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About the state Jharkhand
Jharkhand (Jhar – Forest and Khand – Part or area, means a land of forest) is the fifteenth largest state of India with an area of 74680 Sq Km which placed in the North-Eastern part of India. According to the census of India 2011, approximately 32966238 people reside here. The state is separated by its neighboring states UP and Chhattisgarh to the West, WB to the east, Bihar to the North and Orissa to the South.
(Dimnalake at Jharkhand)
The capital city of Jharkhand is Ranchi and Dumka town is accepted as sub-capital of Jharkhand. Other major cities of the state are Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro and Hazaribagh. The state is build up with twenty-four administrative districts. It was declared as a state on 15th November 2000 by Indian government.
Climate of Jharkhand
Weather in summer: Normally the summer season of Jharkhand is continued from End of April to Mid-June. The temperature varies during this season between 23°C to 38°C.
Weather in winter: Normally the winter season of Jharkhand is continued from mid of November to February and the temperatures vary during this season between 10°C to 20°C.
Weather in monsoon: Normally the monsoon season of Jharkhanda is continued from End-July to September. The state receives Several robust twisters during this season, which come in from the neighboring state West Bengal. An average annual rainfall of the state is approximately 47 cm.
Culture of Jharkhand
People in Jharkhand: The native residents of Jharkhanda usually belongs to thirty-two distinct tribal community groups and the all of follows the Sarna religion, near about 13.05% of total resident belongs to this community. The main religion of the state is Hinduism near about 68.4% of total population follow this religion. Some other religion followers of the state are Sikhism (3.3%), Muslim (13.85%), Jainism (2.06%), Buddhism (1.02%) and Christianity (4.04%).
Festivals in Jharkhand: Holi is most popular festival in Jharkhand. Some other important religious festivals of the state are Divwali, Dashhara and Ramnavami, Chath and Baqra Eid. Several amusing big fair are also organized throughout the state like Kunda Mela (every year in February or March) at Pratappur, Kolhua mela in winter at Hunterganj, Kundri Mela at Chatra, Kolhaiya Mela in winter at Chatra, Tutilawa Mela at Simaria and Belgada Mela (in April) at Simaria.
The tribal communities of the state make their culture totally dissimilar to other urban communities and they practice a distinct culture which traditionally transfers to them. They celebrate several festivals like Bhagta Parab, Hal Punhya, Karam, Rohin, Sarhul and Tusu Parab. Read more...
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