Devotees run over by dozens of cows for peculiar ritual

Dozens of devotees in a village volunteered to be trampled by dozens of charging cows for faith as a part of a peculiar ritual. The residents gathered in the streets as a part of celebrations for the Hindu festival, 'Gaay-Gauri' Puja. The people of the village then take part in this strange ritual, where they lie down and all the cows in the village, after being worshipped, are made to walk over them. The ritual is considered to bring blessings of cows which Hindus consider as mothers because of being an integral part of an average villager's life. Cows give them everything from dairy products to farm assistance and more.