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Jharkhand devotees walk on fire to appease Lord Shiva

Hesal (Jharkhand) , Sat, 07 Apr 2012 ANI

Hesal (Jharkhand), Apr.7 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees in Jharkhand's Hesal village walked n fire on Saturday to appease Lord Shiva and pray for the well being of their families.

Hesel village is located about 40 kilometres from the state's capital Ranchi.

A devotee, Rampado Mahto, highlighted the significance of the traditional ritual, which is being ollowed for ages by inhabitants of Hesel and other neighbouring villages.

"Devotees make their wishes as they keep fast and do not eat anything for nearly 48 hours and alk on fire embers. They appease Lord Shiva through this ritual. It is learnt that the children do ot get injured by walking on the fire embers," said Mahto.

Men, women and children walked on the fire embers with full devotion.

"This is the tradition (that is being followed since many years) in which we worship our deities ord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for nine days. We also worship Lord Hanuman," said a priest, hiv Goswami.

The ritual has acquired significance as devotees come through the fire unscathed. (ANI)


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