India is a unique land having numerous customs and traditions and they differ from region to region. It will not be surprising to see a tradition widely popular in north India, but has no followers in south India. Despite the fact, that development and modernity has set in, there is no shortage of bizarre traditions and taboos that persist in the country to this day.
One such weird tradition is followed by married women in Himachal Pradesh. There is a strong belief in Manikarna, a village in Kullu, where married women remain naked for five days! Yes, we are talking about the tradition where women ditch clothes for five days.
Here married women cover their body by using the plum made of wool instead of usual clothes.
In addition, for these five days, the husband and wife do not talk to each other in any way, and they become complete strangers. These people celebrate black month between August 17 and August 21. During this time, women remain unproductive.
When women are playing this tradition, men also do not consume alcohol.
The people are with this belief that by not following this tradition, the deity will get angry. It is believed that monsters had created panic among the villagers. However, they got destroyed the moment the leahua ghond diety entered this village. And the tradition has been followed ever since then.
This tradition is still being practiced by women and they will continue to do so. The strangest part is that no one has any issue in continuing a tradition with no logical base. What do you think?