People worship crocodile who enters temple in Gujarat
The villagers considered the presence of the crocodile to be auspicious and hence offered prayers thereby delaying the rescue process
A lot of animals are seen as various avatars of gods in Hindu mythology. For eg, fishes are an avatar of Vishnu, monkeys are that of Hanuman etc. Crocodile is also considered auspicious and is considered to be the 'vahana' or vehicle of many gods and goddesses.
Crocodiles are also ferocious reptiles but people of Gujarat's Mahisagar district failed to realise this. A crocodile strayed into Khodiyar Mata temple on Sunday and one would expect the crowd to run in all directions but instead of being scared, people started gathering around it and offered prayers and aarti to it. They even showered some vermillion.
Gujarat: Forest Department officials yesterday rescued a crocodile that strayed into Khodiyar Mata temple in Mahisagar district; the rescue was allegedly delayed due to the villagers who gathered at the temple to offer prayers to the crocodile. pic.twitter.com/Y5ILxgKTe0— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2019
The villagers considered the presence of the crocodile to be auspicious and hence offered prayers thereby delaying the rescue process.
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