Throughout the history of India, Indian culture has been heavily influenced by Dharmic religions.
Indian culture means for me is Hindu culture along with Sikh, Jain, and Buddhist, because it is the only one which is different from other cultures.
India is a land of ‘unity in diversity’, and our dances are no different. Different forms of dance(classified as folk or classical) find origin from different parts of the country, and they are a way of representation of the particular culture from which they originate.
11 Unique Culture of India: Customs & Indian Traditions
- The Namaste
The Namaste is one of the most popular Indian customs and isn’t just restricted to the Indian territory anymore.
2. Always a Festive Season
India also sees a large number of festivals, mainly because of the prevalence of diverse religions and groups.
3. Joint Families
Also, in India, there exists the concept of a joint family, wherein the entire family (parents, wife, children, and in some cases, relatives) all live together.
Fasting is an integral part of Hindu Culture. Fasts or Vrats or are a way to represent your sincerity and resolve, or express your gratitude to the Gods and Goddesses.
5. Holy Cow
Cow, in the Indian culture, is considered to be a Holy animal. She is worshipped as a maternal figure and is a depiction of the bounty of Mother Earth. Lord Krishna, who grew up as cow herder is often depicted as playing his flute among cows and Gopis (milkmaids) dancing to his tunes.
6. The Science Behind Temples
Most temples are located along magnetic wave lines of the Earth, which help in maximizing the available positive energy.
7. Arranged Mariage System
The concept of arranged marriage in India traces its origin to as early as the Vedic times. For royal families, a ceremony known as the ‘Swayambar’ would be arranged for the bride.
8. Religious Symbols
The Indian traditions and scriptures contain various signs and symbols which have multiple meanings. For example, the usage of the Swastika, in the Indian context.
9. Indian Ethnic Wear
Indian women are often seen sporting ‘saris’. The sari is a single cloth and needs no stitching; it is easy to make and comfortable to wear, and also adheres to religious etiquette.
India is a land of ‘unity in diversity’, and our dances are no different. Different forms of dance(classified as folk or classical) find origin from different parts of the country, and they are away of representation of the particular culture from which they originate.
11. Eating with hands
Eating with hands may not sound great to many people. However, it has many benefits. Fingers being heat receptors, they prevent your mouth from burning when the hot food is put inside.