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WORSHIPPING SAND HORSES FOR RAIN

Tamil nadu a southern tip of India is very much noted for its rich cultural values , a very respectable traditions and good old practices. Ramanathapuram a nearby town of Rameshwaram at the southern end of tamil nadu is a typical place to show the peoples beliefs though it seems to be laughable still continues to be happening around. The people of Ramanathapuram are hard working people who believes in God and they do everything according to their conciousness. Recently a village by name East Semmanoor a small tiny village near Ramanathapuram witnessed a rare event and this made this village in the entire media a popular one. What happened there? Why the people of East Semmanoor was much exhibited in the media? It is because they brought horses made of sand and clay to place it before their family god Ayyanar , the protector of village.. the horses were neatly painted in flying colours. The horses numbering more than 100 were brought to the temple in a procession in which not only the village people but also the people belonging to nesar by villages took part in it.

They placed paddys, rice, maize and other cereals under the feets of the horses.
the horses were decorated with colourful flowers. Some of the horses wore clothes also. Ritual baths were given with mantras and poojas. The yelder man of the village said such kinds of festivals were conducted to please rain god to have more rains. He remembers that some 40 to 50 years back such kind of festivals took place in the village.

The villagers gathered in large numbers and with fear and devotion they participated in the function praying for rain. Whether the rain has come or not is not known. But the people still believe that Rain God will shower them with abundant rain in a day or two.

BUT IT IS MIRACLE TO SEE THAT MUMBAI THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF INDIA GOT ABUNDANT RAIN AND MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE ARE FEARED TO BE KILLED.

Our people still love dead old traditions and conventions.

_News India.

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