|Culture, in Girgaon,
although diverse and varied, still binds all the people here together
in some form of common identification. Girgaon culture, particularly
food, drama, and clothing, in spite of having passed through many
changes, is characterized by an unmistakable unity and continuity.
Though there are diverse languages, religions, traditions, festivals
and attire, the rich heritage of the culture survives! Girgaon people,
even today, are highly influenced by the traditions and values of
the yesteryears despite the recent movement toward westernization.
Each areas of girgaon has its own
set of norms to live by. There is a vast variety of ethnic types
having differences in their domestic arrangements, what they eat,
what they wear, social practices they follow and ceremonies they
observe at different seasons of the year and at birth, marriage
and death. The religions followed are marathi, gujarati, kokani,
jain, christianity and many more other hindu religions. Therefore
while it is easy to sense that girgaon or ‘girgaum' is different
from other major civilizations, it is very difficult to define conclusively
what is essentially girgaon, or to see how such a diversity of peoples
and cultures can be related to one and other.