Lifestyle in Bijnor

HoliBijnor people enjoy a simple and modest lifestyle. Multi religious, multi caste, multi ethnic and multi-language speaking people reside in Bijnor. People have a conservative mindset, devotional and also they stick to their culture and traditional beliefs, also they do enjoy modern lifestyle especially the youth population of Bijnor. Apart from the conservative mindset, the people of Bijnor are also socially and politically sensible, keep in mind that the state has given eight prime ministers to the nation and many great government officials.

There is an active participation on political activity by the people of Bijnor. The city is populated by Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhist and Christians. Hindi is the state language but “dialects” of Hindi are also spoken in some region, other than Hindi people also speak Urdu, Awadhi, Braj, Bhojpuri and English.

Bijnor was ruled by Mughals in the early 18th century, the Mughal culture do exists in some part of Bijnor, even now many families in the state belongs to the family of the kings and Nawabs who governed the part of the state at their times, these families carries the pride and honour of their ancestors, passing it as an value asset to each generation, keeping alive the values and thoughts of their ancestors.

Festivals like Diwali, Holi, Karva chauth, Dussehra Muharram, Ramzan, Eid etc. and traditional ceremonies like weddings, baby shower etc. of the gorgeous ethnic heritage state Uttar Pradesh plays a vital role in influencing the bringing the togetherness among the people of Bijnor away from the regional and the caste bias. Married women in Bijnor covers their head with sari where as men wear topi or pagri on their head. Bijnor people lead a simple life, educate the younger ones about the moral and family values. A tour to Bijnor teaches the love, affection and values of joint family system, educating children about the family values and fame of the Bijnor soil which no institute can teach.
People are devoted to God, offers prayers and puja to their idol deity as a daily routine. Devotional songs are sung during prayers and pujas. The elders at home read Bhagavad Gita - the holy book of Hindus and narrate the saying and values to the younger lots of the family.

Major family rituals like mundan ceremony, offering prayers when a family member passes away are only performed by the male. Each and every occasion has its own ritual to perform. Mundan ceremony is a ceremony of shaving off the hair from the head. Usually this ceremony is performed after purifying them with Ganga water which is considered holy and sacred and also the soil of the state is drained by river Ganga and Ram Ganga, the water from the river is considered holy and as a soul purifying element. On other special occasion mundan is performed on kids as it symbolizes wisdom and knowledge. Cleanliness at home is given a greater value and the prayers to the deity is offered after cleaning the house and taking bath.

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