This Indian man, Sadhu Amar Bharati, is a devotee of the god Shiva. He is doing the unimaginable, keeping his arm raised in the air for the last 43 years. His devotion towards his worship has garnered him much respect through-out the world.
With a wife and three children he was leading a fairly normal life. But all of this changed for him when he decided to leave all the worldly possessions. From then on Amar dressed himself in his simple Sadu attire and took to the roads. The only thing he carried was a metal trishul.
This change had come in Amar in 1973 when he realized his true goal and subsequently gave up all the luxuries and pleasures of mortal life.
He then raised his right arm and since then, its 43 years now, that arm has never come down. Due to this elevated position the muscles and tendons of the arm have become weak and it can not be used now. But all this is a reflection of his faith to Shiva. The arm has been wasted and only thick, twisted nails can be seen on it.
While many believe that Amar has been disillusioned by all the wars going on and this is his silent protest.
Others have been inspired by Amar and have joined this silent protest, though they haven’t attained the number of years Amar has.
Such an action undoubtedly causes a lot of pain and discomfort to the body but his arm is a statement to mankind. Amar hopes to make a difference.