CULTURES AND TRADITIONS

BY SEHER ASIF

INTRODUCTION

THERE IS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT CULTURES AND TRADITION IN INDIA. EVERY STATE IN INDIA HAS A DIFFERENT WAY OF LIVING, CELEBRATING, CLOTHING, AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOD PREPARED IN DIFFERENT SEASONS.

KASHMIR

FESTIVALS

KASHMIR CELEBRATES SEVERAL FESTIVALS.THE FESTIVE SEASON BEGINS WITH LOHRI WHICH MARKS THE END OF THE COLD SEASON. ALMOST ALL THE COMMUNITIES CELEBRATE HOLI.

FOOD

THE FOOD PREPARED IN KASHMIR IS USUALLY VERY RICH. SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR ARE Chamani Qaliya, Choek Vangan, Dum Aloo etc.

FAMOUS DANCE

THE MOST POPULAR DANCE IN KASHMIR IS DUMHAL WHERE THE PERFORMERS WERE LONG COLOURFULL ROBES.THIS DANCE IS USUALLY PERORMED BY MEN.

FAMOUS SONGS

THE MOST POPULAR TYPES OF MUSIC PPLAYED IN KASHMIR ARE SUFIANA KALAM AND CHAKRI.

RAJASTHAN

FESTIVALS

IN RAJASTHAN PEOPLE VISIT FAIRS AND CELEBRATE FESTIVALS THROUGH OUT THE YEAR THE MOST COMMON FESTIVALS ARE THE DESERT FESTIVAL OF JAISALMER AND THE PUSHKAR FAIR.

FOOD

THE MOST POPULAR FOOD EATEN IN RAJASTHAN IS THE DAL BATI CHURMA. THE SWEETS MADE ARE VERY FAMOUS. SOME OFTHE POPULAR DISHES ARE BALUSAHI AND BESSAN CHAKKI.

FAMOUS DANCE

THE THREE MOST FAMOUS DANCES IN RAJASTHAN ARE GHOOMAR, KALBELIA AND BHAVAI.

DURING THIER DANCES THEY WERE COLOURFULL DRESSES.

FAMOUS SONGS

THE MOST FAMOUS AND CLASSICAL SONGS PLAYED IN RAJASTHAN ARE LANGAS AND MANGANIARS.

ASSAM

FESTIVALS

ASSAM CELEBRATES FESTIVALS OF VARIOUS RELIGIONS AND TRIBES. THE MOST MAJOR FESTIVAL THAT IS CELEBRATED IS BIHU. SOME OF THE OTHER FESTIVALS THAT ARE CELEBRATED ARE THE MAJULI FESTIVAL AND THE TEA FESTIVAL ETC.

FOOD

THE MOST COMMON COMBINATION OF FOOD EATEN IN ASSAM IS RICE AND FISH THERE ARE SOME OTHER POPULAR DISHES LIKE THE KHAR AND THE TENGA.

FAMOUS DANCE

THE MOST FAMOUS DANCE IS THE BIHU DANCE WHICH IS AS MENTIONED PERFORMED IN THE BIHU FESTIVAL. IN THIS DANCE BOTH MEN AND WOMEN PERFORM.

FAMOUS SONGS

SOME OF THE REGIONAL FOLK MUSIC OF ASSAM ARE THE KAMRUPI LOKAGEET THE TOKARIGEET ETC.

TAMILNADU

FESTIVALS

TAMILNADU PROBABLY CELEBRATES THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF FESTIVALS EACH YEAR. SOME OF THE MOST MAJOR FESTIVALS CELEBRATED ARE PONGAL, DEEPAVALI, AND THE KAVADI FETIVALS ETC.

FOOD

THE FOOD IN TAMIL NADU USES A VARIETY OF SPICES BUT THE ONE SPICE WHICH IS USED IN BOTH VEGETARIAN AND NON VEGETARIAN IS TAMARIND.

FAMOUS DANCE

TAMIL NADU HAS A RICH HISTORY OF ENTERTAINMENT . THE ART OF DANCE STILL IS PROMINENT TODAY.SOME OF THEM ARE BHARATNATYAM AND DEVARAATTAM ETC.

FAMOUS SONGS

THE ART OF MUSIC IS A VERY IMPORTANT ASPECT IN THE CULTURES OF TAMIL PEOPLE.THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC WHICH ARE CARNATIC MUSIC AND THE FOLK MUSIC.