On the full moon day of Bhadra, the festival of Kujlaya is celebrated to commemorate the get-together of the legendary queen,
Malhana Devi, with her daughter who had been married to the son of a hostile king.
Nine days before the Kujlaya, wheat or barley is sowed in small baskets filled with black soil and manure. Then, on the full-moon day women of the locality assemble at someone's place and tie rakhi to their brothers and nearest relatives, including husbands, or would be marriage partners in case of unmarried girls.
The following day the basket of wheat or barley seedlings are taken out in procession to a river side to sink their contents, except the green shoots which they allocate among themselves in the name of
Malhana Devi. On way to the river they sing a few songs