• Three remote villages in Uttarakhand donot celebrate Holi

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    The Rajput Bisht clan used to live in these three remote villages earlier but after there were large scale deaths due to Cholera and Chicken pox, the entire clan believing that Goddess Tripura Bala Tripur Sundari cursed three villages

    Digital Desk: Three remote villages in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag area do not participate in the Holi celebration, which ushers in the spring season in the nation. Locals believe that celebrating the occasion will cause villages to suffer as a result of a 400-year-old curse imposed by Goddess Tripura Bala Tripur Sundari, who wished to avoid using colours. Locals claim that people of these three villages moved from Kashmir roughly 400 years ago and settled in Kweeli, Khurjan, and Jaundla villages. "The Rajput Bisht clan used to live in these three remote villages earlier but after there were large scale deaths due to Cholera and Chicken pox, the entire clan believing that Goddess Tripura Bala Tripur Sundari cursed three villages. As a result, they hurriedly departed and relocated." said DR Purohit, a Garhwal expert in performing arts whose family was also part of that migration.  Also Read: At least 130 civilians found alive in Mariupol theatre hit by Russian airstrike "Their exit was followed by the Pandey clan who also left the three villages in a hurry. Later seven castes of purohits (priests) and four castes of Negi Rajputs came from Kashmir and settled in Kotha village in Chamoli district, in Tharali region of Rudraprayag district and in these three villages of Rudraprayag that do not celebrate Holi to this day," he added. Villagers think that the Goddess despises noise and colour, and that the Goddess will curse anybody who attempts to celebrate the festival. The residents of these three villages have not celebrated Holi since that time. There are currently over 47 villages of Purohits and Negis in the region, and it is customary for Negis to only eat meals made by chefs from the Purohit priest community. "Villagers living outside of these three villages celebrate Holi in the same way that my family, who lives in Kotha village in Chamoli district, does," DR Purohi remarked. BFC Banner

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