This is a festival in which the people bid farewell to the village deities.
In the villages the palanquins of the gods are laid open and the doors
of temples are closed. It is believed that this is the period when the
gods depart for the heavens for a short spell of rest. Floors of the temples
are cleaned and polished in the hope that the gods will throw good things
from the heaven upon them. This festival comes in the spring month of
Magh or Falgun. On this day the many delicacies are cooked and eaten.
This day the spirit of the god may descend on his devotees. This is known
as 'Deachar' or 'Deokhel'. In some villages the village deity goes from
house to house to sniff incense. The priests who represents the deity
is welcomed into each house and presented with food grains and money.