Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cultural Heritage Of Chandigarh

Indian culture has been generally marked as a blend of a wide variety of cultures from across the world. Chandigarh is one of most well-planned cities in India, which was designed by the renowned architect, Le Corbusier. The rich culture of the city stands on the multi-ethnic population.

Cultural Heritage Of Chandigarh

Chandigarh which is a land of fairs and festivals observe people celebrating Baisakhi, Gurpurab, Holla Mohalla, Lohri, Tika, Karva Chauth, Raksha Bandhan, Dusshera and Diwali with great zeal and enthusiasm.

Chandigarh cuisine offers an exquisite epicurean experience. The traditional cuisine of the place consists of typical Punjabi food, which is spicy and crunchy. The people here are very fond of desserts too.

The majority of people here in Chandigarh are Hindus and Sikhs, you can also find population of Jains, Muslims, Christians, etc here. Sikhism and Hinduism are the major religions followed in the city. Other than this religions like Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Buddhism, also flourish in the city.

Chandigarh has a rich tradition of folk dances. Bhangra, Giddha, Jhumar, Luddi, Julli, Dhamal, Sammi, Jaago, Teeyan, Dankara, Kikili and Gatka are some of the popular folk dances of the city.

Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. Culture defines itself as a social scheme of shared notions, values, rituals and behaviour patterns that are practiced within a community. So lets discover the cultural heritage of this city.....

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