Culture of Delhi
Being the capital of the country, it is inhabited by the people from every corner of India. So, it has a mixed culture. In other words, Delhi collectively represents the culture of all Indian regions. Delhi is also regarded as the hub of politics, where all the important decisions are taken and various policies are passed. The city has a vast and impressive history which has left impact on its cultural aspects.
Delhi is known for its perfect blend of modern lifestyles along with old traditional values. It means that some people still hold on to the old traditional values to some extent whereas, some people tend to show off and became slaves to modernization. The enchanting sound of Qawwalis coming from the Nizamuddin Shrine, Aartis from Chattarpur Mandir and Gurbanis from Bangla Sahib mingled with the high-pitched music of discos and pubs.
Delhi has always been a major attraction is terms of fairs and festivals observed in the city. Lohri, Holi and Diwali are the main festivals celebrated in the city. Chhat Puja, Durga Puja, Eid-ul-Fitr are some other festivals of Indian region celebrated with pomp and splendor in Delhi. Besides, Delhi is also influenced by the culture of its bordering states like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Not only this, the famous monuments like the Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, etc add to the charm of the capital city.
The diversity of Delhi makes it colorful and lively to live in. The exquisite design of Jama Masjid reflects Indo-Persian architecture; well known temples such as Birla Temple and Chattarpur Temple complex display the architectural styles of North and South India. The places of worship, popular in Delhi include the Gurdwaras of Delhi like Bangla Sahib, Gurdwara Raquab Ganj and Sheesh Ganj, famous Churches like St. Mary’s, St. Thomas and St. Columbus. Remarkable Lotus Temple represents the Bahai culture and its marvelous architecture. You can find the Jain and Buddhist shrines along with the Tibetan monastery in the city.
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Language of Delhi
Hindi is the official language of Delhi but for business and official purposes, English is generally used. Hindi and Punjabi are the languages widely spoken amongst the inhabitants of the city. Urdu is also spoken by the inhabitants
Inhabitants of Delhi
The people dwelling in the capital city- Delhi are regarded as the most hospitable people of India. They are friendly, cheerful and helpful. The inhabitants of Delhi honor their guests and treat them well with respect. As the inhabitants of Delhi hail from all parts of Indian region, they are multi lingual people with varied culture.