Throughout the district Tuesdays are held auspicious for undertaking any work
because Raja Ali Dev of Chanderi won the area on that day. Ali Dev has also been deified
now and is propitiated on the first Tuesday of the month. The Bhoot or the evil spirit has
to be appeased with proper homages including the sacrifice of a goat or a cock.
It is a common belief that if the cattle
have an epidemic or the family is faced with some domestic troubles, if any project taken
up goes awry leading to loss and there is any lingering illness in the family some evil
spirit has been the cause and the malevolent spirit has to be won over. It is commonly
held that evil spirits take possession of the body and have to be exorcised.
The Bilaspuri believes that Khot or vice
brings in sudden illness or difficulties. By means of grains of wheat and some Kriyas
(acts) an experienced man can find out which deity has been angry and the afflicted man
has to take a vow to offer Puja to that particular deity. This process to find out Khot is
known as Akhwan.