Gadhimai Sacrifice in Nepal
,celebrated every five years, is attended by many Hindus from India as well as Nepal. More than 200,000 buffaloes, pigs, goats, chickens and pigeons are expected to be slaughtered.
It is considered the biggest single animal sacrifice on our planet. The festival’s name, Gadhimai, comes from a goddess whose temple is situated in a vast complex near a tiny village in Nepal not far from the Indian border. A sister of the goddess Kali, Gadhimai is supposed to have the power to fulfil wishes and augur good luck and prosperity. As in most parts of life, nothing comes for free and a certain duty has to be fulfilled to receive something in return. The duty in this case is the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of animals.
The devotees arrive days or even weeks before the main day of the mela (Hindi for festival) and begin setting up their small tents on the harvested paddy fields. They bring with them their essentials and the sacrificial animals, such as pigeons, goats, sheep, pigs and buffaloes. These animals are meant for one purpose only, to be sacrificed to the goddess Gadhimai. Most of the families covered vast distances to take part in this religious occasion and so thousands of believers crossed the Indian border into Nepal to participate in this rare mela. The animals they brought along not only cause a logistical problem, but also a financial one. Most of the families are poor and cannot even afford to spend a single Rupee carelessly. Some of them put themselves into high debts just to buy an animal and thus be able to contribute to the sacrifice.
Buffaloes are considered the most valuable offering to the goddess and thousands were brought along by the pilgrims. The buffaloes were pent-up in a compound the size of two football fields, surrounded by a brick wall – unaware of their destiny, their inescapable fate. Many of the buffaloes, already weakened by the long journey that lay behind them, died from exhaustion, starvation or dehydration. The compound did not offer sufficient shade, water or food for them. by justvegan
Khokana Festival in Nepal
The Khokana festival is held every year in August, the day after Gai Jatra. A 5-6 month old goat is thrown in a pond close to Rudrayani temple in Khokana, a village in the south of Kathmandu Valley. Nine young men enter the pond and start to tear the goat apart by grasping its legs, ears, hoof or tail. The one who manages to kill the goat is the ‘hero’ and leads the Shinkali dance which is held afterwards. Khokana residents have witnessed the barbaric scene year in year out and think it provides religious merit. It is not clear why and when the cruel goat-killing was introduced. Locals believe that when children started to drown in the pond in the 12th century, residents started to drown a live goat to appease the gods. However, there is evidence showing that devotees in former times offered fruits and flowers in the temple and that the act with the struggling goat was introduced to create a spectacle. by justvegan
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