People and Culture - Haryana

Being a 'Gateway to North India', the State of Haryana is witness to the invasions of the Muslim rulers, battles of the Marathas and the Sikhs. Several Hindu saints and Sikh gurus have also traversed the land of Haryana spreading their message of universal love and brotherhood.

The people of Haryana are simple, straight-forward, enterprising and hard-working. Since ancient times, they have survived many upheavals upholding the traditional glory and greatness of the land to this day. They have preserved their old religious and social traditions. They celebrate festivals with great enthusiasm and traditional fervour. The region has its popular folklores, folksongs and musical instruments. The women are devoted and diligent and assist their men-folk on the farms. The people have simple food habits. They are known for their love for cattle and the abudance of milk and curd in their diet.

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