Tusu Festival is a folk festival held on the last day of the Bengali month of Poush, i.e., Makar Sankranti, so also known as Makar Parav (meaning Makar festival) in local languages. It is a unifying form of local common faith and the joy of the harvest. associated with harvesting. The main components of the festival are rice and paddy.
After cutting off all the paddy stacks, the last stack that remains in the field is called “dinimai”. This “dinimai” is Tusu. At the end of the festivities, the immersion of the image of Tusu is done vividly and with songs which have a melancholic ring. Rural fairs are also organized during the festival. Tusu puja is practiced in the rural areas of Bankura, Purulia, Bardhaman and Hooghly districts of West Bengal.
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