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Harela is celebrated with hopes of a good harvest(File Photo / Reuters)

Harela: All you need to know about Uttarakhand’s folk festival

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 09:36 AM IST
  • To celebrate Harela, a festival dedicated to Hindu gods Shiva and Parvati, saplings are planted by various societies, associations, and the government
Uttarakhand education minister Arvind Pandey planting a tree in Almora district as part of plantation drive ahead of Harela festival.(HT photo)
Uttarakhand education minister Arvind Pandey planting a tree in Almora district as part of plantation drive ahead of Harela festival.(HT photo)

How Uttarakhand govt is focusing on increasing green cover through traditional green festival Harela

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 05:58 PM IST
Harela, which means ‘Day of Green’, is a green festival celebrated in Uttarakhand and some regions of Himachal Pradesh. The Shravan Harela is celebrated on the first day of Shravan month of Hindu calendar (late July).
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