UDHAGAMANDALAM (TN) — A 900-year-old tree is still being revered and worshiped as “God” by the Kota tribe in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu.
The tribe, with a population of some 3,000 people, including 1700 women, in seven villages, perform prayers in front of the 250-foot tall tree on auspicious occasions such as marriage, construction of a new building, or housewarming.
The villagers also make confessions or take pledge before this tree in Kunda Kotagiri, said Bellan, chief of the seven villages and a retired post master.
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