Category Archives: HimachalGK

Fisheries in Himachal Pradesh

By | December 9, 2021

Himachal Pradesh has been gifted by Mother Nature with rivers emanating from glaciers which traverse through hilly terrains and finally enrich the semi-plain area of the State with their oxygen rich water. Its linearly flowing rivers Beas, Satluj and Ravi receive many streams during their downward journey and harbour the precious cold water fish fauna… Read More »

The Musical Instruments in Himachal Pradesh

By | November 22, 2021

Wind Instruments Bansuri/Flute: The Hindu God lord Krishna is traditionally considered a master of the bamboo flute. Two main varieties of Indian flutes are currently used; the first has six finger holes and one embouchure hole and is used predominantly in the Hindustani music of northern India. The second, the Venu or Pullan Guzhal, has… Read More »

Contribution of the district Una in various fields

By | July 4, 2020

During the period of 10th Guru Govind Singh, a follower of Guru Nanak Dev known as Baba Kala Dhari had come and settled here. Kala Dhari family was given a Jagir of 177 villages by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Kala Dhari family had laid the foundation of Una town. Dera Baba Barbhag Singh’s Gurudwara- It is… Read More »

History of Chintpurni Temple – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 2, 2020

The temple of Chintpurni is a prominent pilgrimage center and one of the Shaktipeethas of the country. Located in the district of Una it is surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and smaller Shivalik range bordering the state of Punjab in the east. The temple is situated at the height of 940 metres… Read More »

Contribution of the district Kangra – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 2, 2020

(i) The district is famous for its ancient temples like Jawalaji, Brejeshwari, Chamunda and Shiva temple of Baijnath. (ii) Dharmsala, the district head–quarters is known for the second-highest rainfall station after Cherapunji, in the country. (iii) The headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile is located at Dharmsala, which is often referred to as ‘Little… Read More »

Legendry Personalities of District Kangra – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 1, 2020

Captain Vikram Batra: Captain Vikram Batra was born to Jai Kamal Batra and GL Batra in the Palampur region- in a village called Ghuggar. He enrolled in the Indian Military Academy in 1996. He was posthumously honoured with the Param Vir Chakra- the country’s highest honour for bravery for his gallant and fearless efforts in… Read More »

Fairs and Festivals of District Chamba – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 1, 2020

Minjar Fair: Of all the fairs of Chamba district, Minjar is the most popular. There are many beliefs about its origin. There is a legend that many centuries ago, Ravi was flowing through the Chamba town where presently Chaugan is situated. There is a temple of Champawati on the right side of the river and… Read More »

Major Characteristics of the District Chamba – Himachal Pradesh

By | July 1, 2020

Chamba district is full of interest to Archaeologists, Sociologists, Anthropologists and Scholars. Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry plays an important role in the economic condition of the majority of population in the district. Chamba is famous for the magnificence of its scenery, sparkling streams, lakes, meadows and lush green forest of deodar. The district is… Read More »