We are proud to be associated with the “Land of Dawn-lit Mountains”


The ‘Land of Dawn-lit Mountains‘, is one of the remote places in India and the first land in India to welcome the sunrise. This beautiful state, located in the northeastern tip of India, bordering China, Bhutan and Myanmar, has an amazing diversity of flora and fauna that is sure to impress any tourist. Over 500 species of rare orchids can be found in the thick forests. Misty hills, bubbling rivers, gushing waterfalls add beauty to the charm of this incredible land. Yes we are talking of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh is mentioned in the Kalika Purana literature and the great Hindu epic Mahabharata. These may be the Prabhu Mountains in the Puranas. According to Hindu mythological legends, Arunachal Pradesh is the place where Sage Parshuram washed away his sins, Sage Vyasa meditated, King Bhishmaka founded his kingdom and Lord Krishna married his wife Rukmini. Ruled by many powerful dynasties and kingdoms, India’s Arunachal Pradesh is filled with many historical monuments and archaeological remains that testify to its rich cultural heritage.


Arunachal is home to 26 known indigenous communities and various allied Indo-Mongoloid ethnic groups of the Tibeto-Burman language family, each with its own identity shaped by its unique history and narrative of migration, settlement, cultural diffusion, traditions, trade relations, economy and way of life.


Along with their traditions, the communities of Arunachal Pradesh strive to protect natural resources. They strive for a sustainable lifestyle and ensure that they do not overuse natural resources. Globalization threatens the cultural diversity and customs of local tribes, depriving the younger generation of the opportunity to learn about their traditions.


This website is developed as a part of the project “Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Lifestyle of Arunachal Pradesh” which is documenting the intangible cultural heritage of 17 indigenous communities of Arunachal Pradesh. It is funded from – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, which is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by U.S. Consulate General Kolkata.


Shirsendu and Team  is proud to be the developing partner of arunachallivingheritage.com in association with Contact Base and Madearth.


It is our honor to be a part of this auspicious project with a motto to protect its traditional culture, heritage, tribes, arts, crafts and more over, the State, after the previous prestigious work of 1st Jammu Kashmir film festival website.