Seven Sister Of India…..

Seven Sister Of India…

The seven sister states of India is also known as “Paradise Unexplored” a name given to neighboring states of northeastern India. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura in northeastern India. These states cover an area of about 250,000-kilometer square or about seven percent of India’s total area and had a population of 38.6 million in 2000. There is a good ethnic and religious diversity within the seven states, and they also have similarities in political, social and economic contexts. The states share international borders with many countries. Arunachal Pradesh shares an international border with Myanmar in the east, with China in the north and with Bhutan in the west. The states attract young travelers and explorers from all over the world with different tribal, and ethnic groups, religions, festivals, and fabulous landscapes.

Seven Sisters Of India And their Capitals

States. Capitals
Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar
Assam. Dispur
Manipur. Imphal
Meghalaya. Shillong
Mizoram. Aizawl
Nagaland. Kohima
Tripura. Agartala

History of the Seven Sister Of India

The history of the Seven sisters Of India is very interesting and deep-rooted. After independence(1947) there were only three states which covered the area. Assam was a huge state and then its capital was Shillong(Current day Meghalaya’s capital) and Manipur and Tripura were princely states. The rest of 4 states were formed after independence. Nagaland in 1963, Meghalaya in 1972, and Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh in 1987.

Interesting Facts About The Seven Sisters Of India

• The seven sisters of India have international boundaries(Myanmar, Bangladesh, China, and Bhutan).
• Tawang Monastery of Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monetary in India.
• Loktak Lake, in Manipur, is India’s largest freshwater lake.
• Mawlynnong village if Meghalaya is the cleanest village of Asia.
• Mawsynram claims to have the highest rainfall on earth.
• India’s oldest oil refinery in Digboi, Assam.
• Ahom Dynasty of northeast India is the biggest undivided dynasty in India, ruled by the Ahom Kingdom for nearly 600 years.

Festivals Celebrated In Seven Sister states Of India

The Seven Sisters of India have an affluent and captivating tribal history. All these states are domiciled on different native, rituals and festivals practiced by tribal communities for over many years. So have a look at some of the most popular festivals of these states.

              Bihu- Assam

It is the one legendary harvest festival of India. The festival is celebrated in Assam three times in a year. Magh Bihu is celebrated in January, Rangoli Bihu is celebrated in April, and Kati Bihu is celebrated in October. On these festivals, all women wear colorful mekhlas- the traditional dress of Assam and dance on the tunes of drums while menfolk play drums and sing together.

Moatsu Festival Nagaland

It is one of the significant and famous festivals of India. The festival is celebrated by Ao Naga Tribe. The major reason behind celebrating this festival is to urge God’s blessings and provide entertainment to the tribe after buzzing activities like sowing seeds, clearing the wells, repairing their houses.

Ziro Music Festival- Arunachal Pradesh

This festival is heaven for music freaks and culture enthusiasts. The festival is a 4-day long music carnival celebrated in ziro region of Arunachal Pradesh. On this festival stalwart from different corners of the world perform, here you get to listen to music maestro’s like sulk station, sky rabbit as well as new musicians.

        Chiraoba- Manipur

It is one of the major festivals of seven sisters of India. This festival is celebrated in the month of April. On this festival, local Peoples of Manipur clean their houses, wear new clothes, exchange greetings and sweets on the occasion of the new year.

Chapchar Kut- Mizoram

This festival is about to showcase the harvest, and drying up the process of bamboo shoots. The festival is celebrated by local peoples of Mizoram. This is the most significant festivals in March celebrated by the people of Mizoram.

Ashokastami Festival- Tripura

This is one of the most popular festivals in Tripura. The festival is celebrated with immense glory and devotion. On this festival, local people worship their god and goddesses and take a holy dip in the consecrated river of the Astami Kunda. The festival is celebrated by the people of Tripura in the month of March or April.

Ka Pomblang Nongkrem- Meghalaya

This festival is also known as shad nonhkrem. It is one of the liveliest festivals in November in India. In this festival native tribes of Meghalaya show respect to goddesses Ka Blei Synshar for a prosperous and good harvest.

World environment day 2018

Each year 5th June is celebrated as world environment day as decided by the United Nations (UN)
India is the global host of celebrating the day in the year 2018. The theme this time is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. The campaign started in the year 1974 and since that time 5th June is the day for like-minded people to exchange the message with each other.

On his greetings for the day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasizes on ensuring the future generations a green and clean environment in harmony with nature.
The president of India Ramnath Kovind says about reaffirming our commitment to a cleaner and sustainable earth.

Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu requested citizens to go back to our roots and protect the nature. He says that time has come for every citizen to hand in hand together to abolish single-use plastic and save the environment.
 As observed by the United Nations, the plastic produced in the last decade is much more than the plastic produced in the last century. According to Central Pollution Control Board report, about50% of plastics used are single-use products like straws. About500 million straws are used every single day in the U.S. alone.

 For India 2018 World Environment Day is a mission. At an event Harsh Vardhan, Union Environment Minister urged every Indian to take up Gren good Deeds in their everyday life.
Some facts related to Plastic pollution
In every single year, up to 5 trillion plastic bags are used.

In every year 13 million tonnes of plastic is thrown in the oceans which means a full garbage truck every minute.
The plastic produced in the last decade is more than the plastic produced in the last century.
505 of the plastic people use is disposable or single-use.
In every minute 1 million plastic bottles are sold.
Of all the waste the plastic is 10%.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Raksha Bandhan


                                       Raksha Bandhan

                                    ‘Raksha Bandhan’ or ‘rakhi utsav’ is the knot of love and protection between sisters and brothers all over the world. On this festival usually sisters tie a sacred thread or rakhi on the waist of a brother. It is a symbol of love to the brother and also it is a prayer for the well being of the brother. It also symbolizes that the brother will protect the sister always. The meaning of the word ‘raksha bandhan’ in Sanskrit Language is the ‘protection bond’.
            Rakhi is mainly a festival of the Hindu people but it is now celebrated among all religions around the globe.

               Social bond for universal harmony and brotherhood………..
         Rakhi not only symbolizes a bond between a brother and a sister. It also inspires universal brotherhood. It brings harmony in our society also. Rabindranath Tagore, the famous Indian poet and Nobel Prize winner popularized this festival as a symbol of love and unity between Hindu and Muslim community and in the broader sense between all the communities of the world.

                        Historical background of rakhi….

                In ancient India the queens of Maratha and queens of Rajput used to send rachis to the kings of Mughal. The Mughal emperors used to accept the sacred offerings and also used to offer help in return.

                       Stories connected to rakhi…..
   There are several interesting stories related to raksha bandhan. There is a famous story of Mughal emperor Humayun and Rani of Chittorgarh Karnavati. Bahadurshah once attacked Chittorgarh. At that time it was impossible for Karnavati, the widowed Rani to protect Chittorgarh from the strong attack of king Bahadurshah. Then Rani Karnavati sent a sacred rakhi to Humayun, the Mughal Empire and requested him to protect her and to protect Chittorgarh.

                                               The Mughal Emperor Humayun was impressed by the sacred emotion of rakhi. Along with the mighty Mughal force Humayun rushed to save Rani Karnavati and her kingdom Chittorgarh. It was a pity that Humayun could not protect the life of Rani Karnavati because it was a bit late. Bahadurshah arrived before Humayun. Rani Karnavati and all her women companions of Chittorgarh committed suicide to save their honour. But Humayun protected Chittorgarh from Bahadurshah. Humayun handed the throne of Chittorgarh to Vikramjeet Singh, the son of Rani Karnavati.

                 Story of Goddess Lakshmi and king Bali…..

              There is a story in Purana. Vishnu defeated Bali, the demon king and became the winner of the three worlds. The demon king Bali requested Vishnu to live with him. Vishnu accepted his request. But Goddess Lakshmi was not at all happy with the new friendship of king Bali and his husband Vishnu. And she was also not interested in to stay in Bali’s palace with his husband. Lakshmi tied a sacred thread of Rakhi on the wrist of Bali and in this way made Bali her brother. Bali in return asked Lakshmi ‘what Lakshmi wants as a gift from his newly made brother’. Lakshmi requested Bali to free his husband God Vishnu from the promise of staying in Bali’s palace. Bali fulfilled her desire and also honored Lakshmi as his sister.

                      Story of Draupadi and Krishna…..

           In Mahabharata Lord Krishna treated Draupadi as sister.  Lord Krishna once cut a finger in fight with Sishupal. Draupadi at once bandaged the cut by tearing off his own sari. Krishna in return promised to repay this act of love. Whenever Draupadi needed help she prayed for the help to Lord Krishna and Krishna also always rescued her. In the story of the great epic Mahabharata we see Draupadi to tie a Rakhi to Lord Krishna and we see Kunti tied a Rakhi to Avimunya, her, her grandson, just before the war of Kurukshkhetra.

                              Story of King Puru and Alexander……

        There is a story that when King Alexander was invading India, his wife Roxana sent the sacred thread of Rakhi to king Puru and requested him not to hurt Alexander in battlefield.  King Puru respected the sacred tradition. On the Warfield just before delivering the final blow to King Alexander he restrained himself when he saw the sacred Rakhi on his own hand.