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Dive towards the Beauty of North Indian Culture

North India is a vast region, and its culture consists of diversity of traditions and customs. This diversity attracts many cultural explorers to dive into the colorful culture of North India. Therefore, cultural exchange programs pave a way for enthusiastic cultural explorers to experience the goodness of North Indian culture.

North India is a region that is extremely rich in heritage and culture and known for having a different set of traditions and customs for every occasion. The festivals celebrated in North India varies from state to state and it is the epicenter for a set of joyous, customary festivals.  Hinduism is the dominant religion in North India. Other main religions practiced by various communities are also huge. Due to the diversity in the religion and land this region has several type of rituals followed in North India. Moreover, India is home to many sacred religious places like Vaishno Devi Amarnath, Badrinath, Kedarnathr, Varanasi in Amritsar and North India is a birthplace of Katidase who have high literary works which gave birth to great literarily works in India.

The clothing of North Indian women is Salwar Kameez Saree and Ghogra Choti while men wear Kurta Pajama or Dhoti and Headgear like top, Urban or Pagdi and we Sri Lankans still get dressed by some of those cultural attires. Moreover, there is one force which binds all of the varying diversity, and it is North Indian food. The staple food of North India is wheat which is consumed in the forms of rotis or chapatis with  curry and almost every meal includes flatbreads. Most of the North Indian people prefer vegetarian diet and there are delicious and spicy Punjabi food such as Lassi, Sarson da Saag , Kadhi Pakora, etc. which are widely consumed by the North Indians.

On the other hand, the music of Northern India is called Hindustani classical music or Shastriya Sangeet originated from Vedic ritual chants. The rhythmic patterns of Indian Classical Music are called Taal and Ragas are the melodic foundations of classical music where the Sri Lankan music also has the essence of North Indian music.  Some popular dance forms in North India are Bhangra, Nati and Kathak and it has been a popular dancing tradition in Sri Lanka as well.

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