Stone-pelting witnessed at ‘Bagwal’ fair in Devidhura

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Champawat (Uttarakhand), Aug 08 (ANI): Traditional ‘Bagwal’ festival was held in Champawat district of Uttarakhand, on Monday. During this festival people throw stones at each other while they try to protect themselves with the help of large shields made of bamboo. This festival is held every year at the temple of goddess Barahi on the occasion of sibling festival Raksha Bandhan. The conventional ‘Bagwal’ starts after the ceremonial worship of goddess Barahi. Later the idol was brought out in the open for public.

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