6 Lesser Known Festivals of India
Top Six Least Known Festivals In India
India is rightly known as the Land of Festivals, as there some festival or celebration going on in one or other part of the country all through the year. However, for every popular festival celebrated in the country there is at least one more that is lesser known to the extent of being anonymous. Listed below are the top 8 such festivals celebrated across India.
Thaipuism Festival, Tamil Nadu
In this unusual specter of rituals, the devotees pierce their bodies with skewers and hooks after having cleansed their bodies through nine days of fasting and prayer. This festival is celebrated in the months of January and February by the Tamil Hindus of Palani in Tamil Nadu.
Kila Raipur Rural Olympics, Punjab
This annual rural sports event is held in the month of January and February in the village of Kila Raipur in Punjab. In addition to presenting an extravaganza of multiple rural sports activities, the festival also highlights the rich culture of the region through various traditional performances.
Madai Festival, Chattisgarh
This is one of the most prominent festivals of the region, which is celebrated between the months of December and March in different parts of Chattisgarh. It is a bright gala affair that showcases the unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of the people living in the region.
Mim Kut Festival, Mizoram
This is a harvest festival celebrated with much fervor and gaiety in the months of August and September. It is essentially a colorful and musical celebration of the farmers after they harvest maize and features traditional singing and dancing along with ample food and local beer made from rice.
Moatsu Festival, Nagaland
This three day long festival is celebrated by the Ao Nagas of Nagaland in the month of May, after the sowing season. The festival features various unusual and ritualistic performances along with traditional singing and dancing that forms and integral part of Sangpangtu celebrations.
Vautha Mela, Gujarat
This religious festival dedicated to Lord Karthik, is celebrated in Saptasnagam in Gujarat in the months of October and November. The main highlight of the festival is the traditional fair which is followed by the trading of donkeys.