Debaddhani Festival, Guwahati, Assam
The Debaddhani Festival is in honour of the goddess of snake, Goddess Manasa.
(Last Updated on : 27/08/2019)
Held at the Kamakhya Temple
in the state
, the Debaddhani Festival is dedicated to Goddess Manasa
, the Hindu Goddess
. It is a 3 day long festival
, during which ritualistic offerings are made to the goddess without any of her idol representation.
One of the strange rituals occur here is the walk of the devotees in a trance like state on sharp swords. Other than this, other modes of entertainment
are provided by the folk dancers known as deodha, who perform the folk dance
during this festive occasion.
Etymology of Debaddhani Festival
The festival is called Debaddhani because of all the loud sounds the musical instruments
produce during the festivities.
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