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  1. 1. PRESENTED BY: K.YASWANTH
  2. 2. Table Of Content’s • Introduction • INDIAN Culture • Philosophy • Major Festivals of INDIA • Types of CLOTHING • LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE • AGRICULTURE • WONDER OF INDIA • Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction • The culture of India refers to the way of life of the people of India. • India’s languages, dances, music, architecture, food and customs differ from place to place within the country. • Many elements of India’s diverse cultures such as Indian religion, yoga, Indian cuisine had a profound impact across the world.
  4. 4. • India has 29 states with different culture and civilizations and one of the most populated countries in the world . • The Indian culture, often labeled as an amalgamation of several various cultures, spans across the Indian subcontinent and has been influenced and shaped by a history that is several thousand years old. • Throughout the history of India, Over the centuries, there has been significant fusion of cultures between Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs and various tribal populations in Indi CULTURE OF INDIA
  5. 5. Philosophy • Indian philosophy comprises the philosophical traditions of the Indian subcontinent. • There are six schools of orthodox Hindu philosophyNyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Yoga, Misamma and Vedanta—and four heterodox schools Jain, Buddhist, Ājīvika and Cārvāk – last two are also schools of Hinduism. • Since medieval India, schools of Indian philosophical thought have been classified by the Brahmanical tradition as either orthodox or non-orthodox – āstika or nāstika – depending on whether they regard the Vedas as an infallible source of knowledge
  6. 6. Festivals of INDIA
  7. 7. DIWALI • Diwali is the festival of lights • It is mostly enjoyed by kids and adults –Rama returning to Ayodhya –Lord Krishna along with Satya Bhama killed Narakasura –New year starts for Marwadi’s –People enjoy Diwali by bursting crackers
  8. 8. DUSSEHRA • Dussehra celebrates the Hindu god Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. • The epic Ramayana tells the story of the Lord Rama who wins the lovely Sita for his wife, only to have her carried off by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. • Ravana plays an important role in the Ramayana. • Dusshera is celebrated 9 days from 30th September every year
  9. 9. CHRISTMAS • Christmas a festival of Christian is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. • People decorate their houses with fir tree and leaving some gifts down of it • Children eagerly wait for Santa claus in the night
  10. 10. RAMDAAN • Is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. • This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. • The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.
  11. 11. GANESH CHATURDI • Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is the Hindu festival that reveres god Ganesha. • A ten-day festival, it starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in Gregorian months of August or September. • The festival is marked with installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals
  12. 12. CLOTHING • Traditional clothing in India greatly varies across different parts of the country and is influenced by local culture, geography, climate and rural/urban settings. • Popular styles of dress include draped garments such as sari for women and dhoti or lungi or panche for men. • Stitched clothes are also popular such as churidar or salwar-kameez for women, with dupatta thrown over shoulder completing the outfit. Salwar is often loose fitting, while churidar is a tighter cut. • Indian women perfect their sense of charm and fashion with make up and ornaments. Bindi, mehendi, earrings, bangles and other jewelry are common. • On special occasions, such as marriage ceremonies and festivals, women may wear cheerful colors with various ornaments made with gold, silver or other regional stones and gems. Bindi is often an essential part of a Hindu woman's make up.
  13. 13. LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE • Literary records suggest India had interacted in languages of other ancient civilization's. • This inscription is from Indian emperor Ashoka, carved in stone about 250 BCE, found in Afghanistan. • Inscriptions are in Greek and Aramaic, with ideas of non-violence against men and all living beings, as the doctrine of Eusebeia – spiritual maturity.
  14. 14. ART FORMS There are 8 types of art forms they are…. • BHARATHANATYAM • KATHAK • KATHAKALI • KUCHIPUDI • MANIPURI • MOHINIATTAM • ODISSI • SATTHRIYA
  15. 15. AGRICULTURE • India is one of the global leaders in the agriculture. • The second largest producer of rice & wheat in the world. • India is one of the greatest producer of – cotton, – sugarcane, – peanuts, – jute, – tea, – Spices, – pulses etc........
  16. 16. WONDER OF INDIA (TAJ MAHAL) • Among all the 7 wonders TAJMAHAL is one of the wonder from India • The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. • It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal • The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage".
  17. 17. GREETINGS • Greetings include Namaste (Hindi and Sanskrit), Namaskar (Hindi), Juhar/Namaskar in Odia, Namaskar (Marathi), etc., • All these are common spoken greetings or salutations when people meet, and are forms of farewell when they depart. • Namaskar is considered slightly more formal than Namaste but both express deep respect. • Namaskar is commonly used in India and Nepal by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists, and many
  18. 18. CONCLUSION • There is a great diversity among different regions of India in terms of language, cuisine, culture and dress. • But though we all are different we all are Indians. • We owe a lot of the Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. -Albert Einstein
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  20. 20. THANK YOU

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