Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Heard of a ‘Moon Girl’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under the foothills of Rengamalai at Devinayakanpatti near Vedasanthur in Dindigul district, an annual ritual called ‘Nila Penn’ (Moon girl) is practised by a section of people in the month of January or February

 

 

 

It is believed by the villagers that the ritual would improve their agricultural prospects and the village’s fortune

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  The New Indian Express, 12 February 2020, Chennai.