DIVERSE BUT UNITED

Explore the culture that bonds our country always !

An Introduction

The culture of India refers to the way of life of the people of India. India's languages, religion, dance, music, architecture food, and customs differ from place to place within the country. But in a few ways they are related too.



DANCE

Dance in India comprises the varied styles of dances in the country. As with other aspects of Indian culture, different forms of dances originated in different parts of India, developed according to the local traditions and also imbibed elements from other parts of the country. Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy for performing arts, recognizes eight distinctive traditional dances as Indian classical dances, which might have origin in religious activities of distant past.


FESTIVALS

India, being a multi-cultural and multi-religious society, celebrates holidays and festivals of various religions. The threenational holidays in India, the Independence Day, the Republic Day and theGandhi Jayanti, are celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm across India.

Certain festivals in India are celebrated by multiple religions. Notable examples include Diwali, which is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, and Buddh Purnima, celebrated by Buddhists. Sikh Festivals, such asGuru Nanak Jayanti, Baisakhi are celebrated with full fanfare by Sikhs and Hindu


Some of the Indian states have declared regional holiday's for the particular regional popular festivals; such as Arba'een, Jumu'ah-tul-Wida and Shab-e-Qadar.

The country celebrates Christmas and Good Friday as public holidays.

CUISINE

Indian cuisines use numerous ingredients, deploy a wide range of food preparation styles, cooking techniques and culinary presentation


Varied uses of spices are an integral part of certain food preparations, and are used to enhance the flavour of a dish and create unique flavours and aromas. Cuisine across India has also been influenced by various cultural groups that entered India throughout history, such as the Persians, Mughals, and European colonists.

CLOTHING

Popular styles of dress include draped garments such as sari for women and dhoti or lungi or panche (in Kannada) for men. Stitched clothes are also popular such aschuridar or salwar-kameez for women, with dupatta (long scarf) thrown over

In public and religious places, Indian dress etiquette discourages exposure of skin and wearing transparent or tight clothes. Most Indian clothes are made from cotton which is ideal for the region's hot weather. Since India's weather is mostly hot and rainy, majority of Indians wear sandals.



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