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The culture of india is one in all the oldest and distinctive. In India, there’s superb cultural diversity throughout the country. The South, North, and Northeast have their own distinct cultures and virtually each state has carved  out its own cultural niche. there’s hardly any culture within the world that’s as varied and distinctive as india. India could be a huge country, having kind of geographical options and weather conditions. Asian country is home to a number of the foremost ancient civilizations, as well as four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and religious belief.

 

Various Indian Festivals

Various Indian Festivals

Various Indian Festivals

Various Indian Festivals

Various Indian Festivals

Various Indian Festivals

Various Indian Festivals

Various Indian Festivals

Various Indian Festivals

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Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_01Hindu devotees carry a statue of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh on a bullock cart during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. The idols are immersed into oceans or rivers at the end of the ten day long festival that celebrates the birth of Ganesh. (AP Photo/Dhiraj Singh)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_03Indian Hindu devotees gather with large statues of the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh, before immersing them in the Arabian Sea, on the final day of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_04Indian Hindu devotees covered in paint stand in front of a large statue of the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh, seen in the background, before immersing it in the Arabian Sea, on the final day of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_05Indian Hindus bring statues of the Hindu God Ganesh for immersion in the Arabian sea on the final day of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_06Indian Hindu devotees splash water on a large statue of the Hindu God Ganesh before immersing it in the Arabian Sea on the final day of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Dhiraj Singh)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_07A Hindu carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh for immersion into the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_09Hindu holy men chant mantras and pray in the Varuna Yajna ritual to appease the rain God at the Sankara Mattham in Mumbai on August 26, 2009. Ten priests stood neck deep in water for over 4 hours to perform a special prayers for the arrival of rains. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_10A Hindu priest performs morning rituals with a traditional oil lamp on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_11A Hindu pilgrim feeds a sacred cow at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Krishna Temple, in Watford, north of London, on August 16, 2009, as it holds an open day for pilgrims to celebrate ‘Janmashtami’ – the birth of Lord Krishna. Over 65,000 pilgrims and guests were expected to visit Bhaktivedanta Manor Krishna Temple during the three day festival to celebrate Janmashtami. This year’s theme for the Krishna festival is the symbiotic relationship that exists between man, cows and the environment. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_12An idol is seen reflected on a mirror as an artist gives final touches to an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for the forthcoming Durga Puja festival in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Sept.1, 2009. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_13An artist works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for the forthcoming Durga Puja festival in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_14A Hindu devotee gets his mouth pierced as he takes part in an annual religious procession called “Shitla Mata” in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh August 16, 2009. Hindu devotees subject themselves to painful rituals during the religious procession to demonstrate their faith and as a penance to the deity at a temple dedicated to the goddess Shitla. (REUTERS/Ajay Verma)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_15Women have their hands decorated with henna on the eve of the Hindu festival of Hariyali Teej, in Allahabad, India, Saturday, August 22, 2009. Hariyali Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women, celebrated for marital bliss and the wellbeing of their husbands. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_16Hindu women take part in a traditional dance at Pashupati Nath Temple during celebrations of the “Teej” festival in Kathmandu August 23, 2009. Married Hindu women wear red bridal dresses to celebrate the Teej festival and pray for a long life and the well-being of their husbands. Unmarried women observe the festival by praying for a good husband. (REUTERS/Shruti Shrestha
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_17People in traditional costumes participate in the celebration of the Indrajatra festival in Kathmandu September 3, 2009. Nepal‘s Newar community began celebrating the Hindu festival of Indrajatra with the worship of the Kumari and the god of rain, Lord Indra. (REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_18Devotees form a human pyramid to reach a clay pot containing butter during the celebrations of “Janmashtami” in Mumbai August 14, 2009. Janmashtami marks the birthday of Hindu Lord Krishna. (REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_19Female devotees form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing butter during the celebrations of “Janmashtami” in Mumbai August 14, 2009. (REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_20Devotees take a tumble while trying to form a human pyramid to reach a clay pot containing butter during the celebration of “Janmashtami” in Mumbai August 14, 2009. (REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_21Hindu devotees offer food to a cow and a calf, and pray as part of the “Pind Daan” rituals performed for the soul of departed ancestors on the banks of the river Ganges in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_22Nepalese devotees pull the chariot with living goddess, locally known as the “kumari” during the week-long Indra Jatra festival at Durbar square in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_23Hindu devotees perform rituals at a temple of Hindu God Krishna during Krishna Ashtami festival that marks the birth of Lord Krishna, in Patan, a suburb of Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_24A giant mask of a deity, locally known as “Bharaiv”, is seen at roadside in Durbar square during the week-long Indra Jatra festival in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_25Hindu devotees take holy dips as they perform the “Pind Daan” rituals performed for the soul of ancestors in the river Ganges in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_26A Hindu woman celebrating the Rishi Panchami festival helps her friend to take a holy dip in the Bagmati River in Kathmandu August 24, 2009. During the festival, women worship Sapta Rishi (seven saints) by taking a holy bath, which symbolises the washing off of all the sins and impurity of the whole year. (REUTERS/Shruti Shrestha)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_27Indian President Pratibha Patil, seated left, interacts with children during a function marking the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. Raksha Bandhan is a day that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. (AP Photo/Presidential Palace)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_28Hindu devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Teej, at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_29Hindu devotees gather during “Gokarna Aunsi” at Gokarneshwar temple at Gokarna, a suburb of Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. On this auspicious day, Nepalese Hindus gather at the shrine of Lord Shiva to perform anniversary rituals in memory of their departed fathers. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_30Hindu pilgrims pray in the main temple at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Krishna Temple, in Watford, north of London, on August 16, 2009, as it holds an open day for pilgrims to celebrate ‘Janmashtami’ – the birth of Lord Krishna. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_31Hindu pilgrims carry a life size model of the late Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Krishna Temple, in Watford, north of London, on August 16, 2009, as it holds an open day for pilgrims to celebrate ‘Janmashtami’ – the birth of Lord Krishna. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_32An artisan gives finishing touches to an idol of Hindu snake god Mansa at a workshop in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri August 16, 2009. Hindus across India and Bangladesh will be celebrating the “Nagpanchami” festival by worshipping snakes on Monday. (REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_33Thousands of Tenggerese tribespeople climb up the holy Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, on September 6, 2009, during the Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival. During the annual Yadnya Kasada festival the Tenggerese climb Mount Bromo, an active volcano, and seek the blessing from the main deity Hyang Widi Wasa by presenting offerings of rice, fruit, livestock and other local produce. (Mochammad RISYAL HIDAYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Ganesh_Chartuti_Festival_Pics_34Hindu worshippers pray during the Kasada festival at Mount Bromo in Indonesia’s East Java province September 6, 2009. Villagers and worshippers throw offerings into the volcanic crater of Mount Bromo during the festival to give thanks to the Hindu gods for ensuring their safety and prosperity. (REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA SOCIETY)

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