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Harela 2016
 

About 2016 Harela 2016

Harela Festival 2016
16th July 2016 (Saturday)

  

Harela is especially a Kumaoni festival celebrate in Uttarakhand region in the rainy season. The celebration falls on the first day of Shravan. 

 
In 2016, Harela Festival is celebrated on the first day of Shravan Month i.e, 16th July.
 
The Harela Festival starts before Ten days, local people prepare Harela bucket i.e, seeds of five or seven types of grains from amongst Maize (Zea maize), Mustard (Brassica spp.),  (Macrotyloma uniflorum or legume), Jau (Hordeum vulgare), Wheat (Triticum aestivum), Traditional landrace(s) of Paddy (Oryza sativa), Mass (Vigna sp.) and Bhatt (Glycine sp) are mixed together and sown in pots inside the room, using small baskets filled with soil. The sowing is done either by the head of the family or the family priest. It is done ceremoniously. Water is sprinkled once or twice in a day after worship. 
 
On the last day of the month of Ashad, one day before the actual celebration of the festival, gaily painted images of ShivaShivaShiva
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and ParvatiParvatiParvati
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and their off springs are prepared and worshiped on the Shankranti day. Green shoots Harela are placed on the ears and head of all the family members and elder member or grandparents blessed to young once and say these blessing words:
 
"JEE RAYA JAGI RAYA, DIN BAR BANI REE,  DUBE JAI PHAILEYE, SHER JAI TARAAN HOO,  SYAU JAI BUDDHI HOO, GAONK PADHAAN HAI JAYA"
 
However, the more popular Harela is the one that is celebrated in the month of Shravan to celebrated the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati and to welcome the rainy season and the new harvest. On this day people make clay statues of GauriGauriGauri
Gauri is another form of Parvati who is known for her fair skin and radiance. She is a gentle goddess who is kindhearted and nurturing...
, Maheshwar, Ganesh etc. and worship them. Even the overworked bullocks are given a rest on the occasion of Harela Festival. People put the blades of freshly cut Harela on their heads and send them to their relatives and friends as well.
 
 

 



 

 
 
 

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