Priests in Bengaluru find a new way of performing puja - by sitting in water-filled vessels
The picture of two priests sitting inside huge water-filled vessels with phones in their hands has left Twitter in splits.
The heat affects us all, and to be honest, it is getting unbearably hot these days. Even priests are unable to bear the scorching mercury levels, even as they prayer for better monsoons.
On June 7, priests at the Someshwara Temple in Bengaluru sat down to perform a yagna for early rains. What's made this otherwise "regular" pre-monsoon event acquire national fame is a tweet with pictures of two priests ensconced in huge water-filled cauldrons, with smartphones for company, has left Twitter in splits.
The images were tweeted by the news agency ANI and have taken Twitter by storm.
Here are some hilarious reactions.
Are those two pandit checking weather app already?!!— Axit Darji (@IMaxit97) June 7, 2019
Hi Tech Pooja. Call connected to clouds.— rangabilla (@rangabilla9) June 7, 2019
Are Two people in the right image addicted to Twitter?— Prince Pandey ???????? (@princepandey_) June 7, 2019
And they held out their mobiles and prayed - and lo and behold, the water turned into sambhar.— Vernon Noronha (@NoronhaVernon) June 8, 2019
hopefully they won't give this water or splash on/to people out there.....— நாகரீக கோமாளி (@NagaregaKomaali) June 7, 2019
Priests reading shloka from their mobile phones to worship a God for better monsoon! Why didn't they just WhatsApp the shloka to the God? https://t.co/45DPdYfOhM— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) June 7, 2019
Come on, tweeple! Cut them some slack. It's really hot out there.