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253 injured in 'Gotmar Mela' but none serious

DNIND22943 | 9/7/2013 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :161 | City-Indore



As many as 253 persons were injured in stone pelting in the traditional "Gotmar Mela" at Pandhurna in district Chhindwara on Friday.
Sub divisional magistrate SC Gangwani said none of the injured was serious.  
 This festival is celebrated every year on the second day to "Bhadrapad', the new moon day, on the banks of river Jam.
According to the tradition, a tree trunk is placed in the middle of the river that flows through this village.
A flag is tied on top of this tree and villagers from neighbouring villages Savargao and Pandhurna try to pull the flag on the tree top  amidst stone pelting from both sides to prevent from laying hands on it. The village which is able to pull the flag is declared wi
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