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India is a land of peculiar customs and traditions handed down from one generation to another. Here are some interesting practices akin to India.

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Dance, music, devotion and prostitution are all associated with the ‘Devadasi System’, a grotesque custom of ancient India. Here are some facts about this corrupt Indian tradition which was nothing but a religious cover up of child trafficking.

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The birth of a baby,especially the first one is a grand occasion in India.The mother to be is showered with blessings and gifts before the baby arrives.Baby showers in India have their own unique customs and practices.Here are some interesting customs observed in Indian Baby Showers.

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Archaeological excavations in several regions of South India have revealed huge urns that were used to bury the dead. These earthen coffins have a story to tell about the beliefs and practices of Indians in ancient times. Learn some interesting facts about Indian Burial Urns here.

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Traditional lamps which are lighted using oil or fat are an integral part of Indian culture. Several customary religious rituals revolve around lighting lamps. Learn more about the significance of lighting lamps in Indian Culture in this article.

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Namaste! Learn to say hello the Indian way.

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Indians are known to be a diverse community with differences in lifestyles and beliefs. However, when the soft melody of the National Anthem echoes, every Indian jumps up in awe, respect and patriotic fervor. Here are the lyrics and meaning of India’s 100 year old National Anthem.

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Rangoli is a colorful floor painting akin to Indian culture. Besides displaying the creativity of Indian women, these decorative patterns have been a crucial link with India’s heritage. Learn more about this customary Indian art here.

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