Harela and Bhitauli Festival

About Harela and Bhitauli

If you’re planning to have a trip to Uttarakhand then there are few cultural festivals you must participate; Harela and Bhitauli festival is the one amongst them. Majority of regional as well as national festivals are celebrated by the people of Uttarakhand and this determines the cultural standard of this state.

Harela and Bhitauli festival basically belong to Kumaon region and celebrated on the 9th day of the Navratri every year. On the eve of this festival women belong to Kumaon region load the basket with soil and plant seeds of seven categories of grains. Next day, yellow leaves generated which is also called Harela. These leaves are cut on the tenth day and people put the same on their head and behind their ears. The day of the festival is completed with full of joy and happiness. Along with that on the day of this auspicious occasion, brothers also give some beautiful gifts to their sisters.

In short, Harela and Bhitauli is one of the extremely popular festivals of Uttarakhand where you can experience the exceptional cultural background of Uttarakhand. No matters in which part of the world you belong, participate into this festivals if you’re really interested in exploring Indian culture.

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