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 Hindu devotee slaughters a buffalo as an offering to the Hindu goddess Gadhimai in Bariyapur village, Bara district, some 70 kilometres south of Kathmandu, on November 24, 2009. Up to a million Hindu devotees gathered November 24 in a village in Nepal to witness the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of animals in a mass sacrifice that has drawn widespread criticism. Worshippers travelled long distances, many coming from neighbouring India, to attend the two-day Gadhimai festival, which honours the Hindu goddess of power and takes place once every five years in southern Nepal. AFP
Hindu devotee slaughters a buffalo as an offering to the Hindu goddess Gadhimai in Bariyapur village, Bara district, some 70 kilometres south of Kathmandu, on November 24, 2009. Up to a million Hindu devotees gathered November 24 in a village in Nepal to witness the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of animals in a mass sacrifice that has drawn widespread criticism. Worshippers travelled long distances, many coming from neighbouring India, to attend the two-day Gadhimai festival, which honours the Hindu goddess of power and takes place once every five years in southern Nepal. AFP
24 Nov, 2009

Comments: 14

The same day (killing of more than two hundred thousands of animals/buffaloes), once again heading closer and closer, which is scheduled for upcoming November 28. Iswar Gurung, Kotre Tanahun

What a vile, sickening race of people allowing this to happen. You are a cancerous virus on the planet and should be purged. I will do everything in my power to make sure that everyone I know never visits your country, contributes a penny to your country in terms of business, tourism or charity. What has the suffering of millions of animals got to do with Religion. You are a bunch of morons with less intelligence than the poor animals you crudely butcher. Graham Hanson, UK

People who blindly believes on religious faiths and dogmas are nothing more than bloody fools. People who have no compassion on suffering animals are worse than the any idiots in this world. Most richest and powerful country in this world doesn't make any animal sacrifices to gain power and riches. What those idiots in Nepal gained after killing all these animal in the name of god? Aren't they the most foolish people in this world? None sense! Tashi Lama, London

Nepal will not develop and prosper until they open their eyes from believing in religious dogma and blind faith. Moreover, this violent action of slaughtering so many animals in the name of religious practice will bring its re-action of disharmony in Nepali society. Open minded educated people of Nepal should rise against this such act of savagery if they love Nepal. Tashi Lama, London

I will never go to Nepal because of this brutality. Shame on this government, what an embarrassment for this country. Im sure once the whole world finds out about this on Facebook everyone will boycott this country and all tourism will stop! This is the most barbaric act of man I have ever witnessed. These are devils in human form. Jade B, Brisbane

"UNEDUCATED RASCALS" The only thing that distinguishes we humans from animals is that we have got the thinking power,. other than that we all creatures are nothing but animals only. how can they think that god will accept such sacrifices when he is the creator of ever creature. please let me know how we can stop this brutality. Mohan 9731770616 mohan, bangalore

however hindu people are busy to continue their tradition. sandeepchaudhary, birgunj

Nothing more then the blind faith to gain power, all nonsense act of savagery on poor animals. This so called Bali Puja is practiced by orthodox Hindus, so did all the kings of Nepal, what they received at the end, massacre of total family members, so did the King Gynendra during his couple of years reign, he did lots of bloody puja in the wake of gaining power, but everything went upside down, he lost the power and kingdom too. But these fools can't learn from these living proofs of blind faith believers, these idiots will get nothing more then the blood and flesh from these poor animals, instead they have to bear the bad karma of taking many lives with selfish intention of seeking power. Poor bloody fools, knowing not that bad action creates bad re-action! Aga Nyima, Pokhara

If you sacrifice an animal by slaughtering it, you are always in évery case, worshipping the Devil and not God. You condemn yourself by these actions and will go to hell, unless you start to change towards non violence instantly. BUd, Europe

This is an excellent example of how some religion is based on extreme "Barbarism" ujwal tuladhar, Kathmandu , nepal

This is really interesting. Very amazing and incredible. Thank you very much. Cathy Nama, Kampala

what's looking organization working for animal welfare?,or Animal rights organization and neepale government? In my view this is absolutely wrong way of celebrating any festivel, i mean defination of religion.yes, we are being to be proud of hindu but that doesnot mean like that we must missuse in such a way.... TEKSAN GHARTI MAGAR, mijhing-5 rolpa(now mumbai)

what's looking Nepalese government? I think it is abolutely wrong definition of religion. it is duty of Nepalese governemnt how to manage the festival and worship to the God, must be amend the religion and make an advanced system like christian Ningwa Limbu , Uk

Buffalo are so cute and we can enjoy them as our daily food i.e Mo:Mo and i love Mo:Mo Funny , kathmandu


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