Oddities&Endities

Monday, April 24, 2006

Lean Times for Door to Door Salesmen!


A village without doors!
Monday, April 24, 2006 01:08:32 pm
SHINGNAPUR (MAHARASHTRA): At a time when locks, shutters and lockers very often fail to ensure safety to the belongings, here is a village where houses are without doors and theft is a misnomer.
Shingnapur, the village under Newasa Taluka of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra, has a temple of Lord Saturn (Shani) and is a pilgrimage centre. The villagers believe that the Lord would never tolerate theft and the robbers would end up being caught. They think the robbers get blind and insane after committing theft from the village.
The village has about 350 families - Hindu, Muslims and Christians. But during a festive occasion at the Shani temple, people from all religions participate amid enthusiasm and traditional fervour, the secretary says.
Times of India

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