The rich culture of Uttar Pradesh embodies a rich tradition which is clearly evident in its folk art, culture, handicrafts, literature, paintings and music. The state has some of the architectural masterpieces that represent India on international arena. Among them the epitome of love the Taj Mahal is the most renowned one. One of the six foremost classical dances of India the Kathak also flourished over here. Folk art of Uttar Pradesh includes theatrical forms such as Braj Raslila associated with the life of Lord Krishna and Ramlila dealing with the life of Lord Ram. Charkula the famous dance form and Rasiya the folk songs are native art forms of the Braj region of the state. Chikankari and Zardoji are most famous traditional hand embroidery which is mainly practiced in Lucknow. Zari work of Benaras is renowned in the world. Uttar Pradesh is also famous for pottery, carpentry and exquisite metal works that are created on large scale in the state and is exported around the globe. Carpet weaving is also a cultural expression of the Uttar Pradesh and the most flourished centers of carpet weaving are located at Mirzapur, Khamaria and Bhadohi. The great cultural heritage, customs and traditions of India is treasured and well represented by the state of Uttar Pradesh.
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