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Tradition bound century old buffalo-fight fair attracts enthusiastic crowd in Shimla

Shimla, Nov 04 (ANI): The buffalo-fight fair of Bhont village in the hill town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh drew hundreds of villagers as they gathered to celebrate the century- old, tradition-bound annual event. The fair is organised in honour of Hindu gods and local deities. One of the organisers of the fair, Baldev said the area is considered to be a land of gods and such traditions maintain the prosperity of the region. According to a villager Neena Verma, women and youngsters take care to ensure that the age old tradition is maintained. The animals, over three dozen buffaloes, fed and trained throughout the year, were brought from different places of Himachal Pradesh to fight and entertain people. Spectators from nearby villages, Tutu, Hiranagar, Shangti and Mashobra who were present at the fair were mesmerized by the same. Nov 4, 2014