Mati Puja festival is celebrated with great excitement and enthusiasm in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.

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.

his festival is mostly famous in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. This festival has different other names. Like in the central Bastar Mati Puja is known as Maati Ti’aar and in the south region of Bastar this festival is known as Beeja Pandum.<?p>

During Mati Puja people worship the mother earth for getting blessed with yield of crops for the coming season. This festival is famous in this state, in this region because most of the people in this region earn their livelihood by farming and thus they seek the blessings of the earth god for a good harvest year.

The festival is marked by various rituals and rites to please the earth god.