Tag Archives: Himachal Pradesh

हिमाचल में मेलों का ऐतिहासिक व सांस्कृतिक महत्व

By | October 12, 2019

Topic: SYLLABUS for HPAS MAINS: Society and Culture in Himachal Pradesh: Culture, customs, fairs and festivals, and religious beliefs and practices, recreation and amusement. (GS-1, UNIT-3) हिमाचल को देवभूमि के नाम से जाना जाता है। यहां पर हर वर्ष राष्ट्रीय व अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर लगने वाले मेलों ने यहां की प्राचीन देव धरोहर को सदियों… Read More »

Modern History of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 11, 2016

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 »

Fairs and Festivals of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 7, 2016

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. Here we have compiled some important information… Read More »

Folk Dances of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 7, 2016

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

By | November 7, 2016

Turks and the Kangra Hills: Mahmud Ghaznavi had invaded India 17 times. Anandpal a Shahi king of Trans Himalayas formed a confederacy of Himalayan rulers against Mahmud Ghaznavi. Anandpal had bad luck when his elephant ran away from the battlefield causing chaos in his army which resulted in his defeat against Mahmud Ghaznavi. Mahmud Ghaznavi… Read More »

Pahari Styles of Painting

By | November 7, 2016

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 »