Hinduism Beliefs

Ladies cooks meals on burning cow dungs, India


Pilgrims cooking meals utilizing cow dungs desserts on the Maha Kumbh Mela, Allahabad – India.

Dung Truffles, constituted of the by-products of animal husbandry, are historically used as gasoline in India for making meals in a home fireside known as a Chulha. They’re made by hand by village ladies and are historically constituted of cow or buffalo dung. One dung cake of a median Punjabi dimension provides 2100 kJ value of power. It’s nonetheless used throughout the Punjab area. These days it’s obtainable for commerce.

Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of religion during which Hindus collect to wash in a sacred river. It’s thought of to be the most important peaceable gathering on the planet the place round 100 million individuals have been anticipated to go to throughout the Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 in Allahabad.

It’s held each third 12 months at one of many 4 locations by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayaga), Nashik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at every of those 4 locations each twelfth 12 months. Ardha (“Half”) Kumbh Mela is held at solely two locations, Haridwar and Allahabad, each sixth 12 months. The rivers at these 4 locations are: the Ganges (Ganga) at Haridwar, the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati at Allahabad, the Godawari at Nashik, and the Shipra at Ujjain. The identify Kumbh Mela comes from Hindi, and within the unique Sanskrit and different Indian languages it’s extra usually referred to as Kumbha Mela. Kumbha means a pitcher and Mela means honest in Sanskrit. The pilgrimage is held for about one and a half months at every of those 4 locations the place it’s believed in Hinduism that drops of nectar fell from the kumbha carried by gods after the ocean was churned. Bathing in these rivers is believed to cleanse one in every of all sins. The pageant is billed because the “world’s largest congregation of spiritual pilgrims”. There is no such thing as a exact methodology of ascertaining the variety of pilgrims, and the estimates of the variety of pilgrims bathing on essentially the most auspicious day could differ; roughly 80 million individuals attended on 14 February 2013.

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