Hey it’s for a good cause though–Old time Religion. It’s to honor Gadhimai, a Hindu goddess of power. “As dawn broke, the fair officially opened with the sacrifice of two rats, two pigeons, a pig, a lamb and a rooster in the main temple, to cheers of “Long live Gadhimai” from spectators pushing against each other for a better view…” And later, this must be during the really reverential part, “Frightened calves galloped around in vain as the men, wearing red bandanas and armbands, pursued them and chopped off their heads…hundreds of visitors scrambled up the three-metre walls to catch a glimpse of the carnage…”
A Hindu priest, Chandan Dev Chaudhary, said he was pleased as punch with the festival’s high turnout:. “The goddess needs blood,” he said. “Then that person can make his wishes come true.” Here.
Stampede!!! Here come the Priests