Gavpalan : A Unique Maharashtra Ritual

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‘Gavpalan’ is an ancient tradition a unique tradition in a few villages in the coastal belt of Konkan in Maharashtra. The villagers have a ritual where the whole villagers along with their cattle, pets & daily requirements, vacate the village for 3 nights and stay outdoors, outside the periphery of the village, leaving no living being inside. This happens every 3 to 4 years and this tradition is going on for centuries.

 

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