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Saturday, 1 December 2012


Anjali Barma tidak memiliki postur tubuh seperti halnya manusia normal karena tingginya hanya mencapai 78 centimeter. Namun dengan profesinya sebagai pendeta Hindu, Barma bisa membuat banyak orang bersujud di depannya.

Setiap hari, perempuan berusia 65 tahun itu menyambut warga Hindu dikuilnya yang terletak di Kota Haridwar. Anjali pun melakukan pemberkatan kepada para pemeluk agama Hindu yang bersembayang.

"Warga dari mana saja selalu membungkukkan badan di depan saya. Saya memang tidak menyukai kondisi fisik saya yang sangat kecil, namun saat ini, saya mulai mensyukurinya. Ini memberikan saya banyak keberuntungan dan warga pun memandang saya sebagai seorang suci," ujar Anjali, seperti dikutip Daily Mail, Rabu (28/11/2012).

Selain diminta untuk memberkati doa-doa umum, seperti halnya doa untuk kemakmuran, kebahagiaan dan kesehatan, Anjali juga sering mendengar doa unik. Sejumlah warga kadang berharap agar diberikan kemudahan visa dan kemenangan dalam permainan judi.

"Saya selalu menasihati banyak orang untuk menjauh dari kejahatan namun ketika para warga itu datang dari jauh untuk berdoa, saya harus menghormati doa dan permohonannya. Jadi saya lakukan apa yang mereka mau," imbuhnya.

Anjali Barma lahir pada 1947 silam di keluarga yang cukup makmur. Ayahnya adalah pekerja di kereta api dan Anjali juga bersekolah layaknya perempuan normal. Meski demikian, Anjali sering dijadikan bahan olokan dan lama kelamaan, Anjali mulai kehilangan minatnya dalam menuntut ilmu.

Di usianya yang ke-10, Anjali diculik oleh pemilik sirkus dan dipaksa tampil untuk sejumlah pertunjukkan. Anjali menjadi pusat perhatian banyak orang, namun dia menolak untuk bermain di arena sirkus.

Perempuan itu menemukan sosok kekasih di saat masih berusia 17 tahun namun mereka tidak jadi menikah. Hal itu disebabkan karena kekasihnya bersikap sangat genit kepadanya.

Usai orangtuanya meninggal, Anjali diabaikan oleh keluarganya sendiri. Anjali memutuskan untuk pergi ke Sungai Gangga di Haridwar dan mendedikasikan dirinya untuk Tuhan. Di saat itulah Anjali memulai hidupnya sebagai seorang pemuka agama Hindu.(AUL)






Small, but mighty: A man bows down before 2ft 7in Hindu nun Anjali Barma at her temple in the Indian holy city of Haridwar
Small, but mighty: A man bows down before 2ft 7in Hindu nun Anjali Barma at her temple in the Indian holy city of Haridwar

Extra special holy person: The 65-year-old blesses dozens of worshippers each day covering requests from health and happiness to more bizarre ones such as good fortune with gambling bets
Extra special holy person: The 65-year-old blesses dozens of worshippers each day covering requests from health and happiness to more bizarre ones such as good fortune with gambling bets
'It has brought me many fortunes': Anjali, also known as Ganga Maa, said she used to hate being so small, but now she loves it
'It has brought me many fortunes': Anjali, also known as Ganga Maa, said she used to hate being so small, but now she loves it

Distressing childhood: At the age of 10, Anjali was out playing when she was kidnapped by a circus owner attracted by her unusual height
Distressing childhood: At the age of 10, Anjali was out playing when she was kidnapped by a circus owner attracted by her unusual height
Trapped: Anjali was held captive by the circus owner for several months before escaping and being reunited with her parents
Trapped: Anjali was held captive by the circus owner for several months before escaping and being reunited with her parents


Left homeless: Anjali was forced to find refuge on the banks of a river when her siblings abandoned her after their parents died
Left homeless: Anjali was forced to find refuge on the banks of a river when her siblings abandoned her after their parents died
Anjali is even smaller than the world's smallest bodybuilder, the late Romeo Devi, who stood at 2ft 9ins, but is just 7ins taller than the world's smallest woman, is a remarkable 2ft 0.7ins
Anjali is even smaller than the world's smallest bodybuilder, the late Romeo Devi, who stood at 2ft 9ins, but is just 7ins taller than the world's smallest woman, is a remarkable 2ft 0.7ins
Anjali was engaged at 17, but things ended abruptly when she got her fiance arrested because she didn't like him
Anjali was engaged at 17, but things ended abruptly when she got her fiance arrested because she didn't like him
 

sumber :http://international.okezone.com/read/2012/11/28/214/724416/tingginya-hanya-78-cm-tapi-bisa-membuat-orang-bersujud

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