The Goncha festival, Chhattisgarh is celebrated in the same time as the Ratha Yatra of the Hindus hence it is also called as the Chariot Festival. Goncha Festival, Chhattisgarh is an important festival in Chhattisgarh in which tribal from different parts of Bastar take part in the festivities.
Celebration of Goncha Festival
The Goncha festival primarily depicts the cultural traits of the tribal community who assemble from different parts of Bastar. The festival showcases the rich culture of the tribal people of the area. Various traditions and costumes are associated with the celebration of the Goncho festival.
Goncha festival in Chhattisgarh is held every year with great gusto and high spirit. Goncha, a type of fruit and Tukki, meaning a bamboo are used as equipments of celebration. A dummy pistol with a mock bullet is made out of tukki. The bamboo made gun is used as a weapon and the fruit Gonch is used as a bullet. The traditional custom is to hit each other in a mock shootout to mark the tradition of the Barta tribal. This encounter is very entertaining for the onlookers and a source of unlimited joy for each one watching as well as taking part in the event.
Gonch Festival brings fresh fervor and spirit and keeps the people alive who prepare for the festival well in advance. Tourists get the opportunity to be a part of the celebration which is unique of its kind. People are out of their bound and submerged in their traditional spirit as they celebrate the festival. The Goncha Festival in Chhattisgarh is marked by exchange of good wishes and the spirit of brotherhood.