Culture & Heritage

               Azamgarh is rich in cultural and religious activities since Azamgarh lies in the eastern part of the Uttar Pradesh . The tradition language is particularly Bhojpuri or Purvi.
     
                The major community belongs to Hindu religion and they are divided into 4 branches which are Brahman, Khatriya, Vaisya, Sudra. The ancient division was mainly occupational but gradually it developed into a hereditary order. The principal deities worshipped by the Hindu are Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Laxmi, Ram, Hanuman, Ganesh and nine forms of Devi(Durga), viz, Shailputri, Brahmcharni, Chitraghanta, Kusamandini, Skandmata, Katyayani, Mahagauri, Kalratri and Sidhmata. The practice of a taking a holy dip in river is also famous. The important festival are Nav Durga, Ramnaumi, Krishna Janmasthmi, Shivratri, Deepawali, Dashara and Holi. The sacred books are Vedas, Upanishads, Geeta, Shrimad Bhagavata, Puran and Ramayan.              

Durga Puja

Durga Puja
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                 The famous Folk songs-     Kajri, Barahmasi, Chaumas,
Phagua, Kahrava, Birha, Kawwali, Alha, Kirtan, Jogia, Bhajan, Kavi sammelan, Musayara etc.

                 The famous folk dances- Nautanki, Ramlila, Krishnalila, Bandar and Bhalu dance, Kaharwa dance, Dhobiya dance, Kirtan dance, Ahirwa Dance etc.

                  Majority of the muslims in the district belong to the Sunni sect. Among them the most numerous are Julahas or weavers. They pray God and his prophet, Muhammad known as namaj preferably in a Mosque five times a day, keeping fast(Roja) in the month of Ramjan, proceeding on Haj to Mecca. There holy book is Kuran, and major festival are Id-ul-Fitr , Id-uz-Zuha and Moharram.

                    The people of other religion like Sikh, Christian, Buddhism, Jainism are in very minor number.           

 

                                                                                                                   


 

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Govt. of  India

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  Azamgarh - 276001