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Pola Festival

Pola, the harvest festival held annualy in the month of Shravan (August) is one of the most important festivals of Nagpur. The festival is celebrated by the farmers to honour their bullocks which are used for agriculture. On the occasion of Pola festival, the bullocks are bathed, brightly decorated and offered a special food called khichadi, made of bajari. After that, they are taken out in a procession across the village accompanied by the melody of drumbeats and lezhim (a typical Indian musical instrument made of a wooden rod and an iron chain full of metallic pieces). A big fair is also organised during Pola festival including various sports activities such as volleyball, wrestling (kusti), kabaddi, kho-kho, etc.

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