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

Printed Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023

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.