Onion prices will certainly make you cry across the country. You can get 70-100 rupees per kg of onion in different parts of the country.
But one village in Bihar is indifferent to the changing prices of onions and the villagers claim that even if onion prices go up by Rs 500, it will be met with indifference. Why think? Here is your answer.
Located 80 km from Bihar’s capital Patna, Tiroliki Begha village in Chiri Panchayat district of Jahanabad district is home to about 35 families, with a population of about 300 to 400 people.
Interestingly, the whole village is strictly vegetarian. None of the cows add onions to their food, as in many parts of India, vegetables along with garlic are considered as part of a vegetarian diet.
For centuries, villagers have not eaten onions or garlic.
Ram Pravesh Yadav, a resident of the village, told a TV channel that there is a temple of Vishnu in the village and that is why he does not use it. He added that whenever someone had an onion in the past, they faced accidents, which strengthened their faith not to have onions.
He added that it is difficult for the villagers to follow a strict tradition, but even if someone leaves the village, they only have food in places where onions and garlic are not used.