Harela is a traditional festival celebrated in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, particularly among the Kumaoni and Garhwali communities. It marks the beginning of the sowing season and is observed twice a year, in July (Hariyali Harela) and September (Sharad Harela). During the festival, people plant barley or other seeds in small pots filled with soil as a symbol of growth and prosperity. They offer prayers to deities and show gratitude to nature for its abundance. Harela brings communities together, fostering a sense of unity and environmental awareness. Cultural performances, folk dances, and music add joy and vibrancy to the celebrations.
Ghuguti is a traditional festival celebrated in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. It is an important cultural event observed by the locals, especially in Almora and its surrounding areas. Ghuguti is primarily dedicated to the Hindu goddess Nanda Devi, who is believed to protect the region and its people.
“Dhara” is a depiction of a common scene in the Pahadi region, particularly in Uttarakhand, India. “Dhara” refers to a natural water spring or stream that is a crucial water source for communities living in the mountains.
“Nanda Sunanda” is a traditional folk song that holds immense cultural significance in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. It is an expression of reverence for Nanda Devi, the revered goddess and protector of the region, and her sister Sunanda.