Fast, Fair and Festivals of India Fast, Fair and Festivals of India
POLA
Celebrated on : The New Moon day of Shravan
On the new moon day of Shravan, farmers celebrate the feast of the bull. Man is part of nature. There is a strong bond between man and everything round him. The bull is a farmerís inseparable partner. The whole year round the bull renders him invaluable service. On Polaís Day the farmer wants to show his appreciation to the bull. On this day the bulls are washed and decorated. Their horns are colourfully painted. They are not given any work. They are given special food, taken in procession and worshipped.
In some places the camel is considered more important than the bull. For some people the horse, or the donkey, or sheep are more important. The importance of an animal is related to its utility to man.