Today I am going to talk about an important festival celebrated by adivasis in Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. If you are excited about this festival then you are at the right place. I am going to tell you when Sarhul will be celebrated in 2022.
Generally the festival of Sarhul is celebrated in spring during the months of March-April according to the Gregorian calendar. Sarhul is a festival of nature.
In 2022 Sarhul will be celebrated on 4th April 2022. Sarhul is known by different names in different parts, In Kolhan region, Sarhul is known as “Baa Porob”. Tribal people have started making arrangements for celebrating Sarhul in 2022. Due to the pandemic the festival was celebrated under certain restrictions. This year Sarhul will be celebrated with full enthusiasm.
The Festival of Sarhul has a connection with the Shaal Tree, Earth and Sun. The tribes worship the village deity in glory of the commencement of a new year. People sing and dance to welcome Sarhul – The beginning of a new year.
The festival relates to good fertility and accomplishments of the farms in tribal lands. It is a decorating event for nature and is enjoyed with different varieties of cuisines. A well-known drink called ‘Diang’ is distributed as the sanctified food after the worship of the deity. Participate and enjoy in Sarhul Festival 2022 on 4th April and become a part of India’s another great festival.
Significance of Sarhul
The Indian state of Jharkhand, which earlier was a part of Bihar, is home to many tribes like Santhal, Kharia, Baiga, Kisan, Ho, Chero etc. These tribes were nomadic in the past and were fully dependent on Mother Nature for their livelihood and existence. Even today, when quite a few tribes have adopted an agricultural way of life, they continue to look up to nature to bless them with adequate rainfall, not too harsh summers and of course a plentiful harvest. Sarhul is a tribal festival of various tribes living for centuries in Jharkhand (Bihar) and in this festival Mother Nature is worshipped for getting blessing and being spared from her wrath.