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Karma Festival

Mukesh Srivastava

Joined February 2009

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

Karma

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 :-
(1) RAJ KARMA .
(2) BUDHI KARMA .
(3) PADDA KARMA .

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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