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Beni Dan - Veni Dhan Ritual

Beni Dan, or Veni Dhan, is a unique ritual performed by Hindu married couples. In the ritual, couples pray and perform pujas and rituals to be reborn as husband and wife for seven lives. The ritual is performed by old Hindu couples. The ceremony has all the formalities of the main marriage ceremony of the community the couples represent. For the ritual women arrive with plaited hair - A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair. The husband then cuts a small portion of the plaited hair and it is offered to a holy river along with other puja items. The ritual is usually performed on the banks of Sangam – the confluence of Ganga , Saraswati and Yamuna.

Matri Navami – Matru Navmi

Matri Navami is observed during the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . Matri Navami 2023 date is October 7. Navami Shraddha is observed on the day. Tarpan and Shraddha performed on the day are for women. Matru Navmi falls on the ninth day of the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. The day is of great importance in the Mithilanchal region of India .