Kishtwari Language and Dialects

Kishtwari language

Kishtwar is the land of harmonious culture. Variety of languages and dialects are spoken in the mountainous terrain. It is an old saying that " चार  कोस  पर  पानी  बदले, आठ  कोस  पर  वाणी  ", means that the dialectical changes take place after every fifteen to twenty kilometers.   Kishtwar is

Hud Mata – Tri Sandhiya Yatra

श्री  हुद माता - त्रि संधीय    The world famous Brahama Peaks, talking to sky and standing side by side in the nanth nala region of Dachhan, have a series of sites of pilgrimage under its lap. Beyond the last habitation namely Nanth Nala, 9kms away from village Panjdhara of

Holy Shesh Naag at Tatta Pani

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Tatapani, translated from Hindi as "hot water," holy hot springs.  Like most holy hot springs in India, they come with a story:Seven thousand years ago, during the times of the Mahabharata the elder brother of Krishna, Balram came to the valley in the form of a sadhu

History Padder Valley

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The Padder Valley is also known as the Machael Valley to some, named after the first settler called Mahu but also the name of one of the largest upstream villages. When Mahu settled the valley and where he was originally from are unknown. What is known is