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Nainital Culture-traditional dress,food,culture of nainital

In culture of Nainital comes the reflection of religious,god fearing Kumaoni people with simple lifestyle living away from the hustle and bustle of metro cities. This is fundamentally because of the way that they have dependably separated themselves from the of shopping mall, multiplex cultures. Due to boost in Nainital Tourism since last 10 years the attitude of local people has no-nonsense,friendly towards the tourists.

The locals has tremendous faith in the traditions and practices of the past such as- All demise grieving and ceremonies happen on Tuesdays and Saturdays only while rest of the days are implied for auspicious exercises.Visiting a sick person is a strict no on Tuesday and Saturday and girls are prohibited to visit their guardian's home on Thursdays. At all auspicious occasions tilak made out of processed turmeric with akshat (Pithya) is put on the forehead and all the elderly people are greeted by touching their feet or folded hands with Namaskar as sign of welcome and respect.At all auspicious occasions tilak made out of processed turmeric with akshat (Pithya) is put on the forehead and all the elderly people are greeted by touching their feet or folded hands with Namaskar as sign of welcome and respect. A dark dab is put behind the ear or on the temple to keep the abhorrence away.

The "Jaagar" custom is performed by the locals of Nainital to summon their nearby divinities manily being Golu Devta, Bholanath, Sam, Aidi, Gangnath. The general way of life and parties of Kumaoni individuals for the most part spin around religion and society. Still The general population here are not affected by the cutting edge way of life of city life.

The major languages used In Nainital are : Pahari or Kumaoni, Garhwali, Hindi, and English. Traditional houses made of wood are rare now but they are very soothing for the eyes.Due to heavy snowfall, rainfall the sloped roofs are built.

The festivals of Nainital are very colorful and distinctive and are the blend of various social and cultural factors. The love for color and joyous celebrations of the people of Nainital is well reflected by the elaborate rituals and the gay abandon with which they surrender themselves to the numerous festivals of the region.

Building Infrastructure:

Nainital as reknown hill station of kumoun have basic infrastructure same as framed by the British.Previously you will mainly find houses built of woods with slope roofs so snow cannot stay for long time in the roof and fall easily but due to climatic changes in recent times houses of woods have become a rariety mostly people has converted their wood houses into stone ones.Wooden house were mainly preferred as they have more resistance towards earthquakes and electric shock during snowfall.

Art

Kumaoni people have their own traditional style of artistic painting Which is popularly known as "Aipan".This kumouni painting is made in every festive occasion.Women folks decorated their house with wonderful cultural motifs of God and Goddess known as Yantra or peth.Aipan is usually made firstly by framing saffron color on woodden stool of every doors in the house,and then making artistic design on woodden stool by mixture which consist of ochres and rice paste.These Aipan visualise entry of God and Goddess to thei houses.Ghagra and Pichora worn by kumouni women on every ceremonial occasion are also made by localites in ancient dying form known as Rangwali.Muslin Yellow cloth are designed with imprint Swastika in the centre and sun moon etc around it.

Song & Dance:

Kumaoni people have their own musical instruments and special folk groups commonly known as "Choliya" plays Kumaoni folk and dance in every ceremonial occasion.Musical instruments mainly consist of Hurka,dhol and Turturi.

Fairs and festivals of Nainital

The festivals of Nainital are very colorful and distinctive and are the blend of various social and cultural factors. The love for color and joyous celebrations of the people of Nainital is well reflected by the elaborate rituals and the gay abandon with which they surrender themselves to the numerous festivals of the region.

Basant Panchami

This is one of the most important religious festivals of Uttarakhand and celebrates the coming of the spring season. The festive season marks the end of the winters which symbolizes death and decay. It usually falls in the Hindu month of Magh or English months of January/February. During this auspicious occasion the people worship Goddess Saraswati with much veneration

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NandaDevi Mela

Celebrated with great zeal, the Nanda Devi mela is organised in September in most parts of the Kumaon region, Nainital being one of them. Apart from the song and dance, huge markets as well as some rides are put up near the Nanda Devi Temple.

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Makar Sankranti

The song "kale kale, bhol bate aile" marks the festival of Makar Sankranti in Uttarakhand. This special day marks the change of season and is considered to be very auspicious. The locals of Uttarakhand take ceremonial dips in sacred rivers, participate in the Uttarayani fairs and also celebrate the festival of Ghughutia or Kale Kauva.

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Ganga Dussehra

This festival is celebrated on the Shukla Dasami of the Jyestha month according to the Hindu calendar or the months of May/June according to the English calendar. On this special day the sacred River Ganga is worshipped and Dussehra posters adorn the doors of houses and temples.

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Khatarua

This is essentially one of the most special festivals of Tripura and is observed by the pastoral agricultural society with much fun and vigor in the month of Ashwin which falls in mid-September. This grand occasion calls for unrestrained merriment and on this special day people light bonfires around which children dance displaying multi-hued flags. 

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