Elderly man spent 60 years trying to hypnotize thousands of snakes in front of him

When stopping to take photos at attractions, visitors can see one or two men playing flutes to lure snakes out of a round box on the ground and swaying to the music.

Ancient Egypt is considered the cradle of snake hypnosis with mysterious stories about snakes in the coffins of kings and queens.

In the past, it was easy to see snake worshipers able to catch snakes with their bare hands, kiss snakes, and live with snakes, even letting their children learn to touch snakes at an early age.

In addition, when it comes to snakes, Indians will think of the snake’s ancestor, the many-headed Naga who protected the meditating Buddha or the Vasuki snake in the mythical story Stirring the Sea of ​​Milk.

“This is how we feed ourselves, and this is also a family tradition,” said an Indian man in his 60s.


A man sitting next to the famous Hawa Mahal wind palace in Jaipur is making money from tourists by hypnotizing snakes with his special instrument.

According to National Geographic, many working-age people soon left this tradition to become workers in leather or fabric dyeing factories near the Yamuna River or travel to other cities, which gave them the ability

In the countryside or in the town, middle-aged people over the age of 40 like Nemai Kumar Dutta become people’s “dislocation” healers.

Many middle-aged and elderly people like Rajeshwar Halder choose to sell cotton candy near schools or in neighborhoods crowded with children.

Getting to know snakes is not easy, you have to practice petting it and make sure its venom is removed before bringing it into practice, the man added.

Today, when talking about this traditional profession, most Indians talk about the village of Jogi Dera, in the central state of Uttar Pradesh, India, where  children are taught to love snakes like a member of the family.

Thanh Thu

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