INDIA RELIGIONS IN INDIA Christianity Jainism Hinduism Sikhism Buddhism Islam Languages of India Urdu Punjabi Hindi Rajasthani Sanskrit Gujarati Marathi Assamese Bengali Oriya Telegu Konkani Kannada Tamil Malayalam North India - Culture, Festivals & The People Important festivals : Lohri - Punjab Holi - celebrated all over North India Vaisakhi - Punjab Hemis - Jammu & Kashmir Rakshabandhan - celebrated all over North India North Indian Wedding Dress Traditional Dances Kathak Bhangra North Indian food Tandoori Chicken Rajma Chawal Naan Aloo Paratha Shahi Paneer Gulab Jamun Famous places In the North Famous places of the North Mount Kailash - Himalayas Ladakh Lake - Kashmir Taj Mahal - Agra India Gate - New Delhi "Lotus Temple“ - Delhi. Golden Temple - Amritsar, Punjab. Great Indians Jawaharlal Nehru The First Prime Minister of India. Kalpana Chawla NASA Astronaut Har Gobind Khorana 1968 - Nobel Laureate in Medicine East India - Culture, Festivals & The People Important Festivals : Durga pooja - Calcutta Bihu - Assam Kharchi Puja - Tripura Cheiraoba - Manipur Chapchar Kut - Mizoram Moastu - Nagaland Bengali Wedding Apparel Delicious Bengali Platter Famous places In the East Darjeeling – Tea Estate Howrah Bridge Kalighat Kali Temple Sun Temple, Konark Jagannath Temple, Puri Konark Temple Mukteswar Temple Rajarani Temple, Bhubaneswar Wheel of Konark Temple Great Indians Mother Teresa Bharat Ratna, Noble Laureate for Peace. Vivekananda Most Famous and Influential Spiritual Leaders of Philosophy. Rabindranath Tagore Poet and Writer of India’s National Anthem and Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Indian poet, Novelist and the author of Vande Mataram Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose Physicist, who pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics. Amartya Sen 1998 - The Nobel Prize for Economics South India - Culture, Festivals & The People Important festivals : Onam - harvest festival, Kerala. Vijayadashami (Dussehra) – Karnataka Sankranthi - Andhra Pradesh Pongal - Tamilnadu Exotic W Exotic South Indian Wedding Mouth Watering South Indian Cuisine South Indian Traditional Dance Forms Kathakali Bharatnatayam Kuchipudi Yakshagana Famous places In the South Tirupathi - one of the richest and most visited religious centers in the world. Ooty - Udagamandalam Mysore Palace Meenakshi Temple - Madurai “Gods Own Country”, Kerala The Charminar - Hyderabad Great Indians A . P. J. Abdul Kalam (Missile Man of India) Current President - Scientist and an Engineer Srinivasa Ramanujam Great Indian Mathematician Sir C.V. Raman 1930 - Nobel Laureate in Physics for work on scattering of light and Raman effect. Vishwanath Anand International Chess Grandmaster. M. S. Subbulakshmi Renowned Carnatic Vocalist. Sarojini Naidu (The Nightingale of India) Freedom Fighter and Poetess. West India - Culture, Festivals & The People Important Festivals : Gangaur - Rajasthan Kite festival – All over west India Nagpanchami – All over West India Janmashtami – All over West India Ganesh Chaturthi - Maharashtra Navratri - Gujarat Maharashtrian Couple Indian Finger Food Famous places In the West The Ajanta and Ellora caves Western Thar Desert, Rajasthan Hawa Mahal - "Palace of Winds" Jaipur The Famous Goa Beach Gir National Park St Francis Church Goa Mount Abu - Rajasthan Bollywood Great Indians Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi “Father of Nation” Vinoba Bhave National Teacher of India Amitabh Bachchan Famous Bollywood Actor Sania Mirza Indian Tennis Player Azim Hashim Premji Indian businessman and richest person in the country Lata Mangeshkar World’s Foremost Indian Vocalist India the land of unity in diversity Rabindranath Tagore Poet and writer of India’s national anthem and Nobel laureate in literature in 1913, (18611941) : "Oneness amongst men, the advancement of unity in diversity – this has been the core religion of India”.