There is a man called Prahlad Jani, an 82-year-old Indian, who claims to have eaten not a single grain of rice or consumed a drop of water for the past 70 years and still is healthy and alive. This breaking news has surprised doctors all over the world who have found that the monk’s body is performing absolutely well on different medical tests even at this age which is not usually observed in a normal person taking regular diet. To find out the reality, a team of around thirty doctors conducted several tests on Prahlad Jani for 15 days, last month. After the test all reports of medical tests were normal.
He says “although I walk 100 or 200 kilometres in the jungle, I never sweat and don’t feel tired or sleepy, I can meditate for three, eight or 12 hours or even months. I am strong and healthy, because it is the way God wants me to be.”
When he reached the age of 11, he underwent a religious experience during which he became a follower of the Hindu goddess Amba. In her honour, he chose to dress as a female devotee, wearing a red sari-like garment, nose-ring, bangles and crimson flowers in his shoulder-length hair. He also believe that the goddess has sustained him ever since by feeding him with a lifegiving, invisible ‘elixir’, which has supposedly given him the strength to continue without food or water.
For at least the past 40 years, he has been living, hermit-like, in a cave in the jungles close to the Gujarati temple of Ambaji. He rises at 4am, spending most of the day meditating.
Medical science tells us that human beings rarely survive more than a week without water, and a couple of months at most without food but this news has completely surprised all the doctors and medical experts. Till now no one is able to explain this miracle.