India

  • India

    India is part of the continent of Asia. Most of India forms a peninsula, which means it is surrounded by water on three sides. India is 7th largest Country in the world. It is also called as Bharat and Hindustan. The country became independent from British rule on 15 August 1947.  India is slightly bigger than one third of the USA. The Himalayan mountains are located in the North of the country while the country. India has some the world’s highest mountains and a large high-lying area in the southern part of the country, the Deccan plateau. The highest mountain in India is the Kangchenjunga. This is also the third highest mountain in the world with 8,586 m/28,169 ft. Society throughout India is divided into social ranks, called castes. Caste is determined by birth and there is almost no way to change it. High castes include priests, landowners, and soldiers. So-called Untouchables have no caste and do the most menial jobs. India is a very spiritual country. It has no official religion, but more than 80 percent of Indians are Hindu. About 13 percent are Muslim. Other religions include Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, which all began in India. Learn more about its diversity, Culture and the way they celebrate their festivals here in this section , Have a happy Reading!

  • Velas Turtle Festival

    Velas is a small fishing village on Maharashtra’s western coast. A few hundred houses on the Arabian Sea coast, about 220 kilometres from Mumbai.  The place is well known for […]

  • Vaisakhi

    Vaisakhi is observed by Hindus and Sikhs. It marks the beginning of Hindu solar New year.[ is a traditional harvest festival celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus, having been observed in […]

  • Mahavir Jayanti

    Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated by the Jain community to commemorate the birth of King Mahavir. Lord Mahavir, founder of Jainism is the 24th and last Tirthankara of Jainism. Also known […]

  • Pongal Image

    Pongal

    Pongal is the harvest festival dedicated to the Sun god. The term ‘Pongal’ is derived from Tamil literature which means to boil. It is a four day Hindu festival held throughout south India […]

  • JALLIKATTU

    JALLIKATTU “Tamil pride”

    Jallikattu is a traditional bull-chasing sport of Tamil Nadu which is organised during the harvest festival Pongal. The sport is more than two millennia old. A 2,500-year-old cave painting discovered […]