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Man has kept his arm raised for over 10 years in honor of his god

By T.K. Randall
September 29, 2022 · Comment icon 17 comments

Mahant claims that his arm is numb and locked in place. Image Credit: Twitter / @NextInteresting
A man in India has been making headlines this week after it was revealed that he has had his arm raised for over a decade.
Mahant Radheypuri Juna Akhara, who hails from Allahabad, seemingly became obsessed with the idea of keeping his arm raised in the air because he wanted to do something to honor his god.

Hoping that it would help him get noticed, he raised his arm high above his head one day and then just left it there.

Even today - ten years on - he continues to keep his arm raised above his head, even while sleeping, and has now held it there for so long that it is basically locked in that position and is totally numb.

When asked how long he anticipates leaving it like that, he hinted that it would be for the rest of his life.
At this point, if his arm really is locked in that position, he might not have much of a choice in the matter unless he seeks medical intervention.

Incredibly, however, Mahant has a long way to go to beat the previous record holder for this type of stunt - a man named mar Bharati who reportedly held his arm above his head for over 38 years.

You can check out an interview with Mahant in the Twitter video below.

Source: Oddity Central | Comments (17)

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Comment icon #8 Posted by TripGun 1 year ago
discoloration from the lack of circulation?
Comment icon #9 Posted by OverSword 1 year ago
Didn't Jesus say something to the effect that people who make big public displays about their piousness "Verily, they have their reward"?  He may be impressing some people but I doubt he's impressing God.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Mr Guitar 1 year ago
He must not have a job - how does he support himself? He probably thinks that, if he's pathetic enough, people will give him money. Just another example of how ridiculous religion can be. Who, in their right mind, thinks that holding his/her arm in the air, is any kind of tribute to some 'sky daddy'. I have absolutely no sympathy for this nut case.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Golden Duck 1 year ago
Would you like someone to let him know?
Comment icon #12 Posted by pallidin 1 year ago
I thought everything from India is a pathetic hoax.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Gumball 1 year ago
Finally a real mystery.
Comment icon #14 Posted by NCC1701 1 year ago
I think he is only trying to hold up that tent.
Comment icon #15 Posted by smokeycat 1 year ago
I hope he is left handed.
Comment icon #16 Posted by CigaretteSmokingMan 1 year ago
It�s all fun and games till he needs to do the Macarena
Comment icon #17 Posted by Bendy Demon 1 year ago
Why does he think he is deserving of praise and respect for doing something so stupid? Is there not other ways to show his 'devotion' like, maybe giving food to the hungry or helping homeless pets or maybe even helping to restore forests previously cut down or something?

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