Gondhal

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GondhalThis kind is sincerely practiced as a religious rite by large number of families in Konkan either annually or biennially. The host family invites assembly of people who are well versed in accomplishing Gondhal, which is performed during the night.On the day of Gondhal floor of house courtyard is thrashed by applying cow dung wash. A pavilion is then erected to carry out ritual formalities by Gondhalis.
  Then as per the tradition hast family members along with Gondhalis visit five houses to collect food grain (Jogwa). The goat is then sacrificed to please the God. Fifteen to twenty torches are also lit simultaneously.After completion of all formalities men get together in a pavilion to put their grievances in front of God, which go on for quite long. Finally God is also invited for Gondhal.