Skip to comments.'World's biggest animal sacrifice' begins
Posted on 11/24/2009 5:22:06 AM PST by JoeProBono
UP to a million Hindu devotees have gathered in a village in Nepal to witness the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of animals in a mass sacrifice that has drawn widespread criticism. Worshippers travelled long distances, many coming from India, to attend the two-day Gadhimai festival, which honours the Hindu goddess of power and takes place once every five years in southern Nepal.
A huge cry of "Long Live Gadhimai!" went up after the village temple's head priest launched the event with the ritual sacrifice of two wild rats, two pigeons, a rooster, a lamb and a pig.
The crowd then rushed to a nearby field where 250 sword-wielding butchers were waiting to begin the mass slaughter of about 20,000 buffalo, brought by devotees to be sacrificed near the holy temple.
"This is a very special day for Hindu devotees," head priest Mangal Chaudhary Tharu told AFP as the Gadhimai festival began.......
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The cow is a sacred animal, I guess they prefer to eat the lower fat buffalo. REALLY like to eat it...
Well, they do use the hides and the meat, but gee whiz! Twenty thousand buffalo and 300,000 goats, sheep, and birds? It looks like a killing frenzy to me. Sometimes “peace-loving” people have to let out the rage and kill something, I guess.
I agree with what you’re saying, but I still wish I had the cornbread concession.
Greedy capitalist. When you get the concession, include me in!
Ouch! (nice pun though)
“the ritual sacrifice of two wild rats...”
Yep. BBQ sauce will disguise anything.
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