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I captured this today(19.9.10). Karma puja was being celebrated in Loharkuli, Dhanbad, India.


The festival of Karma, also known to be a religious festival, calls for huge celebration among the tribals of Jharkhand. On the day of this festival devotees keep fast of complete 24 hours. The cultural performances are observed keeping a branch of a Sal tree in the middle of an open ground.

This a festival of brothers and sisters .It is celebrated in rotation from one village to another .Like other festivals it is also a way of merry making by local population .This festival is divided into three categories :-

Raj karma is celebrated by the whole community in this region .Budhi karma is celebrated only by old women in the month of June to call the god of rain .The third one is celebrated by the whole villagers .

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  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghoseabout 4 years ago

    Pretty ladies all in a row.
    Great shot Mukesh.

  • NewThing
    NewThingabout 4 years ago

    Lovely image Mukesh! Very interesting to read about the festival too! Thank you for sharing this! :)

  • patjila
    patjilaabout 4 years ago

    The colours, the colours and the beautiful elgancy of dresses I fall for it always, Brilliant vibrant capture!

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 4 years ago

    what stunning colours your so lucky in your country,

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 4 years ago

    Lovely image, interesting information on the festival

  • RuthFroehlinger
    RuthFroehlingerabout 4 years ago

    So beautiful – the image and all of the ladies.
    Great image – especially love all the colour

  • David Clark
    David Clarkabout 4 years ago

    thanks for a look into the village life — I have been to a couple of similar ceremonies in rural Nepal – the ladies look beautiful and happy – dave

  • yafoto
    yafotoabout 4 years ago

    beautiful and great capture!

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