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Mock Human Sacrifice as Ritual near Shimla

Bhunda Narmegha Yajna or the mock human sacrifice ritual was conducted at Devathi village near Shimla after 83 years.

The Ritual
Local deities from surrounding villages are brought to the Kaleshwar Cheenja Temple in Devathi. 
  • The ritual is a three day affair.
  • On the first day spiritual ceremonies take place. 
  • On the second day, Shikha pooja (worship of mountain) takes place.
  •  Bhunda Narmegha Yajna or human sacrifice takes place on third day.

Bhunda Narmegha Yajna or Human Sacrifice
This involves a man sliding from one hill to another on a rope. Earlier, people cut the rope when the person was sliding down. But this horrific ritual was stopped during the British Rule.

This year a selected person performed the stunt (mock sacrifice) after prolonged practice. The man slides on a 300-meter rope tied from one hill point to another.

Something which needs to be stopped
During the second day of the ritual over 1000 goats were slaughtered by the villagers. No God will be pleased with such ritual only humans are satisfied with such ritual.