The Heritage Which Knows No Boundary
When it comes to Indian heritage
Taj Mahal or Ajanta Caves is always
on tip of the tongue
next maybe the two epics
but there's more to this subcontinent.
We have a rich culture, everyone knows
but only few can go beyond prestigious monuments
and fewer beyond folk dances.
Something whose limit is till infinity,
where culture takes a new form
with every next kilometre,
is what makes it a rich diversity.
May it be Bharatanatyam,
or lavani, bihu, ghoomar
these aren't just hand movements
but are stories of our culture
embellished with a colourful attire.
From the line drawings of Mithila art
to Puri's Jagannath Temple
from the dancing girl of Mohenjodaro to Tanjore Art
the number of tourists are evident
for their stories
or half story and half mystery,
becoming famous worldwide.
and to keeping guests equivalent to God
is what our traditions teach.
common to most religions,
adheres to the religious etiquette
and is the harbinger
of one of the oldest traditions.
So, this is a heritage
with plethora of shades
which conflate various cultures,
where bucolic streets
bring us closer to our traditions,
whose tales are beautiful with mysteries,
which violate scientific laws
and creates its own definition
'cause it's India my dear
whose freedom and heritage
can't be defined within the boundaries of words.