CULTURE HARITAGE OF INDIA
Gujarat may have earned the position of being most
industrialized and developed states of India but the
people of Gujarat have preserved the rich Culture and
tradition of Gujarat.
Lets first talk about food of Gujarat
Vegetarianism is a dominant thread in Gujarati society.
Here are some variations in eating habits and methods of preparations
but the famous Gujarati dishes are Dhokla, Khandhvi, Undhiyu, Fafda,
Thepla, Handvo, Ganthia, etc. A Traditional Gujarati Thaliis served in silver
platter consisting of Dal (lentils), rice, vegetables, rotis and it is incomplete
without crispy fried Farsan, chaach(Buttermilk), sweetmeats, sour chutneys
and pickles. The dinner basically consists of Bhakhri-Shak or Khichdi Kadhi.
Traditional Gujarati Dressing styles
The Abhas (a traditional costume) of Kutch has entered
the world of High fashion. Abha is the typical choli
worn by women folk and Kanjari is a long blouse
beautifully embroidered and the mirror work. Chania
Cholis are traditional dresses worn by females during
navratri (the longest dance festival) while the men
Dandiya Raas is a romantic, very energetic, colorful and playful
dance originating in the state of Gujarat.
Garba is a very graceful form of dance mainly performed by
females in a circular formation, it is in reverences of goddess
It is performed by a rural community living around NalLake. In it,
performers simulate the rhythmic movements of roving
mariners and the undulating sea waves. The Bhil tribes, who
live close to border tracts, and the Adivasis of Dangs district,
have particularly lively folk dances.
Madhya Pradesh, the largest state in India, is located in the
center of the country and is filled with heritage sites of great
cultural importance chronicling the history of the region.
There are 167 state-designated heritage sites in Madhya
Pradesh and many of them have been identified as needing
conservation. Due to Madhya Pradesh complex history, these
sites are of a diverse range of styles and ages and spread over
a wide terrain. Encroachment on the sites is a concern and
there is a need for greater expertise on conservation and
Madhya Pradesh Cuisine
The cuisine of Madhya Pradesh is unique in its own way from other
culinary traditions that are found in India. In keeping with the Indian
tradition, people of Madhya Pradesh are both vegetarian and non
The northern part and the western part of Madhya Pradesh have their
delicacies centered around wheat-and-meat, whereas the southern
and the eastern part of the state mainly concentrate on rice and fish
as their staple diet.
Bafla is another dish which is the specialty of Madhya Pradesh and is
made of wheat. This dish is made by dipping wheat cakes in ghee and
is eaten with daal.
Few vegetarian specialities of Madhya Pradesh are Bhutte ki Kees- made
of milk and corn, Chakki ki shaak – this steam dish is made of wheat,
mawa-bati, khoprapak, shrikhand and malpua are popular sweet
dishes of Madhya Pradesh.
Famous of food of Madhya Pradesh differs in every region however the
hospitality offered by the people of Madhya Pradesh is unmatched.
Traditional Costumes of Madhya
Pradesh for Men and Women
Madhya Pradesh is also called as “Heart of India” where costumes
differ among people, tribes, cultures, religions and so on. The
clothing of this state of India displays the multiplicity in diverse
aspects. Textiles and handicrafts are designed beautifully with rich
Costumes of Men in Madhya Pradesh
Most of the men in Madhya Pradesh wear Dhoti as it is a traditional
dress. Safa is a type of turban, which is commonly worn by males.
There is a black or white jacket called as Mirzai or Bandi, which is
attractive attire, particularly in Malwa and Bundelkhand
Costumes of Women in Madhya Pradesh
Most of the women in Madhya Pradesh wear Lehenga and Choli. There
is another clothing i.e. Lugra or Orni covered over the shoulder and
Art of Madhya Pradesh
The tableland of Malwa has comparatively very few
dances. On wedding occasions, the countryside women
of this part perform the 'Matki' dance with an earthen
pot balanced on the head.
The Jawara is performed in the Bundelkhand area of
Madhya Pradesh. It is essentially a harvest dance-
reflecting the gaiety and pleasure of the peasants who
have reaped a good harvest.
And there are more….
Hence with the end of our presentation we
can only say that India is a rich heritage of
culture as we saw in this two States there are
few more states are there which have there
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