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Arunachal Pradesh

About Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh literally means the land of dawnlit mountains or the land of rising Sun in India. Geographically it is situated in the Eastern Himalayas and constitutes one of the 12 mega bio diversities of the world. The entire territory forms a complex mountain system with varying elevations ranging from 50m at the foothills and gradually ascending to about 7000m, traversed throughout by a number of rivers and rivulets. Much of Arunachal Pradesh is covered by the Himalayan mountains with Kangto (7090m), Nyegi Kangsang (7050m), the main Gorichen peak (6488m) and the Eastern Gorichen peak (6222m) being some of the taller peaks. Parts of Lohit, Tirap and Changlang are covered by the Patkai rangesa

History of Arunachal Pradesh 

It constitutes a mountainous area in the extreme northeastern part of the country and is bordered by the kingdom of Bhutan to the west, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north, Myanmar (Burma) and the Indian state of Nagaland to the south and southeast, and the Indian state of Assam to the south and southwest. The capital is Itanagar.

Arunachal Pradesh, meaning “Land of the Rising Sun,” long has been a recognized region of the Indian subcontinent, receiving mention in such ancient Hindu literature as the Kalika-purana and the epic poems Mahabharata and Ramayana. Formerly known as the North East Frontier Agency (from the British colonial era), the area was part of Assam until it was made the Indian union territory of Arunachal Pradesh in 1972, and in 1987 it became an Indian state. The region, however, has been the subject of an ongoing sovereignty dispute between India and China. Area 32,333 square miles (83,743 square km). Pop. (2011) 1,382,611.

 Festival of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Siang River Festival : The Siang River Festival is held to celebrate the communal harmony in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Pangsau Pass Winter Festival: This festival is celebrated in Nampong which is situated in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Solung: An agriculture festival, Solung is celebrated in the month of monsoon (July /August).
  • Nyokum: Nyokum is the festival of the Nyishi tribe and is celebrated for the harmony and prosperity of the people.
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Culture of Arunachal Pradesh

Apart from its scenic beauty, the Land of the Rising Sun, Arunachal Pradesh has a rich cultural heritage. The rich culture of the state gets its colors from the handicrafts that reveal the expert craftsmanship of artisans. The people of Arunachal Pradesh are generally god fearing and they celebrate lot of festivals accompanied by music and dance. They also have their own set of rituals and customs to be followed on all occassions. Though there are different sects of religions and community, the people of Arunachal Pradesh live in peace sharing their joys and sorrows with each other.

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