The famous cultural festival “Behdienkhlam 2018” celebrated in Meghalaya
The famous cultural festival “Behdienkhlam 2018” was celebrated at the small peripheral town of Jowai, the District headquarters of Jaintia Hills District in Meghalaya with joy and religious fervour. The festival witnessed a colourful display of 12 rots or ‘rath’ at the sacred pool ‘Aitnar’. It is the most celebrated religious festival among the Pnars Tribals. It is celebrated mid-July every year after the sowing is over. The festival ends with a final salutation to the divine powers when the women of the tribe offer sacrificial food to their almighty. The festival is also known as the festival for chasing away the Demon of Cholera.
Topics: Geography of Meghalaya • Jaintia • Jaintia Hills district • Jowai • Khasi and Jaintia Hills • Meghalaya • Northeast India • Pnar people • States and union territories of India • Subdivisions of India • Tourism in North East India • West Jaintia Hills district