He broke the coconuts with his elbow, head and on his knees.

Man breaks 108 coconuts with his body to honour Uri martyrs prays for peaceScreenshot
Social Tribute Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 19:35

Just over two weeks since the Uri attack, the sacrifice of the 19 martyred soldiers continues to evoke strong emotions.  

But one man in Odisha did something a little different (and a little extreme?): Keshab Swain went on to break 108 coconuts with his elbow, on his head and even on his knees, and offered them to a shivalinga.

ANI posted a video of the same on Tuesday. Watch it here:

A martial arts expert, Keshab is also a Guinness World record holder for smashing 85 coconuts with his elbow in under 60 seconds.

"The offering I have made to Lord Shiva by breaking 108 coconuts is to pay tribute to the martyrs and hoping that they rest in peace; and their families should also find peace. I wish that our country also remains peaceful," Keshab said.

"I'm one small man in a big country but I hope that this objective of mine (peace) finds place in every citizen's heart," he added.

 

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