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Tag: Blind Faith

Faith Or Blind Belief? Villagers Worship Rock That Rolled Down A Hill In Odisha

Nabarangpur: A massive rock, which recently rolled down the historic Podagada hill in Umerkote area of Nabarangpur district, has now turned into a place of religious attraction. Thousands of people are now flocking the area and have started to worship the rock that got stuck in the middle of the hill. People especially in Galibhata […]

Superstition Still Rules Roost: Odisha Villagers Use Table To Identify Thief

Bhadrak: At a time when humans have made huge leaps into the digital age, reports of superstitious practices still continue to surface from many parts of Odisha putting rationalists at a loss of words. In one such incident, residents of Asura village of Bhadrak district decided to resort to a primitive ritual of using a […]

29 Arrested For Forcing Six To Eat Human Excreta In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 29 people including 22 women have been arrested in Odisha’s Ganjam district for allegedly forcing six elderly men to consume human excreta and uprooting their teeth over suspicion of witchcraft, police said on Thursday. According to the police, the incident happened in Gopapur village on Monday night. The victims have been […]

Six Elderly Persons Forced To Consume Human Excreta In Odisha

Berhampur: A group of people pulled out teeth of six elderly persons and forced them to consume human excreta at a village in Odisha’s Ganjam district suspecting them of practising witchcraft, police said on Wednesday. A group of people of Goparpur village suspected that the six elderly men practised witchcraft which caused the death of […]

Villagers Take Help Of Quacks To Cure Chicken Pox In Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Despite modernisation, superstition continues to prevail in many Odisha villages. The latest incident has been reported from Hatibari village under Majhiguda block in Papadahandi panchayat of Nabarangpur district. Recently, as many as 17 persons of Hatibari were found suffering from chicken pox but instead of going to hospitals, many of them sought treatment from […]

Women, Minor Girls continue to fall prey to superstitious beliefs in Nuapada

Nuapada: Instances of some women and minor girls showing weird behaviour in a village in Nuapada district have come to the fore raising concern among the public. According to sources, around six to seven girls and women of Sanajohela village under Khariar block of the district have reportedly been showing unusual behaviour like rolling on […]

2 More Snake-Bitten Persons Die In Odisha As Superstition Remains First Resort

Berhampur: Hours after OTV telecast a report on how snake bite deaths are rising in Odisha because people continue to follow superstitions rather than medical advice; two more deaths corroborate how people continue to fall prey to superstitious practices. One Siva Patra of Buguda area in Ganjam district was bitten by a poisonous snake yesterday. […]

Op-Ed: Only Scientific Temperament Can Guarantee The End Of Superstition

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There has been yet another incident of a black magician trying to revive a dead body at a government-run hospital in the state. The latest report has come from Bhawanipatna, the district headquarter town of tribal-dominated Kalahandi. The family members of one Satish Gopal of Dumerimunda village from Kalahandi’s Kesinga area […]

Tantrik makes vain attempts to resurrect dead woman in Bargarh

Bargarh: In yet another instance of blind faith, a family in Bargarh district sought the help of a tantrik to revive a dead woman. As per reports, the family members of one Saptashila Bhoi had rushed her to the hospital suspecting that she was bitten by a venomous snake on Saturday. However, she was declared […]

Parents conduct puja to revive dead son

Kendrapara: In yet another instance of blind faith, a couple performed puja for nearly 14 hours to revive their dead son. The incident was reported from Balipal village under Mahakalpada police limits in Kendrapara. The family members conducted the rituals by keeping a photo of ‘Baba’ Rampal with a hope to bring back their son […]

Blind faith: Parents perform puja to revive dead baby

Ganjam: Blind faith continues to grip Odisha villages with a couple today performing puja to revive their two and half years’ old dead baby. The incident was reported from Sundarpur village under Chhatrapur block of Ganjam district. Sachidanand Sahu and his family performed puja by keeping their dead baby inside the hollow groove of a […]

Blind faith: Girl living as recluse in forest draws huge crowd

Nabarangpur: In a glaring example of blind faith, a teenage girl who is living as a recluse inside a forest in Nabarangpur for reasons unknown is drawing large number of people who believe her to be possessed by some divine spirit. Dali Mahali, 15-year old daughter of Jagat Mahali of Dhanasuli village in Tumbarla Panchayat […]