Religion and spirituality

Religion and spirituality

Religion and spirituality

India is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, collectively known as Indian religions. Indian religions as well known as Dharmic ones are a major form of world religions along with Abrahamic ones.


Greetings

Greetings

Greetings

As a greeting word you may hear Namaste, Namaskar or Namaskaram, Vanakkam (Tamil), Nomoshkaar (Bengali), Nomoskar (Assamese). Namaskar is considered slightly more formal than Namaste but both express deep respect.


Festivals

Festivals

Festivals

India, being a multi-cultural and multi-religious society, celebrates holidays and festivals of various religions.


Performing arts

Performing arts

Performing arts

“Let drama and dance (Nātya, नाट्य) be the fifth vedic scripture. Combined with an epic story, tending to virtue, wealth, joy and spiritual freedom, it must contain the significance of every scripture, and forward every art.”


Architecture

Architecture

Architecture

Indian architecture encompasses a multitude of expressions over space and time, constantly absorbing new ideas. The result is an evolving range of architectural production that nonetheless retains a certain amount of continuity across history.


Rangoli

Rangoli

Rangoli

Rangoli is an art form from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals.


Cuisine

Cuisine

Cuisine

Indian food is as diverse as India. Indian cuisines use numerous ingredients, deploy a wide range of food preparation styles, cooking techniques and culinary presentation. From salads to sauces, from vegetarian to meat, from spices to sensuous, from breads to desserts, Indian cuisine is invariably complex.