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BLSKS celebrates “Duggar Tamdeh Festival 2024”
6/14/2024 9:34:55 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, June 14: To celebrate the " Tamdeh - Ashadh Sankranti" & to promote the Folk Culture of J&K & Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan in coordination with Sangam Tru Art production presented its 434th Friday series musical play "DHARAM DHIARA" at open air theatre, Durga Bhawan Janipur, Jammu. The Program was inaugurated by Chief Guest Sh. V.K.Magotra, former Regional Director of Directorate of Field Publicity , Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ,Government of India, Sh.J.K.Raina, Producer , Director Films & Sh.Mukesh Singh Media Person were Guest of Honors. This day commemorated with sole aim of rejuvenating the traditional , Primitive Folk, Art, Culture of J&K Region in particular and Indian nation in general awareness items. Specially prepared on the theme of like "Tamdeh Da Tohar Manyo " , " Kanyadan Mahadan " , " Dugar Desh Sara Bada ge Shaill " , " Jammu Te Kashmir Sabto Sona ", Skits , Songs and Dances were presented to aware the masses & the music was composed by Music Director Mahesh Kotwal. The chief guest said India is the land of customs, beliefs, rituals and festivals. We, in our country, have been lucky enough to inherit a rich & diverse culture & great traditions of celebrating a large number of festivals to break the monotony and drudgery of everyday life. As Dogras have great respect for their religious beliefs, most of these festivals are celebrated on great auspicious days such as Sankranti (Makar Sankranti), Purnima (Buddha Purnima), Ashtmi (Krishna Janashtami), Chauth (Karvachauth), Tritya (Akshay Tritya) etc. Similarly, one of the most important festivals celebrated with great joy & enthusiasm across Duggar region on Ashad Sankranti is Tamdey. It is believed that the Sun (Surya) is the Chief of the grahas & it stays in every zodiac sign (Rashis) for a month and in a year it changes 12 zodiac signs, so there are 12 Sankrantis throughout the year where the Sun resides in different zodiac signs and constellations and thus, influences actions and activities on the earth. Every Sankranti is a sacred day for the Dogras and people, especially women, consider it auspicious to observe it as a day of fast and prayer. On this day, there are many changes in the Sun which is considered the source of all the energy for this world. The word 'Tamdey' is perhaps derived from 'Dharam Dhiada' which means 'religious day' and lauded the efforts of the organizers in making such awareness programmes colorful and effective through the children of music and computer institutions. The Song & Skits was recorded & uploaded online on Social Media for benefit of the peoples.
Welcome address of Dr.M.L.Dogra, Chairman, Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan said the traditional Tamdeh festival of Duggar Pradesh is being celebrated today on 14th June 2024. The festival is celebrated in the memory of ancestors on the day of Ashadh Sankranti with traditional customs and devotion. On this day, people offer fruits, flowers, vessels and pitchers filled with water to their ancestors with devotion and perform Pitra Tarpan and worship is also done for the peace of the souls of ancestors. Tamdeh festival is very important in Duggar Pradesh. On this day, people take bath in holy rivers and lakes to please their ancestors and also do charity. Dr. Dogra also said that this day is also celebrated as a change of season. On this day, seasonal fruits, especially watermelon, mango, melon etc. are also offered to the Kuldevta along with water to please their ancestors. He said that this festival is big for those who have Pitra Dosh, where they can get rid of Pitra Dosh. Dogra also said the Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan presenting more than 200 awareness programs this year through folk media in the far flung Villages of Jammu Province will be covered.
The singers ,musician and actors who performed were K K Joshi, Zulekha Bano, Bindia Okheda, Sudesh Devi Manhas, Naiya Digra, Renu Bala presented the enthralled performance. Master Deepak Kumar presented vote of thanks for successful conduction of the program.
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