Giant Shiva-Pumpkin

„When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe. In Awe! Of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest.“ (George Carlin) Aber hey! Linus Van Pelt hätt's gefreut! Ich bezweifle allerdings, dass die Leute da in Indien den Kürbis mit „It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!“ anbeten.

Residents of Bokaro, Jharkhand, have started worshipping a pumpkin believing it to be a reincarnation of Shiva. The 87kg pumpkin has become the talk of the town with people thronging the town's biggest vegetable market Dundibagh to worship the vegetable. […]

The news about the 'Shiva' pumpkin spread like wildfire and local people rushed to get a 'darshan' of it. "The pumpkin is like a Shivalinga and it blessed me and my family," said Guddu Singh, a devotee.

Residents worship giant pumpkin believed to be reincarnation of Shiva