The customs, rites and other rituals practiced by the people of Uttarakhand are essentially based on Hindu religion. These customs are deep rooted and are strictly observed by people of all castes i.e. Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudras. All customs and traditions are influenced by their belief in spirits and superstitions, the innumerable Hindu gods and goddesses.

Uttarakhandis follow distinct rites and rituals for all the auspicious and sad moments of life right from the child birth to marriage to death. Every moment of life has to undergo one ritual or the other.

Uttarakhand Rituals

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' ...

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...

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 willi...

3 Responses

  1. Lalit Ranakoti

    This is not non sense this is something that actually bring your senses back. Dev bhumi uttrakhand is the place for Gods, and they still exist there in the purest form.

  2. Ali

    Can uttrakhrand resident marry a foreigner? I happen to be a national of Canada and my boyfriend is from uttrakhrand..He says that he can’t Marry me because it will destroy his family but he says he loves me…

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