Kakila

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Kakila is a village in the Jagdispur thana of Bihar (India). It falls under Bhojpur District, and it is around 40 kilometers from the District Headquarters Arrah. Kakila provides a view of nature as it is surrounded by greenery, ponds and rivers. [1]

It has a population of around 10,000. The major profession of the people residing in this village is agriculture. It has a good mixture of people belonging to different religions and castes. The majority community is Hindu with a Muslim minority (specially of Pashtuns)

Ramlila is one of the major attractions performed in this village. Ramlila is performed every year on the occasion of Durga Puja with local villagers playing all the major roles of the play. There is a great history behind the Ramlila organisation in this village. Also, there are lot of musical programmes performed throughout the year on several occasions. The theme of the music is the regional folk songs. "Chaita" or "fagua" is the main folk song performed specially during the festival Holi. Also, The world famous Chhath songs can be heard in the Chhath Puja season.

The major festivals celebrated in Kakila are mainly all the major festivals celebrated across India/Bihar. Holi, Diwali, Chathh, Id, Muharram are the main festivals people celebrate with great enthusiasm. Other local festivals are Ramnavami, Mahashivaratri, Govardhan Puja etc. This village has a Shiva Temple, where Shivaratri is celebrated on a big scale. There happens to be a big village fair for daily needs of the villagers. But, major attraction of the fair is the animal trading. People from far villages bring their cattle to sell. Many farmers from each part of the state come to this fair to get good deals.

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