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Nepali Hindus are waiting for the predictions of the sweating statue

May 22 2007
03:22

Hundreds of Nepalese Hindus flocked to look at the sweating statue of the god of trade and commerce Bhimeshvora. Statue is located in one of the temples Dolaha district, 70 kilometers east of the capital Kathmandu and sweats with proshdshey Saturday. Pilgrims believe that this portends a future unrest or natural disasters.

Local newspapers wrote that a statue in Dolahe sweating before a powerful earthquake in 1934. In addition, this same idol was covered with moisture, and during last year's mass street protests, forcing King Gyanendra to give up unlimited powers. According to the chief abbot of the temple Shanta Krishna Shrestha, sweating deity could mean that the royal family of Nepal is waiting for a serious crisis.

Nepalese Hindus often sacrificed animals - goats, roosters - in order to propitiate the gods. The current incident is the idol of Dolahe comes at a time when the question was the future of the Nepalese monarchy, reports BBC.

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