fairs which take place during Chaitra and Baisakh (second half
of April and first half of May) are called Birshu.
A day before this month begins, the delicacies are cooked in
all the households and are sent to the relatives. On the next
day, the village temples are decorated. Everyone assembles in
front of the temple where the gur (spokesman of God) performs
Deo Khel (special dance performed by the gur) and goes into the
trance. In the state of trance he makes the yearly predictions
and assures the people of his help in the time of need.
Then the village God or Goddess is taken round and all the people
greet them in front of their houses and seek their blessings.
After moving throughout the village, the God or Goddess is brought
back to the temple and a fair is held.