Uttarakhand Stories

Festivals

The auspicious hill festivals of Uttarakhand are celebrated with utmost gaiety by the local populace. People enrapture in festivity, offer prayers to the local deity and dance on the traditional folk songs. Each festival has a religious significance and is celebrated on a special date which is decided by the priest as per the Hindu calendar.

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...
20 Famous Garhwali and Kumaoni Recipes of Uttarakhand

20 Famous Garhwali and Kumaoni Recipes of Uttarakhand

Whenever we talk about the traditional food of Uttarakhand there comes a mixed reaction of people, those who already know its taste since childhood and...
Ghughuti ‘The Mouth-Watering Festival of Kumaon’

Ghughuti ‘The Mouth-Watering Festival of Kumaon’

Makar Sankranti or Ghughuti festival named after the bird cuckoo is celebrated with great gusto in the entire Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This joyful festival...
Phooldei Festival of Uttarakhand- A colourful festival of Flowers

Phooldei Festival of Uttarakhand- A colourful festival of Flowers

Arriving in the month of March, the Phool Sankranti festival popularly known as the Phooldei festival is celebrated to welcome the onset of Spring season....
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....
Popular folk songs of Kumaon ki Holi – A lyrical ballad to savour

Popular folk songs of Kumaon ki Holi – A lyrical ballad to savour

Holi is an auspicious festival of India known for its colorful watery ambiance. In the starting of spring(Phalgun) and brings happiness for all. People have...
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....
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...
Kumaon ki Holi

Kumaon ki Holi

The uniqueness of the Kumaoni Holi lies in its being a musical affair in the form of Baithki Holi, Khari Holi and the Mahila Holi....