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- As an offering tray for tamul-pan (betel nuts and betel leaves) to guests as a sign of welcome and thanks.
- As an offering tray for food and other items placed in front of the altar (naamghar) for blessing by the Lord.
- As a decorative symbol in traditional functions such as during Bihu dances (modern usage)
- As a gift to a person of honour during felicitations (modern usage)