A typical Karnataka life style is followed by most of the people reside in the city of Bijapur. Majority of the people in the city find their live hood in the field of Agriculture and related industries. Men in the location usually wear both lungi and pants with shirts and kurtas. The lungi and kurta was the traditional wear of men in this location but now the people are leaning towards modernization.
Women in Bijapur mostly wear traditional sarees. Cultivation of sugar canes and industries related to sugar production can be seen widely in Bijapur. Apart from sugar, cement is the main industrial product of Bijapur. Majority of the people live in the city are Hindus of lingayat community and Muslims. When compared to the women, men have a better literacy rate in the Bijapur location in Karnataka.
Languages Spoken in Bijapur
Kannada, Urdu, Marathi and Hindi are the languages spoken mainly in the Bijapur location. Kannada, a Dravidian language is the language used by majority of the population in the area for communication. Marathi is the language used in the neighbouring state Maharashtra and Urdu is an official language of five Indian states. Hindi is the most commonly used language as well as the national language of India.
Festivals in Bijapur are unavoidable parts of the life style and culture of the people live in the Bijapur city. Popular festivals in India like Deewali, Dusshera, Makara Sakranti, and Eid are celebrated in Bijapur every year. Bijapur music festival is the most famous event organized in the city by the local administration of Bijapur. Talented musicians form different sides of India participate in this festival every year.
Lingayatism in Bijapur
Bijapur is also considered as the birth place of Lingayatism and a majority of people belong to the Lingayat sect. Lingayat is the largest community in Karnataka, constituting about 25 % of the population. Started by great philosopher of the 12th century, Basavanna preached the doctrines of Lingayat throughout South India, which laid emphasis on cast and social discrimination.