Festivals Of Jharkhand: Interactive Quiz

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  • 1. 
    This festival is distinguished during the spring season and Saal trees obtain new flowers on their branches. It is a reverence of the village god who is regarded to be the guardian of the clan. People dance and sing when the fresh flowers come out. The Gods are worshiped with the Saal flowers. The Pahan or priest of village fasts for some days. In dawn, the priests take bath and put on dhoti made of kachha dhaga (virgin cotton). The preceding dusk, the priests take 3 new earthen pots and fill them with water; the subsequent morning they observe these earthen pots and water level within. If the level of water decreases they predict that there would be less rain or famine and if the level of water is average that is an indication of a good rain. Before the pooja initiates, the Preist’s wife washes his feet and seeks blessings from the priest. During the pooja, people envelop the Sarna place. Dhol, Turhi and Nagara players keep playing along with Priests chanting prayers. The festival goes on for weeks in the region of Chhotanagpur. In the region of Kolhan, the festival is called "Baa Porob" that means Flower Festival. Identify the festival.
    • A. 

      Sarhul Festival

    • B. 

      Pongal Festival

    • C. 

      Vasant Panchami Festival

    • D. 

      Kavadi Festival

  • 2. 
    This festival is the worship of Karam devta (God of power as well as youthfulness). Karam festival is held on the 11th of moon in the month of Bhadra. Factions of villagers go to the jungle and accumulate wood, flowers and fruits. These are requisite during the Puja of God Karam. During this period, people dance and sing in groups. The complete valley seems to be boogieing with the drum beat. This festival is distinguished by Baiga, Oraon, Majhwar and Binjhwari tribes of Jharkhand. Identify the festival.
    • A. 

      Maha Shivaratri Festival

    • B. 

      Karam Festival

    • C. 

      Holi Festival

    • D. 

      Shigmo Festival

  • 3. 
    This festival is held primarily for the anticipation of good fertility and healthier household. The unmarried females beautify a small bin with sprouting seeds. It is supposed that the reverence for good germination of grains would augment the productivity. The girls present green melons to deity as a representation of 'son' which divulges the prehistoric anticipation of human being. The whole tribal region of Jharkhand grows to be tipsy during this time. Identify the festival.
    • A. 

      Gudi Padwa Festival

    • B. 

      Ugadi Festival

    • C. 

      Hanuman Jayanti

    • D. 

      Jawa Festival

  • 4. 
    This festival is typically seen in the region between Tama, Raidih and Bundu area of Jharkhand. This girdle has a great history all through the independence movement of India. TUSU is the harvest fiesta held in the winters in the last day of the month of Poush. Unmarried girls ornament a bamboo/wooden frame with colored paper and then present it to the close by mountainous river. However there is no acknowledged history available on this celebration but it has an enormous compilation of dazzling songs full of taste and life. Identify the festival.
    • A. 

      Bihu Festival

    • B. 

      Sitalsasthi Festival

    • C. 

      Vat Pournima Festival

    • D. 

      Tusu Parab Festival

  • 5. 
    It is a festival that starts with the fall of winter. The 1st day of month of Magh, recognized as "Akhain Jatra", well thought-out as the commencement of ploughing. The farmers, to represent this propitious dawn, plough two and a half circles of their farming land this day and also believe it as the figure of good luck. Identify the festival.
    • A. 

      Hal Punhya Festival

    • B. 

      Bonalu Festival

    • C. 

      Bathukamma Festival

    • D. 

      Rath Yatra Festival