Major attractions

  • Gadhimai Temple

Gadhimai Temple (Nepali: गढीमाई मन्दिर) is a sanctuary of the sacrosanct goddesses of intensity, in Hindu religion. The sanctuary is arranged in Mahagadhimai Municipality in Bara District of south focal Nepal, however the term as a rule alludes to Gadhimai celebration, the world’s greatest creature penance directed at the Gadhimai sanctuary territory in focal Terai of Nepal.

Gadhimai celebration

Creatures are relinquished as a major aspect of the Hindu celebration, with the expectation that the penance will prompt the satisfaction of wishes by the goddess. The custom started at day break with a stylized “pancha bali” or the penance of five creatures, including a rodent, a goat, a chicken, a pig and a pigeon. It is assessed that 300,000 – 500,000 creatures were killed during the time of penance in 2009 while 5 million individuals visited Gadhimai during the festival.

This hundreds of years old custom is watched like clockwork in Gadhimai premises situated in the town of Bariyarpur of Bara District of Nepal close to the fringe with India. According to 2015 the Nepalese government set a restriction on the further butcher of creatures during this celebration. The Gauri Maulekhi, HSI/India expert and Trustee, People for Animals, requested of India’s Supreme Court against the development of creatures reported on August 3, 2015. They argue for a canceling of yielding of creatures during Gadhimai-celebrations in the Indian conditions of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Male local Asian water bison (Bubalus bubalis) (privately called “PaaDa”) are the favored species to offer to the goddess. A few different animal groups including male goats (Khassi/Boka), chickens (Murga/Kukhura), Pigeons (Parewa), Ducks (Haans) and a few rodents (Moos), are likewise killed.

A few every living creature’s common sense entitlement activists challenge this occasion previously and during each Gadhimai celebration. The 2009 occasion drew the consideration of superstars like Maneka Gandhi and Brigitte Bardot, who raised their voices against the killings. Nepal government authorities said that they can’t stop the hundreds of years old convention, regardless of resistance from every living creature’s common sense entitlement activists from Nepal and India. Every living creature’s common sense entitlement activists state they are not searching for the training to end overnight.

The Ghadimai Temple Trust proclaimed a formal choice to end creature penance in July 2015.

Gadhimai Temple

  • Parsa Wildlife Reserve
  • Narayani Stadium
  • Town Hall
  • Gahawa Mai Temple
  • Bindwasini Mai Temple
  • Bhiswa Hillock
  • Ghantaghar
Shankaracharya Gate of Birgunj, Parsa
  • Shankaracharya Gate
  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad Park (Shri Narshing Temple, Pipra Math)
  • Ghariarwa Pokhari
  • Birta Mai Temple
  • Ida Baitha House
  • Murli Masjid (Mosque)
  • Birgunj Dry-port


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