The most ancient culture is crafted by combination of science and fiction. This make Incredible India so it is highly developed from beginning and never lost essence despite the intervention of enormous foreign invaders.
“Indian culture certainly gives the Indian mind, including the mind of the Indian scientist, the ability to think out of the box” said by Roland Joffe.
Culture means the way of life followed by a community that consist of custom, tradition, religious practices and the human values they cherish. Diversity of India is unique in world, due to its sub-continental composition and quality of acceptance. As every other culture, Indian culture is also reforming itself in the guidance of our scripture like Vedas and Upanishads. Some epics like Puranas, Shastras, Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagawat Geeta have taught us great lesson of living with harmony. we should conduct and made our culture remarkable in the world.
We have developed our own art-forms like music, dance, paintings, acts and kathputali. These arts also vary place to place in our country. As folk music, folk dance, traditional paintings of different communities and region made our culture vivid. Sculpture of our country is also a rich heritage as temple in north made in Nagar style, some temple middle made in Vaishar style and temple in south made in Dravidian style.
Formation of ancient Culture
Hinduism is one of the ancient religions of the world, have enriched by the interpretations of great saints, gurus, monks, yogis and spiritual masters. We have a long list of great saints like Adi Shankaracharya, Madhvacharya, and Advaitacharya who have set self realization as the ultimate goal. In modern India, one of great spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda became symbol of excellence for youth. From the day of 11 th September 1893 Swami Ji addressed the parliament of religions; many people have turned towards India for spiritual knowledge. According to Swami ji “The fundamental of our culture is acceptance, as we not only believe in universal toleration but we accept all religions are true”.
Sects in Indian Culture
Two similar sects like Buddhism & Jainism emerged in our ancient land and expanded in the world. Buddhism is a way of living based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. The five precepts are the basic rules of living for lay. Buddhist- refrain from harming living being; taking what is not given; sexual misconduct; harmful speech; and drink which cloud the mind. Jainism is an ancient philosophy and ethical teaching. The main principle is ahimsa- the avoidance, where possible, of physical or mental harm to any living being. Jainism is a religion without a belief in a creator. One modern religion enriched Indian culture is Sikhism, the religion founded by Guru Nanak in 15 th century CE. There is one God; people should serve by leading a life of prayer and obedience.
Importance of Indian Culture
Though many invaders from world have been coming on land of India since ancient but major impacts made during Mughals and the British. They could not destroy the culture. India has become a land of universal culture where different religions and culture survive, co-exist peacefully and flourish. India welcomes all ideas, philosophies and doctrines which learn to live in peace and harmony like a family bound in mutual love and affection. That make Incredible India.