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Bodam Festival



Bodam Festival is a major festival celebrated mainly by the Adivasis of Orissa. It is celebrated before the eating of new fruits of the season. Besides Adivasis, it is also celebrated by all the communities.

The festival starts with the collecting of some new fruits and flowers. Usually the fruits and flowers are collected on a Thursday in the bright fortnight of Pousha. Dehuri, the village priest prepares porridge in a new pot and offers the same along with curd, milk, new fruits and flowers to the goddess of the village. Eight to ten persons in the community fasts for the whole day while every household contributes for the festival.



Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Keonjhar

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