After the onion prices have gone up wildly, people are fighting for cheap onion, there is also a village in Bihar where people have nothing to do with onion being expensive, because they never eat onion.
After the onion prices have gone up wildly, people are fighting for cheap onion, there is also a village in Bihar where people have nothing to do with onion being expensive, because they never eat onion. Due to the huge increase in the price of onions in other villages and cities of the state, people’s kitchen budget has deteriorated. Onion prices have reached Rs 80 per kg in retail markets of Patna, but this increased price is not being seen in a village in Chiri Panchayat in Jehanabad district of Bihar.
The people of Triloki Bigha village, about 30 km from the Jehanabad district headquarters, are not troubled or shocked by the increased prices of onions, because no one in the entire village eats onions. Most of the Yadav castes in the township (village) of 30 to 35 households do not eat onion and garlic in any form. Bringing onion and garlic from the market in the entire village is also prohibited.
Ramvilas, an elder of the village, says that it is not that people here are not consuming it after the huge increase in onion and garlic prices. People here do not eat onion and garlic for years. He said that his ancestors also did not eat onion and garlic and this tradition still exists in the village.
The people of Triloki Bigha village of Chiri Panchayat of Hulaspur block tell the reason of Thakurbari (temple) in the village for not eating onion and garlic. Subarti Devi of the village says that there is a Thakur ji temple in her village, due to which her ancestors had prohibited eating onion in the village, which continues even today.
She says with the claim that 40-45 years ago someone tried to break this ban, but an ominous incident happened with that family, after that people do not even dare to eat onions. Chief of Chiri Gram Panchayat Sanjay Kumar also says that this tradition has been going on in this village for years. However, he also says that you can also associate it with superstition, but today this ban has become a tradition for this village. Kumar says that most of the Yadavs are people of this village.
Villagers say that not only onion and garlic, meat and liquor are also banned in this village. There are many people in this village who do not even know that the price of onion has increased so much.