Like the rest of India, Dussehra is celebrated in Bastar. In fact, it is the most important festival in the region and all the tribes participate in the 10-day event. However, Dussehra in Bastar is unlike any other. Here, instead of enjoying the return of Lord Rama (the protagonist of the epic Ramayana) to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, they celebrate Dussehra as a congregation of the tribal goddess Maoli (the original inhabitants of Bastar). Revered as the elder sister of the deity, Goddess Danteshwan, the deity of the ruling Kakatiya family) and all her sisters. Hundreds of priests bring local deities decorated with flowers to the Danteshwari temple in Jagdalpur. The 500-year-old festival lasted for 10 days, with the king (as the chief priestess of the goddess Danteshwari) temporarily leaving the post to worship Danteshwari full-time. He will seek the report of the kingdom with confidence and through Siraha (a medium possessed by the Goddess). Although the ruling family was Hindu and the festival has its roots in Hinduism, it has assimilated many tribal elements and is a perfect example of the unique blend of tribal traditions that make up the traditional Hindu religion and local culture.
BASTAR DUSSEHRA IS UNIQUE
Bastar is in Dandakarna, where Lord Rama is believed to have spent 14 years of his exile. However, the Bastar Dussehra here has nothing to do with Lord Rama or Ramayana.
Dussehra here has nothing to do with Lord Rama or Ramayana
ब Bastar Dussehra is a period of 75 days, starting from the new moon (dark moon) in the month of Shravan, ending on the thirteenth day of the bright moon in the month of Ashvin. So this is the biggest Dussehra in the world
- Bastar Dussehra involves different tribes and castes, each assigned to a specific task which has been going on for 5 decades since the end of monarchy in India: for example, to build two-tiered chariots, carpenters come from the fleet. In Umargaon village, tribals from Karanji, Kesarpal and Sonbal villages have tied a large number of ropes, pulled by young Chanot Kachorapati and youth from Aganwada parish; The Bison-Horn Maria of the fort pulled a big chariot, and in all the rites the singing of the hymns is the prerogative of the heads of the village of Polar.
The festivities include rituals of extraordinary rigour, like a girl swinging on a thorny bed; A young man (jogi) tied on his shoulder for nine days, sitting awake: media, dignified possession
Local deities are dancing happily in the streets. उत्सव The festival provides a platform for the state of Bastar at Muria Darbar to elected representatives, administrators and tribal chiefs of old.
Rathyatra is one of the much-awaited events. The magnificent chariot (chariot) may seem primitive to an outsider, but instead of bringing fancy chariots from other places, the king’s desire to protect the locals and the use of sophisticated tools to build chariots symbolize tribal taboos. Every year it is newly cut and the sight of 400 Maria pulling it leaves a strong impression on the faith of the tribes.