Pottery making is a means of livelihood in some of the rural areas of India. It is not only interesting to watch but also rewarding to get your hands dirty. This picture is that of a girl with mehndi on her hands who didn’t mind getting her hands muddy in the excitement of creating the pottery.

Chhath Ritual

On the fourth day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik, lakhs of devotees along the Indo-Gangetic plains, chiefly Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, begin the four-day Chhath festival, in continuance of a tradition that goes back to posterity, carrying forward India’s living tradition of worshipping the divine creator and nourisher of the Sun God. Today, lakhs of Biharis settled in other parts of India and even abroad perform Chhath.

The State of Jammu & Kashmir has main three geographical regions known as “The Lesser Himalayas” or the “Jhelum Valley” (Kashmir), “The Inner Himalayas” or “The Indus Valley” (Ladakh & Frontier areas) also called “Trans-Himalayas”, and “The Outer-Himalayas” or “The Southern mountain range” (Jammu). The area of Jammu & Kashmir is 2, 22,236 square kilometers.

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