Aug 01, 2021
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North-east often known as the land of dawn, paradise on earth, the most exiting destination in India. Made of eight states and also known as eight sisters of India. Eventually, Northeast does not have potential to overcome on top exiting destination of India. The cultural heritage of these eight states are all different then rest of India.
Just think of Nagaland, that it has 16 tribes, and each tribe has their own language. If you will ever visit Northeast states, it enables you to understand the depth of Indian culture and history. These eight sisters has something special, something different and it's incredible cultural destination and it's history.
Headhunter of Nagaland:
The head hunters known as Hornbill, is one of the festival of Nagaland Konyak tribal. This was banned by government in 1960, and today we are left with tales. But Nagaland has numerous tribal and they celebrate their identity through festivals.
The sinking land of Assam (Majuli):
Majuli is stunning river Island in India, and the mighty river Brahmaputra is slowly eating the land. The importance of Majuli shines bright when you learn the fact that is practiced in same way it did way back in Harappan civilization. The preservation of ancient culture and practices here cannot be overlooked by any chance.
This village Majuli is the heaven for Neo- Vaisnative people, who is living in the name of God. Also the home to Missing Tribe, who has migrated from Arunachal Pradesh. The three days long Raas festival that depict the life of Lord Krishna is massive festival here, and celebrated with love and joy.
Guardian Deity of Sikkim:
Sikkim also has it's many traditions and cultural Heritage. Each of the traditions have their own language. Nepalese majority celebrate all major Hindu festivals, including Tihar (Diwali) and Dashain (Dashera). Traditional local festivals, such as Maghe Sankranti (Makar Sakranti), Sakela, Chasok Tangnam and Bhimsen Puja, are popular. Losar, Saga Dawa, Lhabab Duechen, Drupka Teshi and Bhumchu are among the Buddhist festivals celebrated in Sikkim.
During the Losar (Tibetan New Year), most offices and educational institutions are closed for a week. Sikkimese Muslims celebrate Ed UL-Fitr and Muharram. Christmas has been promoted in Gangtok to attract tourists during the off-season.
Western rock music and Indian pop have gained a wide following in Sikkim. Nepali rock and Lepcha music are also popular. Sikkim's most popular sports are football and Volleyball, although hang gliding, river-rafting bonsai-jumping have grown popular as part of the tourism industry.
Pang Lhabsol is among the popular festivals in Sikkim which is celebrated with a great deal of pomp and grandeur. It is among the popular carnivals in Sikkim and it shows the color and elegance of the state.
The festival is believed to have been started somewhere around 13th century under the reign of Chakdor Namgyal, the third Chogyal or Dharma King of the state. The celebrations basically aim at paying homage to Mt. Kanchenjunga, the guardian deity of Sikkim which is believed to have been protecting this holy land since ages. Besides, Pang Lhabsol also finds a special place in the hearts of people from the Bhutia and Lepcha communities who celebrate this day commemorating the oath of “Blood Brotherhood” taken by the chiefs of two communities under the witness of Mt. Kanchenjunga during the 15th century.