GENERAL INFORMATION ON PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE
Communities : Hindu, Muslims and Jains
Languages : Hindi and Urdu
Traditional Attire : Sari and Veil for Women, Kurta Pyjama and Sherwani for Men
Royal Families : Nawabs, Thakurs
Ladies enjoying their evening at the Ganga Ghat
'Uttar Pradesh is the holy land of the holy People',over the years the people of the state has proved the saying by their sober nature, royal mannerism and the high literal taste. The city of Nawabs has thousands of stories about their etiquettes which has influenced the whole state. The calmness of the people and their display of affection for the younger and respect for the elders is a trait to be followed by one and all. The moral sense of the inhabitants is worth laurels. Constituting the majority of the Hindu population, Uttar Pradesh is a state where the people of all communities live like the single soul in complete harmony. The literal taste of the state has given birth to thousands of scholars and philosophers, writers and poets, dancers and musicians, politicians and academicians. With the eight Prime ministers from the state the people have never boasted about their achievements. The simplicity and down -to-earth nature of the natives is calling. A visit to Uttar Pradesh is worth to experience the elegance of the people.
Uttar Pradesh is the most populated state in the country with 175 million inhabitants, out of whom 81% follow the Hinduism, 18% follow the Islam, and the rest belongs to the religion of Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism and Christianity. In the Hindu community there are various sub groups based on the caste they belong to. The Brahmin is the most superior caste followed by the Kshatriyas, Vaishayas, they dominate the economic and political sector over the centuries and are in minority. The schedule casts schedule tribes and the backward class form the majority and live in rural areas. Even though having too many religions and castes the people of the state has lived in Complete tranquility.
People in their leisure mood
The official state language is Hindi and Urdu has the status of second official language. According to the language data in the 1991 census of India Bojpuri is the second most spoken language after Hindi and is growing continuously with the success of Bojpuri films in the other parts of the state. The other local languages spoken in the state are Awadhi, Bagheli, Bundeli and Punjabi. Once the prominent language of Uttar Pradesh, Urdu has remained confined within the walls of Lucknow wish was its center in north India during the Persianite era. The language of Lucknow is a high form of literary Urdu.
The costume of Uttar Pradesh is a very typical one where the women are clad in their saris adorned by the golden jewellery and Mangal Sutr (a chain with a pendulum gifted by groom to his bride)worn by married women while the men look clad in doti kurta or kurta pyjama. Toe rings is common all over the Uttar Pradesh among the married woman folks. The veil for Muslim women and Sherwani for Muslim men is the special thing to observe. The special Banarasi sari and the Lucknowi Sherwani are the two items to take with you as a souvenir.
The city has always been the source of enlightenment for the world. People from all walks of life come here to learn the values. Here we can still find the traces of the joint family system family values are taught right from the childhood days. Without going to the institutes to learn the child rearing techniques the soil has produced the proud fathers with noble children. Uttar Pradesh is a state which has been cared by the sufi and saints, prophets and intellectuals, the state with the confluence of religions, regions, caste and creed but still as calm as oceans. This is the peculiarity of the state owned by Gods.
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