Fatehpur: Bizarre though it may sound but a farmer in Fatehpur district held a ‘mundan’ (head shaving) ceremony for his buffalo calf. The ceremony was held at Saroli village in Khaga area on Friday. Also Read - Trending News Today March 11, 2020: World's Only White Female Giraffe & Her Calf Killed by Poachers At Kenyan Wildlife Sanctuary
Jai Chandra Singh, a farmer, said that he had performed the ritual on the advice of some village elders. Also Read - Kerala Village Shocked After Cow Gives Birth To a Calf With Two Heads, Four Eyes & Two Mouths
“Whenever my buffalo would give birth, the calves would not survive. Some of my friends advised me to hold a ‘mundan’ ceremony for the calf and then host a ‘bhandara’ (community feast) for the people in the village. I am following their advice and I hope this calf will live long,” he said.
The calf, meanwhile, was draped in a red brocade ‘chunni’ and was seen visibly uncomfortable while the barber shaved off the hair on its head. The women stood around in a circle, singing folk songs.
Over 300 people from Saroli village and also neighbouring villages attended the feast later.