Nagpur: Come September 1, the Pithori Amavasya day, the hard worker in an agriculture field will be given a day’s rest. Not only the rest, this slogger will get worshipped religiously by his master, get a facelift with colourful decorations and even ornaments. The revered hard worker and the best friend of farmer is the bullock (Baeel) who accompanies his master and slogs round the year in his farm. And the occasion is Pola Festival, the ‘Thanksgiving Day’ celebrated in honour of the bullock.
The preparations to celebrate Pola Festival has commenced in right earnest. On the day,the bullocks are first given a bath, and then decorated with ornaments and shawls. Their horns are painted, and their necks are adorned with garlands of flowers. How can one forget the Pola celebration without the music and dancing. After the worship, the revered bullock is offered the mouth-watering dishes with menu being Puran Poli, Karanji and an array of other dishes of bullock’s liking.