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Here’s Why These Villagers Happily Get Trampled Upon by Cows

The Quint
The Quint
An unusual ritual in the village of Bhidawad in India's Ujjain District saw scores of men being trampled upon by cows and bulls in order to cleanse them of their troubles and bless them with prosperity.
The age-old tradition followed by Hindu men takes place on the day after Diwali, the festival of lights. Despite the possible dangers, hundreds travel to the city to lie down on the ground as the sacred animals are let loose.
Local villager Hitesh Dubey claimed that no participant sustains serious injuries during the annual event. "No one gets hurt in this ritual, the participants believe that allowing the cows to run over them will bring luck and fulfill their wishes, so that's why they do it."

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