The Village of Nature

About Nonihat

Welcome to Nonihat the village of nature……

Hi this is Bipn Sen from New Delhi….
My home town is Nonihat You can call it the village of nature.My village is situated in Dumka District of  Jharkhand (India). It is about 28 km from DumkaDistrict . Nonihat is small town. It is famous for its Festivals, Fairs, Cuisine and nearest very famous temple of lord Shiva Baba Basukinath dham. Here you can see kind of religion. There are many type of festival celebrated in this village. The most famous are Durga Puja (October), Yag Mela (May-June), Naag Mela (June – July. People comes to join these occasions from the distant places. About my village, it is not associated with any historical event; however it is unique in many ways. It is important to me because my lots of memories are associated with this.
This is a mini town with some groups of villages, which includes different type’s cultures. Though it is small town, but it is unique in its structure. Here everybody is dependable on each other. Most of the peoples are well educated but on account of resources most of them couldn’t achieve their views.
The unique thing about my village is its water system. This area is never prone for water shortage. This village has a river, it is 1 km away from main baazar. This river includes one bridges Which links the village erect to Basukinath Dhaam
Due to this rever our village has not seen any water shortage. The calm environment of my village. This calmness is like a meditation. One can hear the voice of river water two km away. People talks from km away can be heard. In cities, we will ever get this opportunity. Here one can hear nature talking to him and see lot of miracles of nature. I invite people to explore the beauty of my village and Jharkhand. You will really like this for your life.

Why visit Nonihat ?

1. Places of Worship

  • Chanchala Mandir
  • Paataal Ganga
  • Durga Mandir
  • Naag Mandir
  • Kaali Mandir
  • Thakurbari
  • Madpa Mandir

2. Nonihat Culture

Nonihat is a village where you can find different type culture people. There are Brahman, Chatriya, Gwala, Maarwadi, Kuiri, Bengali, Christian, Muslim, Bhojpur and so many. Although they belongs to different culture but they involved their festivals. However they celebrate the joys together.

3. Fairs of Nonihat

There are three famous fairs at Nonihat :
  • Yag mela
  • Durga puja mela
  • Naag Mela

4. Nonihat Festivals

As there are so many culture in Nonihat society you can see a lot of festivals  to  celebrate there, especially in Bengali culture. There are so many small and large festivals they celebrate. Some of them : Durga Puja, Diwali, Saraswati Puja, Vishwakarma Puja, Muharam, Id, Makar Sankranti, Naag Puja, Maha Shivratri, Raam Yag and so many.

5. Nonihat Cuisine

In Nonihat you can enjoy some special meals Such as:
Special desi ghee Sonpaapdi and Ghugni Mudi these cuisine are famous food of Nonihat.

6. Nonihat Places To Visit

  • Lagwa Pahaad
  • The Nonihat River
  • Nonihat Main Market
  • The Village areas of Nonihat
  • Basukinaath Dhaam ( Near 11 km from Nonihat )
  • Tatloi the hot water ( Near 14 km from Nonihat )

History of Holi

Holi is one of the most ancient festivals in India and was originally named 'Holika’. Celebrated throughout the country with immense zeal and fervor, Holi is also one of the most popular Indian festivals abroad. The celebrations of Holi differ from region to region, however the zeal and gusto with which the festival is welcomed throughout the country remains the same. It is often said that the modern form of Holi was introduced in Mathura and Vridvana by Lord Krishna himself and that is why Holi holds a special significance in the eastern part of the country. Read on this article to explore the origin as well as the history of Holi in the country.

History of Holi
The exact origin of the festival can not be found, though several historians claim that the Holi celebration in the country was brought along with the Aryans. It is also quoted as a reason that Holi is still celebrated with great zeal in the more Aryan dominant Northern and Eastern India. There is also a detailed description of this festival in early religious works such as Jaimini's Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras. Several other religious and historical texts also discuss in detail about the festival.

It is said that Holi is celebrated in India, since an immemorial time, even in the period before Christ. However, the meaning of the festival is believed to have changed over the eras and phases. Long ago, Holi was a special rite performed by married women for the happiness, well-being and prosperity of their families and the full moon (Raka) was worshiped for bringing auspiciousness and pleasure. With time the way of celebration has changes. Also, the prominent legends related to the festival have changed with time.

Reference in Ancient Texts and Inscriptions
Holi has a detailed description in the ancient Vedas and Puranas such as ‘Narad Purana’ and ‘Bhavishya Purana’. The festival of Holi also finds detailed descriptions in the Jaimini Mimansa. During an excavation, a stone inscription of 300 BC was found at Ramgarh and this stone inscription has mention of ‘Holikotsav’ i.e. the ‘celebrations of Holi’ written on it. This gives logic to the theories of the historian who believe Holi to be a celebration even before the birth of Christ. Other ancient references like the mention of holikotsav in King Harsha’s Ratnavali written during 7th century and the description of holikotsav in the travelogues of Ulbaruni, support the fact that Holi is not a nascent celebration in the country.

Reference in Ancient Paintings and Murals
Apart from the reference in the religious and historical texts, Holi also finds a reference in the sculptures on walls of old temples. A 16th century temple at Hampi, the capital of Vijayanagar (now in Karnataka) has a panel sculpted with the joyous scene of Holi celebrations. This painting illustrates a Prince and his Princess standing amidst maids who are waiting with pichkaris to drench the couple in colored water. Another painting on the theme related to Holi, the Vasanta Ragini - spring song or music is found in Ahmednagar in Maharashta. This 16th century painting depicts a royal couple sitting on a huge swing, and several maidens surrounding them playing music and spraying colors with pichkaris.

There are several other illustrations and paintings belonging to medieval India that can be found in the temples and palaces of that era. An interesting painting of Mewar (circa 1755) illustrates the Maharana with his courtiers bestowing gifts and riches on his people while a merry dance is going on. Also, there is water tank filled with colored water in the center of his courtyard. Similarly, a Bundi miniature depicts a king seated on his tusker and some beautiful women showering Gulal (colored powders) on him. These are few of the examples which Holi has been an integral part of the country since ever. It existed here before Christ was born; it continued in the medieval era and is being celebrated in the country till now.

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Dumka Aur Aas Paas


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