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Village Deity Possesses Lawmaker In Odisha's Angul!

05 January 2020

Diptanshu Dash

Angul: In a mystical set of events at Ambasar village in Athmallik today, the local MLA, Ramesh Sai started behaving abnormally while attending a religious event. According to the villagers Sai was possessed by a godly spirit.

The MLA was the chief guest at the function held on the premises of the Gram Devi Temple. "While the puja was on, the legislator started behaving abnormally. He shut his eyes half, shivered and started chanting some prayers," an onlooker said.

Within no time, the priests announced that he was possessed by the village deity. Soon after this, the public smeared vermilion on his head, placed a garland around his neck and started beating drums, cymbals and gongs.

Sai was made to do a parikrama of the village and after a long puja he returned to his normal state. While the locals claimed the incident to be natural normal, rationalists in Angul refuted to accept such paranormal incidents as true.