Himachali folk dramas have developed over the centuries and are a part of life and culture of rural people. Folk plays in the form of dances, songs and dramas have nourished a rich tradition. Though many of these have now become extinct and some are languishing, the rural folk have preserved and fostered quite a… Read More »
Himachali or Pahari folk music is diverse because of vast culture diversity in Himachal Pradesh. Each district has its distinct culture and customs. Folk songs may be associated with history, religion, culture, customary life et al. But most of the folk songs sung in Himachal Pradesh are associated with love ballads, heroic ballads, praise of… Read More »
There are four distinct styles of hill temple architecture throughout the Himachal Pradesh which mark out different eras of spiritual belief and possibly, corroborate the thesis of the infusion of new races with oldest inhabitants. We are taking the style of the roof as the basis of distinction, the four types are: The ‘pent’ roof… Read More »
Fairs and Festivals of Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh is known for its rich cultural diversity. There are as many as seven international fairs/festivals celebrated in the state. These fairs/festivals are of historical, cultural and economic importance as they play a vital role in the life of local people.
Himachali or Pahari folk dances are simple dances, and are performed to express joy and happiness among themselves. Folk dances are performed for every possible occasion, to celebrate the arrival of seasons, weddings, festivals, fairs and birth of a child. Men and women perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance… Read More »
This Pahari styles of painting developed in the Sub-Himalayan states that were also under the umbrella of Mughal overlordship. There were many schools that were flourishing in smaller kingdoms, which came under the blanket of ‘Pahari Paintings’. These consisted ateliers in the court of around 22 princely states stretching from Jammu to Almora. Hence, the… Read More »