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On the day of Pola festivla, farmers worship their bulls and from the next day ploughing and sowing begins.

Pola Festival

Maharashtra is a vast state so as its agricultural land. Bullocks were used for agriculture in olden days and other works. So, they are one of the most helpful animals to human being. Maharashtrian farmers show their appreciation to bullocks for all the help on the day of Pola.

Bulls are washed and decorated for a nice look. The farmers offer them worship and provide special food on the day. They are then taken out to a procession across the village, accompanied by the music of drumbeats and lezhim (a musical instrument made of a wooden rod and an iron chain full of metallic pieces). Pola is the special facet for the Hindu culture that marks respect to cattle.