Individuals from South India “celebrate” the Theemithi festival by strolling shoeless over a pit loaded with blazing hot kindling, or once in a while shining charcoal. The flame strolling is carried out to pay tribute to the Hindu goddess Draupati Amman – so as opposed to hustling over the pit, the lovers need to do it gradually, just as its a stroll in the recreation center.
The Theemithi is celebrated to pay tribute to Draupadi, the primary character of the epic Mahabharata, who is the wife of the five Pandava siblings. In a betting session with their cousin Duryodhana, the Pandava siblings lost their home, nation and even their wife.
Not fulfilled by his triumph, Duryodhana needed to further disrespect the siblings. He asked for his more youthful sibling Dushasana strip Draupadi before the court. Nonetheless, she was spared by Krishna and right then and there, Draupadi took a promise to just brush her hair in the wake of spreading Dushasana’s blood on it and utilizing his femur as a brush. The incredible Mahabharata war occurred to satisfy her pledge.
After the war, to demonstrate her virtue she strolled through a coat of flame and turned out as crisp as a blossom. The celebration is commanded to celebrate this occasion.
The custom starts when the head cleric crosses the pit with a pot on his head, loaded with holy water. He is then trailed by other men, who look to demonstrate their devotion by withstanding the torment. Members experience the ill effects of blazes on their feet – and at times more regrettable wounds, on the very regular events when they fall into the smoldering pit.