Kailpodh Festival

Kailpold festival is celebrated during the end of the paddy sowing. Kail means weapon or armory and Pold means worship. The festival also signifies the day that men should prepare to guard their crop from wild boars and other animals. Hence, on the Kailpoldu day, the weapons are taken out of the Pooja room, cleaned and pooja is offered.

kailpodh festivalKailpodh is celebrated with great grandeur and variety of games and sports are held in the fields on this occasion. Shooting targets, running race (kesaru gaddhe ota) etc, are conducted on this day.  In olden days the tribe used to set out on the hunt for game and as hunting is prohibited shooting competitions are organized.

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