Mati Puja festival is celebrated with great excitement and enthusiasm in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. The festival is called by different names in different regions of Bastar district like Maati Ti aar in central Bastar and Beeja Pandum in South Bastar.

In 2015, it falls in April/May.

Mati Puja

People worship the mother Earth on the occasion for getting blessed with ample yield of crops for the coming season.The festival holds the special importance in this region as people earn their living by farming and totally dependent on their crop yield every year.

The festival is marked by many rites and rituals, in order to please mother Earth.

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