Iqbal dances as Lord Krishna for cow's protection

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Junagadh, Gujarat Nov 23 (UNI) It is usual for pilgrims doing ''parikrama'' in the Gir forest to see a man, attired as ''Lord Krishna'', dancing daily for a few hours to raise money for ''cow protection''.

Many, however, are not aware that the man's name is Iqbal.

Accompanied by a group of 24 other men, 50-year-old Iqbal Gameti joins in the daily ritual. He hails from Pipdi village in Keshod taluka of the district.

An activist of Gopalkrishna Gaushala, Iqbal came to Girnar ''parikrama'' with his ''Rasmandali'' for the sole purpose of raising funds for cow welfare that includes buying food and medicine for the cows of his ''gaushala''.

Iqbal has been seen dancing daily for the past six days. The ''parikrama'' ends on November 25 and most of the pilgrims have already trekked the 36-km-long distance. Only a few thousands are left who would be completing the ''parikrama'' today or by tomorrow evening.


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