MLA says it is a science
Bengaluru: In a strange way to ‘eradicate’ Coronavirus, Karnataka MLA and BJP leader Abhay Patil held an ‘Agnihotra homa’ procession in Belagavi city Tuesday. He proudly claimed that the smoke from the homa would ‘eradicate Covid-19’.
Flouting the Coivd-19 lockdown norms announced by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Patil and a group of people were seen pushing a cart containing smoke spewing from a cocktail of cow dung cakes, camphor, neem leaves, Guggula (gum resin) and other herbs across the streets of the old city on Tuesday morning.
Ayurveda has proof
After performing the homa, the three-time BJP MLA from Belagavi South constituency in North Karnataka said, “I follow Ayurveda stream of medicine. By performing the homa, I hope we can contain the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.”
Over 50 people in his constituency had performed the homa in front of their houses, he claimed while denying that he had violated the lockdown protocols.
“Agnihotra homa is a science. You may ask for scientific evidence but homa itself is science for Hindus. Reporters like you will never understand it. So there is no point in discussing with you over matters of faith,” he told reporters and added that the rituals would continue till June 15 in his constituency.