“Sare jahan se accha Hindostan hamara” is a patriotic song sung by every Indian with a pride. What makes us to sing the song? India is only country on the planet which has diversified and varied culture and tradition. From north to south and east to west it is rich in heritage.
Deeds and thoughts
Emperors, kings, saints and leaders have contributed in building India. From ancient emperors Ashoka, Harshavardhana to recent kings Shivaji Maharaj, Mahrana pratap and Tipu sultan glorified this land. Saints like Buddha, Mahavir, Gurunanak and many more made India pious and holy. Social activists and spiritual leader Mother Teresa found peace in India. Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Veer Sawarkar, Netaji Subhashchandra Bose freed India from British. With different thoughts and activities they fought towards freedom. C V Raman, Homi Bhabha, A P J Abdul Kalam and many scientists lifted India to greater heights. Lata Mangeshkar and SachinTendulkar brighten the world of sports and arts. So the thoughts, deeds and activities have proved the richness.
India is blessed with scenic beauty. Kashmir has marvelous Himalayan valley. Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa have sea shores and beaches spread across. We have the pleasure of geographic treasure in deserts of Rajasthan, forests of Assam and mountains of Darjeeling or Ooty.
Historical monuments built by different kings and emperors are part and parcel of India. India Gate, Charminar, Taj Mahal, Gate way of India, Vivekananda rock memorial is always points of attraction. Forts and Palaces of different kingdoms equally add value in respective places. Holy temples, gurudwaras, mosque and churches are adding beauty to the places.
Festivals and Celebrations
Diwali, dusserah, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi and many festivals are celebrated by Hindus throughout year. Ramzan and Bakari Eid are celebrated by Muslims. Mahavir jayanti by Jains, Buddhapurniuma by Buddhas and Guru nanak jayanti is celebrated by Sikhs. Christsmas and New Year are celebrated by Christians. Though different religions are followed by people, in true sense these festivals are celebrated by all Indians irrespective of religion.
Food and Dishes
Every region or area in India is famous for particular food. Dhokla, jalebi, rasgulla, dosa, idli, lassi represent different places of India. And all of them are best food.
Dance and other Art forms
Bhangada from Punjab, Bharatnatyam from south, Katthak from North, Lavani from Maharashtra, odissi from Orissa and many more forms of dance are famous worldwide.
Crops and Raw Food
The variety in soil and climate has led to variety of crops, fruits and raw food. Apples from Kashmir, Tea from Darjeeling, Wheat from Punjab, Spices from Kerala and Mango from Maharastra are the examples of varied agro outputs from varied places.
Specialties or Famous products
Climate, soil and other natural resources are providing raw material for various manufacturing of products. Traditions and culture also support the production of the specific products for past many years. The cotton or silk sarees like Banarsi, Kota, Bandhani, Paithani, Dharwar, Mysore, Uppada, Calcutta and chanderi is a prominent example. While jewelries, footwear, leather products also represent regional specialties.
So India has real treasure in diversity and specialties!! India is best!!!