India is one of the favourite places for people from all over the world to visit. There is a lot about India that attracts people from far off nations to visit this wonderful country. India indeed has so many amazing things that the world could learn. So here we have compiled some of the best things that others can learn from India.
The first thing is spirituality. India is one of the spiritual hotspots of the world. So, people travel from far off nations to come here in search of spirituality. They live in ashrams of gurus to learn from them and seek enlightenment. Most of them come to explore ‘the true meaning of life’. Even a Hollywood movie Eat Pray Love represents a similar case. Moreover, tourists also come to visit the spiritual and architecturally beautiful temples spread all over the country.
2. Democratic values
The democratic values of India are well known among the world audience. Liberty, Equality, and Justice represent the basic values of democratic political systems of India.
Ayurveda is a system of medicine with roots in the Indian subcontinent. It undoubtedly focuses on bringing balance to the individual through spiritual, physical, and emotional wellness of the people. Ayurveda provides herbal treatments, massages for rejuvenation, diet plans, and yogic breathing which is way better than heavy-duty medications. Now people from all over the world come to India for Ayurvedic treatment.
4. Eating with your hands
Another Indian culture that the world can learn is eating with hand. Indians always use their hands to eat. Indians believe that as per the Vedas, hands are the most valuable organs of action and that every finger is an extension of the five elements – the thumb signifies space, with the forefinger comes air, the middle finger is fire, the ring finger implies water and the little finger signifies Earth.
Also, Ayurveda believes that the nerve endings of the fingertips are considered to boost digestion. Besides you become more cognizant of the taste, aromas, and textures as you eat using your hands and engaging the fingertips.
India is the birthplace of yoga, which can be traced back at least five thousand years to Indian yogis who started the tradition. Indians indeed believe that Yoga, which connects your consciousness to the divine, brings stability to one’s life. People from all over the world adhere to a regime of self-practice yoga that encompasses breathing exercises, mantra chanting, and meditation in addition to asana (poses).
India is the best example of a multicultural society in the world. Multiculturalism means co-existence of diverse cultures which includes, racial, religious, linguistic, differences in a single nation.
7. Scientific innovation at low budget
Another amazing thing is that India promotes a culture of prudent innovations. The proof is how Indian scientists managed to send off the first successful operational mission to Mars and that also, on a budget equivalent to the Hollywood movie Gravity.
8. Respect for the elders
The world can also learn how the culture of joint families persists in India. Even with strong western influence on Indian lifestyle in today’s time, a few age-old traditions still survive. Moreover, respecting elders go to such an extent that most of the major decisions are executed only after thorough discussion and permission from the eldest member of the family, till date.
9. The Exemplary Hospitality
In India, hospitality is another amazing thing that the rest of the world could learn. There is also a saying in Sanskrit “Atithi Devo Bhavah” it means “the guest is equivalent to god”. Furthermore, it is a part of “Code of conduct” for Hindu society.