Saturday, July 4

India, Not just a country

Taj Mahal, India
Taj Mahal, India

India, Let’s Explore it. A country of 1.3 billion (133.92 crores) people, from the diffrent cast, different race, different religion and yet different countries yet living happily. Every Indian treat this country as their mother and always ready to die for the country.

What is India?

  India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and the second largest country by population in the world. – This is the answer which many people will provide you with. But in reality, India is a Home for everyone living within it. Every Family in India lives like they are brothers and sisters from other mothers. In India, we treat cow as a mother, rivers as goddesses, fire as a god and many more. India is an emotion-packed with different feelings. India is a mini world it is because you can find people from different countries, different religions, different castes living together. 

Who are Indians?

indian society|| Real zindagi

Actually, no one can guess who are Indians. Some say that we are the poor farmers, some says that we are illiterate, some says we are jobless, some say we are not creative but it is not like that for people living in India we care more about our relationships emotions and many other factors.

Indians are often known as Hindustani. Humanity in Indians is more than any other country. We prioritize our emotions, relations, and humanity over all the materialistic things.

History of India

History of India

  History of India is Interesting one. I feel that India has one of the best histories in the world. If India has immersed as a world leader then India has also faced slavery. Right from starting India have different names. Up to 23 Names are known till now some of these are  

  • Bharat
  • Sone Ki Chidiya
  • Hind
  • Hindustan
  • India

Many kings, leaders, great personalities and even god have born on this land.  We in India have many great Puranas which are now ruling the world. Our Bhagwat Geeta, Ramayana, Rigved and many other books were provided to us by God only. These are not just books they reveal the reality of life. If you read the books by great authors today and if you read Bhagwat Geeta than you will notice that Bhagwat Geeta still remains the best.

Culture

India is known as the country of great culture, we have people from different countries and so our culture also remains different from other countries. We have a culture of Hinduism, we have a culture of Muslims, me have culture of Islams, we have culture of Christians, even we have different culture in our different parts of India such as north India has its own culture , southern India has its own culture, west and east India has different culture.

 Festivals In India

Holi In India

This is the best part which I really love about this great country. In this country, we have a festival almost every day. Some of the biggest festivals which India celebrates includes- Holi, Diwali, Rakshabandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Maha-Shivratri and many more. Indian also has a number of small festivals such as ram navmi, navratra, maker sakranti, Lodhi and many more.

Different parts Different festivals

  • Diwali- Festival of light (Varanasi, Jaipur, Delhi)
  • Holi- Festival of colors (Goa, Delhi, Mathura, Rajasthan)
  • Christmas- Birth of Jesus (Shillong, Mumbai, Pondicherry, Goa, Kerala)
  • Dushera- Vijayadashami (Kullu, Mysore, Kolkata, Varanasi)
  • Durga Puja- Navaratri (Kolkata, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar, Assam)
  • Janmashtami- Birth of Lord Krishna (Mathura, Vrindavan, Dwarka)
  • Ganesh Chaturthi- Vinayak Chaturthi (Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad)
  • Eid-Ul-Fitr- Marks the end of Ramadan (Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow)
  • Onam- Harvest festival of Kerela (Kerela)
  • Raksha Bandhan- a festival of brother-sister (north and south India)
  • Maha shivratri- Night of Shiva (Varanasi, Guwahati, north India)

Arts and Architecture of the country

India gate

India is known for its great architecture. India architecture is one of the best architecture in the world. some of the greatest architecture in India include   

  • Taj Mahal
  • Lotus Temple
  • Amber Fort, Rajasthan
  • Ajanta-Elora caves
  • Sun temple, Konark
  • Golden Temple
  • And many more.

You will be amused when you Visit India because of its architecture. Most of which is built by hands.  

Clothing

India safa

You might wonder that this is the clothing of the country but this is not true. As I said “India” is a country of a different culture. There is no specific clothing but saree is most common in Indian women. You can find people wearing western clothes as well as traditional Indian clothes. There is different clothing in different states of India.

Every part of this country is filled with new colors and new happiness you will find a change in culture, religion, the language in every fifteen to twenty kilometers.

Poetry

Some of the best Poems by India’s Greatest Poet. These reveal what this country is like.

 Note: These poems are quoted from famous authors of India and I does not hold any right for these.


The following is Tagore’s English rendering from the “Geetanjali”

  Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been
broken up into fragments by
narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from
the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches
its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary
desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee
into ever-widening thought and action-
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father,
let my country awake.
 
“Geetanjali”
– Rabindranath Tagore
   


The following is Swami Yogananda Paramhansa English rendering from the “My India”:

 Better than Heaven or Arcadia
I love thee, O my India!  
And thy love I shall give  
To every brother nation that lives.  
God made the Earth;
Man-made confining countries
And their fancy-frozen boundaries.
But with unfound boundless love
I behold the borderland of my India
Expanding into the World.
Hail, mother of religions, lotus, scenic beauty, and sages!
Thy wide doors are open,
Welcoming God’s true sons through all ages.
Where Ganges, woods, Himalayan caves, and
men dream God –
I am hallowed; my body touched that sod.
 
– Swami Yogananda Paramhansa
 


The following is Naidu’s English rendering from the “The Gift of India”:


Is there ought you need that my hands withhold,  
Rich gifts of raiment or grain or gold?  
Lo! I have flung to the East and the West  
Priceless treasures were torn from my breast,  
And yielded the sons of my stricken womb
To the drum-beats of the duty, the sabers of doom.
Gathered like pearls in their alien graves
Silent they sleep by the Persian waves,
Scattered like shells on Egyptian sands,
They lie with pale brows and brave, broken hands,
they are strewn like blossoms mown down by chance
On the blood-brown meadows of Flanders and France.
Can ye measure the grief of the tears I weep
Or compass the woe of the watch I keep?
Or the pride that thrills thro’ my heart’s despair
And the hope that comforts the anguish of prayer?
And the far sad glorious vision I see
Of the torn red banners of victory?
when the terror and the tumult of hate shall cease
And life be refashioned on anvils of peace,
And your love shall offer memorial thanks
To the comrades who fought on the dauntless ranks,
And you honor the deeds of the dauntless ones,
Remember the blood of my martyred sons!
 
The Gift of India
– Sarojini Naidu
 
 

Many tourists around the world visit this country. Most of them give the same reaction as this country is just amazing with different culture and different language at every fifteen to twenty minutes.

This is why People around the world says that ” India is not just a country”.   Thanks for reading this. Hope you like it please let me know your views by writing to us.   

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