Goat sacrifice

Posted by dinesh maneer | April 10, 2014 | Folk( ಜನಪದ)

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Animal sacrifice probably  is the most ancient form of ritual widely used in many  religions in the world . It was also most debated  in today’s   civilized world  mostly by animal lovers. Though it is banned in India but animal sacrifice is most commonly used in all the festivals and fairs. Poor goats and chickens are most commonly used creatures for sacrifice in whole India . In Karnataka itself there many types of sacrifices right from  painless killing to most gruesome sacrifice by hanging a goat downwards till death!

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not easy to watch this the unlucky ones

Here is few photos shot occasion of such sacrifice during a worship of family deity  somewhere near Bangalore . The method of sacrifice used here is called Jhatka , decapitating with a single axe blow. This method is most widely used as it is believed that the animal should not make noise , scream while sacrifice. This method also requires good skill and strength and performed mostly by men in Karnataka .

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heads in the cover the finishing touch

Location : Various

Type:religious

Occurrence: During fairs,festivals,worships,poojas etc

Time : n/a

Hindu Calendar time: n/a

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This story is part of my ongoing project ” Folk practices of Karnataka” from years. There is a need of visual documentation of these practices as most of the practices are either dying or changing due to modern metamorphosis . I am not in the favor of starting a debate whether these practices are good or bad and it is not up to my current knowledge . So please consider this body of work as photo-documentation of the practices.

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ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬರುವ ಲೇಖನಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಛಾಯಾಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ನನ್ನ ” ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಜನಪದ ಆಚರಣೆಗಳು” ಎಂಬ ಪ್ರಾಜೆಕ್ಟ್ ನ ಭಾಗಗಳಾಗಿವೆ. ಶತಮಾನಗಳಿಂದ ಆಚರಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಈ ನಶಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಚಿತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಡಿದಿಡುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವನ್ನು ಕಳೆದ ಎರಡು ವರುಶಗಳಿಂದ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ . ಈ ಆಚರಣೆಗಳು ಸರಿಯೋ ತಪ್ಪೋ ಎನ್ನುವುದನ್ನು ಸಾರುವ ಉದ್ದೇಶ ನನ್ನದಲ್ಲ. ಅಲ್ಲದೇ ಅದು ನನ್ನ ಸದ್ಯದ ತಿಳುವಳಿಕೆಗೆ ಎಟುಕದ ವಿಷಯ. ಓದುಗರು ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಈ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವನ್ನು ಆಚರಣೆಗಳ ಪರ ಹಾಗು ವಿರೋಧದ ಚರ್ಚೆಯಾಗಿ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳದೆ ಇವುಗಳ ದೃಶ್ಯದಾಖಲೆಯಾಗಿ ಪರಿಗಣಿಸಬೇಕು ಎಂಬುದು ನನ್ನ ವಿನಂತಿ.
ನೀವು ಹೇಗೆ ನನಗೆ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡಬಹುದು?
1) ಈ ದೃಶ್ಯಲೇಖನವನ್ನು ಓದುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ , ಸಲಹೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಡುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ, ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಡುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ
2) ನಿಮ್ಮ ಗೆಳೆಯ ಬಂಧುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಕೊಂಡಿಯನ್ನು (link) ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ
3) ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸನಿಹದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ತರಹದ ಯಾವುದಾದರು ಅಚರಣೆಗಳಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವುಗಳನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ
4) ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ , ಸಾಪ್ತಾಹಿಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ , ಮಾಸಿಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ, ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ
5) ಛಾಯಾಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು , ಚಿತ್ರಮುದ್ರಣಗಳನ್ನು ಖರೀದಿಸುವದರ ಮೂಲಕ

-thank you

Dinesh Maneer

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