Vidyasagar Nautiyal | In context to his life and works

Vidyasagar Nautiyal | In context to his life and works

By Anjali Agrahari Along with enchanting views of majestic Himalayan mountains, combination of simplicity and colours within the culture, harmony of lifestyle with it’s surrounding natureand the serene sprituallity, the Adobe of God is gifted with a writer like Vidyasagar Nautiyal in the field of literature. The one who is sailing the boat of difficulties ..

Gaura Pant “Shivani”| Her work in perspective of life in Kumaon

Gaura Pant “Shivani”| Her work in perspective of life in Kumaon

By Samridhi Dixit There is no reader of Hindi literature all around the world who have not read or heard about the works of Shivani. For a number of readers across the country especially in the pre-TV and internet era, Gaura Pant, popularly known by her pen name ‘Shivani’, hers is a name which has ..

Jim Corbett | His Writings From Kumaon and Garhwal

Jim Corbett | His Writings From Kumaon and Garhwal

By Kushagra Mittal What does ‘terror’ mean to you? It’s a word you probably hear often, but what does terror actually feel like? For the people of Kumaon and Garhwal, it (fear) was the well-known man-eating tiger and the Rudraprayag leopard who had collectively claimed over 400 lives of the locals. For them, Jim Corbett ..

Mussoorie and its Literary Value

Mussoorie and its Literary Value

By Ayushi Nagalia Contrary to a widespread belief in the youth of Uttarakhand in our early 21st century, Uttarakhand has been the land of inspiration for numerous writers hailing from all disciplines and genres of writing. The sister towns of Mussoorie and Landour have always been a literature delight for topmost writers and historians in ..

An Extinct Dehra of Ruskin Bond | An Overview

An Extinct Dehra of Ruskin Bond | An Overview

By Shivani Sharma Ruskin Bond in his description of “Dehradun”, which was called ‘Dehra’ during the 40s and 50s cannot be found in any historic text written by the historians of that era. Though drastically changed in these 70 years his stories play a major role in highlighting those things which were once a pride ..

Katyuri and Chand of Kumaon

Katyuri and Chand of Kumaon

By Nitin Chandola Katyuri Dynasty is said to be the foremost among the rulers in Uttarakhand who established the civilization in Katyur, Baijnath. This civilization was not only prosperous in culture but also by their intelligence. The inspiring architecture of Baijnath, Jageshwar, Kandolia in Pauri and Katarmal Sun Temple are among the precious architectural science ..

Mythologies from Kedarkhand | In reference to Garhwal

Mythologies from Kedarkhand | In reference to Garhwal

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 ..

Jagar and Its Importance in Exorcism

Jagar and Its Importance in Exorcism

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 ..

Mythologies Residing in Sacred Groves and Lakes of Devbhoomi

Mythologies Residing in Sacred Groves and Lakes of Devbhoomi

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. ..