As heatwave has captured northern India, a police official from Agra has shared a bunch of photographs that are going viral on Internet. The photos are 'special' because they tell us about a rather peculiar way to call upon the 'God Of Rain'.
Twitter user Sachin Kaushik shared two photos that were clicked in 2015 in the Siddharth Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. The caption reads:
"Mahilao ka ek jhund lota, balti aur jug main paani liye thane main pravesh hua. Thane vale achambhit! Samajh se pare tha ki majra kya hai? Tab ek Mahila bole sahab, varsha nahi ho rahe, yeh manyata hai ke ilake ke raja ko nehlaya jaye toh varsha ho jate hai."
(A group of ladies came to the police station with mugs and buckets filled with water. The officers at duty were shocked! We could not understand as to what was the purpose? There are no signs of rain. It is believed that if you bath the king of the area then it brings rain)
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Moreover, Cyclone Fani in the Bay of Bengal is suppressing any activity in East India. The entire country- except for Northeast India- is not experiencing any major weather related activity at present, which is leading to continuous heat build up across the country. Meanwhile, parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odisha and Telangana are already experiencing heat wave conditions.
Earlier, the IMD has issued a heat wave warning for North Madhya (Central) Maharashtra and Marathwada regions.
It also said that Marathwada region would receive thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds.
Nashik, Pune, Ahmednagar and Jalgaon districts would witness a heat wave along with warm night conditions, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated in a report released this afternoon.
"It would be felt in some isolated pockets. On the other hand, the south Madhya Maharashtra would face thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds with the speed reaching 30-40 km per hour at isolated places in the districts of Satara, Sangli, Solapur and Kolhapur," the IMD said.
The trough from the above cyclonic circulation to south Konkan now runs across Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra, it stated.
However, there is no warning of a heatwave for south Konkan and South Madhya Maharashtra.
(With inputs from PTI)