MPPCS 2018 Special: Important Folk Fairs and Paintings of Madhya Pradesh

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Important Folk Fairs and Paintings of Madhya Pradesh

Important Folk drama and dance of Madhya Pradesh. The colorful state of Madhya Pradesh observes many fairs and festivals throughout the year. Folk-paintings Craft is the earliest known method of non-ferrous metal casting known to human civilization. The name folk-paintings or Dokra was initially used to indicate a group of nomadic craftsmen and is now generically applied to a variety of beautifully shaped and decorated brassware products created by the lost wax process.

The folk-paintings craftsmen went from tribe to tribe making their ceremonial and religious figures, ornaments and kitchenware. The tribals of Madhya Pradesh are famous for their imaginative and creative folk-paintings or wire metalwork. Though it is not practiced in Gwalior, it is certainly available in the market. Our suggestion is to buy it from where it is made extensively – you will have a wider choice and will get better prices.

Here we are providing you Most Important Folk Fairs and Paintings of Madhya Pradesh which is very useful for upcoming MPPCS 2018 and other MP state level exams 2018.

Important Folk Fairs and Paintings of M. P. Video Explanation 

Important Folk Fairs in Madhya Pradesh

1. Simhastha- Simhastha fair is held after a gap of every twelve year on the banks of Kshipra River in Ujjain. On the account of numbers this fair is the largest in the state.

2. Trade fair of Gwalior- The second largest fair of MP is the Gwalior’s business fair. This fair was started by the ruler Madhav Rao Sindhiya in 1905 as an animal fair This fair was started by the ruler Madhav Rao Sindhiya in 1905 as an animal fair.

3. The fair of Peerbudhan- This fair is organized in August-September at Sanwara area of Shivpuri. This fair is organized in the memory of Muslim Saint Peerbudhan. The tomb of Peerbudhan is also here.

4. The fair of Nagaji- This fair is organized in Agahan month at Porsa in Morena district in the memory of Sant Nagaji. Earlier monkey’s were sold here. Now all kinds of pet animals are sold here.

5. The fair of Hariman Baba- The fair of Hariman Baba is famous in Gwalior and its surrounding areas. This fair is organized in August and September.

6. The fair of Tejaji- This fair is being held in Guna district for more than 100 years. On the birthday of Tejaji (Tejaji-Jayanti) i.e. on Shukla Dashmi the fair is organized.

7. The fair of Mahamrityunjaya- On the occasion of Basant Panchami and Shivratri this fair is organized at the temple of Mahamrityunjaya in Rewa district. This is an important religious fair of Baghelkhand.

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8. The Shivratri fair of Amarkantak- it is a huge fair, is organized at the origin place of Narmada River, Amarkantak.

9. The fair of Chandidevi- This fair is organised at Dhidhara in Sidhi district. This is an important and religious fair of this area.

10. The fair of Kana Baba- This fair is organised at the trance of Kana Baba in Sodhalpur village of Harda district. This fair is quarter to three hundred years old.

11. The Urs of Dhamoni- Dhamoni of Sagar district itself is an important historical place. Here are the tomb of two muslim saints, Baljatishah and Mastan Ali Shah. Between March-April of every year six days of Urs is organized here.

12. The fair of Muth-Ghoghara- This fair is organized for 15 days on Shivratri at a place named Maunthan. There are also natural lake and caves.

13. The Rahas fair of Gadhakota- The fair which is organized every year in February for one month during Basant Panchami is considered as one of the oldest fair of this area.

14. The fair of Uldan- This huge fair is organized at the Shiv-Parvati temple which is on the conuence of Dhasan and Aander rivers near Uldan village of Sagar district.

15. The fair of Dewari- This fair is organi:led at Khanderao temple of Sagar district on sixth day of Shukla Paksh of Agahan. There are idols of Swayambhu Shivling and Parvati. It is considered that this temple is 500-600 years old.

16. The fair of Kumhen- The Kumhen fair is organized for one week at Kumhen river near Maharajpur of Chhatarpur district on Makar Sankranti.

17. The fair of Charan Paduka- On Makar Sankranti, the fair is organized at Charan Padhuka of Chattarpur district. The fair of Makar Sankranti is also known as Shaheed fair.

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Important Folk Paintings of M. P.

1. Mandana- This popular Folk-Painting is popular in Malwa and Nimar. It is a form of land decoration of festival specially on Diwali at home, lawn.

2. Chitravan- This popular Folk-Painting is popular in the Malwa region, in which wall of the house is painted at the time of marriage.

3. Jeeroti This Popular Folk-Painting is popular in the Nimad region, in which Wall painting is made on Haryali Amavasya Morte: This Folk-Painting is popular in Bundelkhand area, which is a mural painting is done on the main door at the time of marriage. Naurat / Navaratri: This Folk-Painting is popular in Bundelkhand region. It made during Navratri by unmarried girls. Thapa: This Folk-Painting is popular in the Nimad region, which is used in the hands of Seli Saptami. Kanchali Bharna: This Folk-Painting is popular in the Nimad region, in which is lled with a kanchali on the bride and bridegroom’s head on the occasion of marriage.

3. Kohbar- This Folk-Painting is popular in the Baghelkhand area, in which is painted on the occasion of weddings.

4. Chhathi- This Folk-Painting is popular in Baghelkhand area, in which is made on the sixth day of birth of child.

5. Tilanga- This Folk-Painting is popular in Baghelkhand area, which is made by mixture of coal in linseed oil for painting Tilanga’s picture on wall. Nara Name: This Folk-Painting art is popular in Baghelkhand area. On the ninth day of Bhado the married women worship by making wall painting.


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