Religious places and temples of Uttarakhand

Religious places and temples of Uttarakhand Guptakashi The temple town of Guptakashi is located at a distance of 47 kms from the holy town of Kedarnath. Perched at an elevation of 1319 m above the sea level, Guptakashi enjoys the mesmerising backdrop of the enchanting snow-covered peaks of Chaukhamba mountains. It houses two ancient temples … Read more

Growth of Education in Uttarakhand

Education in Uttarakhand Education in Uttarakhand is provided by a large number of public and private institutions. Uttarakhand had a long tradition of learning and culture. The system of education in Uttarakhand is pretty much the same as in other parts of the country. The ‘Uttarakhand Sabhi Ke Liye Siksha Parishad’ is a body that … Read more

Important archaeological sites of Uttarakhand

Important archaeological sites of Uttarakhand Baijnath Baijnath identified as ancient Karttikayapura often is believe to be the seat the Katyuries, earliest ruling dynasty of central Himalayan region who had shifted their capital from Joshimath (District Chamoli) to this place sometimes in 8th Century AD.   The main temple known as Baijnath is dedicated to Siva. Panchratha … Read more

Anti liquor movement

Uttarakhand drinking is no longer a personal issue but has become a social, economic and political evil. Ever since independence, sporadic struggles against drunkenness have broken out from time to time. From 1965 to 1971 a strong movement spread so the government had to declare prohibition in certain areas. At present, there is complete prohibition … Read more

Dola Palki Movement

Artisan Doms who could improve their economic condition claimed a higher status among Doms. They joined the Arya Samaj and became Arya, adopted janeo and got purified. Lala Lajpat Rai in 1913 visited Almora and in Sunkiyan village gave Janeo and dvij status to 600 untouchables. A temple was opened for untouchables in Almora. There … Read more

Unrest against Tehri State

When British won the Garhwal Kingdom in 1815 from Gurkhas, they gave the left bank of Alaknanda river to the former King of Garhwal, Sudarshan Shah. But they kept their hold over the old capital of Garhwal, Srinagar. Thus, in need of new capital, the King made new capital at the confluence of two rivers … Read more

Chipko movement

Chipko movement Chipko movement, also called Chipko andolan, nonviolent social and ecological movement by rural villagers, particularly women, in India in the 1970s, aimed at protecting trees and forests slated for government-backed logging. The movement originated in the Himalayan region of Uttar Pradesh (later Uttarakhand) in 1973 and quickly spread throughout the Indian Himalayas. The … Read more

Coolie- Begar Movement

Coolie- Begar Movement The Coolie-Begar movement was a non-violent movement by the general public of Kumaun in the Bageshwar town of United Provinces in 1921. This movement was led by Badri Datt Pandey, who was awarded the title of ‘Kumaon Kesari’ after the success of this movement. The aim of this movement was to put … Read more

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