Indian Culture vs Western Culture
A couple of years ago, I had invited my best friend Jenene, to attend an Indian wedding. I thought it might be fun for her to experience the different foods, clothing, personalities, and religious beliefs that were particular to my culture. Later on that evening she had pulled me to the side and told me that the cultur
At that time I told her that she did not know half the story! As time went on, she attended more and more Indian functions and realized that the main differences between the western and Indian cultures were religion, marriage, and social interaction. She was raised in New York all of her life and she had never experienced such a distinct culture. e that she was raised in was completely different from mine. He had informed me that we only believe in one God, Lord Shiva. Growing up in the Hindu faith, I always wondered why my mother used to pray to many Gods. As I became older, I built up the courage to ask a Pandit (Indian Priest) why we believed in many Gods whereas all the others believed only in one. The western culture is predominantly of the Christian faith praying to one God. It may appear that we are praying to many Gods, but in fact we are praying to the many forms that he appeared to us on earth.