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Sanjhi

Sanjhi festival is mainly celebrated by the unmarried girls in rural Punjab and Haryana during navratras before dusshehra.[1]

Sanjhi Puja

Sanjhi is the name given to images of the Mother Goddess, which are made of cowdung paste and are molded into various shapes such as stars, moon, sun, or the face of the goddess, and they are given different colors.[2] The image is designed on the first day of the nine days of Durga Puja or navratras. The Sanjhi festival ends with the immersion of Sanjhi on the day of Dussehra.[3]

The girls offer prayers and food to the goddess everyday.

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References

  1. ^ http://www.indovacations.net/english/HaryanaandPunjabFestival.htm
  2. ^ http://www.haryana-online.com/sanjhi.htm
  3. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20030924/punjab1.htm
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