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Saturday, 6 January 2018

You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… Phallic Feat: Hindu Monk Moves Van With Penis


Giving up all worldly possessions in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment, India’s Sadhu monks display feats of physical strength many of their less-spirited fellow-males can only dream of. One Sadhu, a holy person in Hinduism and Jainism, used his penis to pull a van in a stimulating show of spirituality during the Magh Mala festival annually held in India’s northern city of Allahabad. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims gather on the banks of the Triveni Sangam where three holy rivers… the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati…  converge during the Hindu holy month of Magh.

Sadhus reject worldly life in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. They lead a life of celibacy, ascetic yoga, and search for enlightenment; they wander from place to place, surviving off alms and the goodness of others. Renouncing material possessions, some of the Sadhus even go naked and perform feats of physical or mental strength, which they believe can break the cycle of reincarnation. One Sadhu became famous by lifting a 35-kilo (77-pound) brick with his penis at a fair in Pushkar. Hindus revere Sadhus as representatives of the gods. Being a Sadhu is one of the stages of life people expect to pass through.

5 January 2018

Sputnik International



Saturday, 5 October 2013

World’s Orthodox Christians Estimated at 260 Million

00 Malankara Orthodox. 26.11.12


The MP quoted America’s Pew Research Center as estimating the number of Orthodox Christians around the world at more than 260 million. More than 54 percent of them live in Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus, where Orthodoxy has the most numerous flock. The MP also has parishes in dozens of other countries, including China and Japan. The Pew Center says some 6 billion of the world’s 7 billion people follow an organised religion. There are 2.2 billion Christians of all sorts, 1.6 billion Muslims, and 0.5 billion Hindus.

1 October 2013

Voice of Russia World Service


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