DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY – WHAT IS IN A NAME ?

Name is an important tool to describe personal identity. The fondness for selecting, using, and remembering names is an important Cultural attribute which defines Indian Identity.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE SPIRIT OF NATIONALISM

The Land of India could be defined as the Country where River Ganga or Ganges flows. This River shapes the Spirit of Indian Nationalism and brings people together.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE TRADITIONAL GREETING

Culture is acquired or learned behavior. We learn to greet and acknowledge each other with tools provided by Culture.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY

The tradition of hospitality is elevated to a high degree in India and this idea is expressed in the Vedic statement of ‘Athiti Devo Bhava’.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY – THE ‘ LIGHT BULB ‘ CONNECTION

Light or Jyoti in Sanskrit represents the Eternal Reality. Jyoti is our consciousness, its our awareness and it connects us to the Creator, the Controller of Energy and the Provider of Energy to all Energy Seekers.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE DOCTRINE OF INDIVIDUALISM

In Indian Tradition, personal identity is described in terms of Individualism.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE WORSHIP OF FEET

The Land of Bharat is a very unique place on this planet where people are culturally endowed with an ardent desire to worship feet.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-THE FEAR OF SAMSARA

Indian Identity is characterized by a “FEAR”. This is unlike the “FEAR OF THE LORD” described in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In the Land of Bharat, human existence is described as ‘SAMSARA’ or ‘BHAVA’. It is a fearful journey. It is a disease entity.