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.

Updated on 28th July, 2005


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