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This article gives information on the Indore culture. Know more about the culture of Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Indore : Indore Culture

Indore Culture

The cultural heritage of Indore includes magnificent remains of its glorious past, soulful religious places and beautiful surroundings. Indore culture is a unique blend of various cultures from across the country and makes it a perfect destination to be explored. You will be enthralled to see the royalty and the simplicity of the city. It is known for its food and festivals and welcomes the visitors with warmth. So come, explore the splendid city and lose yourself in its magical charm.

India has a major of population of Hindus in the country. As a result, they are found everywhere in the country. Most of the people in Indore are also Hindus. The city is situated on the Malwa Plateau in central India. There are a number of migrants in the city from different parts of nation too. Therefore, there are sizeable minorities of Muslims, Janis, Christians and Buddhists in Indore. You will also find a small Sikh population here. Indore presents a good example of unity in diversity.

Indore has become a center of trade, commerce and learning. Due to this a lot of people have settled here for occupation, studies, cultural diversity and peaceful environment. This has given the city a true cosmopolitan nature. You will find people belonging to different cultural backgrounds and speaking varied languages. The major languages spoken in Indore are Hindi, Marathi, English, Rajasthani, Malwi, Punjabi and Sindhi.

Arts and Craft
Indore is the commercial capital of the largest state in the country, Madhya Pradesh. It is known for its magnificent monuments, exuberant festivity and blissful solitude. Apart from this, Indore also boasts of a fairly good arts and crafts industry, which has a charm of its own.

Festivals
Owing to its rich cultural background, Indore Festivals are celebrated with great zest and are one of the main attractions of the city. Though growing westernization has been a reason behind the celebration of events like Valentine's Day, Friendship Day and New Year's Eve, Indore has not lost its traditional values.

History
The history of Indore reveals that the ancestors of the founders of the city were the hereditary Zamindars and indigenous landholders of Malwa. The families of these landlords led a luxurious life.

People
As per historical records, the Maratha warriors were in constant battle with the Mughal Empire. During the war, their army transit camps here attracted the local Zamindars (landlords) for trade.

Language
The official language of the Indore city is Hindi and the language is spoken by the majority of people living here. However, you can hear a number of dialects being spoken here, namely Bundelkhandi, Malwi and Chattisgarhi. Since people belonging to other states also stay here, they can be heard speaking in Urdu, Marathi, Sindhi, and Gujarati too.

Religion
Most of the people residing in the state of Madhya Pradesh practice Hinduism and the same holds true for the people of Indore also. Apart from Hindus, one can also find sizeable minority population of Muslims, Jains, Christians and Buddhists. A small proportion of Sikh population also lives in the city.