This folk song and dance form of Jammu is based on the theme of marriage and is performed during the marriage ceremony. When the groom, accompanied by the men folk, leaves for his in-laws' house (i.e. baraat), women folk left alone at home indulge in Jagarna.
'Jhamu Yatra' is the significant and popular festival of Goddess 'Mangala' and celebrated at Kakatpur block in Puri district of Odisha. It occurs on the first Tuesday of the sacred month of Vaisakh (April 14 to May 15) every year.
Jhiri Mela is an annual fair held in Jammu during the month of October –November. The mela is a symbol of courage , honesty and compassion and proves to be strong rooted to add cultural value to the society. The history behind the origin of this mela is the legend of a farmer named Baba Jitto.
This folk art of Odisha is bound up with its social and religious activities. In the month of Margasira, women folk worship the goddess Lakshmi. It is the harvest season when grain is thrashed and stored. During this auspicious occasion, the mud walls and floors are decorated with murals in white rice paste or pithau.
Jhumeila is a type of folk song sung in Uttarakhand. Jhumeila is sung to praise the bounty nature all across the Himalayan foothill. Jhumeila has a very deep meaning as it describes the whole natural flora and fauna of the state along with the seasonal changes that it undergoes. This is why Jhumeila is not sung in any particular season rather it is sung in every season.
Joshimath is a city in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is home to one of the four cardinal pīthas established by Adi Shankara. Joshimath is home to several temples, the most renowed of which is the temple of Narasimha, where Badrinarayan is enshrined along with a pantheon of deities. The presiding deity Lord Narasimha is believed to have been established by Adi Sankara.
The jute fibre is derived from the reed like jute plant. West Bengal, with plenty of rainfall and a humid climate, suits the growth of the jute plant. It is the second most popular natural plant fibre and is available in abundance in the sate.