Indianism In India

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INDIANISM – THE CULTURAL POWERHOUSE Introduction “Indianism” – is a culture apart. Colorful and vibrant. It is a unique panorama of diverse cultures, customs, languages and religions blended with an elixir of tolerance to form a great nation. India is more heterogeneous than any other country of the world. The country’s punch line ever since has been “Unity in diversity” which is a vivid reflection of the ground realities. It is the world’s oldest civilization, nearly 4500 years old which is on the threshold of an emerging economic power in the global scenario. Yet with intense humility as it teaches us “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” – meaning “The world is one family”. It imbibes into us the endurance and zest to maintain peace and harmony among…show more content…
Other religions such as Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, etc, also constitute a sizable part of religious universe. The Hindu religion constitutes the majority with nearly four-fifths of the total population pool. As per the scriptures the Hindu religion has nearly 330 million Gods, though some are prominently worshiped, however their forms vary with place, context and belief. The Hindu religion is tolerant and moderate. With 138 million followers, Islam is the second most followed religion with the majority comprising the “Sunni” sect. India is the home to the third largest Muslim population of the world. Muslims in India live in a state of mutual and peaceful co-existence. Christianity came to India with the missionaries of the British rule and has since flourished due to their selfless service to the underprivileged in general and the remarkable improvement in the education and living conditions of tribal’s in remote and inaccessible areas. Of all the religions in India, Christianity has the second highest literacy rate which is a barometer of the unique service of the missionaries. Sikhism the religion of the gallant Sikhs is the fourth largest followed religion of India. Sikhism emphasizes on equality of human beings. Buddhism, Jainism and other ethnic faith comprise less than 1% each of the total population, but have their own presence and following in the national…show more content…
To recapitulate a few Northern, Western and Central Styles • Banarasi – Chikan – Tanchoi - Shalu designs from Uttar Pradesh. • Bandhani – Kota Doria – Patola - Bagru designs from Rajasthan and Gujarat. • Chanderi – Maheshwari – Dhokra Silk designs from Madhya Pradesh. • Kosa Silk designs from Chattisgarh. • Lugade designs from

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