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Friday, November 23, 2012

Celebration of the cow


Villagers voluntarily allow cows to trample on them to bring them good luck (and it must work as nobody has ever been seriously hurt!)

By Leon Watson

PUBLISHED: 16:59 GMT, 19 November 2012


Brave locals have taken part in their annual Indian ritual - voluntarily getting trampled by running cows.

To celebrate the spiritual occasion of Ekadeshi, husbands and fathers, in Badnagar, Madhya Pradesh, in central India, lined themselves on the streets as herds of running cows trampled over their bodies.

Locals annually decorate their cattle in henna and colourful flowers and let them run through the town.

Villagers lined themselves on the streets as herds of running cows trampled over their
bodies in Badnagar, Madhya Pradesh, in central India

This bizarre ritual is done in the hope the act brings prosperity to the area and everyone's prayers are answered.

It's a traditional ritual done over centuries and always celebrated after Diwali. Locals claim no one has ever been seriously hurt during the ritual.

The event was to celebrate the traditional festival of Ekadeshi, a spiritual celebration
of the cow


Bizarre: The ritual is done in the hope the act brings prosperity to the area and
everyone's prayers are answered


'It's safe': Locals claim no one has ever been seriously hurt during the ritual


Traditional: The ritual has been carried out for centuries and is always celebrated
after Diwali


Spiritual: The villagers are voluntarily getting trampled by running cows


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2235296/Villagers-voluntarily-allow-cows-trample-bring-good-luck-work-seriously-hurt.html

4 comments:

  1. Wow. People can pretty pretty stupid sometimes. :)

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  2. Sick meaning cool or sick meaning...sick? xD

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