When the ideas, customs, arts, and social behavior of the people combine together, it forms a Culture. Spanning back into the time, India’s culture began in the southern parts of India with the establishment of communities. Many civilizations and dynasties were established which lead to the formation of religions.
Soon, people become the follower of them who established it and hence lead to the distribution of people according to their religions. But these religious creations or divisions could not separate the unity between people and hence, India becomes a country having ‘Unity within its diversity’!
The modern cultural kaleidoscope of India has a variety of patterns that inherits all the properties from its ancestors. Humanity and care are incarnated and rich love is the source of energy for all. The living styles, behavior, tradition, and ideas are the basis of the Indian culture.
Culture is reflected in its art forms, dance, music, literature, lifestyles, festivals, architecture, languages, etc. The image formed on the other side is what other countries take inspiration of.
All Indian festivals are the power bank of vitality for all the people. The mesmerizing decorations, variety of dishes, religious chantings, or prayers are the major part of celebrations during all Indian festivals. The fun, learnings, and enjoyment of togetherness during festival times is the special part. Many times, the foreigners come to see the glorious times during all Indian festival celebrations like Diwali, Dussehra, Ganesh Utsav, Holi, etc.
They respect Indian culture by wearing traditional Indian clothes and also participate in celebrations. They enjoy the unique style celebrations in India. Diwali and Dussehra are the major parts of attractions for them among other all Indian festivals. This is the symbol of togetherness between India and other countries and hence strengthens the relations between the two countries.
The Indian festivals list is endless. For Indians, each and every day is just like a festival. We Indians begin our day with Surya Darshan and end up with Lamp Lightning featuring full of joy, energy, and enjoying every single movement to live with culture and various holy-festivals.
Indian festival list is fulfilled with festivals of every religion. But, still, let’s make a commonly celebrated Indian festivals list :
- Makar Sankranti
- Gudi padwa
- Republic Day
- Independence day
- Nag Panchami
- Ganesh Chaturthi
- Durga pooja
- Many musical fests
- Many more celebrations
Apart from festivals, the land of culture is rich in its heritage. Indian heritage is a gift for future generations from our ancestors.
These are the beautiful buildings and other artifacts built by our ancestors which are still preserved by the government so that the next generation will never forget about our cultures and huge efforts put forward by emperors and rulers to establish ‘India’. These sites are now under the ‘archeological department of India’.
Every state has its own art forms. For example, the tribals of Maharashtra have an art form called ‘varli painting’ to depict the village life and day-to-day activities. Madhubani painting in Bihar draws various designs and patterns with the drawings filled in bright colors. Other tribal arts include pattachitra painting, Tanjore art, Rajasthani miniature painting, etc.
The dance forms of every state are accompanied by melodious regional songs with the beats of instruments forming a tune of music. The expressions, costumes, decorations, along with dance and music forms a perfect presentation. It is performed by the trained artists now a days. The next generation is curiously learning these dance of music forms so as to preserve our culture which is running within their nerves and veins.
Colorful India has colorful languages too. These include Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Assamese, Bihari, malwi, etc. Each language has its own beautiful literature composed by various writers such as Kalidas, RavindraNath Tagore, Banabhatta, Tulsidas, etc.
Along with festivals, art, heritage, India has got the biggest blessing of the goddess ‘Annapurna and Laxmi’. It is full filled with wealth and prosperity as well as the health which comes from the grains. The green fields every year produce a good quality grain and nourish the children of India.
All the mothers are themselves, iconic goddesses who prepare wholesome meals, handle all the responsibilities of the house and achieve their targets in their career.
Indian culture has now proved to be one of the accepted cultures in many parts of the world. The best example depicting, mainly in this covid-19 pandemic, many countries have started bowing with ‘Namaste’ as per Indian culture, instead of hand-shaking. This proves how a country can stand as a great power amongst all. This power keeps the India united.