Villagers in Madhya Pradesh paraded minor naked girls in a village as they wanted to appease rain gods.
Minor girls in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh were allegedly made to walk naked in a village. The backward and problematic move was part of a ritual that intends to please rain gods. Reportedly, wooden shafts with frogs tied to them were put on the girls’ shoulders while they were being paraded naked.
Local women, who were participating in the ritual, told Mirror Now that their crops have dried up and they are desperately waiting for rainfall. In an attempt to tide over the rain deficit, the little girls in the village were made to walk around naked.
Women clapping, singing during ritual
One of the women said that the ritual is an attempt to appease rain gods and ensure heavy showers in the area. In the video of the incident, the women could be seen standing behind the naked girls and singing songs. The women, who seem oblivious to the bizarre nature of the ritual, can be seen clapping and smiling.
Canine wedding performed in Bundelkhand to please rain gods
This is not the first such incident where people have resorted to superstitions to please rain gods. In January this year, villagers in Bundelkhand organised a wedding of canines to please rain gods and hosted a feast for around 800 people.
The villagers performed the wedding of two canines – Golu and Lakshmi – expecting their union to be a good omen for them.