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Monjahar Tahar

 Monjahar Tahar is one of the ancient festivals that was followed by Kashmiri Pandits. Monjhar means lunar month of Marg Shirsh and Tahar is the yellow rice which before serving is mixed with mustard oil and coarse salt. Tahar is cooked on the first day following the end of Marg Shirsh which marks the beginning of Paush/Posh month. This yellow rice is specially cooked for Ghar Divta / Griha Devta and then distributed among all the family members and neighbours. 

It is also said that celebrating this day brings luck and success to the family. Hence many times the family members pray to the Ghar Divta that if their wishes are fulfilled they will offer him Tahar every year.