Nagoba Jatara Festival

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News:Nagoba Jatara festival is being celebrated by the Mesram Raj Gonds and Pardhans in Telangana State.

Facts:

About Nagoba Jatara:

  • Nagoba Jatara is a tribal festival held in Adilabad district,Telangana, India. 
  • It is the second biggest tribal carnival and celebrated by Mesaram clan of Gond tribes for 10 days.
  • The Gusadi Dance performance by dancers from the Gond tribe is a major special attraction of the event.

About Gond Tribe:

  • Gonds are one of the largest tribal groups in the world.They mostly live in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha.
  • They majorly speak Gondi which is an unwritten language of the Dravidian family.
  • The Gond staple food is two kinds of millet namely kodo and kutki.Rice is mostly consumed during festival feasts.