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Chhattisgarh CM will get ‘whipped’ as a part of Diwali Govardhan puja ritual

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday attended Govardhan puja pageant celebration in a village in Durg district of the state and obtained whipped with ‘sonta’ (whip made up of kush, a grass) as per the custom looking for blessings for the prosperity of the state, officers mentioned.

As per the custom, on Govardhan puja that’s celebrated on the subsequent day of Diwali, an individual is crushed up with the whip with full drive on his palms as individuals imagine that the observe helps in eliminating the issues and bringing good luck.

“Like yearly, CM Baghel on Friday took half in Govardhan puja in Janjgiri village and bore the ache of sonta (whip) to uphold the customized that has been happening within the state for years for the well-being and prosperity of the individuals,” a state public relations officer mentioned.

On the event, the chief minister highlighted the importance of Govardhan puja, throughout which cows are worshipped and mentioned the pageant signifies our gratitude in the direction of govansh (cow progeny).

It’s the responsibility of everybody to protect the id of our soil and put it up for sale, he added.

Later, Baghel additionally shared a video on Twitter by which he will be seen being hit on his palms with the whip by a person.

Earlier, village aged Bharosa Thakur used to conduct the sonta custom and hit individuals with a whip as per their want in Janjgiri and after his loss of life, his son Birendra Thakur has been carrying ahead his legacy, the officers mentioned.

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