heritage of india

HERITAGE OF INDIA its History, Culture and Diversity

Heritage of India

How the name ‘India’ came:

‘India’ is also called ‘Bharat’ . The word ‘Bharat’ was derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Bharata,’ that refers to ‘Agni’ or ‘fire’. Besides , the British referred to the Indian subcontinent as ‘India’.  This term was derived from the river Indus, which denoted the western boundary of British India. So, heritage of India starts with her name.

Cultural Heritage :

 From the very ancient period, India is rich with her cultural heritage. India is enriched with her innumerable songs, music, dance, theatre, folk traditions, performing arts, rites and rituals, languages, dialects, paintings and writings. Not only these , but also there are 42 World Heritage Sites in India. Among these 42 sites, 34 are cultural, 7 are natural, and 1, Khangchendzonga National Park, is of mixed type. 

 Some World heritage sites  are Agra fort, Jantar mantar of Jaipur, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Mountain Railway of India, Tajmahal, Shantiniketan, Konark Sun temple etcetera. 

Diversity found in India:

India is a land of diversity. Here, people from different regions, religions, caste, creed, and communities live amicably and peacefully. People We of  India have different religions, creeds, castes, dialects, cultures, lifestyles, dressing sense, faith in God, rituals of worship, and so on but they share the same country, that is India. 

Duty to preserve heritage:

As India is very much flourished with her heritage from the ancient times. Therefore , it’s the duty of Indians to preserve and protect these heritage for future generations. Even according to article 51A , it is written that it is the fundamental duty of every citizen of India to value and preserve the richest heritage of India’s composite culture.

Each and every citizens should make sure that no one should damage the ancient memorials and the historic relics of India. If anyone sees someone damaging the ancient monuments, he or she should stop them doing so with reason.

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