Sunday, July 23

Madai Festival

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Madai festival is another tribal festival of Chhattisgarh which is celebrated by tribes from time to time in various regions of the state. It is celebrated to worship local goddess of tribal regions. In December, celebrations of Madai festival start in Bastar region to worship the goddess Kesharpal Kesharpalin Devi. In January, this festival is celebrated by tribals in Kanker, Charama and Kurna regions of the state. In February, it goes back to Bastar region and Cheri-Chher-Kin is worshipped this time. In the end of February, the festival goes to Antagarh, Narayanpur and Bhanupratappur regions and it is celebrated in Kondagaon, Keshkal and Bhopalpattanam regions in the month of March. At every place, madai festival is held in a big ground and thousands of people attend the ceremony starting with a procession of the local Goddess. Then worship starts with various cultural programs to celebrate this religious occasion with pomp and show.

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