In an incident which reaffirms the superstitions deep ingrained in some villages, a young boy was garlanded and paraded naked on Friday to appease the rain god in Pandarahalli village of Chitradurga district in Karnataka.
The boy was adorned with flowers, applied vermillion on his forehead and was made to carry an idol of Lord Ganesha and walk naked through the streets of the village. The locals were beating drums and chanted hymns so that the rain god blesses them with rain.
The act has been captured on camera. Pic/ANI
This act was one of the superstition deep rooted in the Indian society which the locals dub as an age-old practice and since this year this year, the rain was less, the locals thought of holding the tradition to appease the rain god.
Chitradurga has been one of the worst drought-affected regions of Karnataka.