6 Kashmiri Musical Instruments

A musical instrument is a device designed or modified to produce musical sounds. Musical instruments have existed since the dawn of human culture. Early musical instruments, such as a horn to signal hunting success A drum in a religious ceremony may have been used for rituals. Cultures eventually developed the ability to compose and perform … Read more

Kashmiri Painters

A painter is an artist or craftsperson who creates works with paint. Some choose to train themselves while others are formally trained through art school or an apprenticeship. Painters, like all artists, have the potential to become famous or wealthy as a result of their work. But most painters do it out of a love … Read more

10 Kashmiri Pandits Marriage Customs

Kashmir lies in the lovely valley of the Himalayas. It is not only a breathtaking location but also a site rich in cultural legacy. The Kashmiri Pandit wedding is nothing short of a stunning fantasy brought to life in the midst of their rich culture and ethnicity. It involves many Kashmiri Pandits marriage customs which … Read more

Kashmiri Pandits Castes

Kashmiri Pandits (also known as Kashmiri Brahmins) are a community of Kashmiri Hindus. They are part of India’s larger Saraswat Brahmin community. They are members of the Pancha Gauda Brahmin community from the Kashmir Valley, a mountainous region in India’s union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. We will discuss about Kashmiri Pandits castes in brief. … Read more

Languages of Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is home to many religions so it has a lot of cultural and traditional diversity spread throughout the state. Not only cultural diversity, but Jammu and Kashmir is home to many languages which are spoken natively by the Kashmiri population. This may also be attributed to its geographical location as from one … Read more

Festivals of Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is India’s crown jewel. It is culturally and ethnically diverse. Although Kashmir is recognized for its Islamic culture, it also has a sizable Hindu population who celebrate their festivals with zeal. Kashmir has its own native festivities in addition to national holidays such as Diwali and Holi. These are organized by local … Read more

Navreh Festival

Navreh Festival

Navreh is an important Kashmiri festival, celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits as New Year with all delight and freshness. It is dedicated to their Goddess Sharika and pays honor to her during the Navreh festival. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and sanctity. Navreh falls on the first day of the month of Chaitra that falls … Read more

Dress of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most beautiful states in terms of its natural beauty and its cultural diversity. Even though our country is styling with Western culture, there is a large population who still follow their traditions with their clothes. Jammu and Kashmir is located in the Northernmost part of India. It is … Read more

10 Popular Kashmiri Flowers

Kashmir is also known as the “Paradise of Earth” because of its extremely beautiful sun-kissed and snow-capped mountains. The air is very misty and the surroundings are just mesmerizing. Kashmir is blessed with a variety of terrains like lakes, mountains, hills covered with coniferous trees, and snow-white rivers. It is like heaven for photographers and … Read more


Reproduced below is an illuminating article by AND Haksar (recently published in daily Pioneer (30 April 2021). The article throws light on Kashmir’s rich past that needs to be told and retold in order to remove the dust accumulated over centuries because of troubled times that the valley has witnessed ever since the advent of … Read more