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Devotees burn effigies to destroy evil forces in Nagpur


Devotees burn effigies to destroy evil forces in Nagpur

Nagpur, Sep 14 (ANI): Thousands of people gathered in Nagpur city to celebrate the 130-year old Kali Marbat festival where devotees take out a procession of effigies meant to represent evil forces and eventually burn it. The festival is celebrated a day after the bullock festival of 'Pola' started 1880 in the eastern part of the city.

The tradition was that men carry Marbats or clay effigies of 'kali' (black) and 'pivli' (yellow) during a procession on the streets. A devotee, Arun Amul Sindhe said the festival brought together people from various sections of the society.

While the 'Kali Marbat' represents Bhonsla queen Bankabai who surrendered to British power, the 'Pivli Marbat', which originally symbolized atrocities of the British rulers, today stood for social evils like corruption and epidemics.

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