The way of living is called and the culture of India is one of the popular. India’s culture is diverse as languages, dance, religions, music, food, architecture, and other customs differ from different corners of the country. Indian culture is said to be an amalgamation or combination of different cultures spanning across the country and is being influenced by history which is many millenniums old. There are multiple elements of the country’s cultures which makes it diverse, which includes India’s popular yoga, religions and cuisine and had an impact which is profound across the world. India is the birthplace of popular religions like Jainism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism, these are the ones called Indian religions. These religions are a major part of world religions along with Abrahamic ones. Nowadays, Buddhism and Hinduism are one of the world’s largest religions having fourth and third place respectively having over 2 billion followers in all and have as many as 2.5 or 2.6 billion followers approximately.
According to the census in 2011, it is said that 79.8% of Indian population practice the religion Hinduism while Islam is followed by 14.2% while Christianity is 2.3% Sikhism being 1.7% with Buddhism 0.7% and lastly Jainism is 0.4% and many other religions which are followed by the Indian population. Many religions which are followed by many tribes, such as Sarnaism, are also present in the diverse Indian culture, though these scarce popular ones are affected by major religions mentioned above including the ones such as Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.
India has inspired many writers to pen their perceptions of the culture in India, these penned works paint a complex and conflicting picture of Indian culture. Due to India being a multi-religious and multi-cultural society, there are many festivals and holidays celebrated relating to many religions. There are three national holidays considered official in India, the Republic Day, the Independence Day and the birth of the father of our nation, Gandhi Jayanti, which are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal across India. Many festivals include the exchange of gifts which you can get with online gifts order or buy gifts online due to many gifting portals on the internet. Many states of India and other regions have their own local festivals which depend on linguistic demographics and prevalent religious. Other one of the popular religious festivals have festivals such as Hindu festivals of Maha Shivratri, Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Durga puja, Ugadi, Holi, Dussehra, Ratha-Yatra, and Rakshabandhan, other festival may pertain to harvest festivals which includes Pongal, Sankranthi and Raja sankaranti swinging festival known as “Nuakhai” are also one of the other populars. Indian New year is also celebrated in many parts of India with different styles pertaining to different times. These festivals are mainly Ugadi, Gudhi Padwa, Bihu, Puthandu, Vishuva Sankranti and Vishu are some of the different types of New years festival celebrated in India. There are many festivals in India which are celebrated by people pertaining to different religions including Diwali, which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs in the same way, while Buddh Purnima is also celebrated by Buddhists. Others may be Guru Nanak Jayanti which is a Sikh festival and the festival of Baisakhi is also celebrated with full fanfare by many Hindus and Sikhs.