Trampled by cows

The annual ceremony practiced in the Indian town of Bhidawad sounds a bit like Pamplona's Running of the Bulls, except with cows, and instead of running away from them, you lie down and let the cows trample you. From Dunya News:

The ritual that is performed a day after the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, in Bhidawad village, about 75 kilometres from central temple town of Ujjain, is part of the ‘Gaay-Gauri Puja’ (Cow worship). The cows of the village were decorated and worshipped as devotees danced and took out a procession. After the prayer ceremony, some of the devotees lied down and let the cows trample them by running over them.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Nov 07, 2019
     Category: Ceremonies | Parades and Festivals | Cows

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