Celebrated by the Garo Tribe of Meghalaya and Bangladesh, Wangala is one of the many harvest festivals of North East India. Each tribe residing in this region has their own way to thank their gods for the surplus growth and they sing and dance to celebrate the end of harvest season.
Om Banna is also known as Bullet Baba. His shrine is located just off NH-65, a few kilometres from the city of Pali on the Pali-Jodhpur highway in Rajasthan. It is one of the offbeat places to visit in Jodhpur. This shrine dedicated to a motorcycle and its rider and is now a pilgrimage for every Royal Enfield rider.
Following Indian festivals has taken me to places far and beyond. This land of immeasurable diversity has these interesting events hiding in plain sight. One such event is Haldi Festival at Pattan Kodoli that is organized in the month of November in Maharashtra's Kolhapur District. . Here is a short travelogue for the festival and how I reached there.