Pahari, why world call us Pahari; where we belong and our history #YesPahari

Pahari derives from Pahar (पहाड़), referring to the Himalayan Hill Region in India, Nepal, Tibet and Pakistan which the Pahari inhabit. View more at #YesPahari.
Pahari people belongs to a great demography, classified according to slightly different languages and almost same cultures. However, we people love to stand alone with the mountains. We live with our swag. We don’t care what will happen if life is in danger at that slope and peak. Irrespective of vast geographical Pahari people have one thing in common. We are as calm as mountain and as violent as thunder.

Physiographic regions

Northern Mountains
The Himalayas extend from Jammu and Kashmir in the North of India to Arunachal Pradesh in the East of India. These states along with Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Sikkim lie mostly in the Himalayan region. Numerous Himalayan peaks rise over 7,000 m (23,000 ft) and the snow line ranges between 6,000 m (20,000 ft) in Sikkim to around 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in Kashmir. Kanchenjunga—on the Sikkim–Nepal border—is the highest point in the area administered by India.
East Mountains
The Himalayan range is the world’s highest mountain range, with its tallest peak Mt. Everest (8,848 metres (29,029 ft)) on the Nepal–China border. They form India’s northeastern border, separating it from northeastern Asia. They are one of the world’s youngest mountain ranges and extend almost uninterrupted for 2,500 km (1,600 mi), covering an area of 500,000 km2 (190,000 sq mi).

Ethnic designations


At a Glance: Himachal Pradesh

Why #YesPahari

  • Himachal Pradesh is famous for its natural beauty, hill stations, and temples.
  • Himachal Pradesh has been ranked fifteenth in the list of the highest per capita incomes of Indian states and union territories for the year 2013-14.
  • Many perennial rivers flow in the state, and numerous hydroelectric projects set up.
  • Himachal produces surplus hydroelectricity and sells it to other states such as Delhi, Punjab, and Rajasthan.
  • Hydroelectric power projects, tourism, and agriculture form important parts of the state’s economy.
  • According to 2003 Forest Survey of India report, legally defined forest areas constitute 66.52% of the area of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Vegetation in the state is dictated by elevation and precipitation.
  • The state endows with a high diversity of medicinal and aromatic plants.
  • Himachal is also said to be the fruit bowl of the country.
  • The state government is gearing up to make Himachal Pradesh as the flower basket of the world.
  • Himachal Pradesh has around 463 bird, 77 mammalians, 44 reptiles and 80 fish species.
  • Life expectancy at birth in Himachal Pradesh is 62.8 years (higher than the national average of 57.7 years) for 1986–1990.
  • Himachal Pradesh thus has one of the highest proportions of Hindu population in India (95.17%).
  • Some of the most commonly spoken languages are Hindi, Punjabi, Pahari, Dogri, Mandeali, Kangri and Kinnauri.

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