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In a Dakshina Kannada village, a lesser-known god brings blessings, chases away evil
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In a Dakshina Kannada village, a lesser-known god brings blessings, chases away evil

Come May, a resident of the Peral village of Dakshina Kannada dresses up and becomes a medium for the god, Rajan Daiva Ullakulu. The villagers re-enact the story of how this deity protected them during an ongoing dispute with the neighboring region, seek blessings and solutions and play a game with coconuts

Animal cruelty not inherent part of Indian culture; hundreds of local deities proof of survival in harmony
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Animal cruelty not inherent part of Indian culture; hundreds of local deities proof of survival in harmony

Till a few decades ago, inspite of the culture of animal sacrifice and ritual hunts by tribals, it was, by and large, a peaceful country where people lived in harmony with animals and respected their lives.