Populace of Sanka Shyam Ji village situated in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh believes that there is a curse upon the village that compels pregnant women to go outside the village boundary to give birth their child for the safety of mother and the newborn.
Because of the faith, the village is cursed; every pregnant woman in the village has not given birth to a single child for around 400 years.
Residents of the village situated in Rajgarh district consider that there is a curse upon their village that forces pregnant women to go outside the village boundary to give birth to her child. They believe that if a woman tries to give birth in the village, the child will either be malformed or the mother or the child will breathe her last breath.
The seniors of the village argued that around in the 16th century, when a temple was being erected by the Gods in the village, a woman was grinding wheat, due to which the deities got diverted, and out of irritation, they cursed the village, saying that no woman would be able to give birth to the children.
The Sarpanch (Village chief) of the village, Narendra Gurjar alleged, “90 per cent of the deliveries take place in hospitals, and in case of an urgent situation, deliveries take place just outside the village boundary. It is believed that the building of the temple was interrupted by a woman of the village and hence the curse was set upon them.”
Since then, the village believes it is cursed and even these days, women do not give birth to their child in the village boundary. They have also constructed a room outside the village perimeter, where, in case of an urgent situation, women can give birth to their children safely.