The people of Chhattisgarh celebrate each and every event with cheerfulness. Different fa festivals that are synonymous to this state are Bhagoria Festival, Bhoramdeo Mahotsav, Chakradhar Festival, Dussehra Festival, Goncha Festival, Hariyali Kora Navakhani, Kajari Festival, Madai Festival, Narayanpur Mela, Rajim Lochan Mahotsav,and Sheorinarayan Fair. The harmony amongst people from different communities and sects cheers up through such grand celebration.

Cher Chera

Cher Chera is a harvest festival observed in Chhattisgarh in Paush month (December – January). It is observed on the full moon day in Paush month. Cher Chera Festival 2017 date is January 12. The highlight of the festival is cher chera melodious folks songs.The harvest festival is dedicated to the reaping of paddy. Rice forms an important part of the rural food in Chhattisgarh.

Bastar Dussehra

Bastar Dussehra is the unique cultural trait of Chhattisgarh. Celebrated by the local people of the state with sufficient vigor, the festival of Dussera connotes to the supreme power of goddess Danteshwari. During Dussera, the inhabitants of Bastar organizes special worship ceremonies at the Danteshwari temple of Jagdalpur.


Chhattisgarh is a state famed for its cultural extravaganzas. The nascent was carved out from Madhya Pradesh only in the new millennium. 


In Chhattisgarh, Hareli festival is one of the famous festivals celebrated with great pomp and show. The term ‘Hareli’ is derived from the Hindi word ‘Haryali’ meaning greenery. It is normally a festival celebrated in the month of Shravan by several societies of farmer. According to the Gregorian calendar Hareli festival celebration resembles with the months of July and August. The Hareli festival in Chhattisgarh is celebrated on the Shravana Amavasya or the new moon day of month. It marks the beginning of the holy month for Hindus, Shravan month. Hareli festival is a festival of crop focusing on the monsoon of a year. The Goddess ‘Kutki Dai’ is the reigning deity worshipped in this festival for getting good crops.Among the Gond tribes, it has very importance. In this time the farmers of Chhattisgarh worship the equipment they use for the farming and cows. The theme of this festival based on the nature and the farmers pray for the good harvest. The manifestations in rituals are simple, though the prayers are keen.

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