Asian Traditions

Every custom, folklore, tradition and value system across Eastern cultures is heavily influenced by religion. Secularisation of society and mass tourism pose real threats to these shared beliefs and traditional ways of life. Traditional dress is already on its way out and language, customs and value systems are constantly under assault from global media.

Imagine a homogenous world without cultural variations. That would be a tragedy of huge proportions. 

“Every view of the world that becomes extinct,
every culture that disappears,
diminishes a possibility of life.”
~ Octavio Paz

Culture - Alms giving

Portray the importance of language.

Hindu temple in Bangkok

Until next time…happy travels no matter where life takes you.

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Hi, I'm Madhu. Wanderer. Travel blogger. Story teller. Bitten late and hard by the travel bug, I am on a mission to make up for lost time.

106 thoughts on “Asian Traditions

  1. A beautiful collection for this week’s challenge. It is sad how quickly cultural values are eroding… There must be some way – a middle path, which allows is to preserve our heritage, and at the same time adapt to the global environment…

  2. The picture of the grandfather passing on the tradition of a ceremony…..that’s where it’s at! We need to pass these traditions down to our children and grandchildren. Lovely post, Madhu.

  3. The pictures have their own language. And through this, you say more than you say… I love this Eastern tone in our lives. It is what gives grace to our faceless and sometimes, entirely routine lives. The little touches, a fragrance of jasmine, a touch of sindoor… it’s everything.

    1. You say it better than any image ever could dear Meenakshi 🙂 You are right, those are the things that enrich our bland – secular – lives.

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