Both palms placed together and raised below the face not only show the respect for others but also makes the greeter feel the affection in return.
Swami Vivekananda also aptly enunciated this fact in his speech delivered at Chicago on September 11, 1893, "the most ancient order of monks in the world, the Vedic order of sannyasins, a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance..." Secularism: India has also been at the forefront of being a secular country.
Freedom of worship and practice of religion is the manifestation of harmonious existence of diverse cultures in India.
Some of its various hues can be found in its different ideologies: Tolerance and Non-Violence: India is one country in the world that has the distinction of being tolerant and not resorting to arms and ammunition in the first place.
Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha movement is a testimony to this.
Muslims also have their own special way of celebrating the marriage ceremony, popularly called Nikaah.
During the auspicious occasion, the groom's family gives mehar (nuptial gift) to the bride.
Parsis plant a young mango tree in a pot during the marriage ceremony. Every state has its own special way of celebrating the marriage ceremony. It is home to nearly 37 UNESCO World Heritage Sites which range from historical and architectural masterpieces to some breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.
Here is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India: Just like culture, even clothing varies from the ethnicity and region in India.
Different religions here have different ways to express their greetings to others.
For instance, in major Hindu families "Namaste" is the most common way of greeting the outsiders and elders.