10+1 Facts about Gadhimai Festival Nepal

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Find here 11 facts about Gadhimai festival of Nepal. Here we have posted some interesting, amazing and some are disgusting facts about this Gadhimai mela. Things to do in Gadhimai festival of Nepal in 2014 is stop the animal sacrifice.

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11 facts about Gadhimai Festival of Nepal

The goddess of Gadhi Mai is believed to have seven sisters, namely Gadhi Mai, Virta Mai (Birganj), Boudhi Mai (Madhuwan, Bara), Sansari Mai (Shiva Nagar, Pothiyahi), Kanhar Mai (Sameera Bagadh) and Ghodashi Mai (Dharampur, Rautahat district). Every five years these seven sisters assemble in one place on the auspicious occasion of the Gadhi Mai fair. The Bariyarpur village becomes the marvellous scenic spot for animal sacrifice. This fair provides a national and international forum for fraternity, brotherhood and mutual understanding among the devotees visiting it. This fair lasts for twenty days.

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As we know that sacrificing animal is not things to do. But this is things to do in Gadhimai festival of Nepal. which is not good. We should stop the animal sacrifice.

1. More than two lakh fifty thousands (250,000) animals (buffalo, goats, chickens and pigs) are killed in this festival (mela). It is supposed that last festival which was held in 2009, November, approx. 500,000 animals were sacrificed in 2009. More than 20,000 buffaloes were killed on the 1st day.

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2. Gadhimai festival is held every five years at the end of month November. And this year 2014 is now turned; going to be held. It lasts one month during the November. So, Gadhimai festival Nepal 2014 is going to be held in this November.

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3. These all 500,000 animals are sacrificed in the name Hindu goddess Gadhimai to praise her. It is believed that Goddess Gadhimai is pleased by the animal sacrifice.location of gadhimai festival nepal photos animals sacrifice goddess hindu

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4. All those slaughtered animals are taken to nearby villages and small town and eaten in the feasts by the devotees.

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 5. Gadhimai festival is celebrated by the Nepal. This festival is dedicated to Gadhimai temple. For you kind information, Gadhimai temple is located in Bariyarpur village in Bara District. This village, Bariyarpur, Bara is about 100 miles (160 km) far from the Kathmandu, capital of Nepal.  This temple is south of the Kathmandu valley in Terai region.

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6.  Gadhimai festival is supposed as the festival of world’s largest sacrificial slaughter of animals. Animals may be buffaloes, pigs, goats, chicken and pigeons.

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7. The main goal of devotees is to please the Goddess Gadhimai Devi. She is supposed the goddess of power in Hindu religion. Participants believe that animal sacrifices will end the evil and bring prosperity in their life.gadhimai festival nepal photos animals sacrifice goddess hindu

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8. During the November month, there are huge crowed of devotees and animals in this area. It is estimated that more than 5 million people from all over the Nepal and some southern states (Uttar Pradesh and Bihar) of India participate in the festival.

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9. Majority of people who have gone there for animal sacrifice are Madheshi or terai. People from the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar also use to come here form animal sacrifice.

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10.  There are more than 200 men to kill the animals in a concrete slaughterhouse near the Gadhimai temple.

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10+1. After the festival is ended, companies in India and Nepal buy all the meats and bones of animals.

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3 Comments

  • (1) THIS IS THE WORST EVENT HAPPENING IN THE NAME OF A GODDESS BY HUMANS TO FULFILL THEIR WORLDLY DESIRES.

    ACCORDING TO MYTHOLOGY YOU CAN SACRIFICE ANY LIVING BEING ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACQUIRED THE POWER TO MAKE THAT BEING AGAIN ALIVE. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE BY THOSE WHO ARE SLAUGHTERING BEINGS TO GADHIMAI.

    I HAVE WRITTEN TO TOO MANY PERSONALITIES WHO CLAIM TO PROTECT COWS AND ANIMALS AND GIVE GREAT SERMONS ON SANSKAR AND OTHER RELIGIOUS DISCOURSES AND KATHAS BUT THEY DO NOT RESPOND AT ALL TO SUCH A ISSUE WHICH IS MUCH RELATED TO HUMAN MIND AND SOUL.

    (2) ANOTHER HEINOUS ACT IS TO GIVE OXYTOCIN INJECTION TO MILKING COWS AND BUFFALOWS. INSTEAD OF BEARING PAIN OF ONE TIME KILLING, THE ANIMALS SUFFER A DAILY TORTURE AND IT REDUCES THEIR LIFE TOO.

    THE HUMANS WHO TAKE MILK OF COWS AND BUFLLOWS GIVEN OXYTOCIN INJECTION GET LOT OF DISEASES.

    WE ARE TOO CARELESS TO SUCH GREAT ISSUES. I WROTE TO 90 NGOS OF NEPAL ABOUT SLAUGHTER FOR GADHIMAI FESTIVAL, NONE REPLIED OR SHOWED ANY INTEREST IN THIS MATTER.

    I FEEL TOO MUCH SORROW AND PAIN FOR THIS EVENT HAPPENING.
    RAM KARAN GUPTA ramkarangupta@gmail.com

  • I am agree with you… I wanted to read about the recent earthquake in Nepal and i found this horrible images that hurt my soul so much…. And I can not bealive such a horrible human mind??? They are so insaine minds, and to say that they believe that animal sacrifices will end the evil and bring prosperity in their life, it is a such a stupid way to see life!!!!!!

    I am so upset, sad and crazy…. What i can do???

    HELLO OVER THERE RAM.

  • what the hell happening there man.How cruel people are becoming.Did mataji asked for bali of buffalaoes .How can they do that.Now at present Our India is biggest exporter of milk in the world.If this will happen people will drink blood instead of milk.Really yaar it’s really horrible getting tears seeing this.Thank god it has been banned by govt .But I still don’t understand how Nepal govt gave permission to happen such till now.please yaar love animals.

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