On Earth, there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. One of those pieces is located in northern India surrounded by the great Himalayas popularly known as Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand was created to recognise differences based on culture, ethnicity in the year 2000 and was known as Uttranchal but later in the year 2007, the name was changed to Uttarakhand to give tribute to those who fought for this state in the name of Uttarakhand Andolan.
Another popular name for Uttarakhand is Dev Bhoomi(Land of Gods) as has numerous religious sites.The highest Shiva temple in the world namely Tungnath is also located in Uttarakhand.
Rich mineral resources are found here like limestone, rock phosphate, copper graphite, gypsum etc.
Apart from this, it is the home of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites i.e. Valley of Flowers and Nanda Devi National Park.
Uttarakhand is also a great tourist attraction, people from all over the world come here to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Uttarakhand is filled with purity; in the air, in the environment and in its people. Uttarakhand is divided into two regions that are Garhwal and Kumaon. In the medieval era, the Garhwal region was known as Kedarnath and the Kumaon region was known as Manaskhand.
Chholiya (or Chhaliya) is a dance form practised in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand, India. It is a sword dance accompanying a marriage procession but now it is performed on many auspicious occasions.
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