Thursday, June 8, 2023

Fairs and Festivals

Yellu Amavasya

Yellu Amavasya is observed on new moon day in the month of December and it marks the culmination of the Kharif season. On this day the villagers visit the Maruto temple and in the noon the members of the households go to their respective fields taking along with them a variety of dishes like Holige, bread from bajra flour, a vegetable curry, butter, etc. They pick up five smooth stones from their fields and worship them. Later, a small quantity of the various dishes brought by them is thrown in various directions in the field as a symbol of offerings. The members of the family then sit together in their field along with their guests and partake of the food.