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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
ISSN: 0975-6795(Online), 2321-5828(Print)
UGC recognized list of journal on Dated 02-5-2018: Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (RJHSS) ( Sr. No. 10598 ); International Journal of Reviews and Research in Social Sciences ( Sr. No. 10605)
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The Fair at the Baba Adghad Nath (Lord Shiva) Temple: As a Potential Resource of Cultural and Rural Tourism
Dinesh Kumar Jayswal
Shyam Narayan Singh
Dinesh Kumar Jayswal1 and Dr. Shyam Narayan Singh2*
1Study center for Tourism Administration, APS University, Rewa (M.P.)-486003
2Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.)
India is the land of cultural diversity especially Madhya Pradesh is known for forest, mountains and various tribal communities such as Kol, Gond, Bheel, and Baiga etc. The villager, tribal communities and their life style and culture are always attracts the tourists for exploring about their ethnic knowledge and tradition. Baba Adghad Nath (Lord Shiva) Temple is situated at Northern Vindhya Range near Teonthar in Rewa District (M.P.) and also considered as the oldest route to connect north India with south, where millions of people are gathered on the occasion of Pooshi Teras every year to celebrate a fair in the memory of Lord Shiva. The main attraction of fair is handicraft, local herbal medicines and display of cultural tradition of Kol Tribes. The Fair is the important meeting place of different Kol communities beside the worship of Lord Shiva. This fair contributes to promote the Rural Tourism along with the spreading of the fragrance of their cultural and socio-ecological scenarios.
Handicraft, Rural Tourism, Fair, Socio-ecological, Cultural diversity.
Dinesh Kumar Jayswal, Shyam Narayan Singh. The Fair at the Baba Adghad Nath (Lord Shiva) Temple: As a Potential Resource of Cultural and Rural Tourism. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(3): July-September, 2014, 253-259.
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