Tribals observe Tusu festival,Arjun Munda plays ‘Dhol’

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Tusu-1BJP leaders led by ex Chief Minister Arjun Munda today played music to mark the festival-Tusu.

Munda,accompanied by BJP’s Ranchi MP Ramtahal Choudhary palyed ‘Dhol’ and danced to observe Tusu festival,also known as Tusu Parab or Tusu Puja.It is a tribal festival in Jharkhand and neighbouring Orissa,West Bengal,Chattisgarh and Bihar.Tusu-2

During the festival-a harvest one-lasting for a month in the winter,a lot of cultural activities are carried forward by the unmarried girls.These girls decorate a wooden/ bamboo frame with a coloured paper and subsequently they gift it to the river located nearby.Although there is no documenary history available on this festival, it has huge collection of scintillating songs,each reflecting life and taste-simplicity and innocence-of tribals.

Tusu songs,each displaying folk music, are played and food fair organised.The festival ends on Makar Sanranti-this time on January 14-with the immersion of Tusu structures.

Munda,who observed the festival on its eve today,attracted the attension of hundreds of tribals who took part in it across the state-Jharkhand.

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