Lakhshadweep Culture

Lakshadweep Culture presents a pulsating forum of diversified customs and rituals. Predominantly inhabited by followers of Islamic religion, the people of Laskshadweep celebrate many folk festivals by performing the popular Dance form Lava. Adding color to the cultural vibrancy of the island are the two art variations -Parichakali and Kolkali.

A confluence of 36 incredibly ecstatic islands, Lakshadweep earns a major share of its revenue through the tourism industry. The cultural reserve of the island is quite enviable as it owes its origin to a very old time period. The historical records states that in the wee hours of seventh century, Lakshadweep and its culture was very much in the forefront.

It is believed that Hazrat Ubaidullah, the prophet and founder of Islam in Lakshadweep, inspired the Hindu people of the ancient island to convert their religion. This way the popularity of Islam took place in Lakshadweep and today each and every person of the place religiously follow the traditions of Muslim sects.

Since Lakshadweep is situated near one of the beautiful states of India - Kerala - it is but obvious that there are enough evidences of the cultural influence of that place are found in abundance. For one, the main diet of Lakhshadweep is rice which is also the same in Kerala.

The religious customs that are followed by the people of Lakshadweep are all a part of the age-old religion which has moulded the beliefs of the local people in its own ways. From Muharram, Bakrid to Mild-Un-Nabi and Id-Ul-Fitr, the festivals symbolizes the vibrant culture of Lakshadweep.

People of the island are known for their honest and jovial nature with which they make the Lakshadweep Culture a strong and attractive dimension of the place.

Last Updated on 02 April 2013