Culture Book

By Rahul Murthy

Folk Culture

What in your life/house is authentic?

We have a mini temple in your house called the pooja room. We have all kinds of mini gods from India.

What do you wish there was more of?

I wish there was more space in the closet of the room of praying.

I could not live without the pooja room because that is where all the gods are and I pray there everyday and if that was taken away, it would not be nice.

Holiday's and Special Traditions

Hindus celebrate holidays like Holi, Diwali, and Dussehra. Those are some of the popular holidays.

  • Holi is called the festival of colors and it celebrates the arrival of spring. As part of the festivity, we throw colored powders and water at everyone.
  • Diwali is also called the festival of lights and it celebrates the welcoming of the goddess of wealth. On that day, everyone lights up candles, electric lights, and fireworks. (the people buy the fireworks and light them on the streets because they can).
  • Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. People might hold special prayer meetings and food offerings to the gods. They also might hold melas or outdoor fairs.

Popular Culture

We have to pray to god and it affects our life's everyday because right after you take a shower, praying to god gives you a sense of meaning and you just feel so energizes. I can not live without them because what you do in the beginning of the day matters for the rest of the day so I would start of the day by praying to god.
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Creative expressions

When I am not in school I like to play tennis or play on my Ipad. I also sometimes listen to music. Although these are great, I spend most of my free time searching up random stuff that has something to do with what is popular in school or what I am doing right now. For example; I downloaded Minecraft and now I am half doing this project and half searching up minecraft (just an example).

My Education

I have a very very broad idea of my education. I plan on getting into at least one of the top 20 colleges and doing the best I can. I have not thought beyond high school but I might become an engineer like so below.

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