Tomorrow is the Kanuma festivalMakara Sankranthi is celebrated as a 4 day festival in Andhra Pradesh. The 3rd day is called Kanuma. It is a very important festival, especially for farmers. This day may also be called Mattu Pongal (festival of the cow) in some places of the state. This day is devoted to cattle and other animals. These animals play a very important role in ruler areas and for the economy of rural people.
All the cattle will be washed properly and decorated nicely and there will be a possession of animals of that village. Children will also participate in these processions by climbing their bullock carts. In some places, bullock carts competitions will be conducted and the winning party will be rewarded. some may perform pooja also for these cattle.
In Villages only we will see the importance of this festival. How about this festival in other states.