Garhwal Culture

Birth Rites

1. Birth Rites

The birth of a child is considered auspicious. On the birth of a child the woman is segregated for all-purpose for a few days until a 'Puja' is performed for the purification of the woman. 'NamKaran' (christening) ceremony is also gone through on another auspicious day.

Funeral Rites

2. Funeral Rites

Funeral rites are also performed strictly in accordance with 'Shastras'. In case of death of an unmarried young man or women the body is normally buried and not cremated. There is general mourning for a week or so by the entire village or the caste group affected.

Garhwal

3. Garhwal

Garhwal or Gadhwal, is a region and administrative division of Uttarakhand State, lying in the Himalayas laps. It is bounded on the north by Tibet, on the east by Kumaon region, on the south by Uttar Pradesh, and on the west by Himachal Pradesh. It includes the districts of Chamoli, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri (Pauri Garhwal), Rudraprayag, Tehri (Tehri Garhwal), and Uttarkashi. 

Garhwali Art And Sculpture

4. Garhwali Art And Sculpture

The silver mountains, the sparkling streams, vivid green valleys and the cool climate have attracted many into the hills of Garhwal for peace, tranquility and meditation. It is this beautiful land, which inspired the great writers Maharishi Balmiki and Kalidas. All this laid the ultimate foundation for the literary treasures of Garhwal, including painting and art.The original art of stone car

Garhwali Language

5. Garhwali Language

Garhwali is the main language/dialect (BOLI) spoken in Garhwal. It is one of the languages of the central Pahari language group of the Himalaya. Languages of this group are spoken in the eastern parts of Himachal Pradesh and Garhwal. In turn, Garhwali has a number of dialects which are variations of the main languages-Jaunsari of the people of Jaunsar-Babar and the adjoining tractsMarchi or Bhotia

Garhwali Society Make Up

6. Garhwali Society Make Up

Present day Garhwal is inhabited by people from many ethnic back grounds. 

Learn Garhwali

7. Learn Garhwali

The local dialects spoken by the people of Garhwal are terned as Garhwali or Gadwali dialects. Various variations of Garhwali can be seen at the different parts of Garhwali.The following form of Garhwali is adopted from the region near Kotdwar/Pauri.If you want to learn Garhwali Language, then you have come to the right place. Here, we will help you to learn garhwali language in a very easy manner

Learn Garhwali – Part 2

8. Learn Garhwali – Part 2

Lesson 2 of Learning Garhwali

Learn Garhwali – Part 3

9. Learn Garhwali – Part 3

Lesson 3 of Learning Garhwali

Marriage Rites

10. Marriage Rites

Even to this day, a major percentage of upper caste people (Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas) do not approve marriages of their daughters with grooms from lower caste. Brahmins and Rajputs will willingly take a girl from a lower caste, but marry their daughters only to a boy of a higher caste. There are prohibitions against marriages between the same clans or caste. Learn about Marriage Rite

Pahadi Topi - Uttarakhandi Pahari Cap

11. Pahadi Topi - Uttarakhandi Pahari Cap

Pahadi Cap also known as Kumaoni Topi, Garhwali Topi or Uttarakhandi Topi is an important part of Men's traditional Uttarakhandi dress worn in both Garhwal and Kumaon regions. The black or white cap similar to Gandhi cap is popular is Kumaon region while a round cap is more popular in Garhwal.Buy Uttarakhandi Cap Online

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