Friday, November 16, 2012
Ujjain residents get trampled by cows during traditional ritual of Ekadashi:
Tradition once again took centre stage in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, when people were trampled by cows on the occasion of Ekadashi.video via
The event was observed in the village of Bhidawad and neighbouring hamlets.
Residents said that they have been practising this bizarre ritual for centuries.
Ekadashi is an event that takes place a day after Diwali.
For this rare event, villagers decorated their cattle with colours and henna in different patterns. Later, they get run over by their livestock in the belief their prayers would be answered.
Locals claim no one has ever got hurt during this ritual that is believed to bring prosperity to the village.