Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous state. It is also known as Devbhoomi due to the shreds of evidence from Mahabharata and Ramayana. The state is popular for its landscapes and hill stations. Trigarta is the old name of Himachal Pradesh. The state consists of 12 districts.
During British rule, Himachal Pradesh came into existence as a union territory in 1948, after the integration of 30 princely states. Himachal was named after Acharya Diwakar Dutt Sharma.
Fairs and Festivals
The fairs and festivals of the state reflect cultural and traditional diversity. The popular festivals and fairs are Kullu Dussehra, Sair festival, Losar festival, Halda festival, Doongri festival, Sazo festival, Pori festival, Minjar fair, Himachal winter carnival, summer festival, and so on.
Himachal Pradesh is located in northwest India, covering 55,673 square kilometers of area. It shares its boundary with the international border (China). It is surrounded by Punjab in the west, Uttarakhand in the east-south, Haryana in the south, Jammu and Kashmir in the northwest, Ladakh in the northeast, and Tibet in the east. The Indus and the Ganges basin gets water from Himachal Pradesh.
The total population has increased by 12.9% over a century. In 1901, it was 1,920,294 and in 2011, it was 6,864,602, in which 3,382,729 are females and 3,481,873 are males. The sex ratio of children is 909 in 2011.
The state is largely influenced by western culture. It is mainly known for its handicrafts. Himachal's daily diet is similar to the other part of north India. Kasol celebrates the Himachal hills festival every year.
In India, different states have different languages. Hindi is the official language and the most popular language of the state is Pahari. Other than this, Mahasu Pahari, Mandeali, Kangri, Kullvi, Bilaspuri, Kinnauri, Lahauli, Pattani, Chambeali, and Sanskrit are the additional languages.
Himachal Pradesh is a good monetary generator. Hill stations like Khajjar, Kullu, Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Kasauli, and Chamba attract foreign tourists. Himachal Pradesh is also famous for adventurous activities such as ice skating, skiing, boating, rafting, fishing, trekking, and horse riding. The state has various Hindu shrines sites such as Bijli Mahadev, Baijnath temple, Shri Chamundi Devi mandir, Jakhoo temple, Jwala Ji temple, Devi temple, Bajreshwari Mata temple, Chintpurni and Bhima kali temple.
The state has an 82.8% literacy rate, including a 76% female literacy rate in 2011. Himachal Pradesh is the first state to make elementary education compulsory and accessible.
Dances and music
The dance and music of the state are marvelous and calm and are practiced to impress gods and goddesses. The most popular dance forms are nati, rasa, gi, jhoor, shand and shabu, rakshasa, kayang, bnayangchu, jataru kayang, Lang-dar-ma, chohara,kullu nati and chham dance. Nati is the most famous dance form in Himachal. The most famous music is Ainchaliyan, Samskara, and Jhoori.
Every state of India has its specific set of traditional cooking same as Himachal Pradesh has famous cuisines such as Madra, Bhey or spicy lotus stems, Dhaam, Tudkiya Bhaath, Tibetan dishes, Chaa gosht, Babru, Patande, Aktori, Kullu trout fish, Mittha and Patrode.
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