Celebrate Indian Tribal Festival at Baghesur

Tigers by Tribals has taken a very interesting initiative, the Baghesur Festival, to celebrate the lives of the Indian tribes. The goal towards organising such an event is to take another step towards saving our jungles and thus, the tigers. Tiger, although beloved among animal lovers, is now an endangered species. While the world is concentrating more than just its energy to save this wonderful species, the situation is still not improving. A few right steps can lead to the survival of the species, and thus Tigers by Tribals believe that they can be saved by the tribals of India, especially the people of the Baiga tribe who worship the tiger. This tribe is the most dominant tribe that is spread across major jungles of the country, mainly in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand. The name of the festival originates from the fact that this tribe call the animal, Baghesur.

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The Indian Tribal Baghesur Festival is celebrated in Bandhavgarh, the most densely populated tiger reserve, known to have more than 50 Royal Bengal Tigers. It aims at empowering the tribals who were forced to leave the forests and were left workless. These people have a brilliant knowledge of arts and crafts that is excellent in its own way. If we help them retain their traditions and culture, and make them aware about wildlife conservation, they can help us save the habitat of the animal, and also assist in stopping activities like poaching. Poaching is one of the main activities which contribute to decrease in tiger population, besides deforestation. These two problems can be solved by the Baiga tribe as the forest is their home and tiger, their God.

One of the best Tribal Festivals of India, the Baghesur Art Fest, will be celebrated this year as a four day event from 28th November 2015 to 1st December 2015. The event is very interesting for tourists who come to Bandhavgarh for wildlife trips and to get a chance to encounters the Indian tigers. The opening ceremony consists of folk dances and entertaining songs, followed by discussions on wildlife conservation by experts. Ethnic food, live demos, and an exhibition cum sale of wonderfully crafted souvenirs are the major highlights of the event. The tribal paintings and tiger sculptures, made by this tribe, put some light on how they perceive the forests and the animals. There is no denying that the tribes are more attached to this magnificent animal and its habitat than anyone could be.