Culture of Ballia
The culture and the beliefs of the local people of Ballia has its roots in its major state, Uttar Pradesh. The overall culture of the state plays a significant role for determining the culture of the district. However, there is some customization which is seen while following the customs and rituals. Each district rather each family has made changes in their traditions as per the time and knowledge acquired over the times.
Ballia is a home for various saints and legends. The city has also given birth to various well known poets and novelists and hence one can say that literature is in the bloods of the people of Ballia. Scholars like Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Parshuram Chaturvedi, Amarkant are some of the scholars who had their roots in Ballia. Hence it is said that Hindi literature has many got many inspirations from Ballia district.
Apart from literature, Ballia is known as holy city and hence the city or even the district follows strict Indian culture. The people here are believers of well known saint Bhrigu and have built a Bhrigu Ashram for him. According to Hindu mythology it is believed that saint Bhrigu was the one who had hit Lord Vishnu on his chest.