"Unity in diversity". It is not just another phrase or quotation. But, these words are highly prudent to a country like India that is incredibly rich in culture and heritage. Few quotations or statements cannot describe the pedestal that India holds in the world map because of its colorful and unique culture.
India is blessed with rich culture and heritage. The culture of India is one of the oldest cultures in the world. Right from the medieval period there prevail diverse cultural diversities in form of dances, languages, religions, people, their customs, festivals.
Every state of India has its own distinct cultures and has carved out its own cultural niche. In spite of so much of cultural diversities, Indian's are closely bond and makes India as a great country perhaps because of its common history. Dating back to over 5000 years old civilization, India's culture has been adorned by migrating population, which over a period got absorbed into the Indian way of life. This great Indian culture comprises of Indian music, Indian Dance, Indian cuisine, costumes and Indian Festivals. India is a country that will leave you spellbound with its alluring contrasts and striking features in all that it beholds! Its captivating beauty lies in its ‘unity in diversity’, cosmopolitan culture and rich heritage. India is a beautiful motif of various colors; all complementing each other to attract the eye of the beholder!
India is a land of adventure and romanticism that takes pride in its epics and grandeur history which weaves together the yarns of courage, passion and love. The smell of this soil will surely mesmerize you to leave its dints on your heart and yet it will amaze you with its astonishing volatility every time that you will put your feet on this ‘heaven on earth’!
Indian cultures adapted to the onslaught of many invasions through a long and dynamic process of historical evolution. A versatile culture with multiple languages, many religious customs and varied life styles bears testimony to this. The Indian culture is very old and its landscape is vast and varied.
The diversity in culture and foods of India, clothing and languages, religion and life styles is marked by a unique sense of integration - based on a common heritage. This sense of unity also serves to preserve India’s national integrity. An Indian is first an Indian, and then a Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Punjabi, Bengali or Sindhi. Each state in India is integral to its entity as a whole even while carving a unique niche for itself.
Unity in diversity forms the distinct culture of India. In India culture today is characterized by a unique vision of oneness.
North, south, east and west all have their own distinct religious identities. This has resulted in multiple cultures and life styles in the country. Yet the whole country remains bound together as a single nation.
India is the birthplace of many religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. These religions have extended to acquire the status of world religion today. Many nations invaded India from time to time to influence its culture. Indian life was variously affected by Persians, Turkish, Arabian and British influences from time to time.