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Indian Culture

One of the oldest and distinctive cultures of the world, the Indian culture is the result of the country’s rich and long history, ancient heritages, varied demography and unique geography. The different parts of India, the north, the south, the east and the west make a wonderful display of their distinctive culture that have fascinated people all over the world.

The language, dance, religions, music, various customs and architecture form the rich culture of Indian. In fact, the culture of India is perfect combination of varied sub-cultures that are spread throughout the Indian sub continent along with century old Indian tradition.

Among other things, the different religions are one of them that represent India. The religious culture of India is one of the most diverse in the whole world. The Indian sub-continent is the birthplace of various religions of the world, which include Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. All these religions are collectively called Indian religions. Religions in India play an important role in the lives of majority of Indian. The religious culture among the various Indians has been imbibed since the early years of consciousness.

Apart from the major Indian religions, some other important religions like Christianity, Muslims, Jews, Parsis sects have been living side by side in India from time immemorial and are also representative of the religious culture of India.

When talking about religions, the festivals that are the most essential parts of the different religions of India must be mentioned. Some of the integral festivals that are representative of the religious culture of India are Holi, Id, Durga Puja, Christmas, Diwali, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Ramadan and many more.

Since majority of people in India are Hindu, the Hindu culture plays an important role in making the whole gamut of Indian culture. The different Hindu festivals, the rituals, norms and customs, cuisine and attire make a perfect display of the Hindu culture of India.

The languages form an important part of the rich culture of India. India is a land of various languages namely Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, Assamese, Kashmiri, Tamil, Urdu, Marathi and more. In fact, each of the different states of India is representative of the respective language culture. According to history, one of the oldest languages of India is Rigvedic Sanskrit, which dates back to 1500 BC.

The society of India is a perfect exhibition of the culture of India. The traditional Indian society is represented by family, festivals, names, marriages and many more. In this regard it must be mentioned that marriage is one of the most essential parts of the Indian society. India is rich in its marriage culture, arranged marriage for centuries have been considered the tradition of the society of India.

Indian Culture and Heritage