Do not repeat this at home.
Srinivasa Siddhar, a priest from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, performed a religious ceremony on May 22 to end the COVID-19 pandemic. The man, probably with the help of his colleagues, immersed himself on the neck in liquid mud and surrounded the perimeter with fire.
The action that took place in the Pratyangra Devi temple in the city of Tutukudi was captured on camera.
As reported by Daily mail, the ritual lasted 8 hours, and all this time Siddhar was surrounded by fire and smoke. The action was accompanied by prayer chants.
This ritual, according to the Daily Mail, is called “Dava Puja.” Hindu and Buddhists perform puja in order to pray to one or several deities and to pay their respects to them or to spiritually celebrate an event.
According to official figures, in India there are over 150 thousand infected with coronavirus infection and 4,406 deaths have been recorded.