The ________, a prominent festival in Malana, is celebrated to appease the fire god.
- Shoolini Mela
- Kullu Dussehra
- Fagdi Mela
Malana is considered as a sacred village of unique customs and heritage. A torchlight procession in Malana village portrays an imagery of exoticism of the Orient. Although at a closer look, a group of villagers can be seen rejoicing Fagdi Mela, one of their two biggest festivals.
Fagdi Mela is celebrated in bone-chilling February. The villagers are all clad in the traditional attire which consists of Chola, Kalgi (round cap) and tight pyjamas. They dance around a fire to the tunes of drums and flute to appease the local fire god. The men can be seen dancing while holding fire torched sticks. It is indeed a sight to witness.
A goat is sacrificed to please Banasura Rakshasha and is considered as a purification custom. The meat of the animal is used to feed the entire community.
PrevHimachal Pradesh : The _____________ provides sanctuary to Serow, a globally threatened mammal.
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