Aki Pen Festival is celebrated in Bhurnur
village in Adilabad district
of Andhra Pradesh
. The tribes such as Pradhans
, who are the predominant population of this village, worship Aki Pen, their village deity.
This guardian deity of the village is worshipped for the successful germination of the seeds.
Aki Pen is represented by two small wooden poles fixed to a big pole with a white flag. The Aki Pen festival is decided by the village elders, during which sacrifice and prayer are offered. Following the festival they start sowing seeds in the fields.