Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was seen getting whipped as a part of a ritual on the event of Govardhan Puja on Friday. He acquired whipped with ‘sonta’ (whip made up of kush, a grass) as per custom, searching for blessings for the prosperity of the state, officers stated.
In a video shared by Bhupesh Baghel on Twitter, a middle-aged man was seen whipping the Chhattisgarh chief minister with full drive whilst drums and different devices have been taking part in within the background.
The video was recorded in a village in Durg district of Chattisgarh when Bhupesh Baghel was collaborating within the ritual. The chief minister was clad in conventional apparel and a green-coloured turban.
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The clip exhibits Bhupesh Baghel standing along with his arms stretched after which a person begins whipping him. After eight rounds, the person lastly stops and hugs Bhupesh Baghel.
Yearly, Govardhan Puja is well known on the following day of Diwali. This yr, it’s being celebrated on Friday. Based on the legend, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain in his little finger to guard the folks of Gokul from the wrath of Indra dev, which protected all of the Gokul residents and broke Indra’s satisfaction. Since then, the custom of celebrating this pageant is occurring.
As per the custom, on Govardhan Puja, an individual is overwhelmed up with the whip with full drive on his fingers as folks imagine that the apply helps in eliminating the issues and bringing good luck, a report stated.
“Like yearly, CM Baghel took half in Govardhan Puja in Janjgiri village and bore the ache of sonta (whip) to uphold the customized that has been occurring within the state for years for the well-being and prosperity of the folks,” a state public relations officer was quoted by information company PTI as saying.
On the event, Bhupesh Baghel highlighted the importance of Govardhan Puja, throughout which cows are worshipped and stated the pageant signifies our gratitude in the direction of govansh (cow progeny).
“It’s the responsibility of everybody to protect the identification of our soil and put it on the market,” he added.
Later, Bhupesh Baghel additionally shared a video on Twitter by which he might be seen being hit on his fingers with the whip by a person.
Earlier, aged Bharosa Thakur used to conduct the sonta custom and hit folks with a whip as per their want in Janjgiri and after his dying, his son Birendra Thakur has been carrying ahead his legacy, the officers stated.
(With inputs from PTI)