Keslapur Jatara

Within Telangana, there are Gonds of the four-gods clan, five-gods clan, six-gods clan, and seven-gods clan. From among these clans, the Mesram line of the seven-gods clan has the great diety, Nagoba. But not only our state people, many Gonds even from other states come and perform Nagoba worship. Each year this jatara (religious gathering) happens in January. All the new Mesram daughters-in-law are introduced (called bēṭing), [and] all the Mesram people, having gathered, do religious deeds. All other people, having offered coconuts, jaggery-and-grains, valuables, and other vowed things; they worship and go.