Short Paragraph on Jammu and Kashmir Festivals (249 Words)

Here is your short paragraph on Jammu and Kashmir festivals:

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is divided into four zones.


First, the sub-montane and semi-montane plain commonly known as ‘Kandi belt’; the second, hills including Sivalik Ranges; the third, mountains of Kashmir valley and six Punjab range; and the fourth, Tibetan tract of Ladakh, Kargil, Gilgit and Skardu.

State is situated between 32°17′ and 36°58′ north latitude and 72°26′ and 83°30′ east longitude. Its boundaries extend to Russian Turkistan in north, Tibet in east, Punjab in south and Pakistan in west. With gaiety and enthusiasm, people of this regions celebrate many Indian festivals.

In the month of August-September, Janamashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated. On the eight dark fortnight of Bhadon Shivratri is celebrated in grand scale in Jammu and Kashmir. Dussehra or Vijaya Dashmi that falls on the tenth bright fortnight of Assuj is observed as the day of triumph of Rama over the demon king Ravana.

Other festivals celebrated are Lohri marking the climate of the winter; Singh Sankranti observed in Rambon and adjoining villages; Mela Pat observed in Bhaderwah and Kishtwar in the month of Chitra; Hemis Gumps festival of Ladakh is internationally known.


The most striking feature of this festival is its mask dance. In Spituk Monastery in Leh, enormous statues of goddess Kali are displayed once in the year on the occasion of the Annual Festival which occurs in January. Muslims of the region celebrates Id-ul-Fitr, Id-uz-Zuha, Id-i-Milad-ul- Nabi and Miraj-Alam-Muharram.

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