Culture of TirupatiTirupati is a city famous as Hindu pilgrim place in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The developing city witnesses millions of visitors round the year. The city is surrounded with seven hills and the greenery around it makes the city look more beautiful. The official language of the city is Telugu. The language spoken by the people of the city are Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Hinduism is the main religion followed by the people of Tirupati. The people of the city are simple and hard working. They start their journey to earn their daily bread right from the early morning at 3:00am and work till late evening. Most of the people work and earn on daily basis.
People and Religion in TirupatiThe clothing style and the religious practice of the people of the city reflect the traditional values of the people. They believe in maintaining the traditional culture and value. The western culture is not yet welcomed by the people of the city. The residents of the city old or young use highly technical equipments but are not ready to accept any modification in their traditional cultural values. One may find the people of the state of Andhra Pradesh little reserved but they have good technical knowledge. The people of the state of Andhra Pradesh hardly mix with the people of other culture. The discrimination on the basis of caste still pertains in the city.
Culture of any city can be defined on the basis of the people of the city, Art, Architecture, Literature, Cuisine, Clothing, religious practice and philosophy.
Dress and Clothing of the people of TirupatiThe traditional wear is very important for the people of Tirupati and they strictly follow the same. In the temples of Tirupati the people in western outfits are not allowed to enter. The traditional dress for gents in Tirupati is Dhoti Panche and for ladies is saree cheera (sellai).
Tholu Bommalata is a puppet show which showcases the traditional epics of Hinduism. The scenes of Ramayana are generally played in the puppet show.
The Annamayya, Tyagaraja, and Kuchipudi reflect the artistic culture of Andhra Pradesh. Carnatic music the music of Andhra Pradesh is in Telgu language. The contribution of the artists of Andhra Pradesh in the grammar of Telugu language has made the music of Andhra Pradesh popular. In today’s date most of the modern music originates in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Kuchipudi a new version of Bharatnatyam a form of Tamil dance is a form of classic dance which has gained popularity all over the world.
The architecture of the temples and forts in the city speak about their own cultural value. The use of granite and lime stone in the ancient buildings is marvelous. Religion and philosophy contribution reflects Hindu tradition, Buddhist tradition, Islamic-Hindu fusion tradition. The different forms of dances linked with the state of Andhra Pradesh are some folk dance like Kanduka Nartana, Perani, Suddha Nartana, Rasaka, Gondali, Danda Rasaka, Carcari, Shiva Priya, Bhandika Nrityam, Prenkhana, Carana Nrityam, Chindu and Kolatam are described.