North Garo Hills is an administrative district in the state of Meghalaya in India. The district headquarters are located at Resubelpara. The district occupies an area of 1,113 Sq.km and has a population of 1,18,325 (as of 2001).
The North Garo Hills district was carved out of the erstwhile East Garo Hills district. And whereas for public convenience and better administration the Governor of Meghalaya considers it necessary to upgrade the said Resubelpara Civil Sub-Division of East Garo Hills District into a full·fledged District.
Geography of North Garo Hills District,Meghalaya
Resubelpara is the district headquarters of North Garo Hills District.
Places of Intrest in North Garo Hills District,Meghalaya
North Garo Hills District is blessed with natural and scenic beauty. A vast majority of the District is still covered in green. A few of the many places of interests are shown below. An untold many are waiting to be discovered by the outside world.
Festivals in North Garo Hills District,Meghalaya
Awe Winter Festival This festival is celebrated in Resubelpara on the month of December and is organised by the District Administration North Garo Hills.
Millennium Festival This festival is celebrated in Resubelpara on the month of December. Number of competitions like Dancing, Rock Concert, Games, Fashion Show are organised here.
Wangala Wangala (also known as Hundred Drums, Wanna, Wanna rongchuwa) is the greatest Harvesting Festival among other festivals of Garos, who live in Meghalaya, India and Greater Mymensingh in Bangladesh. They give thanks to God and Goddess, called Misi Saljong, known as “Pattigipa Ra’rongipa” (Sun-God), for blessing the human beings with rich harvest of the season.
Wangala is celebrated two or three days or one week gathering two or three villages, though recently it has been celebrated for one day in metropolitan areas. “Rugala” and “Sasat Sowa” are celebrated on the first day. This is performed inside the house of the Nokma or Chief of the village. “Dama Gogata” is celebrated on the last day.
During Wangala, people young and old dress in their colourful (Dokmanda, Doksari, gando) with feathered headgear (do’mi) and dance to the tune of music played on long, oval-shaped drums (Dama).
“Katta Dokka” (talking in a singing style), “Ajea”, Dani Dokka (describing Wangala by singing), Chambil Mesa or Pomelo Dance, etc. are performed during these days.
Wangala is celebrated in the months from September to December.