Cultural heritage of Kashmir is as
multi-dimensional as the variegated backdrop of its physical exuberance which
has nursed and inspired it all along. Its sanctity and evergreen stature can be
conveniently inferred from the chaste shimmering snow, with its virgin demeanor from top to toe, adorning the towering peaks of its mountainous periphery.
Mellowing kisses of the sun endow these summits with a rosy blush lending
perennial health to our warbling brooks, roaring waterfalls and sedate and
solemn lakes. To crown all, this very nectarine glow has most meaningfully
groomed our mental attitude to glean unity amidst seeming diversity.
Culture is always in a flux and ferment. It is a
non-stop mental journey with no mile-posts to cool its heels upon. It is,
precisely speaking, the cumulative expression of the values enshrined in the
heart-beats of the denizens of this Happy Valley. The irresistible stamp of
Buddhist compassion, Hindu tolerance and Muslim Zest for life is most
unmistakably discernible from the attainments of Kashmiri mind and intellect.
In the foregoing web pages, we have made a humble
attempt to portray this very salient trait of our culture.
- by Professor K. N. Dhar
Text reproduced from Glimpses
of Kashmiri Culture
DHAR'S VIDEO DIARY
Video Clips on tour to Kashmir Valley in June, 2003
| WORLD KASHMIRI
PANDIT CONFERENCE, 1993
New Delhi, India (Dec. 27-28, 1993)
Organized by Panun
Video Compiled and Edited by Ashok