Chaitraul Festival of Himachal Pradesh
Name of Festival : Chaitraul Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Chaitraul Festival is celebrated in the month of Chaitra on a certain day in the bright fortnight of the moon between March and April.
Major Territory of Celebration
Chaitraul also well known as the festival of pictures is one of the celebrated festivals of the Sirmaur area in Himachal Pradesh , india.
In this day food is distributed to the poor people. Chaitraul also well known as the festival of pictures is one of the celebrated festivals of the Sirmaur area in Himachal Pradesh. On this day people painted their houses and decorated with figures of male animals and crops on this day symbolizing abundance and wealth.On the day of festival family deities are taken out into the fields and special savory gruel is prepared as offering and cook the particular dish known as Poltu.
The specialty of this fair is that clay pots are broken to get rid of the evil spirits and other feature involved is Khone, a custom of compromise between the gods and the demons.