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Some Traditions In India, With Shararat Zara Hat Ke

Some Traditions In India, With Shararat Zara Hat Ke



Traditions in India can’t be summed in a single introductory blog. India simply suggests a big club of traditions, culture and values.

Remember, “yahan kadam kadam par dharti badle rang”? So, it is! The astonishing diversity of India leads to the emergent of different traditions in different regions and areas. You can be in Delhi eating Punjabi food, speaking Haryanvi and seeking peace in Majnu ka Tilla! That’s just a minute glimpse of something like traditions in India.



“Par ab hum kahan maan ne waalo mein se hai…?” So, we have listed below some of the traditions in India that caught our attention:



1. Aangaro Bhari Raah

In Tamil Nadu, this tradition of the fire-walking festival is known as Theemithi. Devotees walk barefoot on the fire pit in honour of Draupadi of Mahabharat. It is a part of a two-month-long festival ceremony celebrated a week before Deepawali, mainly for a goddess named ‘Draupathi Amman’. They also enact different scenes from Mahabharata, then sacrifice a hijra, and the climax is ‘fire-walking.



2. Dance Tiger Dance

In Kerala, a folk dance known as Puli Kali (Leopard Game or Play of the Tigers) is performed on the fourth day of Onam. This tradition was initiated by the Maharaja of Cochin in 1886. Maharaja wanted to celebrate Onam with the wild and powerful spirit of tigers. Performers painted themselves as tigers with bright colours yellow, red, black and danced in the streets. One of the traditions in India that continues to date.



3. Rock & Roll

Traditions in India sometimes lead to quite controversial things. Casteism has always had strong roots in Indian society. This tradition of rolling over left out food of Brahmins to get rid of different ailments needs to be questioned. The Kukke Subramanya Temple of Karnataka has this tradition known as ‘Spit bath’ or ‘Madey Sanana’. People from lower castes roll over food of higher caste for the forgiveness of their sins…(silence).



4. Band, Baja and Animal Baraat

Indian traditions follow god and goddess for every element on the earth, whether it is rain, fire, soil or water. Rain is something that has its own significance for the continuity of life. So, to appease the God of Rain, there are various places like Maharashtra, Assam and Karnataka where frogs, donkeys and even dogs are married! They all are a grand occasion to celebrate, and marriage is conducted by the priest.



5. Head Or Tail But With Infant

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One of the traditions in India that can give you heartache. Amongst many of the shocking traditions in India is this one. An infant is tossed off from 50 feet to be caught by people holding sheets below. This is done to wish for the prosperity and well being of the family. In Karnataka, a temple named Sri Santeswar Temple followed this tradition. And also, no. No injury has been reported yet.



6. Koovagam Festival

Koovagam Festival in Villupuram is something that reflects the progressive traditions in India. Here transgender reenacts the instances of Mahabharta in the tribute of Aravan, son of Arjuna, out of the wedlock, where they get married to Lord Koothandavar. Then they break off their bangles and mangalsutras in the mourning of his death.



7. Thaipoosam Quite Terrifying

This tradition is followed in Tamil Nadu and Southern parts of India in honour of Lord Murugan. Devotees pierced and hooked themselves and carried heavy objects on them. Even some of them pierce their tongue and cheeks to get them to concentrate on god. (gulps)



Traditions in India are all about faith like you have in your crush’s reply (high devotion spirit and extreme durability of pain). It is just a reflection of our diversified culture.

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