Bhumia, also known as Khera, is the God of homestead and a significant local deity in North India. Twice a year after the harvests, and on certain other occasions devotees light a lamp and offer eatables at the shrine, and feed the Brahmanas
. During marriages, Bhumia is worshiped before the bridegroom proceeds to the bride’s house and before he enters his house along with the bride. When a woman gives birth to a son, she visits the Bhumia temple with her son. The first milk of cow or buffalo is also offered to Bhumia.