Friday, August 12, 2022
Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals


Magha Naun

This festival is celebrated at the end of the month of Magha. This signifies the return of the gods to the earth after their brief stay in the heavens. On this day all the villagers gather at their local temple and through the priests the deity tells the devotees what he has brought along from the heaven. People ask the priest a lot of questions about the future and the welfare of their families and crops. People rub butter upon the Lingam in the Shiva temples and if the mice do not eat it up at night, it is taken to be a good omen and supposed to herald a good harvest year.