Gadhimai festival

Gadhimai festival is a month-long Hindu festival that is held once every five years at the Gadhimai temple of Bariyarpur, in Bara District, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the capital Kathmandu in southern Nepal. The event involves the world’s largest sacrificial slaughter of animals (approx. 500,000) – including water buffaloes, pigs, goats, chicken and pigeons – with the goal of pleasing Gadhimai, the goddess of power.

Next month, a staggering 500,000 water buffalo, pigs, goats, chickens, pigeons and mice are expected to be tortured, beaten and beheaded in the world’s largest animal sacrifice at the Gadhimai Festival in southern Nepal. Please Join the call to end the violence by clicking here

GADHIMAI FESTIVAL 2009