India can be called a land of wonderful stories, our history and culture have various anecdotes and incidents that are fascinating as hell. We as Indians, consider celebrations as a way to show the enthusiasm that we feel about something. But, sometimes these celebrations get too bizarre and strange that we also feel like questioning the entire concept of their creation. Don't we?
Many a time we tend to choose our heart over our head, and that is when unconventional and baseless rituals start to emerge. People have been following certain myths right from their inception, and no one has ever raised voice against them. Today, we have come up with one such over the top and strange ritual that is going to make your head spin in exasperation.
The video, in the end, will shock you!
One such latest bizarre instance happened in a temple in Madurai, and it shocked everyone to the core.
Read further to know what actually happened.
For a fortnight, young girls in Madurai were asked to live bare chest in a temple. They covered their chest with jewellery and ornaments.
See the images in the next slide.
As per a report in The Covai Post, these girls carried padded baskets on their heads and marched towards the annual ritual of Yezhaikaatha Amman Temple in Vellalore, Madurai.
The girls were asked to stay in the temple and serve the Goddess, this ritual has been followed since a really long time.
You must read what the collector did.
If reports are to be believed, when this issue was taken to the knowledge of the Collector K Veera Raghava Rao, he promised to enquire further and ensure the safety of the girls.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Chakkaravarthi along with a committee of Social Welfare to make sure that nothing unfortunate happens.
One of the members of the committee informed something valuable to The Covai Post, read her statement in the next slide.
"When we enquired the parents, they said it is their religious belief and traditional practice and their girl children do not go to school out of their own will as they have been selected to do services to the Goddess. But we have told the village elders that the girls should be allowed to wear upper garments and they have promised to consult the elders and take a decision ahead of the next festival."
Do not miss to watch the video in the next slide.
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