HOSUR: Hundreds of devotees who throng the Lord Muneeshwara temple near Shoolagiri here have just one thing to ask of their deity: rip out the evil spirits from their bodies.
At the entrance to the temple are 108 idols of Lord Muneeshwara, who is believed to ward off evil spirits.
There is a large-sized idol of the deity with a machete in hand inside the temple premises.
“I came to know of the temple four years ago from my brother, whose daughter was possessed by an evil spirit. She was cured and recently got married,” said Mahendiran (40), a devotee from Hoskote, Bengaluru.
He also said that in Muneeshwara temple, the priest only keeps a coconut on the devotees’ head who stands still and chants some mantras.
If the person is possessed, he/she will start moving and the spirit would leave the body, subsequently, he claimed.