customes and traditions

customes and traditions

India is renowned for its rich customs and traditions.  As per the archaeological record, world’s oldest civilisation was begin here, which was more than 4,500 years ago. The various Indian cultural practices, languages and customs are the best examples of this blend over centuries. The customs and traditions of the Indian society ought to be its glorious history, regional diversity, individuals, religion and folk dance and songs. The oldest tradition and cultures of the state are deep rooted primarily in religion. Dances, songs, language, rituals and expressions are a show for the firm religious obligations of the individuals with diversity. The Indian culture holds its strong social system and family values which can be seen at any corner of the country.

The humaneness and mildness of Indian culture and tradition can be seen in all aspect of life. Indian is a birthplace of various religion and significant philosophy such as Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism, which spread across the world. The freedom to worship and practice any religion throughout the country. Indian culture and traditions are majorly influenced by its rich history from the times of Mauryas, Cholas and Mughals and many more. The different regions and states have their own significant cultures and traditions. The various aspects of Indian culture and traditions are its diversity of languages, food, religion, customs and life style.

Languages

The county has various cultural and geographical diversities, hence a number of different languages spoken across India. The Indian Constitution does not give any language the status of national language The Official language is Hindi and the second official language is English. There are about 22 official languages and approximately four hundred living languages spoken in various parts of the country.  All the regional languages of India was derived from the glorious past, with most of them belonging to several major linguistic families such as Indo-Aryan, Dravidian is the second widely spoken language, then Austro Asiatic and Tibeto Burman linguistic languages. Some most popular regional languages are Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Telugu, Uriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu, Marathi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Bhojpuri, Maithali, Gujrati, Dogri, Assamese, Rajasthani and Bodo.

Indian Cuisines

Indian cuisines has also been influenced by the great past of the country.  The wide variety of regional cuisines are entirely different from rest of the world not only in taste but also in the methods of cooking. The Indian foods are diversified based on the climate, culture, Traditions, soil of the place, occupations and ethnic communities.  Most of the Indian foods are prepared with the use of the locally available vegetables, grains, spices, herbs, and fruits. The diversity of the cuisine could be understood from a simple fact that there is stark variation in the cuisine in one state itself. For example in Maharashtra people can find traditional Maharashtrian cuisine along with Malvani and Konkani cuisine which are somewhat different from each other.

Dances and Music

The rich and diverse culture and traditions of India is recognised by the entire world. Indian dance and music have played a significant role in this unification. India is also known for its significant classical dances such as Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Odissi Kathak, and Kuchipudi. Most of the classical or folk dances are related with folklore, great epic such as Mahabarata and Ramayana etc. Apart from classical dances, every region of India has their own significant flock dance forms which reflects the diversity of the rich culture and tradition of the nation. Since Vedic period, music is one of the most important part of Indian culture. Indian classical music are divided into the two types of schools like Carnatic Music and Hindustani Music. Apart from classical music, every region of India has their own significant flock dance forms which reflects the diversity of the rich culture and tradition of the nation.

Marriage In India

Arranged marriages have been the tradition in Indian society since ancient time, till today the same tradition of the marriage is followed by the large number of peoples in India. The percentage of love marriages in India are also increasing, particularly in the urban parts of the country. The Indian wedding are performed with lost of rituals that depend on the religion of the bride and the groom. It seems like a festive occasion with lots of colours, music, dance, beautiful heavy costumes and extensive decorations. 

Religions

The Religion in India is distinguished by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. It is the birthplace of various philosophy and religion such as Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism.  Apart from this Muslim, Christians, Parsi are also the major part of the Indian Culture and traditions. The evidence attesting to prehistoric religion in the India derives from scattered Mesolithic rock paintings.

Clothing in India

India is known as the land of diverse cultures, so it is also apparent in the Indian traditional way of dressing both regional and religious.  It varies on the different ethnicity, geography, climate and cultural traditions of the people of that region. Every region of the county has the significant style of dressing, such as Sari is draped by the Indian girls of different region in different style. Historically, male and female clothing has developed from simple Langotas, and loincloths to cover the body to elaborate costumes not only used in daily wear but also on festive occasions as well as rituals. Western dressing style is also getting its popularity amongst the urban youth. Saari, Salwar kurta and Lehenga choli are some of the prominent Indian dresses.

Family structure

India has a rich tradition of the joint family system, in which the members of a family such as parents and children, the children's spouses etc are lives together.  All important decisions and rules are usually taken by the oldest person on the family. Now a days the cultural trend in most parts of India has been an advance change from joint family to nuclear families

Fair and Festivals

India is known as a land of vibrant fair and festivals, celebrated with high sprit at every portion of India. It is the true showcase of the rich culture and tradition.  India is a spectacular mix of people, Culture, traditions and landscapes. It is the home of various religion and communities, hence the large the flow of festivals continues throughout the year. Every Indian festivals and fairs are related with some folklores, mythology, History and seasons etc.

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