Wednesday, August 23

Bastar Dussehra

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Dussehra is one of the most important festivals of Chhattisgarh and Dussehra of Bastar is well known for its grand celebration and for different purpose especially. All the tribes participate in this ten day event and celebrate Dussehra as a congregation of Devi Maoli, who is Bastar’s native deity and revered as the “elder sister” of Devi Danteshwari and all her sisters. During this festival, hundreds of priests from all over the state bring flower-bedecked local deities to the Danteshwari temple in Jagdalpur. Thus, Bastar Dussehra is celebrated in a different way with great fun and frolic.

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