Fatehgarh Churian (Gurdaspur): An unusual bonhomie is witnessed at a two-day fair as numerous devotees throng samadhi of Baba Rodhe Shahat Bhooma village and seek blessings.
The interesting part is that the first day of the fair is reserved for male devotees while the day two is reserved for women as both genders offer liquor at Samadhi.
The offered liquor is further disturbed among devotees as parshad
The history behind the worship of the saint states that a farmer approached the baba who even after being married for couple of years was childless. After seeking the blessings, the couple gave a birth to child and offered Rs 500 to the saint which the later refused.
The saint asked the couple to donate a bottle of liquor every day and distribute it as parshad. Many cops on duty and devotees can be found lying on roadside in semi conscious state.
The village is also known for being the ancestral village of Shah Mohammad ,the renowned Urdu poet during the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Many famous personalities including Mohammad Rafi and Shah Mohammad used to visit the shrine on regular intervals.
Devotees offering liquor at shrine on Thursday.
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