Various Fairs and Festivals in Chhattisgarh

Here is the Chhattisgarh famous festival that represents Chhattisgarh culture and joy.

Famous for its natural diversity and its cultural and traditional history…

Chhattisgarh is a major state of India that is famous for its tourist places, as well as festivals.

But today they are also playing an important contribution to the tourism of the state.

Because the popularity of the major festivals and fairs of Chhattisgarh is so high that foreign tourists, as well as India, come to join them.

If you are excited to know about the famous festival of Chhattisgarh.

Then definitely read this article completely, in which we are going to talk about the major festivals and fairs. –

Famous Festivals of Chhattisgarh

Although the list of festivals celebrated in the state of Chhattisgarh is quite long.

But without talking about all of them, we are going to know only about the major festivals and fairs of Chhattisgarh.

Bastar Dussehra

Bastar Dussehra is the Chhattisgarh famous festival and the main festival of Chhattisgarh.

celebrates with great pomp and unique way.

Let us tell you that Bastar Dussehra is the most famous and longest-lasting festival.

Basically, Starts from the new moon in the month of Shravan and lasts for 75 days.

So, various tribes participate in traditional customs.

It is a unique cultural feature.

Celebrates with enough enthusiasm and pomp by the local people of the state.

While the Bastar Dussehra is a symbol of the supreme power of Goddess Danteshwari.

During this, residents of Bastar perform special worship in the Danteshwari temple of Jagdalpur.

If you want to join the major festival celebrated in Chhattisgarh, then you must attend a Bastar Dussehra.

When does Bastar Dussehra start: Around August (starts from Amavasya in the month of Shravan)


Bastar Lokotsav

Bastar Lokotsav is also the major Chhattisgarh famous festival of tribals.

This popular festival also comes after the end of the rainy season.

Attracts a large number of tribal groups from remote villages who come to participate in this festival.

A special program called Bastar Parab.

It is in the Jagdalpur region of Chhattisgarh.

you can enjoy the songs and dances of tribal people.

Along with this, elaborate tribal art and handicrafts are also there.

which tourists come from far and wide to see.


Madai Festival in Chhattisgarh

Madai Festival is one of the Chhattisgarh’s famous and major festivals.

Which is celebrated with great enthusiasm mainly by the people of the Gond tribe.

This festival comes from the month of December to the month of March.

It is a unique travel festival that travels from one part of the state to another.

The local tribes of the state along with other communities worship the presiding deity during the festival.

At the beginning Festival, the tribal people launch a procession in an open field.

Where a large number of devotees and general tourists visit to observe the rituals.

When the puja ends, enjoy many cultural programs like folk dances, plays, songs, etc.

Tourists from different parts along with the local people participate and enjoy these tribal performances.


Goncha Festival in Chhattisgarh

Goncha Mahotsav is also another Chhattisgarh famous festival in Jagdalpur.

It is a very unique and peculiar festival celebrated in the month of July.

Members of the tribes celebrate.

it is by making fake pistols out of bamboo and using gona as fake bullets.

In fact, Goncha is a special fruit or berry found in this state.

Use in the form of pellets or imitation pills.

Due to this fruit, this festival is the Goncha festival.

Apart from this mock fight, many cultural programs are also there at the festival.


Teej festival

Teej festival comes in the month of July, August or September is the main and most important festival of Chhattisgarh for women.

Dressed in their best colorful clothes during the Teej festival.

Women fast, pray and celebrate for the well being, long life of their spouses.

Bhoramdeo Festival

The Bhoramdev temple organizes this festival and is one of the Chhattisgarh famous festivals.

Several hundred years ago, which was first organized by Maharaja Ramchandra Dev of the Nagvanshi Dynasty.

Who laid the foundation of the temple in 1349.

This festival starts at the end of March.

A large number of folk artists from different regions also participate.

perform various arts.

So, During this time the entire temple complex is colorful.

cultural activities held by a large number of locals and tourists.

Champaran Fair

It is one of the major fairs.

which is held at Champaran in Raipur.

This fair is organized every year from the month of January to the month of February.

Or in the season of Magha according to the Hindu calendar.

which is attended by thousands of people from different parts of the state and the country.

If you are going to visit around January-February, then do not forget to attend the Champaran Fair.

Narayanpur Fair

Narayanpur Fair
Narayanpur Fair

Celebrate every year in the last week of February.

Another popular fair of the state in the areas of Bastar.

This fair reflects the culture and tradition of the tribal community.

The tribals also worship their deities and make Meera.

This fair promotes brotherhood and harmony and unity within the tribes.

Chhatisgarh Foundation Day

1st Nov is celebrated as Chhattisgarh Foundation Day.

As of this date, the 2000 Government of India officially declared it to be an independent state.

Since that time five-day celebration is organized in Naya Raipur.


Chhatisgarh Language Day

Chhattisgarh Official Language Day is being celebrated in Chhattisgarh on 28 Nov.

So, there are many events in Raipur on this occasion.

Chhattisgarhi and other local languages including Chhattisgarhi should be encouraged to use it more and more so that the coming generations are familiar with it and also use it.



India is an agricultural country, where cattle also have a special contribution to making agriculture good.

These cattle are worshiped in the country of India.

The festival of Pola is one of those, on which farmers worship cows and oxen.

This Pola festival is especially in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

On the day of Pola, farmers and other people worship animals, especially bulls, and decorate them well.

Pola is also called Bull Pola.

The festival of Pola is celebrated on the new moon day of Bhadon month which is also known as Pithori Amavasya.

It also falls in the month of August-September.

India, where agriculture is the main source of income and most of the farmers use oxen for farming.

Pola is celebrated in two ways, Bada Pola and Chhota Pola.

In Bada Pola, the bull is decorated and worshipped, while in Chhota Pola children take toy bulls or horses from door to door in the neighborhood and then some money or gifts are given to them.

On this day, along with horses, bullocks, the chakki (hand mill) is also worshipped.

In earlier times, horses, bulls were the main for running the life, and wheat was grinded at home by the mill itself.

Various types of dishes are offered to them, sev, gujiya, sweet khurma etc. are made.

These dishes are kept in it by placing a pouch on the horse.

Then from the next morning onwards, children go from house to house in the neighborhood with these horses, bullocks, and most take money as a gift.



Rajim Kumbh mela

Rajim kumbh mela
Rajim kumbh mela

It is held in months of January -February month.

A big fair is organized in Rajim.







Hareli festival is celebrated every year on the new moon day of the month of Sawan with great pomp.

This festival is also a popular festival
Hareli means greenery. On this day, the people of Chhattisgarh celebrate this festival wishing that there should be greenery all over the world and there should always be peace and happiness.

On this day, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt get up and make arrangements for making rice cheela in the house. Because it is worshiped by offering Chila in a shovel, Kudari, Nangar, Gaiti etc.

The farmers of Chhattisgarh wash their agricultural implements on the day of Hareli festival, and along with them, bring the cows, bulls and buffaloes clean and bathed.

The tools used in his farming are washed and kept in the middle of the courtyard or in some corner of the courtyard and he is worshiped as well as his totem is also worshipped. And Kheer and Chila are distributed as Prasad.

Gedi has great significance in the Hareli festival. In every house, a gidi is made, only as many young children as there are in the house.

From the day of Hareli, Teeja in Bhado ends at the time of Pola. Everyone in the house, youth, and children all enjoy the Gedi.


There are various entertainment competitions. From the morning to the evening of the festival, different types of competitions are held

After the morning worship, a group of youth gathers at the square intersections. It is believed that Tantra Vidya starts from the day of the Hareli festival.

Chhattisgarhi Gedi folk dance is one of the ancient people cultures of Chhattisgarh people, it is performed during the Hareli festival.



Chakradhar samaroh

Chakradhar samaroh
Chakradhar samaroh

Chhatisgarh is a blend of cultures.

Raigarh district has known for its heritage of culture as many artists and dancers are born here.

Maharaja Chakradhar Singh is well known for their passion for music and dance.

the festival is held in Chhattisgarh.

memory honor and remembrance of great man Maharaja Chakradhar.

he is also a well-known tabla player and dancer.

as well he wrote many books on music.

Maharaja Chakradhar Singh king of Raigarh chief of burger Bhul by the Gond dynasty.

Chakradhar Singh although the youngest of all the gharanas.

It has its own culture.

The Chakradhar festival is celebrated each year at the time of Ganesh Chaturthi.

each year dancer Artist and musicians come from every part of the country.

they attend the musical festival in Chhattisgarh.






it is agricultural festival

tribal people welcome the New Rice of the season .

it is celebrated on Panchami Tithi or fifth day of lunar fortnight of in August or September after Ganesh Chaturthi

the word Nova means new and khai means food.

so newly harvested rice Italy in this festival with new hope in their community




it is also an agricultural festival .

people are so excited for this festival

as this is agriculture festival but no farming related activity perform on this day.

it is celebrated after blooming of Sal tree.

nobody touch farming during these days .

this festival is also known as Earth festival or Mati  Puja.




Cher Chhera

Cher Chhera
Cher Chhera

It is an important harvest festival of the year.

Celebrates on a full moon’s night in January.

The song is sung during the festival with families and friends.

So the group goes out to collect grains.

Song dedicates the joy of coming together and implores.

Women standing on doors to get grains from their storage.

It begins after the harvesting of grains is completed.

The customs of the festival are also based on “offering”.

The offering remains the grains that have been harvested that year.

The festival is a symbol of togetherness and gratitude.

Lastly, Life is to enjoy with every little one instead of keeping anything for the future.


Phagun Rangapanchami

It is celebrated on chait Krishna Panchami.

Holi is also celebrated all over India and everywhere with different aspects.

Rangpanchmi is celebrated after five days of holi.

According to mythology Lord Ram during their vanwash on this day give a pure view of chandiri.

Govardhan Puja

Govardhan puja
Govardhan puja

It is performed on the next day of Deepawali i.e. Kartik Shukla Pratipada.

According to Vishnu Purana, Varaha Purana, and Padma Purana, it is also called Annakoot.

Govardhan puja
Govardhan puja

According to Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran, this festival is celebrated since the first time Govardhan Puja was started by Lord Krishna.

Gauri-Gaura marriage festival

gaura gauri marraige
gaura gauri marraige

It is celebrated with great pomp on this day in the state of Chhattisgarh.

It is a celebration of tribal culture in the folk tradition.

Especially the people of the Gond tribe celebrate it, but now people from the society participate enthusiastically and celebrate it.

In this festival, a day before evening (the evening of Deepawali), collectively singing folk songs and bringing soil from a pure place like a pond, etc.

Then the idols of Gauri (Parvati) and Gaura (Shiva Ji) are made from that soil by different two generations at night and decorated with bright foil.

After decorating, lifting the generation of that idol in the head, they bring it to Gaura Chaura, built in the square intersection, walking through all the lanes of the village.

This square is decorated very beautifully by leaping.

In this, various matrimonial activities are performed by keeping Gauri Gaura along with her generation. Songs from various folk tunes begin to be uttered from the excited woman’s throat.

Which is also Gaura Geet.

In this way, the entire matrimonial Nega-char and worship recitation through the song goes on throughout the night.

On the day of Govardhan Puja, the time of farewell comes in the morning. According to tradition, after all the rituals, these idols are respectfully immersed in the pond while singing folk songs and again carrying Gori Gaura in all the street squares of the village.

After coming home, preparations are made for Govardhan Puja.

Judwasan Tihar

The new moon of the month of Ashadh is celebrated as Judwasan Tihar.

In the villages of Chhattisgarh, Sitala Mata is situated on the cross of the ponds.

This place is situated at the crossing of the ponds so that water from the pond can be offered to Sitala Mata.

On this day, villagers worship Sitala Mata with full rituals under the leadership of the Baiga (village priest) of the village.

In the service of Sitala Mata, village devotees sing service songs and women offer rice to Sitala Mata and pray to Sitala Mata for her health.


The tradition of celebrating “Savanahi Tihar” on the first Sunday coming in the first week of Sawan has been going on for centuries.

The purpose behind celebrating this festival is that the people of the village, cows, bulls, buffaloes, goats, sheep and other domestic animals should not be harmed by witchcraft.

Diseases like smallpox, and cholera should not enter the village.

Everyone be happy.

The first Sunday is fixed to celebrate Savanahi Tihar.

The Kotwal of the village gives information about this to all the villagers.

On this day all the work in the village is closed.


Bhojli festival

It is also celebrated in the month of Sawan.

Bhojli is basically a product of the culture of rural life.

However, This is quite rare in civil life.

Bhojali is an expression of the pleasure of the primal beauty of that nature, in which a seed sprouts and adorns the universe with its supernatural form.

On the day of Saptami or Ashtami in the Shukla Paksha of Shravan, wheat grains are sown with full devotion and devotion by the adolescent girls by pouring black soil of potter aava.

Only these grown plants get the prestige of Bhojli Devi. Here is Bhojli, this is Ganga.

That means ‘Bhojli Ganga’ worship of nature by nature. Nature is that which creates new or gives inspiration for creation.

Bhojli is created by plucking food in the ear of such a partner by whom one receives the mind, from whom one receives morals and thoughts, and by whom there is love.

This badna binds people in the thread of friendship for life.

There is no age restriction to change Bhojli.


 Kamar Chhath

It is also known as Hala Shashthi.

So, Mothers keep this fast for the sake of their children.

On this day she also uses cow’s milk, curd, and ghee.

Vegetables made from five types of vegetables and rice made from pashar chaur (wild rice) are eaten.

Rice grown from virgin land is called Pashar rice.

The Kansas flower has special significance in this fast.

Toys like Bumblebee, Bunti, etc. are also worshipped.

There is a tradition of diving.

Yellow-colored pots are made from touched clay and black-colored grandson is made from coal.

The grandson is made from a piece of cloth which the mothers put on the back of the boys and then wipe with their lap.

Adth Kanhaiya 

Adth Kanhaiya Lok is not only a symbol of the birth anniversary of the founder Shri Krishna, but it is a festival of substituting the power of the group.

He raised the Govardhan mountain for the honor and welfare of the stubborn Indra and for the protection of the people.

The power, bravery, and cooperation that the Gwal Bal’s group then displayed.

Today people need the same power, bravery, and cooperation.

In the form of this folk organization, Shri Krishna is more revered in the world.

Ashtami is celebrated in the Krishna Paksha of the eighth Kanhaiya Bhado month.

See the coincidence that Shri Krishna was the eighth child born from the womb of Devaki and his public incarnation also took place on Ashtami.

Both these reasons affected the people. That’s why the people accepted Shri Krishna Janmashtami as the eighth Kanhaiya.

Even on this, see the belief of the people that on the eighth day of Kanhaiya, villagers worship eight children’s paintings by painting them on the wall.

 Dudhadhari Math, Jaitusav Math, Gopal Chandra Temple, ISKCON, and Khatu Shyam Temple of Raipur are the center of special attraction of the devotees.


Matar is celebrated on the second day of Govardhan Puja.

The Yadav community gathers at a place where Kuldevi, the deity, is worshipped.

All in all, Kheer has special significance.

Akhada Stunts using lathi is the most important part of the festival.

“Nevajpani” is observed to welcome the new harvest of the season.

Yadav men wear special clothes.

Wearing sticks, shields, etc. Yadavs appear to be fighters in heroic garb.

The process of tying Sohai begins by worshiping the animals.

Raut-Nacha also starts from the evening of Matar which continues till Dev Uthani Ekadashi.

The Matar festival also showcases strength.


The festival of Dev Uthani Ekadashi, Jethouni, or Tulsi Vivah is celebrated on the eleventh day of the month of Kartik.

Tulsi is also widely incorporated into the folk life of Chhattisgarh.

Tulsi chaura is also found in almost every house in Chhattisgarh.

Where the lamp is lit daily.

Tulsi and Shaligram worship is also done in Chhattisgarh on the day of Dev Uthni.

Clothes and make-up materials are offered to Tulsi Mata.

Chana bhaji, tivara bhaji, guava, tuber, and other seasonal fruits and vegetables are offered.

Sugarcane is specially used on this day.

Livestock is also tied up in villages.

Rural deities are worshipped.

On the day of Jethouni, the old tukna chariha made of bamboo is lit and the fire is lit.

However, It is believed that burning the old tukna ends all the troubles in the house and brings prosperity.

After Devuthani Ekadashi, all kinds of auspicious works begin.


 Women worship Lord Shiva and the goddess Parvati.

In saavan month this festival comes.

Phagun wadai

 After Holi, in honor of Danteshwari Devi, the presiding deity of the dynasty of Bastar, Phag Madai is prepared in Dantewada.

Like Bastar Dussehra, this occasion is likewise finished in concord with the royal own circle of relatives and the overall public.

But Phag Madai is prepared from Sashti to Chaudas of Phagun Shukla.

Basically, This is a mix of Bastar`s culture, tribal and non-tribal ideals, and ideals, reflecting the shared background of the dynasty of Bastar and its tribals and non-tribals.

Therefore, the participation of deities of dynasties, and tribal and non-tribal groups is not unusually placed withinside public fairs here.

Bahar Raini

Ritual of celebrating the new harvest and bringing Vijay Rath back.

However, After the night of Bheetar Raini, the very next day marks this ritual.

An 8-wheel chariot is brought back from Kumhadakot.

After revering local deities along with Devi Danteshwari and Mata Mawli Bastar king celebrates navakhani(new harvest) with villagers.

bring back to the chariot to Danteshwari.

Akti Tihar

It is also the Folk festival of Chhattisgarh.

Celebration is on shukla paksh of baisakh month .

worship cute miniatures of the bride and groom.

So, children plan their weddings with the guidance of elders.

Basically, believed to bring happiness and good luck. 

Sattu, dry fruits, and fruits are also given as prasad.

A festival that marks the beginning of the new agriculture season.

People worship the head deity of the village ” Thakur devta”.

So, good harvest comes on.



There is a ritual of giving Haatha by women of the Raut community in Chhatisgarh. 

Pasting cow dung cake with dhaan over it.

which is done by men on the next day.

Basically, Haatha is to keep negative energies away.

Also, bring good luck at home.

Karma festival

The Karma festival is celebrated by the Oraon tribe in Chhattisgarh to honor the god of fate and destiny.

The festival is for the planting of the Karma tree, which is believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

The celebrations include traditional dances, music, and feasting.


The Aamakhayi festival is especially popular in the Dhurwa and Parja tribes in the Bastar division.


Bindri festivals take place in ‘The Bharia tribe’.


Jawanra festivals take place in ‘The Bharia tribe’.


However, The Baiga tribe mainly celebrates ‘The Rasnava festival’.

Meghnath festival

‘Meghnath festival’ is by the Gond tribe.

Kora festival

Kora festival, which is by the Korwa tribe on the harvesting of Kutki and Gondli crops.

Dhersa festival

Dhersa festival is also by the Korwa tribe after harvesting mustard and pulses.

Sitala astami

The Festival is eight days onward holi.

A day before astami i.e. on the seventh day all prasad was prepared.

next day after pooja prasad is given to all.

Dev Milan Samaroh

The royal family of Kanker celebrates this with the villagers.

First fruit Festival

Earth Festival




Source – Wikipedia

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