Jharkhand is a state which is a well known for its array of festivals. The state adds more colour to the spiritual canvass of the country. The various festivals are celebrated with all vigour. Thefun and frolic is what makes it more enjoyable. The festivals of Jharkhand are unique as the tribal communities are involved in it. One such festival is the Karma Puja which a considered as the most...

Karma Puja, one of the most popular festivals of Jharkhand is related to the harvest and a tribute to the Karam tree. This tree symbolises fertility, prosperity and everything that is auspicious. During the festival, the branch of the Karam tree is carried by the Karma dancers accompanied by singing and dancing. Smeared with milk and rice beer, this branch is raised in the middle of the spot where the...

Karma Festival

Karma Festival is an agricultural festival of diverse groups of tribal people such as the Ho, Mundadri, Oraon, Santhali, and Nagpuri tribes.This festival is mainly celebrated in the regions of Jharkhand and Jhargram (West Bengal).

In this festival, people worship the Karam Rani, the Goddess of wealth and children in the Hindu month of Bhado (August-September) on the 11th day of a full moon (Purnima). There are many interesting Karma festival rituals associated to this rejoicing event.

History and Legends

The Karam festival is a festival of agriculture and is very sacred to the tribal people of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Assam. Tribal groups like Baiga, Oraon, Binjhwari, Munda, Majhwar, Ho, Khortha, Korba and many

Importance of Karma Tree
Karma festival is celebrated by mostly the tribes of Jharkhand, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and many other states of India. The name of the festival is derived from the name of the tree...
Karma Dance
Karma dance which is also popularly known as Karma Naachis performed by the tribes of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and other regions of the country. This tribal dance is performed...
Karma Puja in Orissa
Orissa offers a kaleidoscope of sensitive visuals and natural landscapes for her ancient cultural heritage. Karma Puja in Orissa is still another tribal festival where Sanskrit elements are found It is observed...