13 Interesting Facts About Indian Culture

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India is a fascinating land of rich history, diverse cultures, years-old traditions, customs, and above all, culinary excellence. As the language begins to change with each passing border, so does the dialect, customs, and food. In simple words, India is made up of different ethnic and religious groups, living together with peace and prosperity. Did you know that India has a famous temple of rats, known as Karni Mata temple, where they are not only considered auspicious but also revered? Surprised? Here are a few other interesting facts about Indian culture that you must know!

Amazing Fun Facts About Indian Culture

1. India is the birthplace of yoga which is a physical and spiritual discipline.

2. It is a diverse country with the peaceful coexistence of multiple religions including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism.   

3. India has the highest number of vegetarians in the entire world with over 38% of the total population identified as vegetarians.

Interesting Facts About Indian Culture

4. India was the first and only country to mine diamonds until the 1720s when Brazil discovered diamonds on its ground. 

5. The Taj Mahal is not a palace but an ivory-white marble mausoleum located in Agra. 

6. The Indian city of Nagpur is the tiger capital of the world.

Interesting Facts About Indian Culture

7. Tea is considered the national beverage of India. It is also the second-largest tea producer in the world after China.  

8. Practised by nearly 80% of the population, Hinduism is the oldest religion on this planet with certain customs and traditions dating back to more than 4,000 years. 

9. Cows, elephants, monkeys, snakes, and bulls are sacred in India. All these animals have religious significance in Hinduism. 

Interesting Facts About Indian Culture

10. India houses some of the world’s oldest inhabited cities, including Varanasi, located on the banks of the sacred river Ganga. 

11. Unlike most calendars that recognize four seasons, the Hindu calendar in India recognizes six seasons. It includes the spring season, summer season, monsoon, autumn, pre-winter, and winter season. 

Interesting Facts About Indian Culture

12. Kumbh Mela, one of the largest pilgrimage gatherings in India, includes thousands of participants from around the country and is visible from space.  

13. The popular Karni Mata temple in India is also home to hundreds of rats. 

Hope you enjoyed reading these interesting facts about Indian culture.  If you want to read more such interesting facts, then you can also visit our blog on 15 Fun Facts About Delhi You Won’t Believe Are True.

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