Jabalpur: On the one hand, there is a hue and cry in many parts of the state due to heavy rains. In Madhya Pradesh, many of the charred droughts are lashing the state and people in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh are suffering due to lack of rain. In the absence of rain, people in the district are trying a variety of witchcraft to make the Indra deity happy and bring rains. Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh is considered to be a full literate district. Even after that, people here are believing in Tona-Totka.
This led to the women taking a strange Totka on Saturday at Salichoka in the Gadarwara Tehsil area, where the women ploughed themselves into dry land. First of all, the village head was tied from his head and hands and was placed in a temple in the village itself. The women of the village then reached the temple of the goddess for several hours, singing hymns and dancing to the fields to celebrate god.
On reaching there, the women ploughed their fields praying for a good rain. Local resident Triveni Bai said, "We have blindfolded the village head with his hands and feet. He was then seated in front of the goddess in the temple. We are praying to Indradev to have mercy on us and rain well."