Kumarmani Mahakul

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Name Of The Festival Is Chaiti - Poem by Kumarmani Mahakul

Chaiti is really beautiful name of the fest,
Beautiful small town Gunupur is the best.

This is celebrated in care in this winter,
To watch this you run oh dear sprinter.

Day is dazzling but stage carries new drum,
At evening will play it Tromie and Trom.

Traditional trumpet is played we hear horn,
Food is tasty in fest we take crop and corn.

On stage this shines our Odisha State's map,
Seventeen is year still December has no gap.

Celebration is done beside town bus stand,
South land is lucky; art of tattoo is in hand.

Eastern range of mountains mumbles green,
This festival is seen in nature's cute screen.

Wheel of peace moves and temple many go,
Chaiti comes once in year, many of us know.

Chaiti means consciousness the power of soul,
By graceful light of God we achieve our goal.

Gunupur means the heaven of values and moral,
Words carry wisdom whether written or oral.

© Kumarmani Mahakul,04 January 2018. All rights reserved.

Topic(s) of this poem: celebration, culture, festival, social, spiritual

Form: Couplet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is written as a tribute to the Chaiti Festival and people of Gunupur. Chaiti is celebrated every year in this town of Gunupur, which is a Sub-Divisional headquarter within the district of Rayagada in Southern Zone of Odisha State in India. Gunupur is a beautiful town within Eastern Ghat Range of mountains with scenic beauty. This is located in Coordinates: 19.08°N 83.82°E. This cover photograph is captured on this date 19 December 2017, is the picture of celebration stage near town bus-stand.
Cover photo © Kumarmani Mahakul,19 December 2017. All rights reserved.

Comments about Name Of The Festival Is Chaiti by Kumarmani Mahakul

  • Valsa George (1/5/2018 2:44:00 AM)

    This poem makes the people acquaint with the ethos and tradition of Gunupur! Ours is a land with so much of cultural diversities and there is much difference between the Southern and the Northern and even the Eastern and the Western states of India! A very informative piece! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/5/2018 12:23:00 AM)

    A magnificent poem to a glorious cultural event. There is a quality to your words....that makes time seemingly slow down, and then stop. This allows one to meld into the fabric of the festivities. A wonderful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (1/4/2018 11:03:00 PM)

    A very well penned and informative write. It beautifully captures the scenic beauty of the seat of the festival.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/4/2018 10:48:00 PM)

    Count down for chaitali starts from the first day of the New Year. You have rightly pointed out it as the wheel of peace, consciousness enriching soul with wisdom. You have also attributed Gunpur as the heaven of values and morals! The picture attached is fascinating. Appreciated the beauty of expression…..A great tribute to the Chaiti Festival and people of Gunupur! Thanks dear sir for sharing! (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/4/2018 10:47:00 PM)

    People in different parts of the world celebrate their tradition, culture with mirth and joy… ‘Chaiti’ is a festival that brings cheer to people especially in the locality of Gunupur. People forget all sorrows, get a chance to refresh their minds with joys and happiness, play traditional musical instruments like trumpets and drums with undefined ecstasy! People relish their crops and corns like ambrosia (Cont..) (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (1/4/2018 7:04:00 PM)

    A nice tribute to a beautiful festival, a lovely informative poem about a festival Chaiti that means consciousness the power of soul, by graceful light of God, we achieve our goal. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 2, 2019


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