Looking For A Good Time In India? How About This Festival Where People Throw Cow Dung At Each Other!

 

 

Fun, maybe. Sanitary? Absolutely not.

 

 

People throw cow dung at each other in this bizarre annual festival in India. The Pidakala War is organized a day after Ugadi in this village in Kurnool district.

People from Kairuppala and neighbouring villages throw pidakala or cow-dung cakes at each other. The symbolic war occurs over a mythological marriage dispute.

There are two sides to the battle, one group of fighters (of castes such as Golla and Kammara) throw cow dung in the name of Goddess Bhadrakali and the others (the rest) do so in the name of Lord Veerabhadraswamy.