10 reasons why you should witness the festivals at Mukteshwar
The people living in Mukteshwar follow most traditions and customs that are common to the rest of the people in the Kumaon region. Important aspects of the lives of these people include folk art, folk songs, and folk dances, and these folk songs and dances are performed till date at feasts and other such events. The art of making traditional Kumaon handicrafts has been passed down from generation to generation. As a result, woollen rugs, woollen carpets, hand-knitted sweaters and shawls are famously produced in this region. Also made by the locals are traditional copper utensils, bamboo baskets and rope made from hemp plants. Doors and windows reflecting the likhai craft are also uniquely made by the people of Kumaoni origin. Baante is one of the popular dishes here, which is a curry made primarily of yoghurt and radish, other dishes are Karaal, made with the Urad pulse, Moong Daal Dubka (Available at Casa Dream The Resort), a soupy dish made of lentils, Aloo Ke Gutke, spiced potatoes that are usually fried and Rote, made with wheat flour and palm sugar. Kappa, a dish made of spinach, and Rus, made from a variety of pulses are the other two local favourites. Festivals dedicated to various gods and goddesses are enthusiastically celebrated here and the most prominent of them are Basant Panchami, Shiv Ratri, Holi, Ram Navami, Dusshera, and Deepavali.