Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Will we never run out of a supply of superstitious people doing idiotic things for their imaginary friends?

Man cuts off tongue to please Hindu goddess, Kali

JAMMU, India (Reuters) - A jobless Indian devotee was admitted to hospital after he cut off his tongue and offered it to a Hindu goddess, police said on Wednesday.

Doctors stitched the wound but said the man, identified as Suresh Kumar, 24, may not be able to speak again.The incident took place on Tuesday evening when Kumar visited a temple dedicated to Hindu goddess Kali on the outskirts of Jammu, the winter capital of Indian Kashmir.

Inside the temple, he cut his tongue off with a knife and gave it to the priest to offer it to the deity. He was immediately rushed to hospital.

"I am a true disciple of the goddess and it is my firm belief which has given me the strength to offer my tongue to her," he wrote on a piece of paper when reporters visited him in hospital.

7 comments:

The Alpha said...

WHAT!!!

Stories like this never cease to amaze me. His tongue?! He may never be able to speak again. That will surely help him get a job.

beepbeepitsme said...

By the looks of the hindu figure of Kali, she doesn't need an extra tongue or an extra arm.

I dunno - the god thing is just too weird sometimes.

Stardust said...

alpha, maybe he doesn't want to work. This will surely ensure that he won't, drastic as it might seem. It seems the more lazy a person is, the more religious they are apt to be...in my observation anyway.

Stardust said...

beepbeep, No, Kali doesn't look like she likes men very much. Notice the chain of shrunken man heads around her neck?

Yes, this god/goddess thing in ALL cultures is quite bizarre.

Krystalline Apostate said...

Good thing he didn't worship Bast, or I'd say, the cat got his tongue.

JDHURF said...

Remarkable...

vjack said...

No, we will almost certainly never run out of this sort of story. Still, my personal favorites are the folks who see Jee-zuhs on all sorts of objects.