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Hal Punhya Festival

Hal Punhy or Akhain Jatra, the first day of Magh month, is celebrated with great pomp in Jharkhand. It falls during winter, and it signifies the beginning of farming season. In the morning of this auspicious day, the farmers plough two and half circles of their agricultural land. This occasion is also regarded as a mark of good fortune.

Updated on 5th November, 2014

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