Losing patience due to lack of rain for last one month, women of Gorakhpur have now found a new way to please the rain god Indra.
Besides performing regular Puja, the women have now also started giving local legislature a bath so as to please the lord.
MLA Jaipratap Singh UttarPradesh.org
Locals of Bansi say that in earlier times women used to please lord Indra by bathing their king or person who was in-charge.
In other districts of Uttar Pradesh situation is equally bad. While many of districts have not received a drop of rain since July, others are suffering from floods as Nepal and other nearby states have released extra water.
With many districts facing drought due to severe heat, paddy fields have dried up leading farmers to doldrums. This is third year in a row that they have not received any rain.