Famous Gujaratis include Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Morarji Desai, Sam Bahadur, Vikram Sarabhai, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Shyamji Krishna Varma, Muhammed Ali Jinnah, Freddie Mercury, Azim Premji, Dhirubhai Ambani, Narendra Modi and Jamsetji Tata.

Dating back to history with the Harappan civilization, the state becomes a confluence of many religions – Hinduism, Islam, Jainism and Buddhism.

The Gujarati culture blends in arts, beliefs, customs, traditions, institutions, inventions, language, technology and values.

Shared cultural background making people feel to home ground and more comfortable with other people from their own culture.

Culture shock unlike other countries is therefore, a missing point which makes people more confident and energetic as they stand for a challenge in global scenario.

This led to religious interdependence, tolerance, assimilation and community cohesion ultimately becoming the hallmark of modern-day Gujarati society.

Today, Gujaratis can be found in all inhabited continents of the world.People of Gujarat are found to be sharing cultural traits and patterns with other regions and also extend beyond national boundaries towards International culture.As Gujarat stands as ‘Heart of India’, Multiculturalism is traced in Gujarat.Gujaratis form almost half of the Indian community who live in the UK (1.2 million).Gujaratis first went to the UK in the 19th century with the establishment of the British Raj in India.A well known temple popular with Gujaratis is the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple in Neasdon, London.