This festival is known as Amus Tihar in Bastar. It is celebrated on a dark night of July (Shravan month). It is an agricultural festival.
People start sowing the seeds from this day. This ritual is called Beej.
People worship their family God and Goddess that day and seek blessings for good agricultural production.
This festival is important, as from this day making of the chariot starts for the Dussehra festival. For this purpose, special offering and worship is done including sacrifice of he-goat and Mangur fish.