You would think that in this day and age; the mass sacrificing of hundreds of animals to bring prosperity would have been confined to the history books decades ago.
India: Sulia Yatra Takes Off With Sacrifice Of Hundreds Of Animals & Birds In Odisha’s Balangir
Balangir: Despite the concern of animal rights groups, hundreds of animals and birds were sacrificed during Sulia Yatra in Odisha’s Balangir on Tuesday.
The puja culminated with sacrifice of the animals and birds including like goat, sheep, buffalo calf, cock, pigeon and fowl on Tuesday morning.
They believe that offering blood of animals and birds to Sulia, their traditional deity, brings good harvest and prosperity.
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Sulia Jatra commences amid animal sacrifice in Odisha
Around four platoons of police force were deployed to maintain law and order in the area. SDPO Tofan Bag supervised the security arrangements.