Hundreds of Babia funeral, animals are considered a vegetarian crocodile god at a Hindu temple in Kerala.

During the funeral on October 10 in Kerala, southern India, the Babia crocodile body was wrapped in a wreath and picked it up to the burial place in the sanctuary of the sacred temple of Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy in the witness of the crowd and many main themselves.


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Babia is a female crocodile, believed to have lived in a nearby lake, guarding the temple for nearly 80 years, Ramachandran Bhat, spokesman Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy said.

Babia is considered a crocodile god, because the locals say it never attacks people or other animals, including the children brought by their parents to the lake to touch him to receive blessing.

A woman next to the Babia crocodile coffin at Ananthapadmanabha Swamy temple in Kasaragod, Kerala, India, October 10.

Bhat said people believe that the crocodile god under different incarnations defended the 3,000 -year -old temple for centuries.

The crocodile was finally shot dead by the British army in 1940, then Babia appeared in the lake, Bhat said.


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Many people believe that Babia lives on Prasadam, a dish of rice and jaggery, the clergy in the temple.

A man for Babia crocodile to eat at Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple Lake in Kasaragod, Kerala, India.

Indian Agricultural and Welfare Minister Shobha Karrandlaje wrote on Twitter that the crocodile has a non -meat diet, added that Babia was saved.

Anirban Chaudhuri, a crocodile expert, said that this is a smart reptile, strong survival.

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