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The Tradition and Culture of India: Every Indians Must Know This

Indian Culture and Heritage:

India is known as the subcontinent within the Asian continent.
Traditional & Culture
Let’s know about the importance of culture and its brief overlook. Let’s see the gist of everything. In India, more than 1.3 billion people live here. India is the land of many cultural livings. As we know that "Unity through Diversity" is the main reason for attraction to India, by many of the foreign and outside countries people.

Like the United States, India is also a federal union, where almost all of its different states carry different languages and different cultural identities. Indian civilization is very ancient. The Indus Valley Civilization was basically one of the 1st civilizations on the Earth which came in existence.

The Vedic period was a  very important and precious time in Indian history when the Hindu religion and caste system came to existence in India. Mughal Empire was the actual last as well as the strongest Islamic empire in India. So because of this "Unity through Diversity" and different cultural identity, India is known as the subcontinent within the Asian continent.

So here we see Indian people, people with different clothing, people with different religions, people with different food habits, people with different celebrations, people living in different localities like urban, suburban, and rural. So this is how people all care or live in different localities. So India is also mainly classified into four major sections; four major parts.

💥Importance of Indian Culture:

The one in North India, with the major city in North India, is New Dehli; Eastern India, the metropolitan city in Eastern India is Kolkata; Western India, Mumbai is the metropolitan city in Western India and South India, Chennai, Chennai is the metropolitan city. Indian people across the nation eat different foods, as per their geographical availability.

North Indian people prefer to eat wheat and all, and South Indian foods always carry rice. So all of the available Indian vegetables, people take seafood, meat is also taken by people, but however, cows are considered sacred by Hindus, many of whom are vegetarians.

So all over India, you can see masala spices, and people drinking tea and coffee. And next, we will see about religion. Basically, Religion in India is characterized by different types of diversity of religious beliefs and practices. Another thing is that The Indian subcontinent is the birthplace and origins place of four of the world's major religions. Namely, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.

The people coming and settling from foreign India also now includes the majority of the people living in India following Christianity and Islam. Next, we will see some facts about Indian important historical monuments. India's home to many historical monuments, from moguls and the Sultan Indian Kings and before that, those Hindu kings have built so many monuments across India.
The important ones to mention are the Taj Mahal, Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur, Mysore Palace, Harmandir Sahib, Ajanta Ellora Caves, Mahabalipuram, Khajuraho, and the list is a long one. Next comes is music.

Traditional Music of India:
Hindustani and Carnatic are very popularly known traditional music of India. Hindustani means "classical music of North India." Carnatic means "classical music of South India." Melody, drone and they are some of the traditional elements of Indian music. String, wind, and percussion are some of the most commonly used instruments in Indian music.

Next comes is dances. Traditional dances of India. Dance is a basically ancient and celebrated cultural tradition in India. Folk dances are found all across the country, and huge crowds of people can be found dancing at festivals and weddings.

Dance and song are found heavily in Indian cinema also. So you can see them in Hollywood, Bollywood, and everything you see songs that feature dances. Indian dance draws its roots from six of the most important classical dance forms.

They are Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Kathak, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, and Odissi. Many, many other cultural traditions exist in India, that everyone should.

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💬Contributed by: Maria Jovita Vaz

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