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Ghaziabad which is one of the oldest and largest cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh is also one of the richest in terms of culture, religious and traditional heritage. The city which has seen the rule of Gupta Dynasty to Mughals to Marathas to Colonial rule has a lot to exhibit and showcase when it comes to its cultural values and popular beliefs. With a lot of industrialization in last decade, Ghaziabad has thoroughly become a cosmopolitan city in the state with people from every nook and corner moving in for employment and educational options.
The cultural life of Ghaziabad is pretty connected with the national capital's vibrant cultural life which is the closest neighbor of the city. With the advent of industries and commercialization, the Law and Order has improved considerably over the last decade. Culture of Ghaziabad one can also be known through the rich cultural activities of the people in Ghaziabad. Traditional handicrafts are still in existence and are occupying an important part of the Ghaziabad lifestyle.
Languages in Ghaziabad
Being situated up north, the majorly spoken language in Ghaziabad is Hindi, which is also used officially along with English. Being an affable place in Uttar Pradesh, Ghaziabad has a lot of Bhojpuri influence as well. We also have respective clans of people everywhere speaking other languages like Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kashmiri, Bengali and Oriya amongst others.
Art and Music in Ghaziabad
Being one of the cosmopolitan cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Ghaziabad sees a lot of interest and inclination towards Art and Music. The locals have a keen interest in Bhojpuri music along with the North Indian Classical music. A lot of students enroll for various art forms like Bharatnatyam, Salsa and Kuchipudi amongst others. Various cultural forms like Art, Theatre, Dance and Music, all form a part of the city's everyday cultural life. There are many dance programs, concerts, plays and art exhibitions which regularly get showcased. The Mughal Rule has also left behind a lot of musicians spreading knowledge of Sufi music as well.
Food of Ghaziabad
Being known as one of the most well planned cities, Ghaziabad is a developed industrial hub. Apart from a numerous industries, educational institutes, it has a lot of restaurants which offers the traditional food of Ghaziabad as well as all the other foods as Thai, Italian, Southern delicacies amongst many others.
Festivals in Ghaziabad
Just like any other city in the country, Ghaziabad also enjoys all the festivals with all the fun and frolic. Apart from the national festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid and Christmas, the city also follows certain other major festivals which are as follows:
Shivratri which is yet another major festival not only in Ghaziabad but the entire country is held to commemorate Lord Shiva's birth. Celebrated on the 13th day of Phalguna month, Lord Shiva's temples are decorated on this day.
Ram Navami is a festival which falls on the ninth day of the bright half of the Chaitra month commemorating the birth of Lord Rama. People offer fast on this day along with decorating the temples of Lord Rama and filling it with lights.
Celebrated on the fifth day of Sravana month is Naga Panchami to propitiate the serpent gods. It is a very big rainy season festival where the women and girls sing songs. Offering of milk, rice and flowers are done to the drawings of snakes which are made on the walls of our houses.
The city of Ghaziabad is one another place to be. We have to come to this city to experience the charming culture which would enthrall you to imbibe as much as possible.