The culture of Azamgarh is very rich and vibrant. It reflects the religious practices followed by the people of the city. So we find a harmonious blend of Hindu, Jaat and Avadh cultures here. Many of the famous festivals celebrated in the city are associated with religious practices. Nav Durga, Ramnaumi, Krishna Janmasthami, Dashara and Diwali are some of them. The famous folk songs like Kajri, Phagwa, Jogia and others are sung by the residents of the city. Folk dances like Nautanki, Ram Lila, Kirtan dance and others are performed during festivals and on special occasions. Azamgarh offers foodies delicious flavours in food, prepared in Awadhi and Mughlai cuisines. A liberal use of spices is a distinctive trademark of these cuisines. The world-renowned Banarasi sarees, made of silk and woven on handlooms, are manufactured in Mubarakhpur region of Azamgarh and sold in Banaras. The famous Indian Black Pottery is made at Nizamabad, near the city. Made out of black clay and rubbed with oil to make it lustrous, these products are coveted by tourists and residents alike.
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