The Suwata of Bundelkhand relates to the Ghadlya of
Malwa. Girls, in this form of celebration prepare a tiny platform along the wall with clay. The three sides of this platform are provided with steps. On the platform an image of a devil is made to stand. The sun and the moon are drawn on the wall to give an idea of two brothers.
On the head of the demon's image, small images of both Shiva and Parvati are placed. Only these figurines are invoked. Oblation of flowers and green grass blades are made to them and songs connected with the
Suwata, sung. These songs are generally credited to Gouri, the consort of Lord Shiva.