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Khaliphenma is one of the ritual festivals of the Puma people which generally is done once in six years. Puma worship the ancestors and offer a pig (khali bhog) and wish prosperity and the success of life in future. There are different steps to be taken into consideration when performing this ritual ceremony: these are mentioned in this session. The required materials, and the different roles of househould members are mentioned in this session. The clan history is also spoken about in this session.
In the ancient times, one of the women of Cabalokkha was killed by a tiger. The place where this incident happened can be seen till now. The village name is kept due this incident. The session narrates the story of this event in detail.