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Maghe Parab

Maghe Parab

The most important festival of the Ho, Oraon, Kisan and Kol tribes, Maghe Parab, is the harvest festival of the tribal. This tribal festival is observed in honor of the village deity (Mother Goddess) who bestows them with good fortune and protects them from calamities. Maghe Parab is observed in different villages on different dates of the month. The ritual comprises of a sacrifice of black fowl before the deity and offering of Mahua liquor. During the festival everybody wears new cloth. Drinking, singing and dancing together are the common traits of celebrating the festival. The tribes observe 'Damurai Parab' in the summer and 'Horo Parab' during the rains.

 

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