126th Ambedkar jayanti

“About 126 kilo-litres of milk will be used to consecrate a statue of Ambedkar, and this invariably comes with pandits chanting mantras. The urine and dung of the cow, along with milk and curd, are among the things used to purify the Untouchable Ambedkar in Bhilwada – this is exactly what the Brahmins in Mahad did to ‘purify’ the temple tank after Ambedkar and his 3,000 followers drank water from it in 1927.” Read the article here or here.

A man in a white shirt pouring something white from a bucket labelled ‘exterior paint’ over the head of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s statue. The white stuff is in fact milk.

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