Uttarakhand was mentioned in Hindu scriptures and early, the land belongs to the gods of Dev Bhoomi and holy place and sanctuary. The Uttarakhand is a place of pilgrimage for the Hindus and the source of Ganges River. In the second century BC, the period of the Middle Ages was dominated in the western kingdom of Garhwal and Kumaon this kingdom and close to the Indo-Greek civilization.The central Himalayan tribal people practiced earlier of Shaivism, listed on the salt with Tibet.
Renamed Uttarakhand state was formed as the hill districts of Uttar Pradesh in India.Uttarakhand history of its more prominent the great emperors of Kushanas, Kudin, Kanishka, Samudragupta, Katuria, Pallas, Chandra and Pawaras. Talking about the history of Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand.Garwhal history to say that part of the Maurya Empire in the 15th century, the consolidated Ajai Garhwal region and the kingdom of 300 years in Srinagar, as it is capital. But the British period, the territory of Pauri and Dehradun became under British control during the Gurkha in the 19th century.Kumaon history began with the dynasty ruled Katyuri a century from 7 to 11, suggests Katyuri art and architecture greatly flourished, and the creation of many new to the design during this period. However, the kingdom was lost Katyuri the Chands of Pithoragarh and the temple of many are made with framework of Chands of Pithoragarh.
The state called as Kumaon East while the West is the region of Garhwal and natives call themselves the Paharis, the majority of the population is Hindu .The Garhwal valley full of natural beauty and complete myths. You can see most of the places where great saint and spent meditating in this state. In recent years shown in the biodiversity of this area, was related to Pauri Garhwal and is as old as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. And this land belongs to worship the Lord Siva in this region. The recent development in the government of the region and the state to capitalize and the state also is big dam project in India. The traditional name for the new form was formed in the hill districts of Uttar Pradesh.