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Golu Devata or Lord Golu (गॊलू दॆवता)

Golu Devata or Lord Golu (Hindi: गॊलू दॆवता) is the legendary mythological and historical God of the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand state of India and is their deity. The Golu Devta Chitai, temple is about 4 km (2.5 mi) from the main gate of Binsar wildlife sanctuary & about 10 km (6.2 mi) from Almora. Novel on Goludev story can read -"Sanyasi-Yodha" writer Kaustubh anand chandola. Web-www.sanyasiyodha.com Jai Golu Devta !

14-Dec-2017
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Neem Karoli Baba (नीम करौली बाबा)

Neem Karoli Baba (Hindi: नीम करौली बाबा[2]) or Neeb Karori Baba (Hindi: नीब करौरी बाबा) (1900 c. - September 11, 1973), also known to followers as Maharaj-ji, is a Hindu guru, mystic and devotee of the Hindu deity Hanuman.[3] He is known outside India for being the guru of a number of Americans who travelled to India in the 1960s and 1970s, the most well-known being the spiritual teachers Ram Dass and Bhagavan Das, and the musicians Krishna Das and Jai Uttal, and Trevor Hall (Rampriya Das). His ashrams are in Kainchi,[4] Vrindavan, Rishikesh, Shimla, Neeb Karori village near Khimasepur in Farrukhabad, Bhumiadhar, Hanuman Gadi, Lucknow, Delhi in India and in Taos, New Mexico, USA. Kainchi It is a placed at an altitude of (1400 MT) On the Nainital - Almora Road, 9 Km from Bhowali and 17 Kms from Nainital is a modern pilgrim centre. This place has achieved recognition owing to the ashram of the famous Shri Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji. Many hundreds of people visit the temples here every day, in season. Each year, during the June 15th Bhandara, reportedly, more than one lakh (100,000) people are fed. Kainchi is a term used for two sharp hairpin bends of the motor road in local dialect hence the name. It has NO relation with scissors. Founded by the famous Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba in 1962 and is very well maintained and kept neat and clean. The concept of this place came into existence in 1942 when Maharaj Neem Karoli along with Shri Poornanand of the Kainchi Village proposed building an Ashram here dedicated to Sombari Maharaj and Sadhu Premi Baba who used to perform yagnas in this very place. Later in 1962, their dream materialised and the forest from this area was cleared and a rectangular platform was constructed. After due permission from the Forest Conservator, Maharaj Ji acquired the lease of this land and constructed a Temple devoted to Lord Hanuman over that rectangular platform and adjacent to it is the Kainchi Temple and an Ashram built for devotees. The Hanuman temple is built over the platform mentioned above. His devotees started coming from different places and a chain of bhandaras, kirtans, bhajans started. The Pran-Pratishtha of idols of Hanumanji and others was performed on 15th June in different years. Thus, 15th June is celebrated every year as Pratishtha Divas when a large number of devotees come to Kainchi and get Prasad. The number of devotees and the associated vehicular traffic is so large that the district administration has to make special arrangement to regulate the same. Accordingly some changes have been made in the whole complex so that people do not face any difficulty in movement. Kainchi temple is of a special importance in each and every devotee's life. It was here that Ram Dass and other westerners spent a lot of good time with Maharajji. All devotees should pay a visit to this temple at least once. There is also a cave beside the temple where Baba Neem Karoli used to spend his time praying and is considered a sacred area. Neem Karoli Maharaji's Teachings Maharajji taught many people. These teachings continue today. The teaching was very subtle or literally a knock on the head. Maharajji's teachings seem to have been totally individual. Each devotee would have the answer or the help they needed in the way that was best suited to their needs. When devotees remembered Him, Maharajji would rush to them to help and protect them. This seems to be going on to this day. Maharajji seems to be continually visiting people and helping them since He "left His body" in Vrindaban in 1973. One devotee said that he thought the greatest miracle was what Maharajji has done since then. Maharajji has visited, helped, guided, fed, and called into service so many in the last twenty-five years. Maharajji never went away. For this we can be grateful. Construction of Neem Karoli Maharaji's Temple at Kainchi Babaji left His physical body in the night of 10 September 1973. The Kalash containing his ashes was already installed in Shri Kainchi dham. Then, without any plan and design the construction work of Babas temple began in 1974. All His devotees cooperated (voluntarily) The artisans and masons engaged in the construction work has an early bath and wearing clean clothes began work, reciting Hanuman Chalissa and chanting "Maharajji Ki Jai" (glory to Maharajji). When the construction work was on, the devotees also recited Hanuman Chalissaand did Kirtan by singing (Shri Rama - Jai Rama - Jai Jai Rama), Mothers also writing "Ramnam" on the bricks passed them on to the workers. The whole atmosphere vibrated with the chanting of "Baba Neem Karoli Maharaj Ki Jai". Influenced by the ardent devotion of the Mothers for Babaji, the workers also developed the same feeling of devotion, faith, reverance and love. It was Babaji's lila that he infused these workers with the qualities of Vishwakarma (the architectof Gods) and they remained busy with the construction work. Now came 15th June 1976, the day for installation and consecration of Maharajji's murti. Maharajji Himself had fixed June 15th as the consecration of Kainchi Dham. The Bagvat saptah and yajna etc. were completed before the installation and consecration ceremony. The devotees installed Kalash and hoisted flag on the temple with the sound of bells, gongs, drums and conches. The sky vibrated with the sound of clapping. Kirtan and slogans of glory to Babaji. The atmosphere was ecstatic and everyone had the feeling of Babaji Maharaj's physical presence. Then with recitation of hymns from Vedas and with the specified method of consecration ceremony and worship, Maharajji's murti was installed. In this way, Babaji Maharaj in the form of a murti is seated in Shri Kainchi Dham. How To Reach Kainchi How To Reach Kainchi Dham Kainchi Distance Between Distance between Kainchi Dham, Kainchi Dham Distance Kainchi Dham at a distance of 9 Km from Bhowali. Kainchi Dham at a distance of 17 Kms from Nainital. Kainchi Dham is approx. 13 km from Golu Devta Temple (Ghorakhal) Kainchi Dham is approx. 317 km from Delhi via Kathgodam - Bhimtal – Bhowali * SHATABDI EXPRESS:- Runs between New Delhi-Kathgodam-New Delhi twice a week (Friday & Sunday) during summer vacations. NOTE:- For precise details of dates, timings and fares of all the above trains, we request you to kindly confirm with the Indian Railways before making reservations. From Kathgodam the drive to Bhowali takes approx One Hour and from Lal Kuan the drive to Nainital is approx 85-95 minutes. Kindly Note :- Though time varies to reach Kainchi Dham as it depends on the traffic, time of the journey (morning daytime or evening) and the mode of Transportation. Kathgodam (via Bhimtal - Bhowali) 45Kms Lalkuan (via Bhimtal - Bhowali) 65 kms Kainchi Ashram in Nainital Uttarakhand, inspired Steve Jobs to Found Apple Steve Jobs, the charismatic Apple Founder and CEO. Steve Job’s success with Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad; are buzzing in tech world. But just as Jobs is known for his addresses at Apple product launches, his historic Stanford speech and his passion for innovation and curve jumping thinking, something which turned Apple from bankruptcy to the world’s biggest tech company; he’s also known for his views and comments about another revolutionary, the Microsoft Founder Bill gates. From time to time, Steve Jobs - once a Hare Rama Hare Rama (ISKCon) Sunday meal hungry college dropout; has reflected upon his thoughts about Microsoft founder Bill Gates; something which many think shed a great deal of light on Jobs’ past and pre-Apple days. In one such occasion, reports WSJ, Jobs told New York Times in a 1997 interview referring to Gates: "I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger," According to people who have followed Jobs’ life closely, he didn’t say the above, just for the sake of saying. Jobs’ actually recommended Gates the mantra, which he did when he was young and continued trying till now. Deeply influenced by the Indian spiritualism in 70s; Steve Jobs born February 24, 1955, visited India in 1974 as a hippie (the same hippie connection which makes many connect Steve with untidiness even now) for what he calls “spiritual retreat” and a philosophical quest. The move many psychologists, link to Jobs being adopted by foster parents right after birth; but later his biological parents(Steve jobs born as Steven Paul Jobs to an American mother and a Syrian father in San Francisco, California) happened to tie the knot and gave birth to and raised a child, Jobs’ biological sister. how he funded his India journey, by taking a job at Atari. While at Cupertino Junior High School and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, Steve, who always had inclination towards computers, used to attend after-school lectures at the Hewlett-Packard Company. After his graduation from high school in 1972, Jobs enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after first semester (first three months). Instead he enrolled himself in non degree Calligraphy (beautiful handwriting) classes; and stayed with friends in their hostel room. Monet skint, as he had ditched college degree, jobs used to audit classes at Reed, returned Coke bottles for food money, and didn’t refrain from getting weekly free meals at the local “Hare Krishna” temple (this is the Sunday free meal connection at Hare Rama Temple). Jobs returned to California in 1974; and took a technician job at popular video games manufacturer Atari, primarily to save money for visiting India in search of spiritual enlightenment. Spending time there as a hippie in quest of eternal knowledge (experimented with psychedelics, calling his “acid” or Lysergic acid diethylamide experiences "), Jobs returned from India in the same year as a “Buddhist”; if not in practice but at least in appearance. In 1976, Jobs founded Apple along with his college friend Steve Woznaik; with whom he used to attend after school Hewlett-Packard Company classes as well. According to Steve, he got the inspiration to found Apple, during his stay in India. In India, Steve visited Kainchi Ashram, in Nainital, in the state of Uttarakhand (the Ashram of Baba Neem Karoli or Baba Neeb Karori, considered a reincarnation of Lord Hanuman, a monkey God in Hinduism); and it’s where he is believed to have got the vision to create Apple. KAINCHI ASHRAM IN NAINITAL UTTARAKHAND, INSPIRED MARK ZUCKERBERG Vinod Joshi, the secretary of the trust that manages a small temple and ashram nestled in a picture-postcard valley called Kainchi near Nainital, got a call from Larry Brilliant, an American physician and former director of Google's philanthropic arm Google.org. "Larry said some Mark would be coming to the ashram for a day," recalls the short, bubbly man with twinkling eyes, who has spent his life in the service of his spiritual guru Neeb Karori Baba at the ashram. Joshi doesn't remember exactly when because he had no idea who Mark Zuckerberg was. Facebook was yet to become a daily habit of about a billion and half people. But he does remember that Zuckerberg flew down to Pantnagar, about 65 km from Nainital, and then drove to the ashram of Neeb Karori (often called Neem Karoli) Baba, who died in 1973 but continues to enchant several highprofile Americans. The Baba's halo shined bright last week when Zuckerberg mentioned to Narendra Modi during the Indian prime minister's US tour that he had visited a temple in India during the early days of Facebook on the advice of Apple founder Steve Jobs. "...he (Jobs) told me that in order to reconnect with what I believed as the mission of the company I should visit this temple that he had gone to in India early on in his evolution of thinking about what he wanted Apple and his vision of the future to be," Zuckerberg told Modi at a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters. "So I went and I travelled for almost a month, and seeing people, seeing how people connected, and having the opportunity to feel how much better the world could be if everyone has a strong ability to connect reinforced for me the importance of what we were doing and that is something I've always remembered over the last 10 years as we've built Facebook." MARK ZUCKERBERG SPENT 2 DAYS AT THE KAINCHI DHAM Joshi says Zuckerberg landed up with just a book in his hand without even a change of clothes. "He was wearing a trouser which was torn at one knee," he told ET. Zuckerberg was supposed to spend only one day, but stayed for two because Pantnagar was hit by a storm and flights could not take off. The ashram, located beside a bubbling brook and surrounded by tall pine-forested mountains, itself is small for a saint who has an elite following that includes Hollywood star Julia Roberts. It has five shrines, including one for his favourite Hanuman. Many of the Baba's devotees believe he himself was the monkey God incarnate. Opposite the shrines is a white building with square columns where the sage used to live. "We call it the White House," Joshi says. On its verandah, there is a small wooden platform covered with a dark woolen blanket sprinkled with fresh flowers — the Baba used to spend most of his day seated on it. All over the place there are pictures of the ever-smiling Baba sitting or half lying down with his left palm supporting his head. He is always wearing a blanket. Even in the shrine where the Baba lives on in a life-size marble statue, he wears a Burberry-check blanket. As the evening aarti (lamp service) winds down at the shrine, I tell Rameshwar Dass standing at the back of a small crowd of worshippers that the statue is life-like. "Well, almost," Dass replies with a mischievous smile, his eyes crinkling up crows' feet on the edges. "He looked quite different." Dass, a former New Yorkbased photographer, was Jim until the sage gave him his new name. When Jim first met Neeb Karori Baba in 1970, he stayed by his side for two years.

05-Dec-2017
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Trishul Parvat

Trishul Parvat Named after the trident of Lord Shiva, Trishul is the name given to the three imposing peaks of western Kumaon near the Bageshwar district. The main peak, Trshulis notable for being the is ver 7.122 metres to have ever been climbed way back in 1907. Trishul Il and Trishul IlI were first climbed in 1960 by a Yugoslav team from the Bidalgwar Glacier, scaling the supreme heights of Trishul I1 from the southern ridge and Trishul IIl from the northern ridge. Before ski tourism gained popularity as a winter sport in Auli, Trishul was amongst the few peaks that were used as training spots for ski-equipped patrolling officers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force. to scale the peak in 1958 took the Mountaineers for whole days to climb and a mere 90 minutes to ski down to their base camp. The gorgeous Roopkund Lake It is reported that an expedition rests at the bottom of these slopes, which is also known as the Mystery Lake since around 600-odd skeletal remains of horses and humans were once found here The best views of Trshul are to be seen from Kausani and Bedini Bugyal. Courtesy : UTDB

01-Mar-2018
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Nanda Devi East

Nanda Devi East Resting majestically in the Garhwal Himalayas is a two-peaked massif that forms a long high ridge leaning east to west, known as Nanda Devi. The Nanda Devi East Peak is part of this, and together with the West Peak, they form the twin peaks of the Goddess Nanda. A barrier ring guards the main summit, within which can be found some of the highest mountains in the Indian Himalayas, and Nanda Devi East is one of them. Twelve peaks surpass 6,400 metres in height, further enriching its sanctified standing as the daughter of the Himalayas, according to local legend and myth. The heart of the insurmountable ring is the Nanda Devi Sanctuary which is protected as the Nanda Devi National Park. Nanda Devi East lies on the eastern edge of the ring and of the Park; at the border of Chamois, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar districts. The Nanda Devi West Peak towers at 7,817 metres and is the second highest in the country. Expedition-style climbs are best made in the months of May, June, September and October. Courtesy : UTDB

16-Mar-2018
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Bhagirathi Peak

In the Garhwal Himalayas e the magnificent Bhagirathi group of three soaring peaks Bhagirathi 1, Bhagirathi Il and Bhagirathi III, reaching heights of 6,856 metres, 6,512 metres, and 6,454 metres respectively. The highest peak of the imposing Bhagirathi cluster forms an elaborate and topographically complex massif. It stands awe inspiring and dominates the end of the valley leading up to Gaumukh, which marks the end of the Gangotri Glacier and the source of the holy River Ganga Bhagirathi is also the name given to the upper part of the Ganga. Both the mountain and the river are said to be named after King Bhagirath, who supposedly coerced Goddess Ganga to descend from the heavens in the form of a raging torrent as an answer to his severe and unwavering austerities. The Bhagirathi Glacier in the upper Alaknanda basin, along with other glaciers like the Satopanth Glacier, is the source of the River Alaknanda. These glaciers are located at a distance of 17 kilometres from the renowned temple of Badrinath, in the district of Chamoli. They begin in the Chaukhamba and Badrinath cluster of peaks, which separate them from the Gangotri group of glaciers Bhagirathi can be reached from Joshimath in the sub-division of Chamoli, by following the Badrinath and Mana motorable road. From the village of Mana, the route trails thepath of the River Alaknanda. A 145-metre waterfall known as Vasundhara lies on the right bank of the Alaknanda and is perched at a height of 3,250 metres. Major mountain expeditions can be enjoyed in the months of May, June and September. Courtesy : UTDB

17-Mar-2018
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Dayara Bugyal

One of the most beautiful places in Uttarakhand has to be Dayara Bugyal. In the local language, bugyal means "high altitude meadow". At an elevation that ranges between 10,000-12,000 feet, this vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty in Uttarakhand. Spread over an area of 28 square kilometres, Dayara Bugyal offers some of the best ski slopes in India during winter. Camping by Lake Barnala Tal makes for a memorable experience. The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari, a place on the Uttarkashi-Gangotri road, about 28 kilometres from Uttarkashi. Vehicles can go up to the village of Barsu. Dayara can be reached via an 8-kilometre trek or via village Raithal, 10 kilometres from Bhatwari.

01-Mar-2018
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Get Out Of Stressful Life (Rishikesh)

GET OUT OF STRESSFUL LIFE, DO ONE DAY VISIT RISHIKESH If you are interested in roaming Staying in NCR, have been stuck in their job life. Making life tense and more boring, better to go with friends. Everyone has a hobby about roaming. Do not get out of the way because of your busy schedule. Even in your busy schedule you can take out some time to get stress free time, so here we will tell how you can manage to hang-out with your good friends in good places. One of the best places to be with friends is Rishikesh of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh's weather and location both affect people very much. Rishikesh is also called Yoga Capital of the World. A lot of foreign tourists visit here. Foreigners visit Rishikesh to grasp Indian’s culture closely. Foreign tourists specialize in learning Yoga and Sanskrit language in Rishikesh. Adventure, Capping, Rafting and Tracking are so famous for spending a holiday with friends here. The weather season is pleasant for twelve months of the year. Rishikesh's Journey from Delhi In our busy life, one day can be easily take out to hang out with friends that too without taking off from office. If you want to go to Rishikesh by Bike, then it is great. Otherwise, local buses are easily avaliable. Distance of Rishikesh from Delhi is 230 kilometers. On Saturdays, the bus runs from Kashmiri Gate from 11 am to 1 pm. If at 12 o'clock in the evening, you have reached Kashmiri Gate, then at 6 in the morning you will reach the audience. Rishikesh in the Lap of Nature In Uttarakhand state, Rishikesh is a paradise for nature lovers. By reaching between the high mountains, dense forests in the mountains and the Ganges Maiya emanating from the mountains, you will experience a unique experience of nature. Lax Hammock Rishikesh's landmark location is here, it is Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula. The total length of the bridge tied to the wires is 450 feet. Crossing Ganga through these two Lakshman and Ram Jhula is a different experience. River Rafting Reaching the audience and not doing river rafting did nothing. The real adventures of the whole trip are in the Rishikesh river rafting only. For which booking is done for online or off-river river rafting. For rafting 9 kilometres of Rs 400, there is a booking of Rs. 600 for 18 kilometres of rafting. In which you will enjoy nature's unique interesting adventure during rafting. Tracking To enjoy the dense forest of Uttarakhand also, then tracking with friends. Tracking has to get out of the highways, dense bushes between the highways. It is difficult to walk on the paths of the mountain, it is only during the trekking. If you are tracking the Neer Waterfall, then you will also get a breathtaking waterfall. You will be amazed to see the beauty of the falling waterfall from the height. Rishikesh's Ganga Aarti Ganga Aarti World is the famous Ganga Aarti in Parmarth Niketan in the evening. Where hundreds of people gather and simultaneously worship Mother Maa Ganga. In which the devotees who come from a far-flung bow to the river Ganga. In addition, a large number of foreign tourists also join the Ganga Arti. After so much stroke in the lineage, now your day will be over. That is, lax hammock from 7 am to 9 am, then from 10 to 1 a.m., enjoy the river rafting and 3 to 5 trekking. Enjoy the Arti of Mother Ganges at 6 pm. Then after 10 pm, come back to Delhi by taking a sleeper coach bus. Now you can join your office on Monday morning. Rafting in Rishikesh

24-Mar-2018
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Chipko Movement

The Chipko movement was initiated in 1973-74 to prevent illegal deforestation in the forest area. The special point of this movement was that for the first time, a movement was launched by the mass group to prevent illegal logging of trees, which the government had to intervene later to stop it. This movement was very much discussed in the field of environment. Gaura Devi, the mother of this movement, was later named as Chipko Woman. THIS IS HOW CHIPKO MOVEMENT STARTED It is a matter of 1974, auction of cutting of approximately 2.5 billion trees in the forest of Ranani village of Uttarakhand (then Uttar Pradesh), which was opposed by another woman named Gaura Devi, with other women. The people here considered trees as part of their family. Despite this, the government and the contractor's decision did not change. When the contractor's man arrived to cut the tree, Gaura Devi and his 21 companions clung to the trees and told the administration, first cut us, then cut these trees too, the contractors had to go back to that time. THE PRIME MINISTER HAD TO PUT RESTRICTIONS The movement that started under the leadership of local women was spread by Chandi Prasad Bhatt and his NGO. Gandhian thinker Sunderlal Bahuguna gave direction to this movement. The extent to which this agitation will have been at that time can be estimated by the fact that the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, after considering the seriousness of this matter, 15 years ban implemented on deforestation on the Himalayan region, and Govt had to pass a bill in parliament.

26-Mar-2018
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Corbett Falls

This famous waterfall is yet another matter of pride of the much-acclaimed Corbett National Park. Twenty-five kilometres from Ramnagar, in the thick teak wood jungles, is a narrow winding road of 1.7 kilometres that takes one to the awe-inspiring Corbett Falls. Falling from a height of 20 metres, the Corbett Fallsis surrounded by dense forests with a rich diversity of plant and bird species. The silence in this zone and the serene surroundings make this spot ideal for bird-watching and Nature walks. The spectacle is much more enticing than Kempty Falls of Mussoorie and is a famous camping hideout, picnic spot and trek route. To encourage awareness about the Corbett Falls and make it more accessible to the public, the Forest Department is taking necessary measures to provide all amenities, and regular public and private transport services are available that make this spot convenient for Nature enthusiasts and tourists. Photography is allowed free of cost and bathing is permitted in the Corbett-Fall, but is risky due to the slippery moss gathered on the stones.

07-Apr-2018
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20-Mar-2018

Rajinikanth's Uttarakhand Trip

Bollywood superstar Rajinikanth, who reached Uttarakhand, finished yoga by reaching Mahavatar Baba's cave at Pandavkholi in Dwarahat. Rajinikanth left for the Pandavkholi cave with his close friend, the residence of Koli in BS Hari. Rajinikanth, who came to the mountain on a spiritual journey, reached the Kumkuchina, after being about 20 km after the road trip to Dunaagiri. After this, Rajinikanth reached the cave on the back of the horse. During this time villagers of Ranchhal posed the photo with Rajinikanth. After reaching the cave, for about an hour, Rajinikanth has done yoga in the cave. Rajinikanth promised the local people to come here again. He said that I want to show the problem of people of the mountain people to the world. I will make a film on the sufferings of the mountainous people. I will tell people how hard work people are here. Rajni said that when I was coming into the cave for meditation, I saw on the way that the woman of about 60 years was coming for wood in the head, at some distance a woman saw and had a basket on her head, I am surprised to see this done.

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22-Mar-2018

UK CM, Trivendra S Rawat

उत्तराखंड: कांग्रेस सरकार से चला आ रहा बेरोजगारी भत्ता होगा बंद, 1.5 लाख नौकरियों का वादा उत्तराखंड की त्रिवेन्द्र सिंह रावत कैबिनेट ने गैरसैंण बजट सत्र के दौरान चौंकाने वाला निर्णय लेते हुए कांग्रेस सरकार के समय शुरू किया बेरोजगारी भत्ता बंद कर दिया है। प्रदेश के श्रम मंत्री हरक सिंह रावत ने बताते हुए कहा कि राज्य में कांग्रेस सरकार के शुरू किया गया बेरोजगारी भत्ता बंद किया जा रहा है। वहीं, सरकार ने उत्तराखंड में डेढ़ लाख से अधिक नौकरियां का वादा किया। सिडकुल में प्रस्तावित 25 हजार करोड़ के निवेश से ये नौकरियां पैदा होंगी। राज्य सरकार की ओर से विधानसभा में प्रस्तुत की गई आर्थिक सर्वेक्षण रिपोर्ट में इसका खुलासा हुआ है। संसदीय कार्यमंत्री प्रकाश पंत ने विधानसभा में राज्य की पहली आर्थिक सर्वेक्षण रिपोर्ट प्रस्तुत की। सदन के पटल पर रखी गई रिपोर्ट के अनुसार राज्य के सिडकुल क्षेत्रों में इस समय कुल 1836 औद्योगिक इकाइयां हैं। जिसमें से 1400 के करीब इकाइयों में उत्पादन चल रहा है। इन इकाइयों में मौजूदा समय में 25 हजार करोड़ से अधिक का निवेश प्रस्तावित है। आर्थिक सर्वेक्षण में पर्यटन पर विशेष फोकस करने पर जोर दिया गया है। राज्य की जीडीपी में पर्यटन क्षेत्र का कुल 13 प्रतिशत का योगदान है। लेकिन इस क्षेत्र में बजट आवंटन महज 0.28 प्रतिशत है। राज्य की कुल ऊर्जा क्षमता 25 हजार मेगावाट बिजली उत्पादन की है। जबकि राज्य इस समय कुल 6318 मिलियन यूनिट बिजली का ही उत्पादन कर पा रहा है। एनजीटी और अन्य पर्यावरणीय वजहों से रुकी योजनाओं पर काम हो तो राज्य अपनी जरूरत से ज्यादा ऊर्जा का उत्पादन करने लगेगा। जो राज्य के आर्थिक विकास में कारगर होगा।

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22-Mar-2018

Ghost Stories in UK

सभी भूत कहानियाँ कहानियाँ हैं, कम से कम उत्तराखंड में नहीं ! पहाड़ी जिलों में रोजगार की कमी की वजह से मैदानों में बड़े पैमाने पर प्रवास किया गया है, जिससे पूरे पहाड़ गांवों को निर्जन किया जा सकता है। अगर उत्तराखंड भारत के सबसे खूबसूरत पर्यटन स्थलों में से एक है, तो राज्य भी सबसे दिलचस्प छोड़ दिया बस्तियों - आधुनिक भूत गांवों को घराना होता है। विडंबना यह है कि प्रति व्यक्ति आय के संदर्भ में यह भारत का छठा सबसे अमीर राज्य है, लेकिन इसके पहाड़ी जिलों में रहने वाले लोगों को एक अलग कहानी बताई गई है। ऐसा लगता है कि हरिद्वार, हल्द्वानी, रुद्रपुर और देहरादून के विकास के लिए उत्तराखंड बनाया गया था - मैदानों के सभी नगर - और पहाड़ियों में 16,000 से अधिक गांवों के लिए नहीं। विडंबना यह है कि 2000 के दशक में उत्तर प्रदेश में अपने दूरदराज के पहाड़ी जिलों के विकास के लिए आवश्यक ध्यान देने के लिए राज्य बनाया गया था। इसकी स्थापना के बाद से, भाजपा और कांग्रेस ने राज्य पर शासन किया है, जिसकी 17 साल में सात मुख्यमंत्रियों की संख्या है। यह एक साढ़े दो साल का है केवल अनुभवी एन डी तिवारी अपना पूर्ण पांच साल का कार्यकाल पूरा कर सकते हैं। सत्तर साल बाद, उत्तराखंड की पहाड़ियों को अभी भी बुनियादी सुविधाओं से वंचित किया गया है, सबसे महत्वपूर्ण स्वास्थ्य देखभाल प्रवासन का मुद्दा अक्सर कई राजनीतिक दलों के चुनाव घोषणापत्रों में बना देता है, लेकिन राजनीतिक बयानबाजी से परे समस्या की जांच के लिए बहुत कुछ नहीं किया गया है इन जिलों में रोजगार की कमी की वजह से मैदानों में बड़े पैमाने पर प्रवास हुआ, जिससे पूरे पहाड़ गांवों को निर्जन किया जा सके। पहाड़ियों में प्राथमिक व्यवसाय होने वाली खेती, छोटी भूमि की होल्डिंग्स और सरकार द्वारा कृषि पहलों की कमी से अपंग हो गई है। उत्तराखंड के मुख्यमंत्री त्रिवेन्द्र सिंह रावत राज्य ने 17 वर्षों में सात मुख्यमंत्रियों को देखा है। यहां तक ​​कि पिछले पहाड़ों में रहने वाले लोगों को रोजगार की तलाश में मैदानों में जाने के लिए इस्तेमाल किया जाता था, लेकिन वे अपने परिवार को पीछे छोड़ देंगे। लेकिन अब मैदानी इलाकों में प्रवासियों से पूरे परिवार पहाड़ियों से मैदानों तक जा रहे हैं, या तो उत्तराखंड या देश के अन्य भागों में हैं। जबकि राज्य के पहाड़ी जिलों में एक दशक के जनसंख्या में 12.75 प्रतिशत वृद्धि दर्ज की गई, जबकि मैदानों में लगभग 32 प्रतिशत दर्ज किया गया। यह पहाड़ियों से पूरे परिवारों के बड़े पैमाने पर प्रवास के एक निश्चित संकेत है इंट्रा-स्टेट माइग्रेशन ने पहाड़ी-जिले से जनसांख्यिकीय नाली का कारण बना है, जिससे भूत गांवों का निर्माण हो रहा है। जनगणना 2011 के अनुसार राज्य में 1,048 गांव हैं जो निर्जन हैं। पौड़ी, टिहरी, अल्मोड़ा, उत्तरकाशी, चमोली और पिथौरागढ़ समेत सभी 13 जिलों में 80 प्रतिशत गांवों ने 500 से कम की आबादी दर्ज की है। अल्मोड़ा जिले में -1.38 की नकारात्मक वृद्धि हुई है। पौड़ी गढ़वाल जिले में -1.41 प्रतिशत की नकारात्मक वृद्धि देखी गई है। विडंबना यह है कि उत्तराखंड के मुख्यमंत्री त्रिवेन्द्र सिंह रावत, यूपी सीएम योगी आदित्यनाथ, सेना प्रमुख बीपीन रावत, एनएसए अजित डोवाल और आरएडब्ल्यू प्रमुख अनिल धसमाना गौवाल के गांव पौड़ी गढ़वाल हैं। दोनों जिलों में जनसंख्या 2001 और 2011 के बीच 17,868 लोगों द्वारा गिर गई। 2015 में, ग्रामीण विकास और पंचायत राज के राष्ट्रीय संस्थान ने राज्य में पलायन की गतिशीलता को समझने के लिए अल्मोड़ा और पौड़ी गढ़वाल में 217 घरों में एक सर्वेक्षण किया। माइग्रेशन का शीर्ष कारण बेरोजगारी पाया गया पहाड़ियों में गांवों के जीवन की कठिनाई के कारण पैदा होने वाले आकर्षण का कारण खराब कमी की सुविधा, पानी की कमी, अपर्याप्त स्वास्थ्य सुविधाओं, गरीब शैक्षणिक सुविधाएं और दुर्गम बाजारों में युवाओं के प्रवासन की प्रक्रिया में तेजी आई है उत्तराखंड में कृषि और संबद्ध गतिविधियों में भी वृद्धि धीमी हुई है। इसी अवधि में हिमाचल प्रदेश की 9% की तुलना में 2010 और 2015 के बीच इसका वार्षिक औसत विकास 4% था। हिमाचल प्रदेश हर साल बागबानी और कृषि से अपनी सरकार की नीतियों के कारण 15,000 करोड़ रुपये से अधिक कमाता है। ऐसा लगता है कि उत्तराखंड सरकार कभी भी विकासशील कृषि पर ध्यान केंद्रित नहीं करती थी और यही कारण है कि ऐसी गहरी गिरावट आई है। क्या है, प्रवासियों ने अपनी जमीन को गांव समुदाय को छोड़ दिया, खाली खेत के आसपास के जंगलों से जंगली जानवरों को आकर्षित कर रहे हैं और यह मनुष्य-पशु संघर्षों के लिए अग्रणी है। गांवों में पहाड़ी जनसंख्या समुदायों के रूप में रहते हैं और समुदायों के रूप में काम करते हैं। यदि आबादी का एक गुट पलायन करना शुरू कर देता है तो बाकी के लिए वापस रहना मुश्किल हो जाता है। समुदाय पर विस्थापित होने के लिए एक अपरिहार्य सामाजिक-आर्थिक दबाव है। पहले से ही माइग्रेटेड जनसाधारण भी दूसरे शहरों में रोज़गार या अस्थायी आवास की तलाश में सहायता प्रदान करके अन्य शहरों में बसने में मदद करता है 2016 के उत्तरार्ध से पारित उत्तराखंड के पंचायती राज अधिनियम स्पष्ट रूप से बताता है कि राज्य की निर्माण के दौरान स्थानीय पहाड़ी सरकारों को महत्व नहीं दिया गया है। बंजर भूमि के बीच बिखरे उत्पादक भूमि के साथ कृषि प्रबंधन को और भी मुश्किल हो गया है

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26-Mar-2018

Chipko Movement

The Chipko movement was initiated in 1973-74 to prevent illegal deforestation in the forest area. The special point of this movement was that for the first time, a movement was launched by the mass group to prevent illegal logging of trees, which the government had to intervene later to stop it. This movement was very much discussed in the field of environment. Gaura Devi, the mother of this movement, was later named as Chipko Woman. THIS IS HOW CHIPKO MOVEMENT STARTED It is a matter of 1974, auction of cutting of approximately 2.5 billion trees in the forest of Ranani village of Uttarakhand (then Uttar Pradesh), which was opposed by another woman named Gaura Devi, with other women. The people here considered trees as part of their family. Despite this, the government and the contractor's decision did not change. When the contractor's man arrived to cut the tree, Gaura Devi and his 21 companions clung to the trees and told the administration, first cut us, then cut these trees too, the contractors had to go back to that time. THE PRIME MINISTER HAD TO PUT RESTRICTIONS The movement that started under the leadership of local women was spread by Chandi Prasad Bhatt and his NGO. Gandhian thinker Sunderlal Bahuguna gave direction to this movement. The extent to which this agitation will have been at that time can be estimated by the fact that the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, after considering the seriousness of this matter, 15 years ban implemented on deforestation on the Himalayan region, and Govt had to pass a bill in parliament.

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28-Mar-2018

Rhododendron (Buras)

The Rhododendron (Buras) flower found in Himalayan regions is full of medicinal properties. Tree Rhododendron is the state tree of Uttarakhand. It is extremely variable in stature, hardiness, flower colour and leaf characteristics. Since ancient times, Rhododendron has been its own place in Ayurveda. The Rhododendron (Buras) flower blossoms only in its season. We get the Rhododendron (Buras) flower in red, pink and white. The red Rhododendron (Buras)itself is full of medical properties. If you are anaemic then the mountainous red Rhododendron (Buras) flower is beneficial for you. This flower will not allow your weight to grow and keep your cholesterol under control. In vitamins B complex and cough, fever-like diseases, Rhododendron (Buras) juice is a panacea. Gradual heart disease control also develops the body with blood growth. Rhododendron (Buras) juice is very beneficial for people suffering from heart disease. The Rhododendron (Buras) juice removes all the disorders associated with the heart, its because of finding a Pigment called Quercetin and Rutin in this flower, juice of Rhododendron (Buras) reduces the risk of suddenly occurring heart attacks. In old aged joint pain/bones, pain is very common, Rhododendron (Buras) give are very beneficial in such problems.

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26-Jul-2018

Kutoli The Village

KUTOLI a Village in Lamgara Block in Almora District of Uttarakhand State, India. It is located 67 KM towards East from District head quarters Almora. 369 KM from State capital Dehradun (via Haridwar, Rishkesh route). While entering into Village KUTOLI from main road you will find dense forest of Deodar tree which really give you picturesque view.People of this village are living in very peaceful manner. Agriculture is the main profession of this village. Education and Drinking water are the main concern of this village. Young generation is more attracted towards metro cities to earn their bread and butter. Medical and health services has been improved for last few years.Villager are big devote to Aidi Devta and every 5 years villagers organize a big event to worship Aidi Devta and this event take upto 22 days. Villagers from various villages take part into it. TOURIST ACTIVITES NEARY BY People can go for track from Kutoli to Aidi Devta Temple which is located top of mountain, you can seeview of Himalaya range, Temple is surrounded by Pines and Devodar trees where you feel tranquillity and God blessing. While track you have to entered from dense forest and water dhara.Camping can be enjoyed and this is perfect destination for Meditation and Yoga. NEARBY VILLAGES OF KUTOLI Sugari, Kunjal Urf Ara, Naya Sangroli, Kunj, Ranoli Kunj, Kutoli, Bhabu, Bas Gaon, Silpar, Kala Dungra, Ranak ! STATE – UTTARAKHAND DISTRICT – ALMORA BLOCK – LAMGARHA POST OFFICE - JAINTI LOCAL LANGUAGE - HINDI, KUMAONI Kutoli Pin code is 263626 and postal head office is Jainti. Almora , Champawat , Nainital , Haldwani are the nearby Cities to Kutoli. Kutoli 2011 Census Details Kutoli Local Language is Hindi. Kutoli Village Total population is 599 and number of houses are 108. HOW TO REACH KUTOLI BY RAIL There is no railway station near to Kutoli in less than 10 km. However Kathgodam/Haldwani Rail Way Station is major railway station which is approx. 96 KM away from Kutoli. And from Delhi we can get train to Kathgodam/Haldwani. BY BUS There is a direct bus from Delhi (Anand Vihar Bus Depot) to Kutoli via Haldwani and Kathgodam. BY LOCAL JEEP You will find direct Jeep services from Haldwani/Kathgodam, hiring jeep on sharing basis which will cost similar to bus charges, best part travelling through Jeep is take lesser time, convenient and in midway you can stop it as per your comfort. ATMS IN KUTOLI ATM of State bank of India you will find in Sunari Market CINEMA THEATRES IN KUTOLI There is no cinema hall near by Kutoli, in Haldwani you will find Cinema house which is approx. 90 km away from Kutoli village. TEMPLES IN KUTOLI There are various temples near by Kutoli, Aaidi Devta temple you will find in Kutoli itself, and there is another temple of Aaidi Devta which is approx. 7 km away in top of hill. Its covered by dense forest and you can have view of Himalaya range and air always making humming sounds. Devidhura is another temple which is approx. 37 KM from Kutoli, Temple has Durga Devi Statute and Devi always fulfil your good wishes. Temple is quite famous in Uttarakahnd and every year temple’s authorities organises a Fair (Mela) where various villagers take part into it. And show devotional toward Devi by throwing stone to each others, they called it Bagwal, earlier it used to play with Fruits but now days its been replaced by stone, menace to people take part into it. They keeping pelting stone until they feel like that blood has been flowed which is equal to 1 man’s blood. HOTELS AND LODGES IN KUTOLI In Sunari and Chokri you will find lodges and home stay, its aprox 1.5 km away from Kutoli Vilage. Also you will find home stay in Kutoli itself, people would love to welcome you as a host in their home. HOSPITALS IN KUTOLI There is a Govt Hospital in Bazdhar which is approx. 5 km away from Kutoli village. PETROL PUMP IN KUTOLI You will find petrol pump in Shaharfatak which is approx. 15 km away from Kutoli village. SCHOOLS IN KUTOLI There is a primary school in Kutoli village and various private collage in Sunari and Chokri. COLLEGES NEAR KUTOLI There is a degree college is in Chokri / Sunari which is approx. 2 Km away from Kutoli, where you can get your BA, BCOM, BSC. Information Shared by Prem Bisht (Home Town) !

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19-May-2018

Vasavana Resort

Corbett Tiger Reserve has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife and breath-taking landscapes. The natural uniqueness of the area was recognized long ago as a result of which in 1936 Corbett attained the distinction of becoming the first National Park to be established in mainland Asia. The park was then named as the 'Hailey National Park' and was later renamed as 'Corbett National Park' after James Edward Corbett the noted hunter turned conservationist of the area. The area came under 'Project Tiger' in 1971 when Gov. of India launched this ambitious conservation project. Today we are talking about one of the best boutique hotel in Corbett called Vasavana. Just as its name implies ,Vasavana (preserver of wealth) is an eco-friendly property committed to conservation of the nature our real wealth in all aspects. It strives for zero waste production through recycling of waste by sewage treatment plants .It also preserves the rain water through unique water harvesting system. Located at the foothills of Shivalik range of the Himalayas, Vasavana lies right between the Bijrani and Dhikala gates of Jim Corbett National Park, which witness the maximum tiger sightings. It is just 10 Kms drive away from Ramnagar city of district Nainital, Uttarakhand and 2.5 Km from the famous Garjia Devi temple. At Vasavana, we promise uncompromising luxury and unfaltering service to transform your vacation from a planned trip to an unforgettable journey of memories. We welcome you with special deals and offers crafted just for you. All you need is to drop us a Hello with your name and contact number. If you book your stay in Vasavana through OffbeatUK you will be getting 10% discount on published rate. How To Reach Vasavana Corbett By Bus Ramnagar is connected by road to Delhi, Moradabad, Bareilly and Naintial. State transport buses ply regularly from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldwani to Ramnagar. The approach routes are:- Delhi-Hapur-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar: 250 Kms Dehradun-Haridwar-Dhampur-kashipur-Ramnagar: 230 Kms Nainital-Kaladhungi-Ramnagar: 66 Kms By Train: A direct train to Ramnagar runs from New Delhi. Delhi-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar Alternatively, one can come upto Haldwani/Kashipur/Kathgodam and come to Ramnagar by road. By Air: Dehradun and Delhi are the nearest airports. Regular flights have also started from the nearby Pantnagar Airport (Airport Code PGH).

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10-May-2018

Pahari Art

The Pahari Kalam style of painting was developed in the Kumaon area and was practiced in some of the Himalayan regions. in the 17th century, the Mughal Prince Suieman Shikand took refuge in Garhwal. He was accompanied by a few artists well versed in the Mughal style of miniature paintings. They were instrumental in introducing the style now known as the Garhwal School of Painting. Wood Carving Pahari art also extends to cloth and wall paintings. Walls were plastered with a mix of mud and cow dung. Thechatu-pattern is followed on the walls with red painted as the background and then replaced by the Laxmi Narayan pattern, which consists of two taciturn human figures inside a framework of dots. The chatupattern is a design structure that has stylistic similarities to the Buddhists' structures. Aipan or Alpana is a popular Kumaoni art form done on walls, paper and pieces of cloth. This decorative art includes drawings of various geometric and other figures representing gods, goddesses and objects of nature. Thepichhauras or dupattas are also decorated in this way. These ritual designs and patterns are an expression of a women’s artistic taste. Aipan Painting

Uttarakhand
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10-May-2018

Chamfuli Dance

The dance forms are greatly influenced by mythology, religion and social events. Chamfuli is a popular dance form of the Garhwal region. in this dance, men and Women dance to the rhythm separately and together in pairs with impressive facial expressions. The Chholia dance is performed exclusively by the boys at a marriage procession. A few of them dress up as soldiers and enact the scenes of fierce duels. After this dance, the bride is carried away by her lover. This dance is a war dance and has existed for more than 2000 years. Young Dance in Garwal Region

Uttarakhand
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10-May-2018

Jhoda or Jhanjhari

The Pandava dance performed during Dussehra and Deepawali is enacted by narrating the story of the Mahabharata along with dance and music. The Badra Nati dance is performed by men and women wearing colourful costumes, during religious festivals and on other social occasions. On the occasion of the bride’s first visit to her parent’s home after marriage, the Tharu dance is performed to welcome the newly-married couple. The Khuder dance is performed by women when they remember their parents’ home. The Chanchari dance is a dance related to the Garhwal and Almora region. The Jhoda or Jhanjhari dance of Kumaon is staged spectacularly on a full moon night by young men and women. Mukhota Dance

Uttarakhand
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05-May-2018

Mangal Geet

Mangal Geet The prominent folk songs are Mangal Geet, which issung at any pleasant occasion, Awahan Geet is sung to invite God on any occasion and Vivah Geet is sung at the time of marriage. Pavade is an epic folk song of the Garhwal region related to the local heroes of the region and their bravery. Hori Geet folk songs are related to the festival of Hulland Guda are the songs related to the philosophy of life. Original folk dances are attached to rituals and are also a means of entertainment. They can be broadly classified into occupational, seasonal, martial, devotional and ritualistic dances. The prominent folk dances are theBhotia Dance, Chamfuli and Chholia. The BhotiaThe dance forms are greatly influenced by mythology, religion and social events Dance, Dandala, Chamfuli, Dhusaka and Dhurang are the group folk dances of theBhotias and are quite similar to the Garba dance of Gujarat.

Uttarakhand