Bizarre though it may sound, villagers in Badnagar in Madhya Pradesh, who are mostly cowherds, lid on their backs and allowed hundreds of cows to trample on them on the next day of Diwali.
In a video shot during the event, these villagers, who mostly work as herdsmen tending to the cows, can be seen lying head down on the ground with the cows running over them in full speed and tearing of their clothes in the process.
Village Bhidawad in Badnagar tehsil of Ujjain and its nearby hamlets witnessed this unique and bizarre practice on the next day of Diwali on Friday.
Villagers believe this would bring luck and fulfil their wishes. When asked if the ritual ends up injuring the participants in the process, locals claim that no one was hurt and that the tradition only brings good luck and prosperity.
Not just that, in case anyone sustains minor injuries, they are treated with cow urine and dung, which they say has medicinal qualities to heal these injuries.