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It Is All About Pandavas In This Karnataka Village

All traditions and beliefs in BannikoppaVillage in Haveri District of Karnataka revolve around the legends based on the five Pandava brothers in Mahabharata. Bannikoppa villagers believe that the Pandavas lived in their village for one year during their exile period. Majority of the male members in the village are named after the Pandavas. The village domesticates only cow and no other animal because Pandavas did not like domesticating any other animal.When some villagers tried to rear goats or breed fowls, they all were killed by rare diseases. Only Lingayat Panchamasali community members live in the village as it is believed that other community members cannot live in the village. So other community members don’t stay overnight at the village.A century-old temple in the village is named after the Pandavas and it is the only temple in Bannikoppa.BannikoppaVillage is about 6 km from Shiggaon in Haveri District of Karnataka.Times of India ReportsElders of this 250-household village bel…

Hari Tritiya

Hari Tritiya is observed three days after no moon day or Amavasi in the Shravan month as per the traditional Hindu calendar in North India. In 2017, the date of Hari Tritiya is July 26. The day is dedicated to women. Girls and women indulge in swinging, singing and dancing on the day. The festival is also known as Hariyali Teej in many regions.

Hari Tritiya festival is a festival dedicated to the lush green nature after the first monsoon showers. It is essential a celebration of the green nature. Women make merry on the day and special gifts are given by elders to all the women members in the family.

The festival is of great importance in the Braj region in Uttar Pradesh.

People also prepare various different types of sweets and food items in their homes. This is first offered to the important deity in the region and later distributed as Prasad.