Indian man hasn't washed his six-foot dreadlocks in 40 years

A man in India who hasn't cut or washed his hair in 40 years now sports six-foot-long dreadlocks - and calls them a 'blessing from God.'
Sakal Dev Tuddu, 63, from the Munger district of eastern Bihar state, wears his mat of hair on top of his head like a turban.

He says that one night, some 40 years ago, his hair spontaneously wove itself into a 'jatta' or dreadlock, which he took as a divine blessing. 

He also says God visited him in a dream and told him not to cut his hair - an instruction he has obeyed ever since.
He also gave up drinking and smoking out of devotion to his deity. Sadhus, Hindu holy men, also go without grooming their hair and sport long jattas.
But unlike the sadhus, Sakal Dev's hair is matted into one huge knotted lock, which he ties up in a white cloth when he goes out to keep it clean.
If he didn't stack his hair up on top of his head it would trail on the ground behind him. 
In fact, his neighbours have dubbed him 'Mahatma Ji' as a mark of respect for his holy appearance and humble demeanour.
He is renowned as a traditional healer, and prepares home-made treatments for childless couples.



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