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Odhana Shashti, Ghoda Lagi besha of the Trinity
It is observed on Margasira Sukla Sasthi Tithi i.e. the sixth day of the bright fortnight of Margasira (November-december). Margasira Sukla Sasthi is also celebrated as Prabarana Sasthi. From this day Ghodalagi of the deities begins and the deities wear winter garments (heavy winter garments) till Magha Sukla Panchami or Basanta Panchami i.e. 5th day of bright Magha (January-february).
It is believed that chill winter season starts from this day, as we adopt winter garments with the change of season so also the Lord of the universe who is performing "Manabiya Leela' also feels the seasonal effect and His Sebakas (servitors) cover the deities with winter clothes from top to bottom and only the face (Shri Mukha) is kept open.