Indian culture was, is, and will be spiritual for all eternity. Spirituality is the other side of the coin of Indian Culture and India is destined to maintain and preserve spirituality. The principles which form the foundation of India`s cultural heritage are based on spirituality.
Spiritual life is the true genius of India. Those who make the greatest appeal to the Indian mind are not the conquerors, the rich merchants or the great diplomats; but the holy sages, the Rishis who embody spirituality at its finest and purest. India`s pride is that in almost every generation and in every part of the country, from the time of her recorded history, she has produced these holy men who embody for her all that the country holds most dear and sacred. Though they generally remain away from the main stream of life, public leaders, rulers and commoners pay reverent homage to them and take their advice in the problems of their personal lives as well as public affairs. By their lives they teach us that pride and power, wealth and glory, are nothing in comparison with the power of spirituality. Invariably the sense of spirituality finds expression in art and culture in the form of painting, sculpture, music, song, dance, drama, speech and literature in Indian life.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda