Chhattisgarh’s main festival Pola is celebrating on Monday. The market is ready to be decorated on the eve of the festival. From this day on this festival the daughters go to maternal and live till the teej day. Daughter is honored in a mela by worshiping Nandiya bull in Pola.
Nandi or the bull is an important part of the lives of Indian farmers. The festival primarily involves farmers worshiping bullocks (oxen) on account of the huge role they play in the livelihood of farmers. Pola falls on Pithori Amavasya which is the new moon day in the month of Shravana. As such, it is usually falls in August during the monsoon season. Pola 2017 falls on August 21. The festival is held after the monsoon sowing and other agricultural field work is complete.