A devotee in the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India, claims that he has been told by the Goddess Sharda to take ‘Samadhi’, a state of meditative consciousness or trance.
Sudhakar Shukla has been fasting since April 8 in the hope of seeing the Goddess. He believes the Goddess will appear before him today.
He said: “I’ve taken a ‘Samadhi’, as the Goddess came in a dream and asked me to do it”. Shukla said he would only end his fast when he unites with the divine.
"I will come out of the trance on April 17 when I will have sight of the Goddess, I have full faith in her," he added.