How would you depict your Tongue, your People, your Land, your Love? Can words really tell the tale of a land that is a true blessing from above? One can only attempt to depict the Indian Heritage in words.
Often, words fall short when one tries to explain about India. India’s diversity has motivated numerous scholars to write different views on the nation’s way of life. So, here is my feeble attempt to depict the Indian Heritage.
Indian heritage doesn’t end at landmarks. It includes customs learnt from our ancestors and given to our descendants, for example: ability to perform specific tasks, social celebrations and customs.
The way of life in India has been molded by the long history of India. There are many things that make it different from other countries. For example: its one of a kind topography and the retention of old customs, traditions and thoughts from its neighbors. Though India has learnt from its neighbours it has also maintained its own legacy. India’s legacy formed during the Indus Valley Civilization and expanded during the Vedic Age, the period of Buddhism, rule by Muslims and British rule.
Parts of Indian Heritage
Indian monuments add to India’s heritage. Each of our landmarks is known for its brilliant structure. Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Sun Konark Temple, Hawa Mahal, Mysore Palace, etc are some of the great monuments which show India’s excellence.
You can’t pick seven days, where there is no festival in India. With a mix of cultures and a number of religions, the nation sees various celebrations. Every ethnic gathering, state and cultural network has its own way of celebrations. Beginning from Eid to Diwali, any celebration is not bound to one religion.
The idea of a joint family is flourishing in just a couple of nations around the globe and India is one of them. A joint family helps in uniting brains to make a cheerful life.
Conversation about the way of life and heritage of the land cannot be complete without talking about dance and music. Each state has its own unique music and dance. These dances and songs are considered as a language to speak to God and nature.
Food is a significant part of Indian culture and has a role in everyday life as well as festive celebrations. Different types of flavors are an essential piece of food making and are used to improve the kind of a dish and make remarkable flavors and smells.
Customary Indian clothes for ladies include saris and Ghaghra Cholis (Lehengas). For men, such garments are the Dhoti, Pancha veshti or Kurta. Bombay or Mumbai is one of India’s style capitals.
It is true that our conduct towards life is quickly getting materialistic. The greatness of the western lifestyle with its glorification of material success and its accomplishments in the field of science and innovation has changed our views and ambitions. At the end, let us keep our windows open to different societies and to their sound impact but stand firm and tall on our own culture. It is important that we should not blindly follow or be inspired by any custom and feel proud in our own culture at the same time. India has made amazing progress in various fields and would surely move ahead further.
Furthermore, every heartbeat inside me, gladly throbs to say “Jai Hind!”