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[b]Hindu sacrifice of 250,000 animals begins[/b]


The world's biggest animal sacrifice began in Nepal today with the killing of the first of more than 250,000 animals as part of a Hindu festival in the village of Bariyapur, near the border with India.

The event, which happens every five years, began with the decapitation of thousands of buffalo, killed in honour of Gadhimai, a Hindu goddess of power.

With up to a million worshippers on the roads near the festival grounds, this year's fair seems more popular than ever, despite vocal protests from animals rights groups who have called for it to be banned. "It is the traditional way, " explained 45-year old Manoj Shah, a Nepali driver who has been attending the event since he was six, "If we want anything, and we come here with an offering to the goddess, within five years all our dreams will be fulfilled." .

Crowds thronged the roads and camped out in the open, wrapped in blankets against the ...

read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/24/hindu-sacrifice-gadhimai-festival-nepal


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 Re: Hindu sacrifice of 250,000 animals begins

Aren't you going into Nepal's early next year?

With this type of event coupled with your arrival, much much prayer is going to be needed.

 2009/11/26 9:25
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Brother,

yes myself and other 1-2 brothers will be ministering a revival conference to 50-100 pastors from nepal:

http://nepal.eventbrite.com/

more info will be posting in a few weeks.


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