Devotee severs tongue, offers to God
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Last Updated: Sunday, June 13, 2010, 22:05
Madurai: A devotee severed his tongue and offered it to God at the famous Lord Nataraja temple in Chidambaram, fulfilling a vow he had made in 2006 for the recovery of his friend who was injured in a mishap.

Chandru, an ardent devotee of Lord Nataraja, stunned the devotees at the temple yesterday when he cut off his tongue with a knife and put it in the 'hundi', police said.

He fainted soon after and was admitted to a hospital in Chidambaram, about 300 kms from here. His condition was stated to be stable today.

In a note found in his shirt pocket, Chandru, who is in his 30s, said he had offered his tongue to fulfil a vow he had made to God in 2006 when his friend Hariharasudhan met with an accident. "I vowed to donate by tongue if my friend got cured. Hence, I cut off the tongue and offered it to my Lord," police said quoting the note.

Chandru used to visit the temple during full moon and new moon days. Yesterday, being a new moon day, he had meditated in the temple for some minutes, then in a flash pulled out a knife and cut off his tongue.


First Published: Sunday, June 13, 2010, 22:05

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