This is a festival held on the 8th day of the bright fortnight of Phalguna month of
the lunar calendar. In effect it is the culmination of the Shivaratri festivities as also bidding adieu to
the shivering winter. To begin with, pooja is offered at home and a number of lamps are lit. These
lamps are taken to the river bank and floated on grass bases in the river after the prescribed pooja.
Afterwards, old firepots, Kangris, are filled with grass. A long rope is tied to its handle and fire is lit
in it. Then the kangri is moved round and round in circles rhythmically till the whole kangri bums
down. Then it is hurled faraway into the waters of the flowing river. While doing so the children cry
out, 'Jateen teen, Jateen teen'; meaning that it is a flame, it is burning.