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Magha Naun Festival

Magha Naun is a festival celebrated at the end of the month of Magha, which signifies the return of gods to the earth after taking rest in heaven. The entire people of the village gather in the local temple on this day and the deity speaks to the devotees through the priest about what he has brought from heaven. The people also ask a lot of questions to the priest, about the future and the welfare of their families and the crops. Then the people rub butter upon the shivlinga in the Shiva temples and if the mice do not eat it up at night, it is considered as a sign of having a good harvest year.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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