Indian women allow "God-men" to walk over them in desperate bid to get pregnant

Indian women allow "God-men" to walk over them in desperate bid to get pregnant

Some women in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, have been allowing "God-men" to literally walk over them in a desperate bid to fall pregnant.

The bizarre ritual is said to be a part of the age-old traditional festival of Ekadashi, which takes place annually in the month of July at the temple of Lakshmi Narasimha Swami.

The women, said to be unable to bear children, were pictured lying face down on the ground and waiting for the "God-man" to step on their backs.

The "God-man" walking on the women. Photo: Cover Asia Press

The "God-man" walking on the women. Photo: Cover Asia Press

The bizarre ritual has gone on for generations. Photo: Cover Asia Press

The bizarre ritual has gone on for generations. Photo: Cover Asia Press

The ritual occurs annually in the month of July. Photo: Cover Asia Press

The ritual occurs annually in the month of July. Photo: Cover Asia Press

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There is widespread belief in the area that the unusual practice has worked for generations and that many women have gone on to have children after going through it.

Harilal Nayak, a magistrate of a local town in the state, said although there is no evidence that the ritual works, women still participate in it.

He said: "People hold a strong belief in this practice and numerous women take part thinking it works."

Although there is no evidence that it works, people still believe and participate in it. Photo: Cover Asia Press

Although there is no evidence that it works, people still believe and participate in it. Photo: Cover Asia Press

The ritual draws huge crowds. Photo: Cover Asia Press

The ritual draws huge crowds. Photo: Cover Asia Press

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Source: Gossip.naija.ng

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