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Monday, November 10, 2008

Life Style of Chennaites....


Chennai has its own reason for its uniqueness. It stands alone from the other Metros of India in various ways, mainly its people who are known to be men of culture. Due to the fast spaced development taking place in the city, it has become the hub of all the major activities. This has attracted a huge influx of the people to Chennai for various purposes, such as employment, business, education etc. this has given the city its cosmopolitan character, with people from different cast, community and religion residing in its heart. However the natives of Tamil Nadu are very particular about their value system and beliefs.

Chennaites are world famous for their hospitality and warmth. They strongly adhere to their age-old custom and traditions. Usually the day of a Tamil household begins with early rising and performing religious rites like reciting mantras or going to mosque etc. The doorsteps are decorated with kolam (decorative patterns made on the floor with rice powder) on daily basis which attribute to religious significance.
Chennaites are very religious and visits the temples regularly. Muslims are observed to be consistent in performing their five times prayers, but a major chunk of population never forgets to pay a the visit on Friday.
All the religious ceremonies, rites and festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show. People are content mainly due to their simple needs and desires. People here are very helpful and cooperative, so if by chance you find yourself lost in the meandering streets of the city, do not panic, somebody will definitely help you. The residents of Chennai are the believer of ‘Love Thy Neighbor’. They build harmonious relationship in their surrounding and vicinity and leave no scope for isolation.

Apart from this, there are a number of people from different cultures residing in the city. This has made Chennai, an absolute blend of varied culture and life style. The city has a considerable population of Sindhis, Gujratis, Malayalees, Muslims and Kannadigs who live in perfect harmony with each other and present and excellent example of unity in diversity. Thus, Chennai is a paradise for all those who want to experience the true spirit of the country we call India.

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