Name of Festival : Laru Kaj Festival
Major Territory of Celebration
Laru Kaj Festival is celebrated in Madhya Pradesh.
Laru Kaj Festival is associated with the pig sacrifice and it is a festival of Gonds.People celebrated this festival is considered the pig’s wedding in honour of Narayan Dev. People believed that pig should sacrificed at least once in 9 or 12 years by a family for its prosperity, health and happiness. On the day of festival all the relatives come and stay at the host’s house for several days.
The word ‘Laru’ means bridegroom and ‘Kaj’ refers to a ‘Solemn occasion’.This ceremony is an occasion for get together.