The world's largest sacrifice of animals is started

Tuesday is a religious festival which lasts two days and is called the 'world's deadliest', started in Bariyarpur in Nepal. It is held every five years, an

The world's largest sacrifice of animals is started

Tuesday is a religious festival which lasts two days and is called the 'world's deadliest', started in Bariyarpur in Nepal. It is held every five years, an

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
04 December 2019 Wednesday 00:00
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The world's largest sacrifice of animals is started

Tuesday is a religious festival which lasts two days and is called the 'world's deadliest', started in Bariyarpur in Nepal.

It is held every five years, and here will be many thousands of animals slain as sacrifices to the goddess Gadhimai. Under the recent holding of the sop in 2014, it is estimated that of 200,000 animals had to leave the life.

The typing of several international media, including the BBC and The Guardian.

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the Tradition started when a priest centuries ago was told in a dream that the sacrifices would get the goddess Gadhimai to release him from prison.

today they use hundreds of thousands participating from both India and Nepal as an opportunity to get their wishes fulfilled by the goddess.

the Festival opens at that, sacrificed a goat, a rat, a chicken, a pig and a pigeon. Thereafter sacrificed many thousands of animals, including oxen.

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It was not supposed that the festival was to be implemented in the year, since in 2015 had made a deal with some animal welfare organizations that no longer need to be implemented.

The agreement has never taken place, tells the president of the temple, as the festival is held at the, Ram Chandra Shah, to the BBC.

Tuesday morning was about 200 butchers is still ready to carry out the sacrifice of many animals. However, it is expected that you will sacrifice fewer animals this year than we have done in the past.

- We have tried to let the support up around it, but people have trust in the tradition and taken his wife with their offerings, says Birendra Prasad Yadav, who is a member of the committee that organises the festival, told AFP.

the Butchers stood ready with sharp swords and big knives, as they killed the animals with.

Updated: 04.12.2019 00:00
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