जानिए हिमाचल की स्थानीय भाषाएं व प्रमुख बोलियां तथा पहाड़ी भाषा के अस्तित्व को क्यूं है खतरा?

हिमाचल प्रदेश की जनसंख्या 68 लाख से ज्यादा है। हिंदी भाषा को आधिकारिक भाषा का सम्मान प्राप्त है तथा अंग्रेजी भाषा को अतिरिक्त आधिकारिक भाषा के रूप में जाना जाता है। अंग्रेज भाषाविद्वान G.A Grierson ने हिमाचली भाषाओं का पश्चिमी पहाड़ी भाषाओं के रूप में सर्वेक्षण किया पहाड़ी भाषा का अपभ्रश शौरसैनी है। पहाड़ी भाषा की लिपि टांकरी है। हिमाचल में 88.77% लोग( हिंदी पहाड़ी) बोलते हैं और 5.83% लोग पंजाबी बोलते हैं। पहाड़ी भाषा बोलने वालों की संख्या कम होती जा रही है तथा हम इस पर चर्चा करेंगे पर आइए पहले जानते है कि…

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हिमाचल कश्मीर की लड़कियां क्यों होती हैं इतनी खूबसूरत

खूबसूरती और सादगी का मिलना बहुत मुश्किल होता है। कहा भी जाता है कि जहां खूबसूरती हो वहां नज़ाकत आ ही जाती है। यूं तो सबके लिए खूबसूरती के मायने अलग होते हैं। लेकिन बात जब खूबसूरती और सादगी की हो तो सबसे पहला नाम आता है हिमाचल प्रदेश, उत्तराखंड, कश्मीर अफगानिस्तान के लोगों का। डीएनए और खूबसूरती का रिश्ता Image Source Image Source इतिहास के विशेषज्ञ बताते हैं कि हिमाचल, उत्तराखंड, कश्मीर और अफगानिस्तान के लोगों के डीएनए में काफी समानताएं हैं। यह ठंडा इलाका है। लोगों के रहन-सहन, खान-पान तथा…

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10 facts about Himachal Nirmaata Dr. Y.S. Parmar that you must know

Dr.Yashwant Singh Parmar (4 August 1906 – 2 May 1981) was a leader of the Indian National Congress and the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He was also the founder of the state Himachal Pradesh and therefore popularly referred as “Himachal Nirmaata“. He was born at Chanhalag village near Bagthan in a Rajput family in the erstwhile princely state of Sirmour. He studied in the Christian College in Lahore and later received his PhD from Lucknow University in 1944. Let us share “10 facts about Himachal Nirmaata Dr. Y.S. Parmar…

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10 sports personalities who made Himachal proud

Image source Madan Lal – Cricketer   He was the member of 1983 legendary World Cup Winning Team.  His ancestors belonged to district Hamirpur of Himachal Pradesh.   Image source Charanjit Singh – Hockey Player He was a former Field hockey player. He was born in Mairi, Himachal Pradesh (then Punjab). He was the captain of the Indian Hockey Team that won the ‘Gold‘ medal in the 1964 ‘SUMMER OLYMPICS‘ at Tokyo, Japan.   Image source The Great Khali aka Dalip Singh Rana – Wrestler  Dalip Singh Rana aka Khali is…

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11 facts about Sirmour District that you probably don’t know

Sirmour is the southernmost district of Himachal Pradesh. It has an area of around 2,825 km².  According to the 2011 census, Sirmour district has a population of 530,164. This gives it a ranking of 542nd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 188 inhabitants per square kilometre (490/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.61%. Sirmour has a sex ratio of 915 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 79.98%. Headquarter of Sirmour district is…

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Andretta: an artist’s paradise located in Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh

Andretta is a beautiful village in Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is famous worldwide for its artists’ colony. The artists’ colony was established in the 1920s, when Irish theater artist and environmentalist, Norah Richards, shifted here from Lahore. She was unhappy in England after her husband died and she longed to return. So, when she met an Englishman who was willing to sell her land in Kangra for Rs. 1, she bought it and this place was in Andretta. Image Source It is located near Palampur in the Kangra District,…

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Shimla Ki Yaadein – latest track from The Pahari Project by Lalit Singh

Lalit Singh, naam to suna e hoga! 😀 Yeah! I am talking to the people of Himachal Pradesh. If you haven’t heard this name then you are missing out on something really awesome and authentic. This pahadi artist combined soulful  Himachali music with modern music elements that touches your soul. It is catchy and sticks in your mind till his next song drops. He already released 3 songs till date and all 3 were instant hits. All three songs have more than 450k views on Youtube combined, which in itself is incredible and…

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Anurag Vashisht: “Tum Na Rahi” fame is all set to launch a new album

‘Anurag Vashisht’, is a young talented artist from Choti Kashi i.e. Mandi town of Himachal Pradesh. Most of you know him from his hit track “Tum na rahi“, which has more than 116k views on Youtube till date ands 1ook+ mp3 download. After the success of his debut single, he started working on his debut album which took almost an year to complete. Now he is all set to release the album and videos for the songs will be launched in within short intervals from one another. The teaser of…

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10 facts about Christ Church: Most iconic landmark in Shimla

Shimla has a history with Britishers and there are many signs and symbols present of that past till date. Many houses, commercial buildings, theater, roads,etc from that era are still exists. One of such structures is the Christ Church located at the Ridge. Not only it is one of the most famous landmarks of Shimla but of Himachal Pradesh overall. It was built for the British settlers who moved to Shimla in 18th Century and were willing to have a place to worship every once in a while. We don’t…

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6 must visit places while you are in Palampur

Palampur is a green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. The town has derived its name from the local word palum, meaning lots of water. There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains to the plains from Palampur. So, if you ever decide to visit Palampur then don’t worry, we have got your back ;). Today we will talk about “6 must visit places while you…

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