Are we adopting western culture?Today in the 21st century, we say we are living in "Kalyug", as per the four Yugas that has been defined. We are living in this changing world, where everything happens for a reason, there is so much of logic behind every topic. People have become so rational and have developed thinking. This changing phenomenon has caused us to change even our living styles.
I feel that we are somehow adopting the western culture to a greater extent. We are always passionate to go abroad and settle down there. We say there is fresh air, there is luxury in everything, the English speaking gentlemen. Have we forgotten what our Indian culture depicts and what it teaches.
Are we really aware of the 'Vedas' being taught to us during our childhood. Do we ever follow the great sayings of the 'Bhagvada Geeta' or the 'Ram charit Manas'- a great epic by Tulsidas. Do we remember that Lord Shiva is the Supreme of all Gods. Did we ever try to know what these great epics depict and the meaning behind them. We people today are completely unaware of the reason as to why we celebrate so many festivals in our country and what significant role do they play.
Also, we are least bothered to know all about it, because we are highly logical people.. sarcasm..
Also, if we talk of the dressing styles , do we know that "Saree" that has been worn by Indian ladies in modern times ,originated since the Indus valley civilization (2000 BC). Yet, we like wearing western clothes a lot and we feel pride in that, you can count me in too.
We are somehow behaving very high and strange in front of our parents in terms of paying respect to them, inspite of saying 'Namaste', or appropriate greetings, we just say 'Hi', these are a few human behaviour which the age old people will not like in any way.
People today, are so busy making their livelihood, that they have forgotten that they have a child to take care off, the day care centres become the home for the child. And a child, who needs their parents guidance to grow and needs to be nurtured with right and good thoughts, gets very less time with them. And, so similarly, the things change here also, which in normal language we call as "generation gap". And, apparently, thought process comes out to be as I said.
These all things make me feel as if we do not know our culture at all and that is the reason we are falling for the western culture. How are we going to appreciate our heritage and culture, until we do not have much and enough knowledge of it.
On a serious note, I would request everyone to once have a thought on these words.