Indian culture is best reflected by its vibrant and colourful events and occasions. From weddings to birth ceremonies, these significant events in Indian life is about rituals, traditions and the community. Events may vary in the South African Indian community which comprises various linguistic groups and religious persuasions. Nevertheless most events across all Indian cultures have similarities that make it stand out as a distinctively Indian. Even more sombre occasions like funerals are heavily steeped in tradition and symbolic rituals that have incorporated the diversity of the Indian landscape, its cultures and spirituality.