Jatra or Jnoi (meaning festival) is a popular and most important religious festival in Marathi-speaking areas of Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan. It is held in the month of June to celebrate the marriage of Mohannad (Mohamad) and Nadeem (Nadia). The celebrations continue for more than ten days. The event is marked by creating a grand feast at the bride’s house. After the feast, Tilak are applied by the women on Nadeem’s forehead and other auspicious rituals complete the celebrations. The festivities are followed by an output (or festival) of a sufi poetry. The festival lasts two days (28 and 29).
Jatra celebrations in a village are marked by great happiness and euphoria. The entire village with the women and children come to the bride's house in a colorful procession. Involved are musical and dance performances. After the festivities, oranges are distributed to all family members and friends. The celebrations and rituals continue for some days. The women fast during Jatra and then start eating to break the fast. 7211a4ac4a