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Where is the famous ‘stone war’-‘Bagwal’ is organised in Uttarakhand ?
1. Dania
2. Gauchar
3. Tharali
4. Devidhura

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Devidhura

The correct answer is Devidhura.

  • The famous ‘stone war’-‘Bagwal’ is organised in Devidhura in Uttarakhand.
  • 'Bagwal' stone pelting festival is held every year on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
  • The festival is famous for its annual ritual of ‘stone pelting.’
  • Goddess Barahi temple is located in Devidhura.
  • It is a unique tradition to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in which devotees pelt stones at each other as part of a ritual named "Bagwal".
  • As per tradition, the participants in the festival used to pelt stones at one another while trying to shield themselves from the onslaught of others with bamboo shields.
  • The stones were replaced with fruits and flowers after the intervention of the Uttarakhand high court in 2013.

 

  • Dania is a village located in the Almora District of Uttarakhand.
  • Gauchar is a town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
  • Tharali is a town located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

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