Uttarakhand Stories

Culture

Uttarakhand which has earned the epithet of being referred to as “Dev Bhoomi” is a culturally rich state. The heavenly state is famous for its rich cultural heritage, art, dialects, monuments, delicacies, ancient temples and the simple people residing in the hills.

उत्तराखंड के पारम्परिक लोक नृत्य

उत्तराखंड के पारम्परिक लोक नृत्य

उत्तराखंड समस्त भारत में अपनी भौगोलिक सुदंरता के लिए नहीं अपनी विविध सांस्कृतिक परम्पराओं के लिए जाना जाता है। यहाँ की संस्कृति, जन मानस और...
Koti Banal architecture: How ingenuity of our ancestors conquered earthquakes

Koti Banal architecture: How ingenuity of our ancestors conquered earthquakes

‘There is no new knowledge, all is ancient and infinite’ - Louise Hay Knowledge can neither be created nor destroyed – it can only be...
सप्त बद्री मंदिर और उनसे जुडी कथाएं

सप्त बद्री मंदिर और उनसे जुडी कथाएं

इदं विष्णुर्वि चक्रमे त्रेधा नि दधे पदम् । समूळ्हमस्य पांसुरे स्वाहा ॥ अर्थ:  "सर्वव्यापी परमात्मा विष्णु ने इस जगत को धारण किया है और वे...
महासू देवता : पर्वतों के रक्षक

महासू देवता : पर्वतों के रक्षक

उत्तराखंड में लोक देवताओ से सम्बंधित अनेक कथा सुनने को मिलती है पर जौनसार के लोक देवता महासू की कथा बहुत ही रोचक है। उत्तराखंड...
Kumaoni Nath Designs

Kumaoni Nath Designs

Kumaoni Nath or Nathuli is a gigantic piece of jewellery that is crafted in gold and worn in the left nostril. This gorgeous mammoth size...
10 Ultimate Pahadi Food Habits

10 Ultimate Pahadi Food Habits

We Love Phuka Hua Bhaat We know the perfect taste of Jaggery with tea Normal Salt? Naaaa Because Coke and Pepsi are too old fashioned...
Garhwali Nath Designs

Garhwali Nath Designs

The magnolious Garhwali Nath is a traditional nose ring that is worn by the married Pahadi women. This resplendent ornament is a large hoop studded...
Bhitauli- A heartwarming tradition devoted to Uttarakhand Women

Bhitauli- A heartwarming tradition devoted to Uttarakhand Women

The culturally grandiose, Kumaon region of Uttarakhand celebrates many distinctive festivals that are famous in this zone, to name a few there is ‘Bhitauli’ which...
Bedu Pako Song – From Uttarakhand to Globe

Bedu Pako Song – From Uttarakhand to Globe

Fondly referred to as the cultural anthem of Uttarakhand, ’Bedu Pako’ is a Kumaoni folk song that has transcended the borders, languages, cultures and is...
Traditional Jewellery of Uttarakhand- The Charm of Pahari Women

Traditional Jewellery of Uttarakhand- The Charm of Pahari Women

The beautiful Pahari women of Uttarakhand are fond of wearing jewellery specially crafted in silver or gold, adding grace and femininity to their personality. If...
Tehri Nath Designs

Tehri Nath Designs

Nathuli is something that we Paharis can't miss in a wedding. It is a big traditional gold ring embellished with precious rubies and beads. Every...
Ramman Festival – A UNESCO Cultural Heritage and Ritual Theatre of Uttarakhand

Ramman Festival – A UNESCO Cultural Heritage and Ritual Theatre of Uttarakhand

The Ramman festival is performed as an offering to the village deity called 'Bhumiya Devta' in the courtyard of Bhumiya Devta temple. About 18 people...
Kandali Festival: A unique festival of the Shauka and Rung communities of Uttarakhand

Kandali Festival: A unique festival of the Shauka and Rung communities of Uttarakhand

Many people must be aware of the term ‘Kandali’ which is a plant that causes itchy rashes when it comes in contact with the skin....
Jaunsari Culture: Occult and Mysticism

Jaunsari Culture: Occult and Mysticism

The culture, rituals and beliefs of Jaunsari tribe is often linked with occult and mysticism as the region is underdeveloped which makes it relatively unexplored...
Harela: An eco-friendly festival of Kumaon

Harela: An eco-friendly festival of Kumaon

Harela, one of the auspicious festivals of Kumaon is celebrated for welcoming the rainy season, new harvest and to commemorate the wedding anniversary of Lord Shiva....
Tehri Nath ‘A valuable asset for Garhwali brides’

Tehri Nath ‘A valuable asset for Garhwali brides’

When a Garhwali bride shows up in her bridal dress the spectators turn their heads in order to have a glimpse of the most prominent...
Duryodhana Temple: A revered deity or a cruel villain?

Duryodhana Temple: A revered deity or a cruel villain?

Yes, Duryodhana temple exists. Very much. Mahabharata is, hands down, the greatest epic ever written and its characters have been equally legendary. Be it fallen...
How can we revive our regional dialects and culture which is dying slowly?

How can we revive our regional dialects and culture which is dying slowly?

Result of Facebook Daily Contest #26 And the winner is: Vicky Naudiyal To save and revive our culture and traditions, we should start from our home...
Project Aipan: An Effort to Revive an Ancient Art Form of Kumaon

Project Aipan: An Effort to Revive an Ancient Art Form of Kumaon

A civilization's traditions, culture and customs are its founding stones. And these stones are bound and cemented together with the help of art, music, dance...
Bagwal Mela in Devidhura

Bagwal Mela in Devidhura

Recently some changes are introduced by organisers to celebrate the occasion. Stone pelting is replaced by flowers and fruits like apples and pears. Every year...