Indian Culture and Tradition


India enjoys a wide variety of cultural and traditional presence among the 28 states. Indian-origin religions Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism are all based on dharma and karma. Even, India is a blessed holy place which is also a native place for most of the religions. Recently, Muslims and Christianity also practiced working amongst the whole Indian population. The pledge also added the line, ‘India is my country, and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.’

Indians are great with cooking; their spices are special for medicinal purposes, so visitors find it difficult to adjust to such heavy spices. The cricketers touring Indian pitches are out due to such food. Frequently, it’s been observed that the sportsperson arrived in India either with cooking skills or with a cook. Spices such as cumin, turmeric, and cardamom have been used for a long period, to make the dishes more delicious and nutritional. Wheat, rice, and pulses help to complete the meal. The majority of the population is vegetarian due to their religious aspects.Talking about the language, India is blessed with a wide range of languages used. Each state has its language. A major part of the state is unable to speak other languages than the native ones. Gujrathi, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, and many more are the representative languages of the respective states. It’s easy to recognize the person with the language he spoke. There are 15 regional languages but almost all of them Hindi is the national language of the country. Sanskrit is considered an ancient and respected language. Most of the legendary holy texts are found in Sanskrit only. Along with these, most of the people are aware of plenty of foreign languages.

Indian clothing is adorable to most of the foreigners. A woman wearing a Saree is the pride of a nation. These create a pleasant effect, and she looks so beautiful that a majority of foreign country’s females want to be like her. The origin of the Sari is from the temple dancers in ancient times. Sari allows them to maintain modesty and freedom of movement. On the other hand, men traditionally wear a dhoti and kurta. Actually, Dhoti is a type of cloth without any further attached work done on it. The great Mahatma Gandhi was very fond of it and in their dignity, most of the people used to wear the same.

Apart from all the above facts, Indians are legends with arts and studious material. Shah-rukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Dhirubhai Ambani, Amitabh Bachchan Rajnikant, and Sundar Pichai are many more faces of India who are shining and representing India on a global scale. There are 20-30 grand festivals celebrated every year in which every festival pops up with history and respect for the respective religion. Even in terms of business, India is not behind. Agriculture is the best occupation for 70% of people in India. It’s our duty to protect the wonderful culture that we have.India is a land where different religious beliefs are followed. It is the land of many religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism. Four Indian religions namely Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism were born in India while others are not of Indian origin but have people following those faiths. The people of India keep a solid belief in religion as they believe that following a faith adds meaning and purpose to their lives as it is the way of life. The religions here are not only confined to beliefs but also include ethics, rituals, ceremonies, life philosophies, and many more.

Family plays a vital role in every Indian household. Indians are known to live together as a joint family with their grandparents, uncles, and aunts, and the next generation of offspring as well. The house gets passed down from family to family throughout the generations. But with the new modern age, nuclear families are starting to become more common as children go out of town into cities for work or studies and get settled there, also everyone now prefers to have their own private life without any interference. But still, the concept of family together and family gatherings is not lost as everyone does come together frequently.There is no single language that is spoken all over India; however, Hindi is one common language most Indians know and can speak or understand. Every region has a different language or dialect. As per the official language act, Hindi and English are the official languages in India. Other regions or state-wise languages include- Gujarati, Marathi, Bangla, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Kashmiri, Punjabi, etc.

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The Rotaract Club of Jhulelal Institute of Technology

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Rtr. Sumaiya Sadeek
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)


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