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HAPPY KARAMA : All the Best wishes for Karam Puja

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HAPPY KARAMA

Karam or Karma is a festival of harvest celebrated in Indian state of Odisha, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam and West Bengal .

It is dedicated to the worship of Karam-Devta (Karam-Lord/God), the god of power and youthfulness.

The Karam festival celebrated by diverse groups of people, including: the Khadia, Korba, Kuli/Kulis, Baiga, Binjhwari, Nagpuri, Khortha, Kudumi, Oraon, Munda, Santal and many more.

The festival is held on the 11th day of a full moon (Purnima) of the Hindu month of Bhadrab, which falls between August and September.

Groups of young villagers go to the jungle and collect fruits and flowers, required during the puja of the Karam God.

During this festival these people sing and dance together in groups.

The entire valley dances to the drumbeat and beautiful folk songs.

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