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.