Rituals

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. Uttarakhand follows 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.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
Birth Rites
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 perfor

Funeral Rites
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 buri

Marriage Rites
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

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