Chhattisgarh CM Celebrated Traditional ‘Cherchera’ Festival in Raipur

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel organised the traditional festival 'Chherchera' at Dudhadhari Math in capital Raipur.

An overview of the news 

  • Chherchera festival is celebrated on the full moon night of the Hindu calendar month of 'Paush'. It is meant to celebrate the joy of taking the harvest home after farming.

  • It is a festival of receiving and giving charity. Giving charity brings generosity in the mind and taking charity ends the ego inside the person.

  • On this day Lord Shankar begged for alms from Mother Annapurna, so people donate green vegetables along with paddy on this day.

  • On this occasion people from every class, including Annadata (Farmers), donate food grains.

  • The amount donated in Chherchera is spent on public welfare. People of every class including farmers donate food grains.

  • This year, there has been a good production of paddy in the state and 85 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured, which has been paid to the farmers immediately.

  • There are 2500 paddy procurement centres and 2000 committees where the work of weighing and lifting is going on continuously.

About Chhattisgarh

  • Capital: Raipur

  • Governor: Anusuiya Uikey

  • Chief Minister: Bhupesh Baghel

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