you ever heard about a festival being celebrated for more than 5 to 10 days in
any state of India? If no, then you might be startled after knowing about the
engrossing & most popular Bastar Dussehra of Chhattisgarh which has been
celebrated for long 75 days by the tribals of that district. Starts from the end of July (in the month of
Shravan) & ends in the month of Ashwin i.e. in October,it’s the only festival which strikes the attention
of people from all around the world. People travel to Bastar,to participate in
the obscure rituals of Dussehra & to witness the ceremonies performed by the
locals. Many people believe that the decimation of Ravana by Lord Rama is the
prime reason for celebrating Dussehra in Bastar, but it’s all about
Maa Danteshwari Devi, the deity of Bastar as per the tribals.
quite difficult to understand the essence of the festival that goes on for 75
days until you become a part of it. Over the years, Dussehra of Bastaris attracting
thousands of people from different corners of the world. Though it attracts domestic
tourists in huge number, in past few years a sudden rise in the number of international
tourists has shocked the people & the tourism board as well. Bastar is not only famous for its
natural beauty but also known for Dussehra which has been celebrated in a
unique manner by the tribals that drags the attention of tourists towards the fest. The festival incites a feel of fervor &
enthusiasm among the attendees irrespective of their caste & religion.
the festival, each day has been celebrated with more gusto & enthusiasm. The tribals
participate in the fest where each group has given a specific task like making the
wheels of chariot, ropes & other wooden parts etc. The formation
of Chariot by the tribals of Bastar, portrays their toil in giving it a perfect
shape. The attendees pull the chariot with great reverence in order to get
blessings from the deity who is worshipped during the fest. It resembles the
RathYatra of Jagannath Puri at that instant.
aboriginal customs are quite interesting that steals the attention of the
tourists whereas the animatedly dance by the tribals along the roadside will
compel you to join the troop & enjoy the festival by forgetting your
sorrows. With each day passing of Bastar Dussehra, the rise in your energy level
will speak about the importance of this festival. The artists dressed up
uniquely & their costumes will raise your eye balls for an instant.
Each day of Dussehra has something new for the tourists, as the rituals were celebrated in a special sequence. Starting from Pata Jatra, Deri Gadhai, Kachan Gaadi, Kalash Sthapna, Jogi Bithai & lots more, people find themselves involved in the rituals of the fest. Bastar Dussehra is unique in itself which makes it different from all other festivals that are celebrated in India. The people of Bastar celebrate Dussehra for 75 days where each day will make you realize of something new is happening in the fest &will energize you to dance animatedly along with the tribals of this place. It’s something that you won’t get in any other state.
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