Nepal’s Gadhimai festival takes place every five years at the temple in Nepal’s Bara district in honor of the goddess Gadhimai. Celebrations culminate with the world’s largest single event of its kind, during which tens to hundreds of thousands of creatures—ranging from water buffalo to pigeons—are ritually slaughtered. https://atlanteangardens.blogspot.com/2019/12/protest-against-worlds-largest-animal.html
Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion, considered a dharma, or way of life, widely practiced in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices resulting in various interpreted philosophies.
Robert Sepehr is an anthropologist and author
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