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Bihar Fair and Festival
Deb -Uthan​

The ceremony of the first cutting of the sugar-cane takes place, on the festival of the deb uthan or deothan. This takes place on the 11th of the bright half of Katik {i.e., early in November), and is said to be the day on which Vishnu wakes from his four months' sleep. On this day, the villagers tie a few canes together by the leaves, and place a neck-ring (Hansuli) on the top. They then . pour perfumes over it, take the neck-ring away, and commence cutting. When the crushing of cane is begun a ceremony is performed, called Pethar or Pethawan.On the first day of crushing cane, the villagers take some juice home to cook with rice. This dish is called rasjaur. The ceremony at the first boiling of the juice and worship of a god, who is a deity protecting wells.Guru Nanak (1469-1539), the founder of Sikhism, endeavored through his teachings to rid both Hinduism and Islam of the superficialities in religious. His teachings made him equally revered by both the communities.

The four places most sacred to the Sikhs are: Amritsar, Taran Taran, Patna and Anandpur. This Sikh festival is celebrated there with great enthusiasm. For two days and nights preceding the festival, the Guru Granth Sahib (the holy book of the Sikhs) is read continuously from end to end. On the day of the festival, the Guru Granth Sahib is taken out in an impressive procession thought the streets. This festival is celebrated in the month of October/ Novembe

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