Blind Priest With Massive Tumour Worshiped As God
A 32-year-old Indian priest Dabul Mishra is being worshipped
by local villagers as a god due to a massive facial tumour.
Mishra who lives in Uttar Pradesh with his blind wife and
their three children was born with the tumour has been unable to get rid of the
growth despite visiting several doctors and exhausting his savings.
Mishra’s birth left him with the condition that caused his
face and lips to grow to outsized proportions.He works in a local temple to
support his family because he refuses to beg.
However, the villagers see the deformity as a blessing and
believe him to be an incarnation of the god Lord Jambavantha, who is depicted
with a bear-like face. His bizarre appearance has them worshipping him as an
incarnation of Lord Jambavanta.
Speaking about his condition, Mishra said: ‘I was born with
this condition but never took to begging because of my self-respect. Although I
consider this as a curse, the people have now found a god in me and worships me
as an incarnation of Lord Jambavantha.
I tried visiting many hospitals but no one could find me a
proper cure, I almost exhausted my savings but then stopped going to the
hospitals with a hope of cure. The government officials are aware of my condition
but have not offered any help.”
Dabul currently lives in poor conditions with his blind wife
and children – but has not lost hope .
His wife said: “It is a tough life for us as I am blind and
he is suffering from this condition. It is good that I cannot see else it would
have been more tough for me after seeing my husband in this condition.”
Mishra currently lives in poor conditions and his job
involves collecting donations from devotees and singing songs at religious
He is not giving up hope for a better life as he says: “I
will keep fighting till the end and find a cure of it, it is just that at the
moment I am not in the condition to afford my expenses.