SOUTH INDIAN CULTURE
A large part of the South Indian population belongs to the Shaivite and Vaishnavite branches of Hinduism. There is also a large Muslim community particularly in the Malabar Coast and Andhra Pradesh too. Christianity is another major religion down south. The fact to note here is that with people belonging to different religious schools of thoughts living together, south Indian culture has imbibed and is infact known for a largely tolerant and progressive attitude.
South India is known for a variety of dance forms which are immensely popular throughout the world. Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and Kuchipudi are just a few of these elaborate dance forms. These dances are a celebration of life and are embodiments of grace, purity and delightful poses. Without a doubt thus these dances are the bridges connecting the rich heritage of this part of India to the outside world.