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Garia Puja is a festival celebrated in the third week of April. This festival is related to which of the following states? 
1. Madhya Pradesh
2. Tripura
3. Punjab
4. Arunachal Pradesh

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Tripura

The correct answer is Tripura.

  • Garia Puja is one of the main festivals of Tripura.
  • Garia Puja is a festival celebrated in the third week of April. 
  • Lord Garia, the deity of livestock and wealth, is worshipped with flowers and garland in this festival.
  • The Garia Puja is conducted with these ingredients: cotton thread, rice, fowl chick, rice beer, wine, earthen pots, eggs, and wine.
  • It involves an old age tradition of sacrificing the fowl before the deity, and to get the blessings of the Lord, the blood of the fowl is sprayed before the Lord.
  • While the festival is being celebrated, no one is allowed to cross the shadow of the bamboo tree, which is symbolic god Garia, due to the fear of annoying the Lord.
  • The festival witnesses the children playing drums, singing, and dancing before Lord Garia in order to appease him.

 

Tripura

  • Kharchi Festival, Ker Puja, Bizu Festival, Tirtha Mukh Festival, Ashokastami, Ganga Puja, Lampra Puja, Wah festival are important festivals of Tripura.
  • Capital: Agartala.
  • Chief Minister: Biplab Kumar Deb.
  • Governor: Satyadeo Narain Arya.
  • Official Language: Kokborok, English, Bengali.

Madhya Pradesh

  • Khajuraho Dance Festival, Ujjain Kumbh Mela, Lokrang Festival, Bhagoria Haat Festival, Tansen Music Festival, Pachmarhi Utsav are important festivals of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Capital: Bhopal.
  • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
  • Governor: Mangubhai C. Patel
  • Official Language: Hindi.

Punjab

  • Lohri ,Baisakhi , Hola Mohalla, Karwa Chauth, Basant Panchmi, Teeyan, Gurupurab are important festivals of Punjab.
  • Capital: Chandigarh.
  • Chief Minister: Charanjit Singh Channi.
  • Governor: Banwarilal Purohit.
  • Official Language: Punjabi.

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Siang River Festival, Pangsau Pass Winter Festival, Ziro Festival of Music, Solung, Nyokum, Losar Festival, Dree Festival, Boori Boot, Loku, Sanken are important festivals of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Capital: Itanagar.
  • Chief Minister: Pema Khandu.
  • Governor: B. D. Mishra.
  • Official Language: English.

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