By Samridhi Dixit “The land north of Gangadwar is known to the wise as Paradise Ground. Apart from this land, the rest is called Earth elsewhere.” ― Kedarkhand Skanda Purana . Kedarkhand is an old name of Garhwal region. The Shaiva scriptures describe nine regions out of which four are in the Himalayas. The Kedarkhand which is a ..
By Vidisha Nainwal As the word suggests, JAGAR comes from the Sanskrit root, JAGA which means to be woken up. It is defined as a process by which any god or deceased person’s spirit or soul is called or woken up from its dormant state and asked for favours or solutions to certain problems being ..
By Arushi Jain People around the state of Uttarakhand have different beliefs, customs, and religious values. That too in terms of different entities being temples, deities, water bodies, mountains, or even groves. Especially the people living in the rural or semi-urban communities have more reliance in the preachings of their ancestors and their respective lands. ..
By Nidhi Rauthan The tales told from almost forever, leaving the legacy behind still followed and believed in with faith, is mythology. There are numerous communities and several religions and cultures in the world and many are not even discovered yet, amongst all of them also exists the religious beliefs, the holy rituals and the ..
The second last issue of Volume 3 is on board and I am no less happy to announce that the print issue of The Doon Mozaic Volume 3 will be available from Feb 2018. There was an immense research that has been done for the present issue on “Mythologies of Kumaon and Garhwal”. The issue ..
By Nitin Chandola Canals of Dehradun are an integral part of each Doonite’s life, these are the basic source of our daily water convention. Dehradun’s canals are not only an architectural marvel but also an engineered megastructure of the pre-independence era. Most residents of Dehradun are unaware of these canals, as most of the canals ..
By Priyanjali Bhalla In a small valley in the Himalayas, a river sprung out from within and as it tumbled along its journey southwards it raised a civilisation. It was the Rispana river. The landscape was beautiful with the backdrop of the mussorie ranges and surroundings of Himalayan forests. It made the land bountiful . ..
By Anjali Agrahari When it says that everything has both positive and negative aspects, the domination of British rule over north India has given Dehra a gift of value and innovation. Dehradun a city of rich water resources, Britisher significantly looked at it and realized that it is something worthy. Yes! the great network of ..
By Ayushi Nagalia Dehradun, the city of paradise, is undergoing immense changes as a result of it being the capital of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is not known only for it’s ecological richness, but also for a rich culture and heritage that has been struggling to withstand the test of time under the pressure of extensive development, ..
By Iram Today, Dehradun is a long collection of buildings from north to south with houses and shopping complexes constantly being built. There are people and vehicles all over. Though it is one of India’s wettest places with an average of 2200 mm rainfall annually, water shortages, especially in summer, has now become a common ..