Anduri Utsav : Uttarakhand’s Whimsical Butter Festival
The Anduri Utsav, popularly known as the Butter Festival, celebrated at Dayara Bugyal of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand culminated recently.
- Dayara Bugyal, situated at an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level, is one of the pristine meadows in the state.
- It is also known as Butter Holi, as people smear each other with butter, milk and buttermilk in a playful manner.
- The festival is a way of expressing gratitude to Lord Krishna, who is believed to have protected the cattle from evil forces while they were grazing in the bugyal.