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Folk songs of Garhwal

Mangal Mangal song is tradition songs which are sung during the marriage ceremony. The women folk do worship of Ganesha in their songs and give blessing to wedding couple. Basanti This is song of spring season when new life spring in nature. This is composed to appreciate of pleasant nature. Chaunphula or Jhumela Chaunphla are composed for the appreciation of nature. This dance is performed from ‘Basant Pan ...

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Folk Dances of Garhwal Region

Pandav Nritya In the local language it is known as PANDO NAACH. Pandav Nritya is related to story of Mahabharata. This Dance describes the story of Mahabharata in form of song and dance. This Dance performed on the occasion of Dassehra and Diwali. Pandav Nritya is popular in Chamoli and Pauri Gharwal. Jhumela or Chaunphula Jhumela is a form of dance in which group of men and women dance in a spinning way. C ...

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Badrinath Doors Closed today..

Badrinath doors (Kapats) closed for winter today at 2:45 PM. During winters Lakshmi will be also with Prabhu Vishnu in the Sanctum of main temples. Rest of the gods along with Udhhav, Juber etc. will reside at Pandukeshwar in Dhyan Badri temple and will be worshiped till the doors are opened once again during summers next year. State Chief Minister Shri B. C. Khanduri was available during the closing ceremo ...

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Shivpuri – Paradise for White Water Rafting

Shivpuri in Uttaranchal is famous for white water rafting. Rafting and adventure sports enthusiasts come over this place round the year for various activities. The best part about this place is, this is pretty near to Delhi and usually people come here on weekends. This is known best place for rafting in the country. Shivpuri is approximately 30 KMs from Rishikesh and is in a valley. There are numerous raft ...

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Monal – State bird of Uttarakhand

  Monal is a beautiful Himalayan bird possessing nine colors in itself.  Bird with a shrill whistle voice inhabits in cool temperature altitude from 2500meter to 5000 meters Monal prefers open meadows spreading in the Oak and Conifer forest. In winter it is found in low altitude. Monal is symbolizing state bird of Uttarakhand and is also known as Lophophorus Impejanus.   Male Monal is more beautiful are in ...

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Kasturi Mrig – Musk Deer of Himalayas..

Musk Deer is the state animal of Uttakhand found in area above 3500mt on the Himalayas. Native call it as Kasturi Mrig and scientific name of this animal is Moschus Chrysogaster.  This is a rare animal which inhabits in the dense forest of Deodar and fir.   The endangered Kastruri Mrig is not only beautiful animal but its “Kasturi” is used in approximately 150 Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines. Kasturi (mu ...

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Brahm Kamal – State flower of Uttaranchal

Uttaranchal is blessed with natural beauty. God had poured all beauty here. All species in Uttaranchal are filled with beauty whether it is plants or animal. Among these beautiful thing natives has chosen some of the most beautiful things, and these are known as its State identification. State flower, State animal, State bird etc Brahma Kamal is the state flower of Uttaranchal and the scientific name of Bra ...

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Lakhamandal – an escape story of Pandavas

Lakhamandhal is situated in Jaunsar in Dehradun district.Lakhamandal village is situated 125km from Dehradun via Herbertpur and 111km from via Masoorie. Lakhamandal is attraction for archeological as well as religious purpose. In the time of Mahabharata when Pandavas was in exile period of 12 year, It is belived that Shakti had given Pandavas space to live here and also leave the prints of her foot on a roc ...

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