Friday, December 19, 2014
SULIA YATRA: B’NGIR LOCALS URGE BAN ON LIQUOR SALE Saturday, 20 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
SULIA YATRA: B’NGIR LOCALS URGE BAN ON LIQUOR SALE
Saturday, 20 December 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Villagers of Kultapda, Badbahal and Arjunpur under Deogaon block have urged the district Collector to ban country liquor sale for at least five days during the forthcoming Sullia Yatra to be held on December 30.
Every year on first Tuesday of Hindu calendar month Pausa, Sulia Yatra is held at Khairguda and Kumuria, wherein hundreds of animals are sacrificed at the altar of the goddess. Despite protest from all sides, the tribals remain adamant on killing animals which they hold as an age-old tradition. Any effort to stop the killing of animals is viewed as interference in the tribal faith. This year, the tribals in a meeting have decided to continue killing of animals too as an inalienable part of their rituals.
As a large number of people gather during the period, the locals have urged the administration to ban liquor sale at Gudkhapala and close a liquor Bhati operating there from December 29 to January 2.