As soon as Diwali is over, the gorge of Navanna is celebrated. It depends on the full ripening of corns; only then is the day for
Navanna fixed. In Bundelkhand, it is performed on the eleventh day after Diwali.
On this day cows are fed with cakes organized out of new corn. No one takes his food until this rite is done. The
Gonds first of all act upon offerings of green paddy to the Saj tree and then to Bhavani Mata
Holera Dev (the cattle deity), Narayan Dev and Rat Mai (night
mother), who is believed to live in the verandah of every house.