CULTURE is refers to the intellectual development evolved out of the physical and mental training acquired in the course of time. “Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” It is measurement of Civilization, the richer the better!
The culture of India is one of the oldest and unique. In India, there is amazing cultural diversity throughout the country. The South, North, and Northeast have their own distinct cultures and almost every state has carved out its own cultural niche. There is hardly any culture in the world that is as varied and unique as India. India is a vast country, having variety of geographical features, food variation and climatic conditions. India is home to some of the most ancient civilizations, including four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
Indian Mythology is one of the richest elements of Indian Culture, which enriches it further and makes it a unique one in the world. Through generations, different stories in Indian mythology have been passed from generation to generation either by word of mouth or through carefully stored scriptures.
Few countries in the world have such an ancient and diverse culture as India's. Stretching back over 5000 years, India's culture has been enriched by waves of migration which were absorbed into the Indian way of life. It is this variety which is a special hallmark of India. Its physical, religious variety is as immense as its linguistic diversity. Underneath this diversity lies the continuity of Indian civilization and social structure from the very earliest times until the present day. Modern India presents a picture of unity in diversity. Families pass the Sanskar 'moral education' time to time and create an art of living.
Indian culture can be best expressed as comprising the following
Humanity - The mildness of the Indians has continued till date. The Indians are noted for their humanness and calm nature without any harshness in their principles and ideals. (Pardon the recent activities, but I have seen very good human-beings and families with strong values).
Unity - India is a fusion of old traditional values and the modern principles, thus satisfying all the three generations in the present India. Celebrations and festivals are inseparable part of Indian life style. (READ: India, the Land of Feast and Festivals)
Secularism - India is a secular country as stated in its Constitution. There is freedom of worship throughout the length and breadth of India without any breeches or violations of any other’s religious beliefs. The Hindus, The Muslims, The Christians, and The Sikhs in times of calamity and during festivities come openly together to share their thoughts despite their religious affinities.
Closely knit Social system - The Indian Social System is mostly based on the Joint family System. Even the nuclear families are closely attached.. Grandfathers, fathers, sons and grandsons sharing the same spirit, tradition and care..