India is the birthplace of many religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Muslim and other religions. Let’s Know more in detail.
The thousands of distinct and unique cultures of various religions and communities present one India and the culture of India refers collectively to Incredible India.
India’s 🇮🇳language, food 🥘, culture, music, dance 💃 differ from place to place. India has total of 29 states with different culture, language and the second most populated country in the world after China 🇨🇳.
Why India is a Diverse country?
The reason of been diverse country because, India accommodate people of different religion and cast live together with unity and allow them to speaks different language and respect the same. This is the reason India is famous for its unity in diversity pledge. This means they all are more i.e., WE ALL ARE ONE ☝️. India is also regarded as the Sub Continent.
Factors for making India Diverse
1. Geographical Factor
India is divided into five physiographic regions:
- The Northern Mountains
- Indo Gangetic Plains
- The Peninsular Plateau
- Thar Desert
- The Coastal Plains
With total of 29 states and 7 union territories, each state has its own culture, cuisine, language, tradition etc. You will find the wettest, coldest and humid places only in India in the entire globe.
2. Ethnicity Factor
India is the second highest populated country after China. Due to which you will find, many different ethnic groups, who have migrated to India over the course of centuries.
India is known as multi-lingual places in the entire world with 1,635 languages being spoken across the length and breadth of the country as per 2011 census of India. The major six languages that are spoken in India are: Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil and Urdu – which is spoken by more than 50 million Indians and 122 languages are spoken by more than 10,000 Indians.
There are approximately 111 dance forms in the country. Kuchipudi, Kolattam, Bardo Chham, Bihu dance, Jumur Nach, Bagurumba, Ali Ai Ligang, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Dashavatara, Dekhni, Dhalo, Dhangar, Fugdi, Ghodemodni, Goff, Jagar, Kunbi, Mando, Muslam Khel, Perni Jagar, Ranamale, Romta Mel, Divlyan Nach(Lamp dance), Veerabhadra, Garba, Padhar, Raas, Tippani Dance, Kinnauri Nati, Namgen, Yakshagana, Bayalata, Dollu Kunitha, Veeragaase dance, Dumhal, Lava, Tertali, Charkula, Jawara, Matki Dance, Phulpati Dance, Grida Dance, Maanch, Gaur Maria Dance, Lavni, Dhangri Gaja, Povadas, Koli, Tamasha, Dindi, Kala, Dangi, Thang Ta, Dhol cholom, Cheraw Dance, Chang Lo or Sua Lua, Ghumura Dance, Ruk Mar Nacha (& Chhau dance), Goti Pua, Nacnī, Odissi, Danda Nacha, Baagh Naach or Tiger Dance, Dalkhai, Dhap, Ghumra, Karma Naach, Keisabadi, Garadi, Bhangra, Giddha, Malwai Giddha, Jhumar, Karthi, Kikkli, Sammi, Dandass, Ludi, Jindua, Ghoomar, Kalbelia, Bhavai, Tera tali, Chirami, Gair, Singhi Chham, Bharatanatyam, Kamandi or Kaman Pandigai, Devarattam, Kummi, Kolattam, Karagattam or Karagam, Mayil Attam or Peacock dance, Paampu attam or Snake Dance, Oyilattam, Puliyattam, Poikal Kudirai Attam, Bommalattam, Theru Koothu, Hojagiri, Gambhira, Kalikapatadi, Nacnī, Alkap, Domni, Ghoomar, Koli, Padayani, Kathak. Amongst which Kathak, kuchipudi, bharatnatyam, punjabi folk dance are few of the famous.
India is known as the land of many religions and is the birthplace of four major religions- Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism along with the second highest population of Muslims in the world and have third largest Shia population in the world.
So, what do you think, are we all one or not? When our mother land had accepted us then why we are fighting on the name of culture. When our mother land had given us equal rights then why we are seeing other religion low or high. Wake up Indians.
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