`Mosquito god` worshipped to ward off denguePosted: November 26, 2012
This sounds like a publicity stunt to get attention of government. Hope it works for them.
To ward off dengue and malaria fever, people in Jharkhand`s Bokaro district are offering prayers to the `mosquito god` to seek a shield against the life-threatening mosquito-borne diseases.
A big mosquito statue was installed at Chas a day earlier and a procession organised Monday by devotees who beat drums and chanted mantras to appease the winged god. …
“Hundreds of suspected dengue cases have been reported in the district. The health department is yet to wake up. We have sought a shield from the `mosquito god` and tried to appease it by installing a statute and worshipping it,” Rajendra Mahto, a district resident, told IANS.