Bihar Fair and Festival
Godhan is a woman's rite in which they make cow-dung figures of scorpions, snakes etc. and beat them. To the south of the Ganges, in Bhadon (August-September), the women fast for twenty-four hours and make cowdung figures of Ganesh and lay brambles (jhar jhur) in the court-yard, saying the words-
अपना करम भैया का धरम - झार झुर घुसियावे, an incantation which literally translated means, ' I cause my own fate and my brother's virtue to enter the bramble.' This incantation is supposed to benefit the speaker and her brother in some mysterious way.