India is known for its religious traditions right from the mythological era. We see different type of culture, religion and languages in every state. Though one find it difficult when to comes to communication, but then that is the uniqueness India is proud of. We now tell you about the state where the Father of the Nation (Mahatma Gandhi) was born. The Gujarat culture is talked about everywhere in the world.
A state with a population of over 60 million is connected with Rajasthan in the North, Maharashtra in the South and Madhya Pradesh in the East. After the partition of Bombay State in 1960, Gujarat has emerged as a religious and cultural destination of India. People from across the country and from abroad visit Gujarat, which makes this state as one of the top contenders of cultural destination of India. People living are Gujarati and speaking the state language are called Gujarati’s.
People Groups Living in Gujarat
There is a majority of Gujarati Community having a religion of Hindu, Muslim and Jains.The majority of the population speaks Gujarati, but other Languages like Kathiawadi, Kutchi, Hindi and Marathi are also spoken. There is also separate Sikh and Marathi community seen in rural parts of Gujarat.
Temples and Historic Sites
There are many Temples in Gujarat. Most of them belonging to the Hindu community with the famous Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar. Other major temples include Becharaji Temple, Swaminarayan Mandir in Ahmedabad. A maximum number of temples for Jains are seen in Gujarat, which include the famous Palitana and Girnar temples.
We see very good culture in Gujarat, especially in the places of Bhuj and Kutch where the majority of the local people lives in traditional Gujarati wear. People welcome tourists with “Aavo Padharo” which means in English “Welcome”. Various festivals are organized throughout the year like Diwali, Holi, Makar Sankranti, Rannotsav in Kutchh, Mahavir Jayanti.
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The Gujarat state of India, boasts of a rich culture and heritage. The people of Gujarat are very particular regarding their value system. They have preserved the ancient art and craft techniques and still practice them with great determination. Gujaratis are proud of their customs and traditions and follow them with utmost pride. The people of Gujarat are very simple and live life to the fullest. The spirit of Gujarat is quite visible from the varied fairs and festivals celebrated in the state. It is further enriched by the tribal people residing here. They have their own set of customs and rituals. Thus, Gujarat has a cultural diversity which is a unique feature of the state and is randomly seen.
Hence one can definitely say that, if you want to experience the true culture of India, Gujarat is a place to be visited. The rights and beliefs kept by the local community and panchyats makes Gujarat a cultural rich state of India.