DelhiDesk After 30 years, the Landi Jatra, a traditional festival to ward off evil spirits and diseases, was organized in Basuwa village of Gumla district in Jharkhand. The festival had been stopped for some reasons, leading to untoward incidents in the village. The villagers and representatives stepped in to revive the tradition, and thousands of people from the Basuwa Panchayat area participated in the festival. The festival involved dancing, singing, and worshiping deities according to the ancestors’ tradition. The organizers have decided to hold the festival every year to keep the ancient tradition alive and educate children about their culture. The name Landi means leprosy in the Oraon language, and the festival is held in a rock named Lundi in the village.

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Gumla, Durjay Panswan.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Landi Jatra (Leprosy) was organized in Basuwa village after 30 years to save it from evil spirits.

๐Ÿ‘‰ The tradition of holding Landi Jatra was stopped 30 years ago.

๐Ÿ‘‰ To prevent untoward incidents, the tradition of Landi Jatra was started again in the village.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Thousands of people from Basuwa Panchayat area participated and worshiped the deities.

๐Ÿ‘‰ It has been decided to keep the tradition alive and organize Landi Jatra every year.

๐Ÿ‘‰ MLA representative Karan Panna emphasized the importance of saving culture.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Landi means leper in Oraon language.

๐Ÿ‘‰ The Jatra used to be held in other villages, but the forefathers started organizing it in a rock named Lundi in their village.