In the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, the people of the Rajjad community follow a unique tradition. For the farewell of sister, these people lay down laughingly decorated with thorns. Please tell that these people living in Betul Bijasan and Sehra villages call themselves the descendants of Pandavas. This painful faith is being followed from generation to generation by the people of the society.
The people of Rajjad Samaj have been following this unique tradition for decades to express their faith and devotion to the Pandavas. In the month of Aghan of the Hindu calendar, these people, decorated with thorns, lie on it without clothes. This event is held at Bijasan near Athner of Betul and Sehra near the district headquarters. In Bijasan, this event was held at the beginning of the fire. On the other hand, it was organized in Sehra on Thursday night.
Events are held after worship
For tradition, thorn bushes are plucked and decorated like a sedge. After this the people of the society do worship. Then while dancing and singing, bare bodies lie down on a bed of thorns. Patel Dayal of Sehra says that this tradition of the people of Rajjad society is very old. Dayal says that the Rajjad Samaj claims to be the descendant of Pandavas and displays their faith and devotion in this way in the month of Aghan.
this is recognition
There is a belief related to Pandavas behind this. According to this, the Pandavas went out in search of water in the forest during their exile in the Mahabharata period. In the meantime, a person from the Nahal community had put a condition for marrying his sister to tell the water. To fulfill that condition, the Pandavas made a young woman named Bhondai as a sister and married her. But after marriage, the Nahal young man put a condition to lie on the thorns’ bed to test his truthfulness. When the Pandavas fulfilled this condition, Nahal had told them the source of water.