Kumaoni Holi & its Forms By Editorial Team

Published On: March 20, 2019

By Kushagra Mittal

Holi, the festival of colours, falls on the last day of the last month of the Hindi calendar. The month – ‘Phalgun’ is celebrated as the onset of the Spring season in North India. Holi is celebrated in different forms across India. Mathura’s Latthmaar Holi,...


Editorial | Holi Of Kumaon By Editorial Team

Published On: March 4, 2019

Holi in Kumaon is not only an exuberant occasion but also a heritage that Kumaon has saved from degradation for eons. The native residents of Kumaon developed this culture of celebrating holi a month before the Dulhandi or “Charadi”. The holi is played in...


Girish Tewari ‘Girda’ | A literary Marvel of Kumaon By Editorial Team

Published On: December 13, 2018
h2>By Anjali Agrahari

 

 

“अरे गौ गाड को पत्त दिण तै भाई

हमारी पुरानी परिपाटी,

जिल्ल अल्मोड़ा, गौ ज्योली, पट्ठी

तल्ला में स्युनरा में हवालबाग की घाटी,

भुस्स पहाड़ में जन्म मेरो,

च्युन च्युन बसी भै हिमाल,

शीशि मेरो...


Jim Corbett | His Writings From Kumaon and Garhwal By Editorial Team

Published On: March 13, 2018
h2>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...


Katyuri and Chand of Kumaon By Editorial Team

Published On: February 26, 2018
h2>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...


Jagar and Its Importance in Exorcism By Editorial Team

Published On: February 4, 2018
h2>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...


Mythologies Residing in Sacred Groves and Lakes of Devbhoomi By Editorial Team

Published On: February 2, 2018
h2>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...


Mythologies of Kumaon |Chitai Golu Devta By Editorial Team

Published On: July 13, 2017
h3>by Nitin Chandola

In the Chid grooves of Kumaon, mythologies of the Chitai Golu devta plays an important role in maintaining the beliefs of Kumaoni residents and tribes of the region. Known as Manaskhand in Upanishads and Puranas, the region Kumaon’s name is derived from