A 19-year-old girl sliced off her tongue with a blade and offered it to Goddess Kali, apparently to appease the deity into granting her heart’s desire.
According to the Daily Mail, Aarti Dubey, who is an undergraduate student, dreamt that the goddess wanted her tongue in exchange for the fulfillment of her dreams.
Her family and the townspeople thought that Aarti was “not really serious about” doing any such thing until she actually did it.
After cutting off her own tongue, Aarti reportedly fainted in the temple.
But instead of seeking medical help, the devotees and the priest covered her with a red and gold holy dupatta and waited. She regained consciousness after five hours, after which, she completed the pooja (rituals).