Sarhul is the most popular of all tribal festivals in Bihar and Jharkhand. It is celebrated during spring season when the Saal trees get new flowers on their branches, very much like the Vasant Panchami of other parts of northern India.
It is a worship of the village deity who is considered to be the protector of the tribes. The new Saal flowers are offered to the deity. The people sing and dance with Dhol, Nagara and Turhi.