Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Chhat Festival Goes Global

Chhat Festival Goes Global

Ratings: (0)|Views: 40 |Likes:
Published by Om Prakash Yadav
chath festival in Bihar is celebrated with traditional flavor blended with modernity and enthusiasm. Over a period of time it has assumed all India expansion. Now a days it is celebrated abroad also
chath festival in Bihar is celebrated with traditional flavor blended with modernity and enthusiasm. Over a period of time it has assumed all India expansion. Now a days it is celebrated abroad also

More info:

Published by: Om Prakash Yadav on Oct 26, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

09/16/2010

pdf

text

original

 
Chhath festival globalised
Chhath festival, a festival to worshipGod Sun has been globalised now.Initially, this festival was parochial andlocalized and it was celebrated ineastern parts of India especially inBihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh only,but thanks to media, especiallyelectronic media, this festival got widecoverage and now has transformedinto an all India affair. News of thecelebration of Chhath also comes fromabroad like UK and USA and host of African, South Asian and Europeancountries.As far as story of its origin isconcerned, according to HinduMythology, this festival was startedduring Mahabharata by Draupadi, the
1
 
wife of Pandavas during the period inexile. It is said that when Kauravashatched conspiracy to kill Pandavas inthe house of lac, Pandavas somehowsurvived. They had to escape into jungles to save their lives. They had toundergo unprecedented hardships in jungles. During the period, Arjun, thegreat archer, won Draupadi in aswayamvar. Draupadi wanted tomitigate woes of her family thereforeshe performed worship to god sun. itis said that this is how this festivalmarked the beginning. There is another popular belief thatChhath worship was started by thegreat warrior Karna, the son of LordSurya, the sun and Kunti.
2
 
Initially this festival waslocalized and in anthropological termsit is known as parochial form or
PAROCHIALIZATION
. Graduallyespecially with the advent of privateelectronic news channels, this festivalproliferated horizontally across thecountry. Now metro cities like Mumbaiand Delhi also celebrate this festivalwith unprecedented fervors andgaiety. The occasion is also marked bypolitical blending also and politicalpersons and parties organize andprovide facilities in order to attractpeople in their political fold. Thereports coming out in the presssuggest that now this festival is beingcelebrated throughout the length andbreadth of the country baring someexceptions. In anthropology, this
3

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->