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. ..

Mythology of Kumaon and Garhwal and it’s future perspective

Mythology of Kumaon and Garhwal and it’s future perspective

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 ..

Haunted Mussoorie

Haunted Mussoorie

By Shivnetri Kushwaha Ever encountered the unpleasant emotion of threat of the evanescent, or ever contained knowledge of the presence of that perceived as, although, physically nonexistent but one with access to the sight of you? The intense sensitivity to the phantom which does not belong to us- to the mortal world, yet to that which has the power to control one? Every ..

The Mystic Tales of Rishikesh

The Mystic Tales of Rishikesh

By Shivani Sharma Everything is mundane until you go out and see the world; you realize how significant and comfortable home was, there is so much to that city but you never realized it, and then that nostalgia takes over. In those old golden days, Rishikesh used to be one peaceful place where people used ..

Nanda Raj Jat Yatra

Nanda Raj Jat Yatra

By Nidhi Rauthan Uttrakhand is one of the most beautiful and divine state of India, it has developed a lot in past few years and recovered from the great calamity of 2013. In the race of attaining success, good livelihood and development,  people have not forgotten their main roots and religious believes.  Garhwal, Kumaun and ..

The Temple of Mahasu Devta – In Reference to Bisoi Village

The Temple of Mahasu Devta – In Reference to Bisoi Village

By Iram Uttarakhand is one of the mesmerizing states of India which has its own specialty related to culture, tourist spots, and education, and most importantly, it has been referred to as the land of God (dev bhumi) due to the presence of many holy temples in its vicinity. The name Uttarakhand has been derived from the ..

Biography of Kedarnath’s Bheemshila

Biography of Kedarnath’s Bheemshila

By Ayushi Nagalia It’s the beginning of a new day and I wish I could move myself a little, if not move, I wish I could wash off all the red teekas from my forehead. It has only been four years since I came to this place and I haven’t moved since. This place is ..