he word soul comes from the Latin Anima. The word animal comes from anima too. Animals carry the soul of the earth in them. They represent Nature and Nature is no loving goddess who forgives transgressions. She is Kali, the unforgiving. You kill , she punishes. She does not do any trades and she demands no innocents as sacrifice.
If we could all understand that , so many things would fall into place. As a friend and neighbour of Nepal , as one who knows and respects her people , I feel I have the right to write this article to beg all of you to abandon the killing of animals at the Gadimai festival later this month.
The Gadimai Mela takes place every five years in Bariyarpur, Bara district and is scheduled for November 24. The word fair should mean something of joy. Something you take your children to. An occasion where you show your family and world love and get love in return.