Culture of Mahasamund District
Culture of Mahasamund District displays the sky of tribal life and the associated throbbing of life around the place.
Culture of Mahasamund District is mainly predominantly tribal in nature that is directly linked to the topographical climate of the place and the ancient culture of the populace that has transmitted from the waterfall of the flowing time. Chhattisgarhi language is the lingua franca used in this district. However, Hindi language too is sparingly spoken in some parts of the district. In the blocks adjoining the state of Orissa like Saraipali and Basna, Oriya language along with Chhattisgarhi is spoken. In keeping with the traditions of Chhattisgarh, people of Mahasamund District have predilection for unostentatious clothing. Male members normally attire 'Dhoti', 'Kurta' and Turban on their head with a piece of clothing round the neck and a special type of leather shoe (known as Bhandai). Female members prefer saree and blouse (Lugra and Polkha) and cover their feet with Atkaria, a special type of leather footwear. Ornaments include Bicchia for fingers, Parpatti or ankle band, Kardhan or waist bands, Fulee or ear rings made of silver. People in Mahasamund District celebrate several fairs and festivals throughout the year, from the month of Chaitra to Phalguna. Fairs and festivals adorn the cultural calendar of the region. The celebrations go on from the month of Chaitra to Phalguna. There is a custom of giving gifts and also inviting friends as well as relatives for feasts. The city is also known to provide a great scope for mining due to the fact that there is a great availability of Granite rocks and Limestone rocks.
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