Preserve Indian tradition in hearts by giving traditional gifts
Globalization and impact of western cultures on Indian society made popular gifts like greeting cards, chocolates, soft toys in the recent past but still there are people in India who prefer to give gifts which have traditional values.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Preserve Indian tradition in hearts by giving traditional giftsGlobalization and impact of western cultures on Indian society made popular giftslike greeting cards, chocolates, soft toys in the recent past but still there are peoplein India who prefer to give gifts which have traditional values. Also, such giftsintroduces the new generation with the Indian tradition. Such exchanges of giftsare quite successful in preserving the Indian tradition. Now, to peep in to the tracesof Indian gifts, it is needed to go back hundreds of years.The festivals of India are hundreds of years old. The most common gifts which areexchanged during Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi and Dhanteras are homemadesweets and such sweets can also be purchased from the market. These sweets arecommonly called mithai, it is being used as most common gifts in India since thetimes of Rajas and Maharajahs. The modern form of mithai is chocolates. Peoplehave started giving chocolates as gifts which shows that they have started inclinedtowards the western culture in the modern world.There is a whole range of Indian gifts which are helping in keeping old heritage ofIndia intact. Such gifts are Indian jewellery, handmade paper gifts, handmadehome decorating gifts, jute handicraft, handicrafts, miniature painting, Indianantiques, and brass gifts. But, thanks should be given those artisans who are stillmaking such traditional gifts to preserve the Indian culture. There would not beeven a single house in the country where any of such gifts are not exchanged.In some houses such handmade items are considered auspicious for prosperity andhappiness. Since, India is rich in culture and tradition because it houses people ofmany religion, caste and culture. Lacquer bangles and any other sorts of bangles(which is also a jewelry form if made of gold or silver) are popular among marriedwomen. It is a tradition that married women wear bangles in India. So, bangles arealso one of the popular gifts which women give to each other.Since India is a religious country with various religious sites, the handicrafts whichare used as gifts also contain religious values. Like idols of Gods and alsodecorative items like wall paintings also contain pictures of Gods. Also, there arehandicrafts which are mark of golden history of our country which include Rajah,Maharajahs, religious figures, religious places and wars. Such handicrafts are alsogiven to near and dear once which always keep reminding us the ages old historyof the country and also such gifts help in preserving Indian tradition in our hearts.You can get more information about Indian Gifts and Diwali Gifts by visiting Marbel Handicrafts India