Fire walking to propitiate goddess in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh

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Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh), Sept 30 (ANI): The devotees walked on fire to propitiate the divinities at the 'Nalchamata' Temple in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh.

The age-old ritual is performed by the devotees with enthusiasm very year, during the festival of 'Dussehra'

This year too, a ditch, four feet wide and 12 feet long, was dug in the temple premises, and filled with burning embers.

Amidst festivities, devotees ran through the fire with bare feet, and walked out without a scratch. They humbly owe it to the power of the Goddess.

Fire walking is a ceremonial practise performed by certain sects of Hinduism, as an expression of faith or as a form of penance.

In Mandsaur, the ritual is performed as 'Dussehra' festivities begin after 'Navami', the ninth day of the 'Navaratri' festival. (ANI)

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