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 »