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Rare hunch-back turtle spotted in Mayurbhanj: People worship as Shiv ling

14/11/2021 at 6:23 PM

Baripada, Nov 14: A rare hunch-back turtle has been spotted in Mayurbhanj on Sunday.

Locals started worshiping it, believing it as a Shiv ling.

Sources said Locals of Rangamatia village spotted a huge turtle from the bank of the Gadakhai River under Rairangpur forest division in the Mayurbhanj district.

The turtle has a hunch-back on its upper shell like a Shiv ling which is elevated up to 5-inch height. Following this, it was carried to the village. Subsequently,  a crowd of people gathered in the village to wit and worship the turtle as the representative of lord Shiv.

“We have never seen such a huge turtle especially with a shiv ling like a shell. It might have some divine significance related to lord Shiv or the Kachhap Avtar(Turtle incarnation) of God Bishnu”, said a nonagenarian of the locality.      

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