As usual, in either July or August, a holy month for Hindus is coming and the new moon is about to start the month of Shravan. It’s time for the farmers’ community in India, especially those who are much attached to nature, constituting the forests, hills, streams, and their shelters to hold the Hareli festival.
The name of Hareli itself came from the Hindi word “Haryali” which means greenery. Quoting officeholidays.com, Hareli is a regional public holiday in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Sravana Amavasya. Chhattisgarh is a state located in central India which heavily forested with iconic temples and waterfalls. After celebrating with gaiety on last 8 August 2021, the first festival of Chhattisgarh, the Hareli festival will be celebrated again this year. Exactly! It is today, 28 July 2022. As its purpose may seem, the Hareli festival is an agricultural festival celebrated by the many rural farming communities in the state.
According to drishtiias.com, there is a special dish at Hareli Festival, namely ‘Cheela’ which is prepared in homes. Tools are worshiped by offering ‘Cheela’ in it, after which it is given to the members of the house as prasad. On the day of Hareli, men make a Gedi (made of bamboo) and climb on it. In some places, horse races are also organized.
As Chhattisgarh embraces diverse cultural and traditional practices, the government has taken meticulous steps to preserve the tribal culture, therefore Hareli Festival has a special significance for the farmers of Chhattisgarh.
With the hashtag #MorHareli the Hareli Festival this year liven up digitally on social media and absolutely Twibbonize. A frame has been created to celebrate the festival together via Twibbonize as below;
This Twibbonize frame is a new way for people to join the festival besides the rituals and festivals which have been practiced by praying for their farm tools and cows to implore a good harvest, so far. Currently, the frame has gained more than 3 thousand supports.
Chhattisgarh has already known for its various and multi-colored festivals and celebrations. With that being said, let’s raise the festivities and deepen the meaning of #MorHareli with Twibbonize.