Sikhs: Guru Nanak visited Kangra, Jawalamukhi, Kullu, Sirmaur, Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti. Fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Dev sent Bhai Kaliana to hill states to collect charity for the construction of Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). Sixth Sikh Guru Hargovind Singh started the construction of Kiratpur on the land given gifted to him by the Raja of Kehlur… Read More »
Irrigation Projects in Himachal Pradesh: Almost 18% of the total geographical area of Himachal Pradesh comes under irrigation and rest 82% is still dependent on rainfall. There are as many as six ongoing irrigation projects being carried out by the government of Himachal Pradesh.
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 »
Medieval History of Himachal Pradesh can be classified into four phases. They are Mahmud Ghaznavi invasion, Tuglaqs, invasion of Taimur-lung and Mughal reign. We shall discuss one by one as follows.
Some of the greatest rivers of India originate from Himachal Pradesh. To name a few, River Ravi, Beas, and Chandra Bhaga originate from the Himalayan highlands of Himachal Pradesh form a river system of Himachal Pradesh.
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 »
Himachal Pradesh is one of the very few states of India that have a rich forest land cover. There are as many as 32 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh, three Ramsar Wetlands (about which we will talk in a separate post), and Five National Parks.
इतिहास कमलाह फोर्ट (History of Kamlahgarh Fort): जिला मंडी के सरकाघाट उपमण्डल में स्थित कमलाह गढ़ रियासत का सबसे मजबूत अजय गढ़ है। यह किला मंडी से 101 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर स्थित है। किले की ऊंचाई लगभग 4500 फुट है तथा किले के ऊपरी भाग में कमलाहिया बाबा का मंदिर है।
The ancient history of Himachal Pradesh is obscure and does not give the clear picture of any of the aspects pertaining to the history since the ancient times. The major responsible factor for this issue is not clear evidences.