People of many different religions live in our country.
They are free to follow & preach the religion of their choice.
It is said that saint Narada, son of saraswati, taught music to men.
The earliest book on India music is Rikaprahohakhaya.
Dance & Music are an important part of the culture of our country. The most well-known folk dances & their areas are listed below. Each moment & gesture of the dancer has some meaning.
The people tell stories about their history through these forms of arts. The occasion may be a feast, a festival or a wedding. Nati Himachal predesh Ghoomar Rajasthan Garba Gujarat Kolattam Tamil Nadu Lezhim Maharashtra Rouf Jammu & Kashmir Classical dance are entirely different from folk dances. The dancers wear special costumers like masks & head dresses.The followers of Hinduism account for over 80% of India's total population. The teachings of Jesus Christ are contained in the holy book, Bible Christians worship in a Church.The holy books & scriptures of Hinduism include the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas, the Bhagavad Gita & the epics like the Ramayana & the Mahabharata. The symbol of a Church is cross signifies the crucifixion of Lord Jesus Christ.There is a long list of ancient temples which speak about their beauty.Mention must be made of the temple of Konark, Puri, Khajuarho, Bellur, Thanjavur, Tripati, Chennai and Madurai.Among the major religion in India, Hinduism is the largest, followed by Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddism, Jainism & Zoroastrianism. Christians comprise about two & a half % of Indias population. He was born at Bethlehem in Israel near two thousand year ago.Hinduism is among the most ancient religions of India. The devout Muslim has five duties belief in one God; prayersfive time a day; the giving of alms; a months fast every year; and a pilgrimage to Mecca atleast once in life time. Jesus taught the people the importance of peace, love & compassion.India, being a secular country does not have any state religion.The state of India allows for freedom of faith, worship & religion.In India there are two main types of dances, folk dance & classical dance. The main classical dances & their areas are given below.Kathakali Kerala Manipuri Manipur Odissi Orissa Yakshagana Karnataka Perhaps these dances were performed in temples or place in the past. Classical music has a long & rich tradition in India.