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Chawmos festival

7th day evening Mandaik inviting the dead

This day, the dead come back to the village.

In the evening the people of the village shut themselves up in the temple of Jeshtak. Splinters of resinous woods in hand, people hold their breath inside the dark temple while outside, a kottik, small woods piled in a four sided figure are burnt. The dead will come during the woods are aflame and take the offerings.