Like all the other states in India, Madhya Pradesh also holds a major chunk in the contribution of different festivals. The fiestas are feted with gaiety and enthusiasm. The tribes of this state have their unique fairs and festivals that are multicolored and vivacious. Some of the unique and important festivals that are celebrated by the locals of Madhya Pradesh include:
Karama Festival :
This festival is mainly celebrated by the tribes of Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj,and Bolangir.This festival commences during the Rainy season on the 11th day of the Bhadra Month. The tribes worship Karamasani or Karama.
Bhagoriya Festival :
This festival is mainly celebrated by the tribes of Madhya Pradesh. The meaning of Bhagoria is run. This festival uniquely celebrates the eloping of couples. Mass Swayamvars are performed during this festival where the girl applies gulal on the forehead of the guy whom she chooses as her husband. This festival celebrates love, color and life.
Gobardhan Festival :
This festival is solely dedicated to cattle’s and cow. This festival is feted with great fervor and gaiety in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. This festival is celebrated on16th of Kartik (October to November).On this day cattle’s and cows are festooned with oil, and are fed with fodder.
Fairs and Festivals are the color of our life as they come in our life to strand the time and spend some time with our friends and family.