Marking an end to the abstaining days of saawan on Monday, Pola – a traditionally old practice of worshipping bulls as a token of respect and gratitude towards the contribution of cattle wealth in agriculture yield, was celebrated amidst much religious and cultural affair in city.
The city roads threw open sights of colorfully decorated bulls driven by their respective masters. Dressed in traditionally raw attire that recalled age old fixation towards the festive fervour, the folks took their heavily decorated bulls to places, and even culminated their cattle at a public place to let people catch the glimpse of Pola.
Followed by Pola, a big procession of Marbats – kaali and peeli will be taken out across main stretcheson Tuesday. Marbat procession is another age old practice symbolising the act of warding off evils and other odds of society. The tradition marks the openness and pouring one’s heart out to express their innermost feelings and wash them off their lives. The day, also known as Padwa, is also considered as the day to booze with favourite non-vegetarian cuisine, as it signifies the end of month long saawan.