Saturday, 1 February 2014

Seven Sisters.........the Seventh Sister

The Seventh Sister - Arunachal Pradesh

*     This girl has her head covered in sparkling white satin. She surely is the prettiest of the lot and the youngest too. Her charm is eternal and her enthusiasm infectious. As favourite of the Sun God she receives the first rays that fall on the the region.

*     The land of dawn-lit mountains, finds mention in the Kalika Purana and the Mahabharata, and is the Prabhu Mountain where Lord Parashuram washed away sins, sage Vyasa meditated, King Bhishmaka founded his kingdom and Lord Krishna married Rukmini.

*    The history of Arunachal Pradesh is shrouded in mystery. Oral histories by several Arunachali tribes of Tibeto-Burman stock point to their origin in Tibet. The recorded history is available since the 16th century. Northwestern parts of this area came under the control of the Monpa kingdom of Monyul, which flourished between 500 B.C. and 600 A.D. The Northern areas of this region then came under the loose control of Tibet and Bhutan. The remaining parts those bordering Myanmar came under the control of the Ahom Kings until annexation of India by the British in 1858. However, most Arunachali tribes remained largely autonomous until Indian independence.

*         Arunachal Pradesh is one of the linguistically richest and most diverse regions in Asia and is home to at least 30 and possibly as many as 50 distinct languages. The majority of these languages belong to the Tibeto-Burman language family.

*    The state is the land of incredible natural beauty. It's also called 'the Orchid State India'.

*         Inspired!!... so what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and discover this beauty yourself. 
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