Governor Maurya and CM Dhami greet the people of the state, know why Harela is celebrated
Harela Parv is being celebrated with pomp in Uttarakhand today. Governor Baby Rani Maurya, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Speaker of the Assembly Premchand Agrawal have greeted the people
Harela festival is being celebrated with pomp in Uttarakhand today. Governor Baby Rani Maurya, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Speaker of the Assembly Premchand Agrawal have greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Harela festival. Governor Baby Rani Maurya in her congratulatory message said that Harela festival is a festival of environmental protection associated with traditions and culture. To save the environment, more and more trees should be planted. He urged the people of the state to take regular care of them by planting saplings in and around their homes.
Assembly Speaker Premchand Agrawal has appealed to everyone to plant more and more saplings for environmental protection. Cabinet Minister Rekha Arya has also congratulated the people of the state on Harela. She will participate in the plantation program organized at Vigyan Dham, Jhajhara.
Know what is Harela and why it is celebrated
Greenery is seen everywhere in the month of Sawan. It seems as if nature has got ready. To celebrate this festival of greenery, Harela festival is celebrated in Uttarakhand. Harela is a festival associated with the environment and agriculture of Uttarakhand, which is celebrated thrice a year in the month of Chaitra, Sawan and Ashwin. However, great importance has been given to Harela falling in the month of Shravan (Sawan) in folk life because this month is very dear to Mahadev. Sawan’s Harela is sown nine days before the start of Ashadh and is harvested ten days later, on the first day of Sawan.
Harela festival not only informs about the new season but also inspires the conservation of nature. That is why Harela festival became an important part of folklife in Uttarakhand. Now the tradition of starting a tree plantation campaign has also started from this day. In Kumaon, Harela is an important festival of folklife.