Sunday, May 22, 2011

Man'at of childless women, Bhag

Via Flickr:
Women of Bhag Nari, a small town in Balochistan, who are childless come here and place these wooden toys / pieces at this place and roll over the ground. They believe that by doing so they will soon get pregnant. I find this custom very interesting but not unusual. All across the world, people belonging to different religions and sects perform certain acts which look very absurd to the outer world. Yet, those acts are part of their culture. Similar belief system is prevalent in many parts of Pakistan and one may observe them at many of the Sufi Shrines / Mazars.

No comments: