Nepalese appease deity with naked plowing

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Nepalese appease deity with naked plowing
New Indian Press |
"With drought crippling parts of western Nepal, women in the world's only Hindu kingdom are reverting to the ancient tradition of ploughing fields naked in a bid to appease the rain god, an official said Sunday. Dozens of women in Baijapur village of Banke district in southwestern Nepal last week ploughed their fields by night stark naked to appease Lord Indra, the rain god, said village council member Shukiram Tharu... The ploughing of fields by women is extremely rare as it is forbidden by local custom."

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