A shocking video of a priest in Odisha blessing his devotees with his feet on heads goes Viral
We has seen priests blessing devotees with hands but in Banpur one will be shocked to see the priests Tradition.
We has seen priests blessing devotees with hands but in Banpur one will be shocked to see the priests Tradition. a video purportedly showing a priest placing his feet on the devotees' heads and back to bless them, has now gone viral on social media platforms.
No sooner than the video went viral, criticism poured in from several sections of the society. However, a few Twitteratti claimed that this happens to be a very old tradition of the people of Banpur.
A video of a giving 'blessings' to people by placing his feet on their head while they are bowing down to him in the district has gone viral on social media.
The incident was reported from Banpur area during the Durga Puja festival when the employees of an automobile workshop had turned up at a local temple to get their vehicles worshipped.
In the video, the priest identified as Ramachandra Samantaray was seen placing his feet on the devotees' heads and backs to bless them while they sat in a row.
Because the people here have complete faith on the priests, they themselves asked me to let my feet touch their head. It is we who absorb half of their sins. Blessing them means we try to share and reduce their sins. If people ever disliked such a belief, they would have reacted. This is not an insult but a blessing practiced since long. Blessings could be in any form, with hands, feet, mouth or even eyes," said the priest Ramchandra Samantaray.