Anti-Gadhimai Festival

Aleena Rayamajhi

Gadhimai festival is a sacrificial ceremony that is held every 5 years at the Gadhimai Temple of Bariyarpur, in Bara District, Nepal. It is primarily celebrated by the Madheshi and Bihari people. The event involves the large scale sacrificial slaughter of animals including water buffaloes, pigs, goats, chickens, and pigeons – with the goal of pleasing Gadhimai, the goddess of power.  It is estimated that 500,000 animals were sacrificed during the Gadhimai festival of 2009. Are you serious? Where are all the animal rights activists?

My blog is not for providing information about Gadhimai Festival. We can find several articles about it on web. I really found those articles depressing. The festival is for impressing goddess they say. And they also say the goddess favor peace and love. How can someone get peace by slaughtering animals? And I would like to add that the festival is actually…

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