Man slits his throat in Jharkhand temple – A taboo or truth ?

Offered himself to goddess


A Hindu devotee from Bihar ‘sacrificed’ his life by slitting his throat on premises of the famous Chinnamastika temple in Rajrappa in Jharkhand early on Tuesday. It is a news which , automatically gained the attention of regular pilgrim visitors in and around the state of Jharkhand. The taboo seems still exsit.

Sanjay Nat (35), resident of Balihar village in Buxar, slit his throat with a dagger outside the temple’s Garva Griha after offering prayers around 6:20 am. He died in a pool of his own blood minutes later.

According to eyewitness accounts, Nat was among the handful of devotees who entered the temple to offer pujas after the shrine was opened for “darshan” around 6am following the customary rituals.

Temple priests, who were in and around the Garva Griha when the incident occurred, said Nat finished his puja and stood at a marble floored clearing, which gave a clear sight of the deity inside the Garva Griha.

“He was chanting some mantras to himself with closed eyes. Then all of a sudden, he took out a dagger which he was carrying, hidden in his gamcha (coarse towel) and slit his throat,” Subhashish Panda, general secretary of the Rajrappa Temple‘s Panda (priest) Samiti told TOI. “A few devotees saw the incident and informed the priests. When they arrived, the man was lying in a pool of blood, dead,” Panda said.

This news and the occurrence of this event has eventually highlighted many questions in the minds of prime devotees of the pilgrim . Where there is a continuous trade off between the group of devotees believing in a piece process approach along with the existing aggressive approach of devotion by some handful of people.


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