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 Sikkim Summary
Sikkim (in Tibetan, Dejong, the rice country) is a small state with a total area of 7,100 square kilometers in northeastern India, lying east of Nepal, south of the Tibetan border, immediately west of the state of Bhutan, and north of Bangladesh.
Sikkim elected to join the Indian Union in 1952 and was created a state of India in 1975, at which time its hereditary monarchy came to an end.
Sikkim was an independent state ruled by the Chogyal monarchy until 1975, when a referendum to make it India's twenty-second state succeeded.
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Sikkim is a landlocked state of India situated amidst the Himalayas.
Sikkim has a very rugged topography and the flat lands are difficult to come by.
Sikkim is the ultimate destination for a trekking holiday, offering everything from short and easy excursions to the long challenges of the snowy peaks, invoking visions of the spectacular Himalayas, the lush meadows, green woodland and fragrant orchards.
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 Indian Music, Classical Music of India, Ragas
Music is the most interesting part of all the aspects of Indian life.
These ragas are common to the two main music systems in India, the Hindustani and the Carnatic music which are prevalent in the North and the South India, respectively.
The Folk music is more popular than the Indian Classical music in India in many areas of the public entertainment, and seldom loses touch with the classical.
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 1Up India > India > Sikkim > Rich History of Sikkim.
Sikkim was inhabited in pre-historic times by three tribes namely Naong, Chang and the Mon.
The treaty signed between India and Sikkim ratified the status of Sikkim as a protectorate with Chogyal as the Monarch.
On 4th September 1974, the leader of Sikkim Congress, Kazi Lendup Dorji was elected as the Chief Minister of the state.
www.1upindia.com /states/sikkim/history.html   (1367 words)

 Music of India - Classical Music of India - Instrumental Indian Music : India Line Travel
Indian music in particular is one of the oldest and finest forms of human expression.
The evolution of most musical instruments is evident in the ancient cave paintings and sculptures of historic temples.
Similarly, the mridangam of the south used to accompany Carnatic music, is placed on the lap of a person and struck with the hands on both sides.
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 Sikkim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Sikkim was to be a tributary of India, in which India controlled its external defence, diplomacy and communication.
Sikkim has four districts, each overseen by a Central Government appointee, the district collector, who is in-charge of the administration of the civilian areas of the districts.
Sikkim also has a small Christian population, consisting mostly of people of Lepcha origin, converted to the faith after British missionaries started preaching in the region in the late 19th century.
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Sikkim is famous for its ancient Buddhist monasteries, Flora and Fauna and the scenery which is breathtaking.
Its Buddhist past is the root of its appeal for visitors, and remains evident at the impressive Institute of Tibetology, the Enchey Monastery, Pemayengtse and the marvellous Rumtek Monastery not far away, the last a thriving center of Mahayana Buddhism.
Sikkim's pride, the orchid, is nurtured at the Orchid sanctuary and other sites in and around Gangtok, and celebrated every spring in a flower show held near White Hall, the Governor's residence on the ridge above town.
www.ideas2travel.com /travel/sikkim.htm   (231 words)

 UVa Music Library: Services
Music from the shrines of Ajmer and Mundra.
The Jasmine isle; music of the Javanese gamelan.
Troubadours of Allah : Sufi music from the Indus Valley.
www.lib.virginia.edu /MusicLib/guides/wrld-disc-asia.html   (1797 words)

 Dance and Music Sikkim,Folk Dance in Sikkim,Folk Music of Sikkim,Dances of Sikkim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This age old folk dance is performed regularly by the young and old folk alike in their traditional customs and ornaments accompanied by the pleasing song and music on the occasion like warming and New Year celebrations.
It is a popular Bhutia folk dance performed in praise of Sikkim by group of males and females with pleasing songs and prayers.
Sikkim's famous mask dances provide a spectacle, perhaps nowhere to be experienced in the entire world.
www.north-east-india.com /sikkim/dance-music-sikkim.html   (595 words)

 Music of Sikkim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sikkim – Tamil Nadu – Tripura – Uttar Pradesh – Uttaranchal – West Bengal
It is a center for western-style music in India, and has been since the rise of bands like Orchids and Naren Rasaily's Flickers, beginning in about 1968.
Sikkim is largely Nepali, and popular Nepali folk singers include Bejamin Rai.
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 Sikkim Travel India,Sikkim Travel in India,Sikkim Travel Information,Sikkim Travel Guide,Travel to Sikkim India
Nestled in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is the least populous state in the Indian subcontinent.
Located in the North Sikkim, Lachung is perched at an elevation of 3,000 m/ 9,600 ft. Lachung meaning small mountain is 125 km from capital Gangtok.
Yuksom, privileged to be the first capital of Sikkim, was consecrated in the year 1642, when three lamas from north, west and south chose Phutsong Namgyal to be the first Chogyal (king) of Sikkim.
www.topindiatour.com /sikkim-travel.html   (530 words)

 India Culture Tourism, India Music and Dance, India Cultural Tours, India Arts and Crafts, Indian Folk Music,
The tradition of Indian music should be understood in the context of Indian life and thought.
Hindustani music is the music of North India, involving both Hindu and Muslim musicians.
The sanskirtan and the rass are revered musical traditions enacted appropriately at different times of the year by the community as a whole.
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 Sikkim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sikkim was an independent state ruled by the Namgyal monarchy until 1975, when a referendum was held and the population voted to join India as its twenty-second state.
In 1849 two British doctors, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker and Dr. Archibald Campbell, the latter being in charge of relations between the British and Sikkim Government, ventured into the mountains of Sikkim unannounced and unauthorised.
A state council was established in 1955 to allow for constitutional government for the Chogyal.Meanwhile trouble was brewing in the state after the Sikkim National Congress demanded fresh elections and greater representation for the Nepalese.
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 TraveliteIndia.com: Welcome to Sikkim, The Last Shangrila
Although the Dzongu area of Sikkim does not fall in the restricted area, a permit from the north district Collectorate at Mangan is required to visit.
The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok, which means 'High Hill', sits on a long ridge overlooking the Ranipul River in East Sikkim.
Standing in one of the attractive lower valleys with fluttering prayer flags, the monastery is strictly according to the traditional architectural style of the monastery at Chhofuk at Tibet, with typical monastic paintings and intricate woodwork.
www.traveliteindia.com /guide/state/sikkim.asp   (2391 words)

 Get music therapy in Bhopal hospitals
I feel good when there is music as because of music our mind gets diverted and we do not remember pain," said Ramswarup Prasad, a patient.
Music Therapists say Indian music being rich in variety of Raagas, is very efficient in helping patients overcome depression.
It has been observed that patients who listened to melodious and soothing music after surgery reported less pain than other patients who were not exposed to it.
news.webindia123.com /news/Articles/Features/20060801/408915.html   (334 words)

 Sikkim: A film by Satyajit Ray :: SatyajitRay.org
Sikkim was a small princely state in the Himalayas.
This documentary was commissioned by - then ruler of Sikkim - Chogyal of Sikkim and his then wife, an American, Hope Cook.
The film suffered double censorship of the film's commissioners and of the Indian government, when Sikkim was reconnected to India in 1975.
www.satyajitray.org /films/sikkim.htm   (213 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Sikkim parties favour early LS, assembly poll
All parties, including the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front, the opposition Sikkim Sangram Parishad, and the Congress, welcomed the President's decision to dissolve the 12th Lok Sabha and go for a mid-term election.
Sikkim is one of the nine states where assembly elections are due later this year.
The Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee leadership said it too favours polls at the earliest, provided they are not held during the long monsoon.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/apr/28sikkim.htm   (232 words)

 Festivals in Sikkim
The participants are always monks from the monastery and the performance is accompanied by liturgical music and chanting.
Prior to the dance prayers are held in the chapel and for the thousands who flock to see the dance, worship as well as participation is itself an act of worship as well as participation in the exorcising of evil and ushering in the prosperous new year.
However, the Nepalese add their own color to these festivals so that their celebration in Sikkim is not identical to their observation in the plains, and thus unique.
www.asian-trekking.com /sikkim_darjeeling/sikkim_fest.htm   (1230 words)

 webindia123.com- Indian Music
Indian music which is categorised into classical and folk music enraptures the human heart and can be enjoyed by all walks of life.
Indian classical music which originated from Vedic chants or Sama music has two distinct styles, Hindustani and Carnatic and is enjoyed and performed mostly by members of the upper strata of society.
Additionally, pop music and music for films can be heard broadcast on the streets and in homes and restaurants throughout India.
www.webindia123.com /music/index.htm   (155 words)

 People - Elaine Dobson - School of Music - University of Canterbury
Her research into Tibetan and Bhutanese music, particularly that of the dranyen or Himalayan lute, has led to field work in Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal in 1991, 1998 and 2004, including visits to the remote areas of the eastern borders of Bhutan and the Humla region of north-west Nepal.
In 2005, she undertook a preliminary, field study of the music of the Lepchas, the indigenous people of Sikkim (north India).
Her compositions explore the relationship between music and the visual arts, experimental instrumentation and music theatre and include Banten, for Balinese trompong and Tibetan ting-sha (1999), and Ancient Moon, for Balinese gamelan and Japanese kotos (2001).
www.music.canterbury.ac.nz /people/dobson.shtml   (605 words)

 Naropa University - International Education - Sikkim Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The dates for the fall semester are September 5 to December 18, and the dates for the spring semester are January 17 to May 10.
Culture, Traditions and Contemporary Issues of Sikkim (four credits) Students are introduced to traditional aspects of the multi-ethnic Sikkimese culture, with field trips, visits to Buddhist monasteries, guest lectures, a five-day jeep trek to Western Sikkim, and local festivals and holiday celebrations.
The focus is on conversational skills, and an intensive study period at the beginning of the semester helps students engage the culture.
www.naropa.edu /studyabroad/sikkim/program.html   (558 words)

 Goa music and dances,music of goa,Goa dances,cultural tour to goa,indian dances,music and dances of goa,dance of ...
Goa music and dances,music of goa,Goa dances,cultural tour to goa,indian dances,music and dances of goa,dance of goa,goa india dance,goa folk music,cultural travel
In addition to the classical different forms of music and dance have evolved.
Music and dance form the very fibre of rural Goa.
www.tourmyindia.com /states/goa/music.html   (234 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
Music critic S.K. Saxena has also been given the award for his overall contribution to performing arts.
The others to win the ‘Ratna’ awards were music scholar Annapurna Devi, folk artiste Bindhya Basini Devi and Tapas Sen for his major contribution to the field of theatre lighting, the Akademi said in an official communique here.
Music: Balwant Rai Bhatt (Hindustani vocal), Surinder Singh and Tejpal Singh (Singh Bandhu - Hindustani vocal), Suresh Talwalkar (Hindustani tabla), Ashish Khan (Hindustani sarod), C Saroja and C Lalitha (Bombay sisters - Carnatic vocal), Thiruvengadu A Jayaraman (Carnatic vocal), Madras A Kannan (Carnatic mridangam) and Prapancham Sitharam (Carnatic flute).
www.tribuneindia.com /2005/20050201/main6.htm   (439 words)

 The Hindu : National : Wildfires ravage Sikkim grassland
Kolkata: The Army has been called in to assist the Sikkim's forest authorities to fight wildfires that have ravaged wide swathes of grassland at altitudes over 8,000 feet in the North District.
Nearly 46 per cent of the total area of Sikkim is under forest cover.
The fire at Lachung in Sikkim's North District has been raging at an altitude of 10,000 feet since January 22, having spread across nearly 250 hectares of sloping grassland.
www.hindu.com /2006/01/29/stories/2006012902441100.htm   (345 words)

 sikkim info - Folk Dances of Sikkim
Most of the dances relate to the beauty of the natural surroundings, some depict the harvest season and others are performed for good luck and prosperity.
Sometimes Maruni dances are performed to the accompanist of the nine instrument orchestra known as "Naumati Baja".
Tamangs are a Nepali community and the "Tamang Selo" dance is performed to the rhythmic sound of the "Damphoo" musical instrument which the dancers carry in their hands.
www.sikkiminfo.net /folk_dances.htm   (1434 words)

 Travel to India » Music of Sikkim : Plan Your trip to India, India Destination Guide
Culture of Sikkim Sikkim residents celebrate all major Indian festivals such as Diwali and Dussera, the popular Hindu festivals.
Education in Sikkim Literacy is 69.68%, which breaks up into 76.73% for males and 61.46% for females.[6] There are a total...
Music of Bihar Bihar is a state of India.
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 KVT Holidays - Destinations: Sikkim & North-East India
Tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas, Sikkim is a Himalayan wonderland with its lovely views, exotic orchids and its forest-trails.
A virtual Shangrila overlooked by Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak, Sikkim is attractive equally for the sightseer, the adventure sports enthusiast and those interested in Buddhism and Tibetology.
Descending from Sikkim, journey on to the plains of Assam visiting the world famous tea plantations, Kaziranga National Park, famous for its one-horned rhinoceros and elephants, and the panoramic Brahmaputra valley.
www.kvtholidays.com /destinations/sikkim-and-north-east.html   (296 words)

 Trekking in Sikkim,Sikkim Trekking,Sikkim Treks,Sikkim Trekking Tour,Sikkim Adventure Travel,Sikkim Trekking Guide
Memories of your Sikkim holiday are enriched by the lingering impression of gorgeously decorated Buddhist Monasteries and Hindu temples featuring Lama dances with fierce masks, unique music and chants, invocations made to the Hindu deities.
All through each and every nook and corner of Sikkim - from the sultry tropical forests in the south to howling wilderness in the north is a trekkers paradise.
andwiched between Nepal and Bhutan, the ancient kingdom of Sikkim is one of the least-visited of the Himalayan lands and remains charmingly unspoiled.
www.trekkinginindia.com /trekking-in-sikkim/index.html   (830 words)

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