Author Topic: Fairs & Festivals Of Uttarakhand - उत्तराखण्ड के प्रसिद्ध त्यौहार एवं मेले  (Read 62681 times)

एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720

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Our state Uttarakhand has rich cultural values. Time to time, Melas take place here. As you aware, there is temple in Uttarakhand step to step.

We will cover here the festivals of Uttarakhand. One of the prominent festial of Uttarakhand is Nanda Devi festival.

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Re: FAMOUS FESTIVALS OF UTTARAKHAND
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 02:01:05 PM »
Bilkul sahi kaha aapne Mehta ji.

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Re: FAMOUS FESTIVALS OF UTTARAKHAND
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 03:36:44 PM »
Bilkul sahi kaha aapne Mehta ji.

Sir,

Actually, i am still struck in some urgent work due to which i am not in position to post continuouly. Belive me, i will provide good stuff of information on this thread.

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Re: FAMOUS FESTIVALS OF UTTARAKHAND
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 03:42:36 PM »
No problem Mehta ji I know what ur capable of. Aapko isi baat pai aapka pahla Karma pradaan kiya jaata hai.

Bilkul sahi kaha aapne Mehta ji.

Sir,

Actually, i am still struck in some urgent work due to which i am not in position to post continuouly. Belive me, i will provide good stuff of information on this thread.

M S Mehta

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Re: FAMOUS FESTIVALS OF UTTARAKHAND
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 05:15:32 PM »

Kandali Festival

Kandali Festival is a festival held by the Bhotiya tribe of the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. This festival coincides with the blooming of the Kandali plant, which flowers once every twelve years. It is held in the Chaudas Valley between August and October. It celebrates the defeat of Zorawar Singh's army, which attacked this area from Ladakh in 1841. The women go out in procession in their traditional attire to destroy the Kandali plants, where the soldiers were hidden. The demoralised army returned along the Kali River, looting the villages on the way. The women resisted them and this is re-enacted to this day. The festival includes dancing, feasting and partaking in the local brew 'Chakti'. Kandali last bloomed in 1999 and next festival will be held in 2011.

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Re: FAMOUS FESTIVALS OF UTTARAKHAND
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 05:18:41 PM »
Nandadevi Fair

The Nandadevi fair is held at Almora, Nainital, Kot (Dangoli), Ranikhet, Bhowali, Kichha and also in the far flung villages of lohar (like Milam and Martoli) and Pindar valleys (like Wachham and Khati). In the villages of the Pindar valley people celebrate the Nanda Devi J aat (journey) every year, while in lohar people come from far and wide to Danadhar, Suring, Milam and Martoli in order to worship the Goddess. In Nainital and Almora thousands take part in the procession carrying the dola (or litter) of Nanda Devi. It is said that the Nanda Devi fairs started in Kumaon during the reign of Kalyan Chand in the 16th Century. A three day fair is held at Kot ki mai or Kot bhramari devi. The fair at Saneti comes every second year. Both these fairs are rich in folk expressions and many village products are brought for sale

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Re: FAMOUS FESTIVALS OF UTTARAKHAND
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007, 05:19:37 PM »

This my home town Mela and is widely famous.

The Uttarayani Fair
Uttrayani fair is held in a number of places including Bageshwar, Rameshwar, Sult Mahadev, Chitrashila (Ranibagh) and Hanseshwar etc. on Uttarayani day. At Pancheshwar the dola of Chaumu comes down to the temple. The fair at Bageshwar attracts maximum people. Its commercial, cultural and political importance is still very high. Goods like iron and copper pots, baskets, casks, bamboo articles, mats, mattresses, carpets, blankets, herbs and spices are sold during this fair.

The Uttarayani fairs are often used as platforms by social and political workers and the Bageshwar fair specially has played an important role in all the local movements, as also in the freedom movement. In 1921 activists had given a call for the eventual eradication of the system of bonded labour known as coolie begar. In 1929 Gandhi ji came to Bageshwar. Many freedom fighters and folk singers have been closely associated with the Bageshwar fair. Even today the fair attracts a large number of people, who spend the whole night dancing and singing Jhoras, Chancharis and Bairas.

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Re: FAMOUS FESTIVALS & MELAS OF UTTARAKHAND !!
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007, 05:22:00 PM »
Wah Mehta ji lage raho +1 karma aapko.

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Re: FAMOUS FESTIVALS & MELAS OF UTTARAKHAND !!
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2007, 05:27:40 PM »
Anubhav da Mehta ji ab rukne waale nahi hai......Good job Mehta jyu....

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Re: FAMOUS FESTIVALS & MELAS OF UTTARAKHAND !!
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2007, 05:31:14 PM »
Bilkul sahi kah rahe ho Hem bhai.

Anubhav da Mehta ji ab rukne waale nahi hai......Good job Mehta jyu....