Croma - Responsive Music WordPress Theme
Croma - Responsive Music WordPress Theme
Croma - Responsive Music WordPress Theme

Changelog

THE CHANGELOG IS AVAILABLE HERE. MAKE SURE TO READ IT BEFORE YOU UPDATE YOUR THEME: https://croma.irontemplates.com/wp-content/themes/croma/changelog.txt

V.3.5.6 – 23.12.2020

- Fixed: JS error after we scroll

V.3.5.5 – 08.12.2020

- Now appropriate with WordPress 5.6
- Fixed: jQuery warnings for WP 5.6
- Fixed: Revolution Slider parallax problem
- Updated: Essential Grid to three.0.9
- Updated: Slider Revolution to six.3.2
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to six.4.2
- Updated: Croma-Music to three.5.5
    - Fixed: Polylang plugin compatibility problem imations problem 
- Fixed: PHP error discover 

V.3.5.4 – 16.09.2020

- Updated: Essential Grid to three.0.7 
- Updated: Slider Revolution to six.2.23 
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to six.4.0 
- Updated: Croma-Music to three.5.4 
    - Fixed: Fix order put up problem 
    - Fixed: PHP error discover 
    - Fixed: WPBakery CSS Animations problem 
- Fixed: PHP error discover 

V.3.5.3 – 18.08.2020

- Updated: Essential Grid to three.0.3
- Updated: Slider Revolution to six.2.21
- Updated: Croma-music to three.5.3
    - Fixed: PHP error discover

V.3.5.2 – 14.08.2020

- Updated: Croma-music to three.5.2
    - Fixed: Croma Options problem attributable to wordpress 5.5

V.3.5.1 – 14.07.2020

- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to six.2.0
- Updated: Essential Grid to 2.3.6.1
    -Fixed: Instagram Feed Issue
- Updated: croma-music to three.5.1
- Fixed: Broken Alternate Logo characteristic
- Fixed: Share to twitter button
- Optimized: Page Banner Parallax animation

V.3.5 – 30.01.2020

- Add: NEW "Keep Image Ratio" choice to the Artist Banner characteristic
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to six.1.0
- Updated: croma-music to three.5

V.3.4.11 – 29.10.2019

- Updated: Essential Grid to 2.3.3
- Updated: Woocommerce templates
- Updated: croma-music to three.4.7
    - Fixed: WPBabery web page builder v6 compatibility problem

V.3.4.10 – 26.02.2019

- Updated: WPBakery web page Builder Plugin to five.7
- Updated: Slider Revolution 5.4.8.3
- Updated: Essential Grid to 2.3.2
- Fixed: Sidebar Croma theme choice
- Fixed: Album grid minor problem
- Fixed: Tag archive template
- Fixed: Author archive template
- Fixed: Footer widget offset

V.3.4.9 – 04.12.2018

- Updated: Essential Grid 2.3
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to five.6 (Compatibility with WordPress 5.0)
- Updated: Croma-music 3.4.5
    -Remove: Deprecated Favicon theme choice
- Fixed: Outdated Woocommerce template model
- Fixed: RTL playlist problem
- Fixed: Album Artwork couldn't be clicked twice
- Menu masses quicker on cellular

V.3.4.8 – 26.10.2018

- Updated: Croma-music to three.4.4*
- Updated: Iron-demo-Imprter to 1.4
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to five.5.5*
- Fixed: Issue with php 7.2x
- Fixed: Essential Grid loading with the "Menu over content" choice allow
- Fixed: Hotlink offset aligment on cellular
- Fixed: Event widget utilized within the footer widget space
- Add Googlefonts IBM and Barlow 
- Add autoplay MUTED for video background

V.3.4.7 – 04.10.2018

- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to five.5.4
- Updated: Essential Grid to 2.2.5
- Fixed: Woocommerce single product content material problem.
- Fixed: Issue when the characteristic "back to top button" is allow.
- Fixed: BandintTown loading problem. 

* To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.

V.3.4.6 – 13.07.2018

- Fixed: Audioplayer when a number of occasion and Ajax is disabled.

V.3.4.5 – 22.06.2018

- Updated: Revolution Slider to five.4.8
- Fixed: Woocommerce duplicated overview

* To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.

V.3.4.4 – 04.06.2018

- Fixed: Issue with the third sub-menu
- Updated: Croma-Music Plugin to three.2
    -Fixed: Past occasions now doesnts reveals up within the upcoming occasion listing

* To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.

V.3.4.3 – 17.05.2018

- Updated: FontAwsome library to five
- Updated: Revolution Slider to five.4.7.3

V.3.4.2 – 26.04.2018

*The Essential Grid plugin replace might be required. When the theme is up to date please go to wp-admin>look>set up plugins to replace Essential Grid to 2.2.4.1.(https://d.pr/free/i/W8QMIZ)

- Updated: Essential Grid to 2.2.4.1 which repair the Instagram API feed problem. 

V.3.4.1 – 16.03.2018

*The Essential Grid plugin replace might be required. When the theme is up to date please go to wp-admin>look>set up plugins to replace Essential Grid to 2.2.4.(https://d.pr/free/i/W8QMIZ)

- Updated: Essential Grid to 2.2.4 which repair the Instagram API feed problem. 
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder (Formerly Visual Composer) to five.4.7 (Instruction: To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.)
- Updated: Revolution Slider to five.4.7.1 (Instruction: To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.)
- Update Woocommerce template to be appropriate with Woocommerce 3.3.1
- Add structure choices on Woocommerce pages
- Add retina footer brand

V.3.4 – 31.01.2018

- Updated: Croma Music plugin to three.3
- Added: On the one-artist, the social icons now open a _blank window as an alternative of a _self window.
- Added: IMDB icon in font-superior
- Fixed: In single-album, the discharge date area don't present anymore if there is not any launch date set
- Fixed: The countdown shouldn't be translatable
- Fixed: Artists at the moment are listed by order identify within the occasion filter dropdown
- Fixed: In the one-put up when sidebar shouldn't be proven, we now present the massive featured picture as an alternative of the medium.
- Fixed: Issue with scroll to high when clicking the VC caroussel arrows.
- Fixed: Minor show points with WooCommerce and WooCommerce Related merchandise
- Fixed: Issue with safari and the menu resizing
- Fixed: eliminated margin override on p tags
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder to five.4.5 (Instruction: To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.)
- Updated: Revolution Slider to five.4.6.4 (Instruction: To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.)

V.3.3.5 – 17.11.2017

- Update WPBakery Page Builder to five.4.4 (Instruction: To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.)

- Updated: Revolution Slider to five.4.6.3.1 (Instruction: To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.)

- Updated: Essential Grid to 2.1.6.2.2 which repair the Instagram feed problem. (Instruction: Please BACKUP your grid earlier than updating the plugin -- To replace Essential Grid, make a backup of your grids first: Go to WP-Admin > Ess. Grid > Import/Export. Click Export then click on Export Selected. Save the .json file in your pc. Then go to WP-Admin > plugins > and delete Essential Grid. Now go to WP-Admin > Appearance > Install Plugins and set up Essential Grid once more. Once its activated, go to WP-Admin > Ess. Grid > Import/Export. Click Import and Import the .json file you beforehand exported. then click on the inexperienced READ FILE button.

V.3.3.4 – 11.11.2017

- Updated: Essential Grid to 2.1.6.2 which repair the Instagram feed problem. Please BACKUP your grid earlier than updating the plugin (learn beneath).

* To replace Essential Grid, make a backup of your grids first: Go to WP-Admin > Ess. Grid > Import/Export. Click Export then click on Export Selected. Save the .json file in your pc. Then go to WP-Admin > plugins > and delete Essential Grid. Now go to WP-Admin > Appearance > Install Plugins and set up Essential Grid once more. Once its activated, go to WP-Admin > Ess. Grid > Import/Export. Click Import and Import the .json file you beforehand exported. then click on the inexperienced READ FILE button.

To use Instagram Feed, you at the moment are required to make use of the Instagram API and present Access Token.  Please consult with this screencast that we’ve ready for RevSlider. It works equally with Essential Grid. https://youtu.be/7iIhXAaLSoM?hd=1 . Ref : https://jelled.com/instagram/access-token

V.3.3.3 – 11.09.2017

- Added: Now we show the identify of the artist within the single-occasion web page if there's an artist related to the occasion.
- Fixed: Javascript battle with Nicescroll. Nicescroll is now not supported and shall get replaced by your individual third celebration plugins
- Fixed: Hotlinks order is now the identical for desktop vs cellular
- Fixed: Issue with the language swap widget when utilizing Ajax
- Fixed: Issue with the non-ajax participant and the auto-play characteristic.
- Fixed: Fix question posttype
- Fixed: Anchor menu coloration problem (https://d.pr/i/6CbMTN)
- Fixed: Countdown show
- Fixed: The 'launch date' string was not translatable.
- Fixed: Deprecated WooCommerce template
- Updated: Croma Music plugin to three.2.3
- Updated: WPBakery Page Builder (Formerly Visual Composer) to five.4.2 **
- Updated: Revolution Slider to five.4.6.2 **
- Updated: Font Awesome to 4.7.0 
- Updated: Essential Grid to 2.1.6.1 *

 * To replace Essential Grid, make a backup of your grids first: Go to WP-Admin > Ess. Grid > Import/Export. Click Export then click on Export Selected. Save the .json file in your pc. Then go to WP-Admin > plugins > and delete Essential Grid. Now go to WP-Admin > Appearance > Install Plugins and set up Essential Grid once more. Once its activated, go to WP-Admin > Ess. Grid > Import/Export. Click Import and Import the .json file you beforehand exported. then click on the inexperienced READ FILE button.

** To replace WPBakery Page Builder and Revolution Slider, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.

V.3.3.2 – 09.12.2017

- Added: Support for WP-CLI
- Fixed: Player skip to the following monitor when tune is completed as an alternative of leaping to a different tune randomly.
- Fixed: Minor visible adjustment of the play and pause button in tracklist
- Fixed: Waveform now all the time reveals up after being loaded
- Updated: Croma-Music Plugin to three.2.2 *

– To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You received’t free something.

V.3.3.1 – 08.30.2017

- Updated: Better documentation on find out how to import demos.
- Removed: Unused scripts for higher efficiency.

V.3.3 – 08.17.2017

- Refactored the theme codes and scripts for greatest coding observe and safety.
- Added: When no retina brand is ready, commonplace brand is utilized.
- Added: Artist identify, album identify and launch date now reveals up above the tracklist.
- Added: Artist identify now reveals up on the album web page beneath the Album identify.
- Added: Offline documentation
- Fixed: Audio Player play/pause problem when coming from an artist web page.
- Fixed: Now the picture of the album swap for those who change tracks.
- Fixed: Menu objects alignment when the browser's window is resized
- Fixed: Better habits of the tracklist in case your monitor title accommodates a really very lengthy identify.
- Updated: Croma-Music Plugin to three.2
- * Updated: Iron Demo Importer to model 1.2
- * Updated: Visual Composer to five.2.1
- * Updated: Revolution Slider to five.4.5.2

* To replace the plugin, go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and re-set up the plugin. You will not free something.

V.3.2.2 – 05.25.2017

- Demo Importer Plugin is now included within the package deal
- Improved the colour of the arrows within the push Menu
- Improved the colour of the social media icons within the push menu
- Fixed the visited: class coloration of the put up-grid widget (used on The Grid demo)

V.3.2.1 – 04.26.2017

- Fixed a problem with the theme choice if you hit save: it redirected you to the theme web page as an alternative of the theme choices.
- Disabled the parallax for IE and IE Edge browser due to a cross-browser incompatibility.

V.3.2 – 04.24.2017

- Refactored for WooCommerce 3.*
- Updated Croma Music to three.1.3
- Updated Revolution Slider to five.4.3. (Go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and set up the brand new plugin)
- Updated Visual Composer to five.1.1. (Go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and set up the brand new plugin)
- Fixed compatibility problem with Yoast search engine marketing plugin and web page loading
- Fixed different minor bugs
- Removed pointless particular CSS recordsdata for browser detection
- Fixed translation slug on Croma-Music plugin to make its backend translatable

V.3.1.1 – 04.01.2017

- Fixed audio participant problem inflicting the playlist enjoying in random order
- Fixed problem on the cellular menu
- Added an choice to disable redirection on occasion single
- Updated Croma-Music plugin to three.1.2 (Go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and set up the brand new plugin once more)
- Updated Revolution Slider to five.4.1 (Go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and set up the brand new plugin once more)
- Added Freemius SDK

V.3.1 – 03.10.2017

- New characteristic! Option to redirect your occasion to an exterior hyperlink
- Fixed scrollbar problem. The scrollbar was behind the menu and backgrounds and it is now fastened. * Action Required for individuals who have beforehand imported the Capital demo. Go to wp-admin > croma > look and really feel and transfer your Content Background picture to the Main Background choice.
- Fixed alignment for occasion listing. It's now centered.
- Fixed problem with Essential Grid that was not working with Ajax. (Go to WP-Admin > Plugins > Delete the plugin then go to Appearance > Install Plugins > and set up the brand new plugin once more)
- Fixed minor problem with previous occasions that redirect to a 404
- Fixed Audio Player on cellular within the artist web page
- Updated some google fonts

V.3.0 – 02.23.2017

- New characteristic! We totally assist a number of artists !
- New characteristic! Archive web page for artists
- New characteristic! Single web page for artist
- New characteristic! Events and Discography can now be related with artist(s)
- New characteristic! Events and Discography have classes

V.2.2.4 – 02.10.2017

- Audio streaming when Ajax shouldn't be enabled
- Bug repair for the audioplayer

V.2.2.3 – 01.23.2017

- Updated the audio participant to begin the audio in streaming
- Updated Croma Music to 2.4
- Bug repair when "current page item" was not up to date in ajax
- Fixed a problem with Revolution Slider and the Event shortcode

V.2.2.2 – 01.11.2017

- Fixed a problem when deciding on the default archive choice
- Bug repair with importantGrid and the ajax choice
- bug repair with Safari in IOS and the video grid
- Bug repair with Woocommerce and the ajax choice
- Bug repair with inline js and the ajax choice

V.2.2.1 – 12.22.2016

- New characteristic on Visual Composer shortcode button. You can select an album to play on click on occasion.
- Updated Revolution Slider 5.3.1.5
- Updated PSD file with the brand new demo.
- Fixed the house hyperlink on the cellular menu.

V.2.2 – 12.20.2016

- New characteristic! Save the customized stylesheet in a file for velocity enchancment.
- Updated Croma Music to model 2.3
- Updated Visual Composer to five.0.1
- Fixed visible for checkbox in ContactType plugin
- Fixed visible for captcha in ContactType plugin
- Fixed the footer brand not showing
- Added class "no-ajax" to make use of when a hyperlink as to be handled with out ajax

V.2.1.5 – 11.25.2016

- Updated the itemizing of songs in single album template
- Updated template for single product woocommerce
- Updated Visual Composer to five.0
- Updated Croma Music plugin to 2.2
- Fixed Event message when there is not any occasion
- Improving the social share velocity
- Removed Addthis

V.2.1.4 – 11.06.2016

- Bug repair with the push menu

V.2.1.3 – 11.03.2016

- Bug repair with the brand on basic menu
- Fixed some points with the niceScroll

v2.1.2 – October twenty sixth 2016

- Bug repair with the footer, the continual participant and physique Class

v2.1.1 – October twenty fifth 2016

- Fixed some points with the footer and the continual participant
- Fixed some points when some inline script the place loaded earlier than their library

v2.1 – October 21th 2016

- Updated the design of the one album template
- Fixed some points with the Classic Menu on cellular model
- Fixed the audio participant when the choice Ajax shouldn't be enabled
- Fixed the languages Area within the Classic Menu
- Bug repair with the Ajax model
- Updated Croma Music plugin to 2.1

v2.0 – October 3th 2016

- Added an choice to allow Ajax by means of all of your web page. This choice routinely allow a steady audio participant by means of your pages whereas customers navigate your website. Page load time can be improved 2x quicker.
- Updated Visual Composer to 4.12.1.
- Added a "Back" button when utilizing sub-menus in Push menu mode.
- Fixed some points with contact-display screen shows.
- Fixed Google Fonts on the audio participant.
- Removed a name to a Facebook script if you're not utilizing it.
- Updated Croma Music plugin to 2.0

V1.2 – September eighth 2016

- Adding a brand new common widget areas for language selector

V.1.1 – August 3th 2016

- Fixed video lightbox on cellular.
- Fixed error notices when utilizing PHP 5.4 and much less. Now it is 100% appropriate.
- Updated Revolution Slider to five.2.6

V.1.0 – March 2016

- Initial model

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Ninth edition of International Sand Art Festival begins in Odisha’s Puri – art and culture

The ninth edition of the International Sand Art Festival has begun on the Chandrabhaga Beach of Konark in Odisha’s Puri district with adherence to authorities prescribed Covid-19 protocols.

About 70 artists from throughout the nation are set to participate in the a lot-awaited competition that gives a platform for each nationwide and worldwide sand artists to showcase their expertise.

The previous few years of the competition noticed enthusiastic participation from artists from nations just like the United States, Russia, Singapore and Italy. This yr, nonetheless, worldwide artists won’t be taking part as a result of ongoing world Covid-19 pandemic.

Sudarsan Pattnaik, world-famend sand artist and Padmashree Awardee, has been appointed as Chief Curator of the competition.

“I am grateful to the tourism festival for allowing the event to take place despite the pandemic. Visitors are being allowed to enter after thermal scanning and hand sanitisation. It is a matter of great joy to be able to host very talented artists from across the country. Although we are quite sad that we will not be able to host other artists, we are hopeful that we will see their participation next year,” Pattnaik advised ANI.

Several measures have been taken to make sure that protocol is adopted in mild of the coronavirus, together with thermal scanning of guests earlier than entry, hand sanitisation, social distancing and pre-registration of guests.

Artists create sculptures primarily based on related themes like surroundings, culture and nationwide and worldwide affairs. This yr, the principle themes of the sculptures are ‘Environment’ and ‘Covid-19’.

Artists current on the occasion expressed their gratitude to the State Tourism Department, saying they had been glad to have a platform to showcase their art.

“Odisha is the only state in the country that provides a national and international platform for this art form and gives us respect as sand artists. Other states should learn from Odisha and take more initiatives along similar lines to encourage artists,” stated Madurendra Kumar, a participant from Champaran.

Every yr, the competition is well known with nice fervour in the primary week of December as half of the Konark Dance Festival that’s organised throughout the identical time.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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Mid Winter Solstice Festival: Alban Arthan

Alban Arthan

21 and twenty second June Southern Hemisphere

21 and twenty second December Northern Hemisphere

The Sun-god mates with the goddess of the land and makes new life.

Just as a darkish moon heralds in a brand new one, the Winter Solstice (Alban Arthan) marks the delivery of a brand new 12 months. We come out of the darkness and into the sunshine. From the daybreak of time, folks all around the world have celebrated the return of the solar as life-giving time of nice significance. It guarantees new life.

In historic instances some communities weren’t even sure if they might survive by way of the lengthy chilly winter months. In the Northern Hemisphere hunger was widespread in winter between January and April, (also referred to as ‘the famine months’).

The competition was the final feast earlier than deep winter started. Cattle slaughtered as a result of there was no meals for them, retaining solely the very best breeding inventory for the subsequent season. The occasion seen because the reversal of the solar’s ebbing presence within the sky, suggesting myths of delivery or rebirth of solar gods.

In historic Rome this was Saturnalia. It was a competition of sunshine resulting in the winter solstice, with the ample presence of candles symbolizing the hunt for data and reality. The competition lasted for 12 days (the 12 days of Christmas) and presents exchanged and nice orgies of over-indulgences went on. One supply talked about that the grasp served the slave at these festivals.

The renewal of sunshine and the approaching of the brand new 12 months celebrated within the later Roman Empire because the birthday of the unconquerable Sun.

Things to do that 12 months, to acknowledge the longest evening

  • Go by way of the home and prove all of the lights and spend a while feeling the darkness. Try to tune into how your ancestors felt of their time.
  • Go to mattress early with a seed catalogue and plant a winter veggie patch.
  • Sleep in a sack with out a torch.
  • Decorate your home with winter greens and berries.
  • Celebrate and drink mead for the rebirth of the 12 months.
  • Treat this time because the ending of the 12 months and stay up for the 12 months that’s starting by planning your coming 12 months.
  • Set objectives – long-term and short-term.
  • Eat fruit cake
  • Plant garlic.
  • Visit a cemetery.
  • See the place the solar enters or leaves your home and backyard.
  • Dance a transferring meditation – begin mendacity flat in your again and slowly get up, stand up and start transferring to some joyous music.
  • Acknowledge all that has gone earlier than and isn’t any extra.
  • Give gratitude for the brand new that’s to come back – as nature abhors a vacuüm..
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The New Moon Festival Provokes Terrorist Attacks

Few Christians would affiliate Easter with the brand new moon, and but that’s precisely the timing of it. Constantine, who established the Catholic Church in 325 AD and invented Jesus Christ (Revelation 13:12-18), altered the time of Easter (Eye Star) from the equinox to the primary full moon after it. This was to cover the roots of the brand new faith from that of the outdated, which is the Islamic faith of Babylon.

Islam was the primary organised faith and it was primarily based on the Sun-God, Mary. The title means ‘mom’s highly effective eye’. The celebrations of that point included males dying on crosses to ‘marry Mary’. The Mother God was by then depicted as a girl and historic temples present partitions of breasts whereby foreplay might be carried out previous to the wedding.

This made Easter a time of nice celebration for the fertility of the earth, after the boys supposedly resurrected three days after their demise. This conforms to the rising of life after spring and the return of the abundance of meals and animals.

It is why every little thing to do with replica and new life is well known, corresponding to within the eggs, rabbits, and different issues that spotlight the time. This is what the Spirit states of it:

“Your new moons and you appointed feasts my soul hateth… And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood.” Isaiah 1:14,15

Religions have taught their folks to disregard the Spirit and have made it into the satan. The information are that the Real God is the Spirit of the Universe and it’s utilizing terrorism and different issues to convey this world to an finish.

We are within the final days and as local weather change and such will increase and species of animals, vegetation, and bugs disappear so to will our meals. Terrorism is designed to extend as these of various ‘faiths’ train their hatred towards others. That is all of the work of the Spirit and it decided from the start that that is what would occur.

Religion is purposeful to make people who find themselves not religious deaf and blind to actuality. No one can change God’s will or proclaim that it’s not in full management. The Prophecies laid it out and they’re all coming true.

“The slain of God shall be at that day from one end of the earth unto the other end of the earth; they shall not be lamented… they shall be dung upon the ground.” Jeremiah 25:33



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Glastonbury Festival – Why Is It So Popular?

Glastonbury competition is claimed to be the most important out of doors music competition on this planet and attracts a few of the greatest names in music every year. The attendance figures for this three day occasion are all the time effectively in extra of 100,000 and it simply appears to be getting greater and greater on a regular basis. So why is it so fashionable?

Well as I’ve already alluded to, it attracts a few of the greatest names in music for a begin. There are already some large names being linked with the Glastonbury 2011 competition together with the likes of Take That, Prince, Beyonce and U2. Plus in earlier years now we have additionally seen some enormous names seem together with Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, The Who, REM, Coldplay, Oasis, Black Eyed Peas, Radiohead, The Foo Fighters, Scissor Sisters, Lady Gaga and The Killers.

Another motive why it’s so fashionable is just because it’s an expertise fairly than simply one other competition. The music begins on the Friday and ends on Sunday night time, however you may arrive a lot earlier within the week, arrange your tent, and simply loosen up with your mates and different music followers in a area in the midst of the Somerset countryside.

It can be very non secular as a result of it is rather near Glastonbury, which is likely one of the most non secular locations in England and has an interesting historical past courting proper the way in which again to King Arthur. Indeed there was a documentary made a yr or two in the past that urged that Jesus could even have visited Glastonbury to study extra about spirituality, however there’s clearly no clear proof to again this up this present day.

This spirituality theme is bolstered when you get to the competition as a result of there you’ll meet plenty of totally different individuals who have totally different beliefs. Indeed simply wandering across the numerous fields, every of which has a distinct theme, could be simply as thrilling because the music itself, and is considered one of it is major sights.

So total I might say that there are a couple of explanation why Glastonbury competition is so fashionable., The music is the apparent draw as a result of there actually are some large names there. It’s not simply the headline acts both as a result of you’ll typically see some large names take to the stage in the midst of the afternoon and proper all through the day as effectively.

It actually is a superb occasion and with the entire spirituality and legendary qualities that encompass Glastonbury, it’s only a nice expertise total and one which I might suggest to anybody who’s pondering of going.



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