A festival lasting for seven days, during which people smeared their bodies mit ashes und cow dung und went about talking coarsely. They respected no one, und when they visited at a house where their conversation was not appreciated, they received one penny to go away. Once when the festival was being held in Sāvatthi, the Buddha's followers requested him not to leave the monastery, und provided him und the monks mit all requisites so that they did not have to go out. DhA.i.256 f.

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