never end in India. This ancient nation of the world has developed a great
multi-cultural heritage. In its journey, it has absorbed numerous customs,
belief, traditions, cuisines, languages, music systems; all are co-mingled
over centuries and gave this unique country to the world. Aryans, Muslims ,
Britishers came here and became its integral part of this land. Also came
with them a great cultural legacy which is reflected in the forms of
monuments, temples, mosques, churches and festivals. Ancient than any nation
of the world and modern as any developed nation, India presents a vibrate
art and culture to its visitors.
Music in India is worship. It is way to please God and Goddess. It is also
a way to cherish the life. Indian music basically consist of two varieties:
Carnatic or South Indian music and Hindustani or North Indian music. Some
other forms includes musics like folk, popular and pop.
Dance has a very important place in Indian culture. It is a way to pay
reverence to Gods and Goddess and also to represent the culture and ethos of
a particular region or a cultural group. The popular forms of dances in
India include Garba, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Yakshagana, Kuchipudi,
Bhangra, Mohiniattam, Manipuri and Kathakali. Some more forms of folk dances
you will observe during your visit the regions.
From ancient to modern, paintings has been one of the most effective medium
to express romance of land and devotions. Our earliest paintings were the
rock paintings which was used to paint doorways or indoor rooms. Cave
paintings and temple paintings are another milestones in Indian paintings.
Some popular genre of Indian paintings include Madhubani painting, Rajput
painting, Tanjore painting, Mughal painting.
Sculptures in India are not just concerned as piece of art. It is taken as
part of devotions and belief. Here, you will find earliest instances of
sculptures in the world. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism has made a great
contribution in development of this art throughout the ages. The caves of
Ajanta and Ellora and erotic sculptures of Khajuraho will surely convince
you it is not only Greek or Romans but India has also been the land of this
Religions In India
Religion is a very dynamic aspect of India. Every thing in India has some
sort of connection with the festival. Trades, fairs, festivals, dresses,
cuisines, social gatherings and the way of life of every Indian reflect a
binary of religion. There are all great religions of the world. Hinduism,
Buddhism, Jainism Sikhism are themselves originated in the country. And
followers of Islam and Christianity are also in significant numbers. Beside
it, there are number of tribes and communities whose religions are still
unknown to world. India is absolutely a rainbow country.
India is perhaps the only country of the world for having a great variety
of cuisines. You will the diversity in cuisine on region wise as well as
community wise also. North Indian and South India cuisines are two major
schools of Indian cuisine. North Indian meals include chapatis or rotis
(wheat based) and rice as staples, eaten with dishes like dals, curries,
yogurt, chutney and achars. South India dishes are rice, sambhar, rasam,
yoghurt and curries being important side dishes. Tandoori chicken is one of
the most popular dish of India.
From north to south and from east to west, you will surprise to see how
hardworking Indian people have created miracles by their fingers. Goa,
Rajasthan and Kerala are worldwide known for their eco-friendly items
prepared by rural people. Kashmiri shawl and fantastically embroidered
Gujarati cholis are unique feature of Indian craft. Every region is known
for some unique handcraft.