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
Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar
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.
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.
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.