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Devidhura Festival

Devidhura Temple in Champawat is known for the event of Devi Dhura Festival during RakshaBandhan where people gather and stones are pelted between one gathering to other who shield themselves. Amid this celebration, known as Bagwal, two gatherings of moving and singing individuals toss stones at one another, while they protect themselves with the assistance of huge wooden shields. People don’t care about the wounds and they are considered favourable. In 2013, Uttarakhand high court intervened that the stones are to be replaced with Flowers and fruits. The organising committee of this festival ensures that there will be no stone pelting but only organic products and blooms will be used so Bagwal could be played with no wounds.



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