... or the morning of the fifth lunar day of the month of Magh, the writer class worship their books, pens and inkstands. The writing implements are cleaned and the books, wrapped in white cloth, are strewn over with flowers and the leaves of young barley.3 The same is the case in Bombay. ... sheep at the full moon of July : bankers and clerks worship their books at the Diwali festival ; grain sellers worship their weights at the Dasahra, ... 3 Wilson, Essays, II, 188 : llisley, loc. cit., I, 451, sq.
|Title||:||An Introduction to the Popular Religion and Folklore of Northern India|