Madhya Pradesh, November 8: In a representation of what people can do in deep faith, people in Ujjain have cattle crush them under their feet every Govardhan Puja. India is celebrating the Diwali festivities and while the main celebrations took place on November 7, each day has its special significance. Govardhan Puja which falls on November 8 this year, sees thousands of men, mostly herdsmen lying on the grounds and hundreds of cows run over them. This practice may sound a weird ritual but people believe it brings good luck. Video of the tradition being carried out in Ujjain today has been shared on the internet. Govardhan Puja 2018 Wishes: WhatsApp Stickers, Picture Messages, GIF Images to Send Greetings on Annakut Festival.
The day of Govardhan Puja is an auspicious day celebrated a day after the Badi Diwali, on the day of Shukla Paksha Pratipada of Kartik month. People usually observe a puja and worship Lord Krishna and seek his blessings. The traditions and rituals from place to place but villages in Madhya Pradesh clearly have an altogether different way of celebrating the day. The cattle are painted specially for this day and even worn new bells. Know History, Significance and Legend of Govardhan Puja.
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This practice may look scary but locals travel here from different parts of the state to be a part of it. If anyone gets injured during the process they are immediately treated but the event hasn't seen major injuries. The organisers of the festival have also claimed previously that no one has died in this dangerous practice. People are no more scared about them getting hurt but it is ensured that each man who is lying down is stepped on by the cattle. It is a common belief that cows will help in eradicating the problem and bring in good luck and prosperity. It is also said that the person heals attracting more and more people to participate in every year.