This ritual, which has been practiced since 1260 AD, requires young women to fast and attend a retreat on femininity and wisdom. The pinnacle of the festival sees these young women dress up like Kaledupa princesses and be paraded through the streets on palanquin carried by men while older women sing and perform dances.

Karia in Festival Barata Kahedupa - Photo by Guntur
Sister - Photo by Muis Bhojest
Henauka Nu Moane - Photo by Muis Bhojest
Henuak Nu Wowine - Photo by Muis Bhojest
Sara Barata Kaledupa - Photo by Muis Bhojest