Laru Kaj Festival
Laru Kaj is the festival of Gonds which is related with the pig sacrifice. The ceremony is considered the pig's wedding in
honour of Narayan Dev. This sacrifice is supposed to be done by every family once in nine or twelve years for prosperity, health and happiness. All the relatives come and stay at the host's house for several days. Invitation is sent to lots of persons in the village to join the ceremony.
'Laru' means bridegroom and 'Kaj' refers to a 'Solemn
occasion'. It also means ceremony or marriage. Nowadays, this sacrificial ritual is gradually fading.