Nagpur devotees burn effigies with anti Pakistan placards during Marbat celebrations today


    Radhika Dhawad | Aug 31, 2019 16:04

    Devotees in Nagpur celebrated Marbat with great fervour today afternoon by burning effigies of a man with anti Pakistani placards on it.

    Marbat celebrations in Nagpur
    Marbat celebrations in Nagpur (Photo source: ANI)

    The slogans were written primarily due to Pakistan’s reaction after the recent abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir when the former threatened India of a war. 

    Celebrations in Nagpur
    Devotees in Nagpur celebrated Marbat with great fervour today afternoon by burning effigies of a man with placards of anti Pakistan slogans on it.
    Celebrations in Nagpur

    The seffigies had slogans like ‘Pakistan ke ghar pe nahi hai khana, Bharat ko jung ki dhamki dena’ (Pakistan doesn’t have food at home and is threatening India of a war) and ‘Kashmir toh hamara hai hi, ab POK bhi hamara’ (Kashmir is ours and now even Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (POK) is also ours.)

    Devotees in Nagpur celebrated Marbat with great fervour today afternoon by burning effigies of a man with placards of anti Pakistan slogans on it.
    Effigy that was burnt (Photo source: ANI)

    As per tradition, devotees take out a procession carrying effigies that represent evil forces. The clay effigies or ‘Marbats’ of Kali (black) and Pivli (yellow) are the main attraction of the procession, which are burnt by the locals.

    Also read: All you need to know about 138-year-old Marbat festival celebrated only in Nagpur