The word Tharu is believed to be derived from sthavir, meaning followers of Theravada Buddhism. The Tharu community belongs to the Terai lowlands, amid the Shivaliks or lower Himalayas. Tharus live in both India and Nepal. In Indian Terai, they live mostly in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh , and Bihar.
FAMOUS SWEETS OF UTTARAKHAND
Uttarakhand is famous for all the bounty of nature but also for the divine taste of its desserts. Travelers come here from far and wide to relish and cherish the taste of unique and rare sweets of Uttarakhand. While travelling in Uttarakhand and enjoying the beauty of lofty mountain peaks, did you ever think of stopping by at a place where you can have great time and enjoy some of the delicious sweets? Have you heard of some of the most delicious sweets of Uttarakhand that you have ever tasted?
THE HIGHEST SHIVA TEMPLE IN THE WORLD: TUNGNATH
Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world and is the highest of the panch Kedar temples located in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
VOICE OF MOUNTAINS: DR. MADHURI BARTHWAL
Madhuri Barthwal is a folk singer of Uttarakhand, India. She is the first woman to be a music composer in All India Radio. She is said to be the first female musician from Uttarakhand to become a music teacher. Padmshri Dr. Madhuri Barthwal is not just a musician or composer but she is the flag bearer of Uttarakhand's folk art, music , culture and traditions.