Society & Culture

The culture of Jammu and Kashmir is a inclusive socialize of customs and routine of its three different regions, Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh. Separate from its demographical alternatives, particular cultural aberrations of its elements are what make the culture of Jammu and Kashmir observable. Jammu and Kashmir is really the jewel in the best for India. The vale of Jammu and Kashmir, a produce plain intertwine by bold mountains and exhausted by plentiful rivers, had been the summer capital of many a foreign ruler, when warm heat was impossible.

This place is possibly the main bright and romantic mark in India, enticing tourists from across the globe. Music, dance, cuisine, lifestyle, festivals all these only accentuate the difference predominant in these dependency. Consolidation is restored when a normal thread of cultural knowledge secures them together thus making it a part of Jammu and Kashmir as a whole.Culture of Jammu and Kashmir is therefore an entertaining imitation of color, zest, musical accordance and harmony which makes Jammu and Kashmir to stand separate with its distinct accentuate of age old inheritance and deep ethnicity.

Music and Dance

Any referral of cultural tradition of any of the Indian state would be unintelligible without referral about the music and dance of the belt. The culture of Jammu and Kashmir, too, is not an exclusion. Innovative dance forms and melodious numbers are collected which are the appreciate of performing artforms of this belt. Rouff is a conventional dance performed by the women of the Kashmir belt.Rouff is performed mostly during Ramzan and Idds evenings. Hafiz Nagma is based on the concerning ancient culture music of Kashmir the Sofiyiana Kalam The danseuse is called `Hafiza.The Sufiyana Kalam has its based ragas known as Muquam. The prominent instrument used in Hafiz Nagma is called Santoor-a hundred stringed instrument played with sticks.

The danseuse in this tradition is known as 'Hafiza'. This marriage song cum-dance form has the elements of theatre. Whjile the menfolk of the bridegroom's house have gone with the Barat woment folk are left alone in the house. The bridegroom's mother, aunts, gradmother and other relations mollycoddle in gossips revelations of their married life and the nature of their husbands. But sometimes, in right very important, they show some personal incidents and spend the night in the atmosphere which is un-interrupted by menfolk in flow of continuing gossip and the displacement of dancing feet. Surma song in Dogri, set to dance shows the affliction of a newly married girl whose husband is away in the Army. The ever growthing yearning of re-union is represented through this song-dance.



Of all the places to visit in Jammu, the revered shrine of Vaishno Devi near Katra certainly stands at the top position. A visit to the shrine is experiential as well as equally sought after for religious experiences.


Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) announced that the annual pilgrimage (Yatra) to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji shall commence on 2nd July, 2015, on the auspicious day of Purshotam Purnima as per the Hindu Calendar


BSF, which was raised on 1st Dec 1965, is guarding the borders with a commitment to promote a sense of security among the public, has diversified its role in order to contain insurgency in J & K and North-East.

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