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RT published this video item, entitled “Wait, a DUNG fight…?! | Thousands gather in an Indian village for the ‘Pidakala War’” – below is their description.
Crowds have assembled in Kairuppala, in India’s Andhra Pradesh, for the annual Ugadi festival, which includes the ‘Pidakala War’ ritual. Devotees throw cow dung at each other, believing the practice brings health, prosperity, and much-needed rain.
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Andhra Pradesh is a state in the south-eastern coastal region of India. It is the seventh-largest state by area covering an area of 162,975 km² and tenth-most populous state with 49,386,799 inhabitants.
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It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.