Extraordinary Rajasthan Lamb Auction: ₹1 Crore Bid for Holy Number Lamb but Denied
Latest News: In Churu, Rajasthan, a shepherd from the district has declined a ₹1 crore offer for his lamb, which bears a Urdu inscription on its belly. The inscription happens to be the number '786', which holds religious significance among Muslims in the Indian subcontinent.
The shepherd, Raju Singh, initially had no knowledge of the meaning behind the number. However, upon consulting with members of the Muslim community in his village, he discovered that '786' is the Urdu numeral associated with sacredness in Islam. It is often regarded as a means to seek divine blessings.
According to Mr. Singh, the lamb was born in the previous year, and he has been approached with offers of ₹70 lakh and ₹1 crore for it. However, he has made the heartfelt decision not to sell the animal because it holds immense sentimental value to him.
As the lamb's value soared into crores of rupees, it has been segregated from the rest of the herd and receives a specialized diet consisting of pomegranates, papayas, millets, and green vegetables.
Recognizing its significant worth, Mr. Singh has taken extraordinary precautions to safeguard the lamb. He keeps it indoors, alongside his family, in order to ensure its safety.