Durg: Gaura-Gauri puja is performed every year in Chhattisgarh. It is a tradition that has been going on for many years. Now, on the occasion of Govardhan Puja today, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel get his hands beaten during the puja. Yes, now the video is also going viral. In fact, it is believed that getting beaten by sota on your hands on this day removes all kinds of sufferings and troubles. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel get his hands beaten on the occasion of Govardhan Puja in Durg district of Chhattisgarh today. A large number of people were present there to see him. The event was organised here as Gaura Gauri Puja. A member of the Baiga community was there at the event said that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel got his hands beaten 8 times.
प्रदेश की मंगल कामना और शुभ हेतु आज जंजगिरी में सोटा प्रहार सहने की परंपरा निभाई।— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) November 5, 2021
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It is believed that doing so removes any calamity and brings prosperity. Let me tell all of you that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel attended the Gaura-Gauri Tihar Puja held at Janjgiri village in Durg district on the second day of Diwali festival. Here he along with the villagers worshipped Gaura Gauri. However, this puja has been taking place in Chhattisgarh for years and during this time they also followed the Sota tradition. Also that there is a local tradition of hitting sota in your hand. Here, the person who hits with the sota belongs to the Baiga caste.
People believe that deities climb on to anyone who is beaten with a sota. At the same time, all his sufferings are removed. Not only that, all the difficulties and problems in his house are removed and no calamity comes to him. Because of this, there is a lot of curiosity about the beating of the sota. However, some people call it superstition.