Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kanuma Festival: A Local Festival of Andhra Pradesh

It is the time of Makar Sankranthi in India and many states have their own festivals around it. Kanuma Festival is celebrated in the third day of Makar Sankranti.
According to Hindupad:
Kanuma festival is the third day of four-day Sankranthi festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh. Kanuma 2011 date is January 15, 2010. Govardhana Puja or Go puja (worship of cows) is the major ritual during Kanuma. It is believed that Lord Sri Krishna was lifted the Govardhana parvatham (Mount Govardhan) to save the farmers and people of Gokulam.

India is a big country with over 1 billion population. It has a lot of diversity and from region to region, you can find new cultures and new languages. So, if you are living in Andhra Pradesh then you should try to join or observe Kanuma Festival.
By the way, I could not find any entry on it in Wikipedia but there is something about Kanuma which is a small city in Japan.