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INDIA

RELIGIONS IN INDIA

Christianity

Jainism Hinduism Buddhism

Sikhism Islam
LANDSCAPES
The Seven Classical Dance Forms
Kathak

Manipuri

Mohini Attam

One of the most enduring


symbols of India is the figure of

Kuchipudi

Kathakali

NATARAJA

Odissi
Bharatnatyam
Languages of India
Urdu

Punjabi Hindi

Rajasthani Sanskrit Assamese


Bengali
Gujarati Oriya
Marathi
Telegu
Konkani
Tamil
Kannada
Malayalam
North India - Culture, Festivals & The People

Important festivals :

Lohri - Punjab

Holi - celebrated all over North India

Vaisakhi - Punjab

Hemis - Jammu & Kashmir

Rakshabandhan - celebrated all over


North India
North Indian
Wedding Dress
Traditional Dances

Kathak Bhangra
North Indian food

Tandoori Chicken Naan


Shahi Paneer

Rajma Chawal Aloo Paratha Gulab Jamun


Famous places
Famous In
places of the the North
North

Mount Kailas - Himalayas Ladakh Lake - Kashmir

Taj Mahal - Agra


India Gate - New Delhi

"Lotus Temple - Delhi.

Golden Temple - Amritsar,


Punjab.
Great Indians

Jawaharlal Nehru
The First Prime Minister of India.

Kalpana Chawla
NASA Astronaut

Har Gobind Khorana


1968 - Nobel Laureate in Medicine
East India - Culture, Festivals & The People

Important Festivals :

Durga pooja - Calcutta

Bihu - Assam

Kharchi Puja - Tripura

Cheiraoba - Manipur

Chapchar Kut - Mizoram

Moastu - Nagaland
Bengali Wedding Apparel
Delicious Bengali Platter
Famous places In the East

Darjeeling Tea Estate

Howrah Bridge

Kalighat Kali Temple


Sun Temple, Konark

Jagannath Temple, Konark Temple


Puri

Mukteswar Temple Wheel of Konark


Rajarani Temple, Temple
Bhubaneswar
Great Indians

Mother Teresa
Bharat Ratna, Noble Laureate for Peace.

Vivekananda
Most Famous and Influential Spiritual
Leaders of Philosophy.

Rabindranath Tagore
Poet and Writer of Indias National
Anthem and Nobel Prize for Literature in
1913.
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Indian poet, Novelist and the author of
Vande Mataram

Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose


Physicist, who pioneered the
investigation of radio and microwave
optics.

Amartya Sen
1998 - The Nobel Prize for Economics
South India - Culture, Festivals & The People

Important festivals :

Onam - harvest festival, Kerala.

Vijayadashami (Dussehra) Karnataka

Sankranthi - Andhra Pradesh

Pongal - Tamilnadu
Exotic W Exotic South Indian Wedding
Mouth Watering South Indian
Cuisine
South Indian Traditional Dance Forms

Kathakali
Bharatnatayam Kuchipudi

Yakshagana
Famous places In the South

Tirupathi - one of the richest and


most visited religious centers in the
world.

Ooty - Udagamandalam

Mysore Palace
Meenakshi Temple - Madurai

Gods Own Country,


Kerala

The Charminar - Hyderabad


Great Indians

A . P. J. Abdul Kalam (Missile Man of India)


Current President - Scientist and an Engineer

Srinivasa Ramanujam
Great Indian Mathematician

Sir C.V. Raman


1930 - Nobel Laureate in Physics for
work on scattering of light and Raman
effect.
Vishwanath Anand
International Chess Grandmaster.

M. S. Subbulakshmi
Renowned Carnatic Vocalist.

Sarojini Naidu (The Nightingale of India)


Freedom Fighter and Poetess.
West India - Culture, Festivals & The People

Important Festivals :

Gangaur - Rajasthan

Kite festival All over west India

Nagpanchami All over West India

Janmashtami All over West India

Ganesh Chaturthi - Maharashtra


Navratri - Gujarat
Maharashtrian Couple
Indian Finger
Food
Famous places In the West

The Ajanta and Ellora caves


Western Thar Desert, Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal - "Palace of Winds"


Jaipur
The Famous Goa Beach St Francis Church Goa

Gir National Park Mount Abu - Rajasthan Bollywood


Great Indians

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


Father of Nation

Vinoba Bhave
National Teacher of India

Amitabh Bachchan
Famous Bollywood Actor
Sania Mirza
Indian Tennis Player

Azim Hashim Premji


Indian businessman and richest
person in the country

Lata Mangeshkar
Worlds Foremost Indian Vocalist
India

the land of unity in


diversity
Rabindranath Tagore
Poet and writer of Indias national anthem
and Nobel laureate in literature in 1913,
(18611941) :

"Oneness amongst men, the


advancement of unity in
diversity this has been the
core religion of India.
GODs OWN COUNTRY