Uttarakhand, also known as Dev Bhoomi, has been the centre of religious and spiritual knowledge for ages. The history and culture of Uttarakhand are deeply connected with religion and celebrated everywhere. Most of the state is divided intotwo regions named Garhwal and Kumaon. It is also home to Jaunsaries, Tibetan refugees, Bokshas, among others. Uttarakhand's name is derived from the Sanskrit words uttara (उत्तर) meaning 'north', and khaṇḍa (खण्ड) meaning 'land', altogether simply meaning 'Northern Land'. The name finds mention in early Hindu scriptures as the combined region of "Kedarkhand" (present day Garhwal) and "Manaskhand" (present day Kumaon).