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Hareli Festival

The festival of rain

An important harvest festival in Madhya Pradesh, Hareli Festival is celebrated by the Gond tribes of Mandla District. It is held in the early period of rains, mostly in the month of July-August.

The word 'Hareli' is derived from a Hindi word, 'Haryali' which means greenery. During this festival, the goddess of crop 'Kutki Dai' is worshipped to ensure better harvest.

Updated on 13th June, 2015
District: Mandla

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