A hand has been held up for 45 years! Is it hard for you to believe? We live in a world where we sleep and wake up with bizarre stories. Indian Sadhu Amar Bharati claims to have held his hand in devotion to the Hindu deity Shiva for 45 years.
In 1970, Sadhu Amar Bharati left his job, his wife, and three children to continue his devotion to Shiva. In 1973 he felt he was still too bound to the luxury of human life and decided to raise his right arm 90 degrees in the air and keep it raised to separate himself from this luxury of human life, according to Oddity.
As you can see from the picture below, his raised hand is much more deformed than the other. He claims to have coped with the immense pain for quite some time, but eventually, it subsided, and now he cannot even use his raised arm if he wanted to, as it has atrophied and is now stuck in its present raised position.
His fingers have withered into the palm of his hand, his knuckles are white with rot, and his nails have grown long and twisted.
The arm has been deformed. Sadhu Amar Bharati can’t even use the raised arm if he wanted, as it has withered and is now stuck in the raised position.
Bharati has inspired other sadhus to raise their hands as well, some of whom have managed to keep them held up for 7, 13, or even 25 years, continually asking permission to speak in class. But doing something like this is not just giving up the functionality of a substantial body part.
It also implies dealing with a lot of pain. Bharati himself says that he has suffered unbearable pain for a long time, but not anymore. That’s because his arm is completely scorched and stuck in a bizarre, semi-vertical position, a useless bony structure ending in thick, twisted nails that he never clamps down.