a 'Gateway to North India', the State of Haryana is witness to the invasions
of the Muslim rulers, battles of the Marathas and the Sikhs. Several Hindu
saints and Sikh gurus have also traversed the land of Haryana spreading their
message of universal love and brotherhood.
people of Haryana are simple, straight-forward, enterprising and hard-working.
Since ancient times, they have survived many upheavals upholding the traditional
glory and greatness of the land to this day. They have preserved their old
religious and social traditions. They celebrate festivals with great enthusiasm
and traditional fervour. The region has its popular folklores, folksongs and
musical instruments. The popular folklore of this area reflects the beliefs
and piety of the people. Their culture and popular art are expressed through
mimes, dramas, ballads and songs in which they take great delight.