Indians boast one of the oldest civilization in the worldover 5000 years old.

 Culture is the waypeople behave and their way of lives. Culture is passed from generation to generationalthough majority of practices gets eroded Indians have kept their culture vibrant. We can see culture in the food we eat,attire we dress and the way we worship together. The Indian culture such asreligion, cuisine and Philosophy have great impact across the world.

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Indians have kept their Hinduism religion that is one of theoldest. Majority are Practice Hinduism followed distant third by Christianity (First Post. August 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-22.).

Buddhismis another religion in India that was founded by the famous teachings of theLord Gautama Buddha.  Inspire of manyreligion differences the people of India live in peace and tolerance of eachotherMarriage in Indian culture is an interesting thing. Marriageis arranged by the parents and it’s the bride that pays the dowry to the bridegroom.This practice is still done even now.

The divorce rate in India is low comparedto the United States and Europe.India, being a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic andmulti-religious society, celebrates holidays and festivals of variousreligions. The three national holidays in India, the Independence Day, theRepublic Day and the Gandhi Jayanti, are celebrated with zeal and enthusiasmacross India.

In addition, many Indian states and regions have local festivalsdepending on prevalent religious and linguistic demographics.Greetings include Namaste (Hindi and Sanskrit), Namaskar(Hindi), Juhar/Namaskar in Odia, Namaskar (Marathi).All these are common  greetings or salutations among people , andare forms of farewell when they depart Traditional Indianculture is defined by a relatively strict social hierarchy. He also mentionsthat from an early age, children are reminded of their roles and places insociety. Strict social taboos have governed these groups for thousandsof years. References Dalmia, Vasudha and Rashmi Sadana (editors), The CambridgeCompanion to Modern Indian Culture, Cambridge University Press, ISBN978-0-521-51625-9Grihault, Nicki.

Culture Smart! India: A Quick Guide toCustoms and Etiquette. ISBN 1-85733-305-5.Henderson, Carol E.

(2002). Culture and Customs of India.Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-30513-7.Naipaul, V.S, India: A Million Mutinies Now, ISBN0-7493-9920-1.Nilakanta Sastri, A history of South India from prehistorictimes to the fall of Vijayanagar, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-560686-8Tully, Mark.

No Full Stops in India. ISBN 0-14-010480-1Patra, Avinash (2012), The Spiritual Life and Culture ofIndia, Oxford University Press, England.


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