Hindu believers are celebrating an annual pageant in northeastern India with ceremonies providing animal sacrifices to the goddess Durga.
Individuals, main buffaloes, goats and geese festooned in colourful decorations, lined up earlier than an altar the place a butcher hacked off the animals’ heads one after the other.
The Hindu pageant commemorates the slaying of a demon king by the goddess Durga, marking the triumph of excellent over evil.
Individuals within the 5-day pageant on the outskirts of the northeast metropolis of Gauhati in Assam state consider the sacrifices deliver prosperity and good well being. However in some elements of India, resembling some areas within the east Indian state of Bihar, spiritual animal sacrifices are banned.
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