Miss Himalaya Pageant

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Tanshuman GurungPhoto credit: MHP

Tanshuman Gurung

Tanshuman Gurung is from Uttarakhand and is 22 years old. She is 170 cm tall. She has graduated with a BSc in Agriculture, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in English. Tanshuman likes to spend her spare time with dance, song writing, and craft work.

i would like play a role in the promotion and growth of our culture. Later on i want to become an agriculture entrepreneur.

Hmalayan culture is very divine and beautiful — it pleases every person round the world and has a great impact on people’s minds, behaviour, and attitude.

About the Himalayas

Himalayan culture is greatly diversified as it embraces different people and religion from different places like India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan. In spite of its difficult terrain, the Himalayas are inhabited by a sizeable population of about 500 million people.

The Himalayan culture is mostly influenced by Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islamic cultures. These cultures are themselves well-known for their vibrant clothing, mesmerising music and folk dances, typically delicious food, different languages, and simplicity of the people’s nature.
The himalayan region contains huge mountains, sacred rivers like the Ganga and Bhramputra, holy temples, beautiful flowers, and animals of more then 1000 species. The people of the Himalayan region worship these mountains as preserver, protector, and resource of many valuable things to life.

In India different states that are based in the foothills and lower hills of the Himalayas are Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland. In Jammu the Dogra culture is followed which is similar to Punjab. Kashmiris have a composite culture based on values of humanity and tolerance, collectively called 'kashmiriyat'. It is famous for its beautiful shikaras and kehwa. The Leh laddak is famous for its Indo-tibetan culture. In Himachal Pradesh people entreat gods with music and dance, and it is famous for caps and shawls. Uttarakhand is a juncture where Kumaon and Garwhal meet. The culture has its expression in fairs, festivals, dance, and music. Other states like Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Meghalaya are mostly influenced by Buddhist and Hindu culture, and are famous for their beautiful buddhist monastaries and for handicrafts. States like Manipur, Tripura, and Nagaland are mostly comprised of tribal people. They follow Hindu and Buddhist cultures, and have an agrarian economy.

Nepal has a rich and dynamic culture influenced by Indians, Mongolians, and Tibetans. It is famous for the Lord Shiva (Pashupatinath) temple, and also because the Buddha was born in Lumbini. The culture of Bhutan is centered around the practice of Buddhism. The Bhutanese believe in cultural preservation which is known as Driglam Namzha. Pakistan is impacted with the Islamic identity, though people of different ethnic groups reside there such as Kashmiri, Punjabi, and Sindhi. It is famous for its poetry and qawwali.

In all, Himalayn culture is very divine and beautiful pleasing every person round the world and having a great impact on people’s minds, behaviour, and attitude.

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