Mahashivratri festival in Paddar

Mahashivratri is a popular festival in India. It is celebrated with great zest and enthusiasm all across the country. In the Himalayas, it is celebrated in its unique ways. Paddar which is situated in...

Chazag- A fire festival in Paddar

                    Paddar is a land of myriad festivals. All the festivals that are celebrated in Paddar are in some way or the other connected to...

Early History of Paddar

Paddar, which today is popularly known by the name “The land of Sapphire”, is a tiny subdivision of Kishtwar District of the newly created UT, J&K. Nestled in the lap of lesser Himalayas and...

DYING ART AND CULTURE OF PADDAR

The Paddar valley lying in the north  of Kishtwar  range in the Greater Himalayas, located in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir was traditionally very rich. In fact, every micro region of the...

MELA LOSAR IN PADDAR

                                          Author: Sir Sambel  Introduction              Paddar is a land of...

Ghirat-Traditional Flour Mills in Paddar

Human beings began taking part in agricultural activities around 12000 years ago. In this process many plants were domesticated in the following years. When storage of food became the norm, special focus was made...